In our house, honey is a must-have. We not only love their health benefits but the fact that honey tastes absolutely delicious! There are countless ways of using honey – from honey juice to honey tea to honey cakes to honey-dipped strawberries – you can always find some good use with honey. In fact, honey is also great as a facial treatment and can leave your skin very soft and supple. You can also eat honey straight up as is and it’s been a known natural and holistic cure for coughs and sore throats. We like to eat honey every day if we can and it’s a superb alternative to sugar.
One of our favorite ways of enjoying honey is as a beverage. Because honey is naturally sweet, there is no need to add any additional sugar to a beverage made with honey. Some people may not be used to the flavor of honey but once you’ve tried it, you’ll likely want more of it. I like to make honey water or honey juice by simply adding honey to boiled water, a squeeze of lemon, and then let cool and iced if you like – it’s super refreshing and good for you! However, if you want to go adventurous, then I’ve got a new product for you to try! Honeydrop Beverages makes all-natural juices and teas made with fresh honey and a little bit of another unique ingredient to jazz it up a bit. They make honey-infused beverages with ingredients such as blood orange, blueberry, green tea, lemon, chamomile, and ginger and all of their beverages are made with wild unrefined honey that are responsibly sourced in the US. And their beverages do not contain any unrefined sugars or artificial ingredients, and are free of genetically modified ingredients. Honeydrop Beverages uses 1 tablespoon of pure honey in each bottle so you’re getting quite a good amount of honey there. And we can definitely taste the honey in each unique flavor profile – the honey stands out on its own yet the 6 different varieties that it’s paired with are perfect combinations!
Honeydrop Beverages (http://www.honeydrop.com/) was founded with the promise of providing natural and healthy beverages to everyone who can benefit from it. When the founder was diagnosed with a serious illness years ago, he became aware of the health benefits of honey and determined to offer a beverage that does not contain any artificial ingredients and includes only healthy ingredients. Thus, Honeydrop Beverages was born and is quickly becoming a favorite choice of beverage for everyone. According to the founder of Honeydrop Beverages, honey is a naturally sweet byproduct of pollination that contains antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Honey is also a unique mixture of glucose and fructose and provides long lasting energy as it digests slowly in the body, whereas a refined sugar (like white sugar or high fructose corn syrup) actually spikes the blood sugar level in the body. Besides the many uses and advantages of honey, it is a wonderful alternative to regular sugar and its unique taste and texture can be quite addictive.
If you love honey and bees, then Honeydrop Beverages has the right beverages for you. And if you’re looking for something refreshing, naturally sweet, and full of vitamins and nutrients then Honeydrop Beverages can provide all of that. And if you want to support a good cause, then buy Honeydrop Beverages. Currently, they are hosting a “Save the Bees” (http://www.honeydrop.com/savethebees) program where they will donate a portion of their profit with each bottle that is purchased. If you’ve been aware of the Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease killing the population of bees, then you can help save the bees by purchasing some Honeydrop Beverages. Not only will you do good for your tastebuds and body, but you’ll be helping the bees regain their useful position in the world. And you’re also helping the environment in purchasing Honeydrop Beverages since their bottles are made with glass and are readily recyclable and resuable. Their adorable bottles can be reused as lovely vases and maybe bees will even be attracted to the cute bee logo.
When I first tried Honeydrop Beverages I was amazed at their unique flavors. The pairings of their 6 varieties with honey definitely works. My favorite is the Green Tea flavor and my son loves the Blood Orange flavor – the Blood Orange is slightly tart and not overwhelmingly sweet. I think Honeydrop Beverages are great straight out of the bottle, but if you want it a bit colder, then just pour it in a glass and add some ice. You can also try freezing them to make a refreshing and satisfying popsicle with natural goodness and sweetness. All of their current six flavors have beneficial nutrients in them and one of them that really stands out is their Lemon and Ginger. The Lemon and Ginger has a quick bite to the palate due to the ginger and at first sip, you don’t really taste the ginger until a few more sips later. All in all, it’s pretty hard to decide which is better tasting because they all taste virtually different from one another. But the one thing you’ll really enjoy is the honey flavor in the background – it’s not too strong yet gives the beverages a delicately sweet essence.
Honeydrop Beverages had generously sent me bottles of all their six flavors (Blood Orange, Blueberry, Lemon Tea, Green Tea, Chamomile, and Lemon and Ginger) to try and review and I was incredibly delighted. They are also generously offering 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger a chance to win 12 bottles (2 of each flavor) to enjoy as well. So how do you win this refreshingly delicious prize? Read below to find out!
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Contest Start Date: April 19, 2012
Contest End Date:May 3, 2012 – Congratulations to Julie M. for winning the prize!
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