These 8 “Fancy” Honeys Elevate Absolutely Any Dish

They’re the total bees knees.

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September 09, 2022

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If there's one condiment we can't get enough of, it's honey. Not only is the amber-colored liquid extremely versatile — you can stir it into tea or coffee, mix it into cake batter, or smear it over toast — but honey also elevates practically any dish. Whether you choose to dip apple slices into it, drizzle it over fried chicken or salmon, or place a jar of it in the center of a charcuterie board, the golden and delicious spread makes the ultimate dipper. Since no two varieties of honey are the same, we decided to round up some of the fanciest ones currently available online. If you happen to be in the market for some more honey, check out our picks below!


If you've never heard of whipped honey before now, you're in for a real treat with this offering from Savannah Bee Company. The dreamy creation — which is the result of a controlled crystallization process — is thick, creamy, spreadable and tastes just as good smeared across the top of these Apple Butter Rolls as it does eaten straight from the jar. We love the brand's cinnamon variety best of all because of its bold notes of spice, which also makes it a great addition to your fall grocery haul. Savannah Bee Company also offers these three other delicious flavors: original, lemon and chocolate.

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Individuals who love the robust scent of lavender will find the floral taste of this infused wildflower honey from Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee Farm just as alluring. Since lavender is said to supposedly promote stress-relief and a restful night's sleep, we recommend adding a big spoonful of this honey into your nightly cup of tea.

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If you're a fan of sweet-meets-salty flavor combos, this honey offering from Bushwick Kitchen's Bees Knees line belongs in your cabinet. The gluten-free and paleo-friendly find is made from a one-of-a-kind mix of brine and wildflower honey and doubles as a tasty topping for a big bowl of vanilla ice cream or cozy Bundt cake.

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Chocolate-lovers will thoroughly enjoy this cocoa-infused honey from Beekeeper's Naturals, which also happens to have superfood properties. Apart from its decadent and fudgy taste, the one-of-a-kind treat is also full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and pairs rather nicely with a piece of brie. Yes, really! It also makes a tasty alternative for individuals who can't enjoy all those other nut-based chocolate spreads available in grocery stores.

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This brightly hued honey from Runamok is best for those who enjoy the sweeter side of life. Though it's made from a simple combination of American honey and fragrant hibiscus, our editors swear they also tasted pops of lemon and raspberries when they tried it spread over a piece of white bread. Be sure to add a teaspoon of it into a cup of iced tea — the end result tastes just like drinkable hard candy!

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From its iconic bear-shaped bottle to its can't-be-beaten taste, this classic clover honey from Gunter's continues to stand the test of time. If you're planning on making this magical Hidden Apples and Honey Cake this fall, be sure to have a bottle of this on hand.

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One spoonful is all you need to see just how delicious — and versatile — this hot honey is. The fiery condiment is made from a mixture of pure honey and chili peppers and will infuse whatever you put it on with a bold sweet-meets-spicy flavor. Try it drizzled over these Honey Horseradish Chicken Wings or your favorite variety of pizza.

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Local Hive works with over 250 independent beekeepers across the United States to create its ever-expanding line of raw honey varieties. Today, the company offer 21 total, including the Northeast Blend, which has a richly floral taste. If you're looking to buy a few bottles, don't sleep on the Orange Blossom blend — it’s super fragrant, boldly citrusy and tastes exactly how it sounds.

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