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Monday, May 19, 2014

Maple Syrup and Raw Honey Review and Giveaway



In my house we love eating breakfast foods, and often have breakfast for dinner. I was told about Mohawk Valley Trading Company and their awesome products, and had to try them out for myself. I was so happy when they said they would send me 2 jars of honey and a jar of maple syrup.
One awesome fact about honey, it doesn’t go bad so no worrying about wasting any. Just food for thought (lame pun intended)




I was thinking about what I wanted to test these 3 products on and pancakes came to mind. I wasn’t in the mood for eggs or sausage so instead I made pancakes and also strawberry and raspberry crepes. I told my mom I was cooking to test them out and she came right over. Note, that we didn’t test the honey or syrup on the crepes; I just added that to the meal.

From Mohawk Valley Trading Company: “If you are planning to use honey for its health-benefits, it must be raw honey. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and aromatics. The rawest honey available is comb honey  (sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive), however most people prefer bottled raw honey.”

I love that right on the glass jar it says “This honey has not been heated, filtered, blended or processed. All of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive. If this honey has crystallized, place the jar in warm water to soften. Do not feed honey to infants under one year old.


Please remember to put it in warm water to soften instead of using a microwave. The first honey we tried was the Raw GoldenrodHoney. It was a little thick, so I warmed it up a little to make it easier to spread. I will be honest; it wasn’t what I was used to. I am used to the honey from the store, and that has a ton of additives in it. After a few more bites I really liked it. It had a different taste but was good.

The second jar we received was their Raw TulipPoplar- Black Locust Honey.  It’s darker than the Goldenrod and to be a little more bitter, but still good. It’s going to take me a little longer to get used to this one. Out of the two I tried, I really like the Goldenrod. We will for sure be enjoying the both again soon. Price wise, they are more than honey you find in the store, but these are so much better for you than those. They go for $10 for a one pound jar.


I love maple syrup; a family friend would make some and give us a few jars every year. It was such a treat. I really was looking forward to trying their Maple Syrup.

“Mohawk Valley Trading Company maple syrup comes in glass bottles and is made primarily from sugar maple sap, which is preferred for maple syrup production because it has an average sugar content of two percent. Sap from other maple species is usually lower in sugar content, and about twice as much is needed to produce the same amount of finished syrup. Maplesugar is made from the controlled crystallization of maple syrup and takes several forms. Granulated maple sugar looks like brown sugar with variable grain size. It is easy to store in air tight jars and it will not mold or separate.”




I really love the fact that Mohawk’s syrup is pure, with no additives. You know exactly what you are getting. I have to say it was so good. One of the best syrups I have had in a long time. It was sweet without being overly sweet. You can buy it in two different sizes 16oz which is $15 and 32oz which is $30. Yes it seems like a lot but the quality is amazing and so worth it.


Mohawk Valley Trading Company will be giving one lucky winner all 3 of the products I received above. Please use the giveaway for your chance to win!






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119 comments:

  1. Honey for sure. In fact, I might go make some tea right now.

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  2. I prefer honey, I use it in my coffee every morning. :-) Thank you.

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  3. I usually use honey. However, both are great!

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  4. I'm always looking for a good RAW honey...this brand looks interesting. Love maple syrup on my pancakes but honey is my go-to sweetener.

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  5. I always prefer honey, but my husband can't live without Maple syrup

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  6. I prefer honey but my husband and son love maple syrup.

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  7. I prefer honey, but I use both.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. My absolute favorite is Sourwood Honey

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  9. I like maple syrup better because I read that it doesn't spike your blood sugar like honey does.

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  10. I usually prefer honey, but their are some really great ways to use maple syrup too!

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  11. It depends. I like honey in tea or on cereal. I use syrup in baked beans, etc.

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  12. I love local syrup or should I say "real" syrup. I am going to check out this company!

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  13. I prefer honey as a sweetener!

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  14. Honey is my favorite sweetener.

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  15. I really enjoy both. I guess it would depend on what I was sweetening. For tea, I like honey. For pancakes I like maple syrup :)

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  16. I think it depends on what you're sweetening. I like both.

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  17. I usually prefer honey! But maple syrup is great for some things!

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  18. I actually prefer honey but maple syrup is very tasty and satisfying also.

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  19. I depends, I prefer honey to sweeten hot drink and I prefer maple syrup for baking.
    Melissa Storms

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  20. I entered the Longstem Jewelry Organizer giveaway.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  21. I love both, but if I had to choose it would be maple syrup!

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  22. I like both but I prefer honey. Like it better in my tea.

    Nicole Dz - lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

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  23. like both but think that my fav would be maple syrup

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  24. I love maple syrup!

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  25. I prefer raw honey but have sweetened herbal teas with maple syrup and everyone loved it :)

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  26. I love honey and maple syrup. Tupelo honey is my favorite honey; and the darker the maple syrup, the better I like it. I've heard raw honey helps with allergies, so that would have to be my pick as I would love anything that actually helps me.

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  27. I prefer the taste of pure maple syrup, but for health benefits, I prefer to use local raw honey when I can get it.

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  28. I prefer honey because it's so versatile, I only recently heard of putting it in your coffee so I need to try that out!

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  29. I prefer maple syrup, but love both.

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  30. I like both but think I prefer honey

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  31. I prefer honey, especially in my tea.

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  32. We love raw honey. It takes so much better than processed.

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  33. I use both... honey for coffee and maple syrup for baking.

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  34. I prefer honey, especially in tea.

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  35. I prefer to use honey as a sweetener, unless I'm making pancakes.

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  36. I prefer honey as a sweetener for drinks (tea), but maple syrup for food (pancakes).

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  37. It depends. For most things, probably maple syrup. But for tea, etc., honey.

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  38. I love honey and make syrup and it's hard for me to find grade b maple syrup

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  39. I'm not fond of honey and definitely prefer maple syrup.

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  40. I love Maple Syrup...but I use honey more often.
    Thank you!

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  41. Hi! I prefer honey. Only because it's not as sweet as maple syrup. Thank-you!

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  42. I prefer the real maple syrup. We have it made here in our small town and it is really popular here in New England.

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  43. Maple Syrup if I had to choose but they both have their own applications since they taste different.

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  44. I prefer honey for my natural sweetener.

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  45. I like both but maple syrup for pancakes.

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  46. I'm sure either one would be my new favorite. It seems they have lots of choices. both are great in everything I prepare. They are the best sweeteners there are.

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  47. Both are delicious, but I prefer maple syrup.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  48. I use honey more than maple syrup, but I love syrup on pancakes and french toast :)
    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Depends on the recipe but I use more honey

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  50. I would like the honey.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  51. I love all honeys, but I know the raw would be better than what I've ever had. So nice to give not one, but two of them and a maple syrup (look out pancakes) on top of that. Such a sweet treat!

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  52. I love honey. I prefer to use honey to sweeten most things I eat and drink.

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  53. I like both. Honey on my yogurt and toast and maple syrup on waffles and pancakes.

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  55. Wow--hard decision--I like both so much but I will go with honey.

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  56. I entered the Shark Rocket Vacuum giveaway.

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  57. I really enjoy honey! It is so good on almost everything!

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  58. I prefer honey as a natural sweetener.

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  59. I would prefer honey

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  60. I like to use honey. I've heard that it has other health benefits.

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  61. I use honey as an all purpose sweetener in drinks and baking etc and I use maple syrup mostly on pancakes etc.


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  62. It depends on what I'm making. I use both. I think I probably use honey more, though.

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  63. I really like honey, but maple syrup goes great on pancakes & waffles.

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  64. I prefer honey!

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  65. I definitely prefer honey, especially raw honey.

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  66. I prefer honey but I really love maple syrup on my pancakes and waffles.

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  67. I prefer honey. Hummm honey butter.

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  68. My favorite natural sweetner is honey.

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  69. I've used honey, but I never tried maple syrup for that purpose.

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  70. I like honey in raw recipes and maple syrup in cooked recipes.

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  71. I prefer maple syrup as a sweetener but love honey in tea and on sandwiches.

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  72. I prefer maple syrup over honey in most things.

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  73. I adore honey and use it for all kinds of uses...although maple syrup is great too.

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  74. I prefer honey, I use it in various recipes and I also like to dip my chicken strips in it.

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  75. I prefer honey, but my husband LOVES maple syrup :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  76. I prefer using honey in baking muffins, cookies and breads

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  77. I prefer Maple Syrup (although I like honey too).

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  78. My preference for a natural sweetener is honey.

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  79. It really depends on what I'm eating, I like both!.

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  80. I love honey, on biscuits, in bbq sauce, baked beans, my mom loves it in her tea

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  81. I like both of them but depends on what I am eating; however, I would be grateful to have either one. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  82. I like them both but for sweetening, I prefer honey.

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  83. I like them both, but I prefer maple syrup on my pancakes. Thanks for having the contest!

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  84. I can't say I prefer either, both are something I use regularly for different recipes.

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  85. I prefer honey as my natural sweetener!

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  86. I usually prefer honey for most things.

    - maya hu

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  87. I am a maple syrup person.

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  88. gosh I love both but I would say we use honey more :)

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  89. I prefer honey and it helps me with my allergies.

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  90. I like both for different reasons!

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