I was sent a press release about Ogilvy's Honey a few weeks ago and told to contact back if I'd like a sample. I don't often post press releases, they're a bit boring as blog posts go, and my blog is about things I've eaten and made not reproducing other people's words, so when offered the chance of a sample I'd much rather try it for myself and give a proper opinion.
I was sent the Balkan Linden which is classed as a medium to light strength honey that's delicious in tea.
Well I can assure you that it doesn't make Dandelion Tea any more palatable. Nothing in the world will make Dandelion Tea any more palatable. I have been enjoying it on toast though.
Ogilvy's Honey is marketed as monofloral or polyfloral honey, where the honey is made entirely from one stock, rather than a blend. I found the honey sweet, with a clear flavour, but not as strongly flavoured as I'm used to. Honey on toast always reminds me of breakfast at my grandparents as a young child, it's one of my favourite things, so I'm very fussy when it comes to honey. This would be a perfect one for someone who isn't as obsessive with strong flavours as I am, and prefers a more delicate touch to flavouring.
If I was picking honey to buy then I'd pretty much always go for a local one, but if I saw these in the supermarket and was looking for something better than a box standard own brand one then I'd definitely pick another one of these up to try.
Thank you very much for my sample.