One of my favorite stores in Savannah, Georgia is the Savannah Bee Company on River Street. Lined with shelves of gorgeous, beautifully-packaged bottles of amber liquid, this retail store offers a range of organic honey products. Sampling is encouraged, and they provide these unique pieces of cardboard that you fold into a “spoon.” The employees were knowledgeable on the products, offering the tasting notes on each one. On our visit, an employee had set up a sampling station, pairing various honey varieties with crisp, green apple and sharp Cheddar. Now THAT is the way to eat honey! They have three locations, and also offer a line of beauty products. (I got sucked into an Earl Grey lip balm at the check-out; its scent is spot-on, but it’s not moisturizing enough.)
We had a difficult time choosing which of the honeys to take home with us because they were all so lovely (a little pricey, but lovely). After savoring several samples, we decided on the Sourwood and Orange Blossom. Unfortunately, we couldn’t go on a “honey spree” due to our desire to keep our luggage under 50lbs. for the flight home. You should’ve seen us checking our suitcase en route to Savannah. All these airlines love adding fees, so when our suitcase came up to 64lbs. and they announced that there would be a $90 fee for luggage over 50lbs., you better believe we removed items and dispersed them among our carry-ons. What weight did we get it down to? Forty-nine pounds, people. We were darn joyous over that, too.
The Orange Blossom is a little floral and fruity, while the Sourwood has a hint of maple and spice. If you’re not in the Savannah area, you can still receive their bottles of delicate sweetness, as they do have an online store.