Honey Journal -- Entry 5
Name: White Gold
You can buy it here: Whole Foods or on-line at Amazon.
The distributors of the honey have put up a web site, but it isn’t complete yet.
Color: Golden vanilla with a white frosty top.
Flavor: Buttery with hints of tapioca pudding. Sweet, but not overly so. If you’ve ever tasted Clotted (Devon) Cream, one of the great taste pleasures available to humankind, you’re almost there.
Consistency: Thick and luscious. Spreads like a dream. Toast, English muffins, scones, you name it, this honey is made for it.
Fragrance: Morning dew. Take a whiff and you'll want to start singing the Rodgers and Hammerstein song “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning.”
Notes: Dennis asked me a few weeks ago to name my favorite honey. (It’s not as hard as naming my favorite film, but almost.) I said “White Gold.” The name is very appropriate. It gives you a good idea of its color and value. Produced by bees who populate remote wild clover fields in Canada (the location is a company secret), it is uncooked, unprocessed and even unwhipped. Apparently, the area is so dry and the flowers contain so little moisture that the honey comes from the bees just as we see it in the jar. Impressive work, fellas!