Mom, so sweet!
You already know that The Mercantile is your perfect Mother's Day store. From cards and chocolates to just-right items for the table or pantry, our range of products has something to suit every mom's tastes. But it just so happens that something new has arrived in store as sweet as your mom!
For a long time, Wendell Estate creamed honey has been a favourite of ours but they've recently introduced a new organic line and we've got it. Now, a little bit of background as to why this is so special:
You may already know that honey doesn't spoil. It has natural preservative, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and super-nutritional properties. It's available in both raw and pasteurized forms. All the honey we sell is unpasteurized. While they may be mostly indistinguishable in terms of taste, the process of heating and filtering honey during pasteurization removes some of the pollens, enzymes, antioxidants and other elements that add to the benefits of raw honey. When honey is pasteurized, it elevates the clarity and texture of the product, giving it a longer shelf-life before crystallization starts to occur. But there's nothing really wrong with crystallization. It doesn't damage the honey and is easily reversible by immersing your glass jar (not plastic) in a water bath between 95°F and 110°F. And in fact, what do you think "creamed" honey is? (hint - nothing to do with cream). Creamed honey is made by crystallizing honey with a much finer grained control - seeding much smaller crystals into the process without adding any extra air or other ingredients and making that uniquely spreadable, silky smooth variant of nature's greatest sweetener. The "organic" certification as it applies to honey means not only that all management and production processes meet the organic standard but that bees enjoy a 3km pesticide-free radius for foraging for nectar. It's as natural as it gets.
Believe it or not, some customers use this creamed honey as a topical treatment for a variety of conditions but chances are you're just going to get hooked on the taste. A sweet gift for you OR your mom!