I love it when writing a review leads me to discover loads of new and interesting facts. When Rowse asked me if I'd like to review some honey for them, I thought yeah, OK, sweet sticky stuff on toast, I can do that. Then six different jars arrived, all containing a different type of honey with a different colour, texture and taste. I went to look on the Rowse website and was blown away by the enormous variety of honeys on offer. They say, "We travel the world to find naturally delicious honeys, and our expertise is in knowing where to look for the best nectar sources. It's in our nature to try and please every taste, so we gather honey from 16 different countries to provide a huge range of 45 varieties". I always thought there couldn't be that much difference between them but how wrong could I be ?! Just a quick look at the colours - from pale yellow to bright coppery orange to dark brown - shows that each variety is unique.
Rowse classify their honeys into different categories on the website - Everyday honey, Taste Adventures, Manuka, Beekeepers' Select (from specific flowers like Scottish Heather or English Wildflower) and Supahoney. Each honey has a different flavour, depending on the region and flora, but also a different strength rating (from 1 to 6) and a different format - you can choose between a classic jar jar or go for the squeezy bottle which is much quicker and easier (not to mention less messy !) if you have kids.
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