Ogilvy’s Review – Pure, Raw Honey from all Over the World
Ogilvy’s is a small boutique raw honey company with many award-winning honeys. The company has two main ranges — British Honey and World Honey and also make a Super Honey. I’ve had a look at the range and have sampled a honey from each category.
The British Honey category has six different honeys sourced from key locations in Kent, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Norfolk and the Glens of Angus in Scotland.
I’ve tried the Raw British Wild Woodland Honey (£5.59). It’s from Norfolk’s finest area of the Breckland and is a cold-pressed wild creamed woodland honey with a toffee flavour and a sweet lingering aftertaste.
I love the creamy, light colour and the taste is beautiful. For me, it’s perfect spread on buttery toast or crumpets at breakfast time but it can also be enjoyed in marinades and dressings or as a sweetener in coffee. It’s a Medium to Strong in strength.
The World Honey category has seven exciting honeys from all over the world with very unique flavours. I’ve tried the Raw New Zealand Rainforest Honey (£5.59) which is a cold-pressed artisan honey found in the virgin mountainous rain forests of New Zealand’s South Island. What attracted me to this particular one was the beautiful colour. It’s almost creamy and clear at the same time.
It’s got a fresh and aromatic taste, reflecting the origins abundance of wild herbs, flowers and trees. You can taste the fruitiness and the greens and therefore I love this mild honey in my fruity teas. It’s delicious!
Last, but not least, the Super Honey — Raw Jarrah Honey TA 20+ (£24.99). It’s an exclusive and very rare super honey from Western Australia and is known as a healing honey because of its natural antibacterial properties. This dark, amber-coloured honey comes from a single variety of the eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus marginata) and is thick but runny and has a strong taste of nuts and caramel.
Jarrah honey is a totally natural product with high microbial properties. It’s got significantly higher levels of antioxidants than Manuka honey and the high levels of antibacterial activity is effective against Candida. It can even be used for dressing golden Staphylococcus infections, treat E.coli as well as ulcerated wounds and also for burns, regular wounds and skin infections.
Of course, it can be eaten too! It’s got a low GI and is absolutely delicious. The toffee like flavour is yummy as a sweetener for all kinds of things but I especially enjoy it on my yoghurt and in my coffee — black or milky iced. My husband just has it on a spoon!
All three honeys are very nice and I’m really enjoying having a collection of honeys that I use for different things!
Buy raw honey from the Ogilvy’s website.
I was sent these raw honeys for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.