Name: Zambezi 100% Organic Forest Honey
You can buy it here: Whole Foods or on-line here.
Country: Zambia, Africa. Here’s a map and short description of the country.
Purchased: September 2007
Color: Maple Syrup
Flavor: Strong molasses influence with strong hint of sweet prunes. Has a pleasing smoky after taste (more on than in a moment). The combined taste sensation is very exotic.
Consistency: Toward the thick side, but not spreadable with a knife.
Fragrance: Most honeys have a mild fragrance that you have search for. Not this one. It hits you the moment you open the jar. I would liken it to opening a fresh bag of moist prunes.
Notes: I've never been to Zambia, home of Victoria Falls, among other natural wonders. Having seen Iguasu Falls in Argentina, I'd love to be able to compare the two. Someday...
Susie saw a documentary where African bee keepers, without any protection, gather their honey by literally smoking the bees out of their hive. I wonder if that could account for the smoky after taste.
This honey has been brought to the US by former Peace Corp workers. A portion of profits are devoted to community projects in Zambia.
If you’re looking for unusual honey experience, this is a good place to start.