Three of six varieties of Honeydrop bottled teas and juices. Photo courtesy Honeydrop.
When Honeydrop Beverages debuted in 2009, everyone at THE NIBBLE loved the juice and tea drinks sweetened with a tablespoon of wildflower honey. We gave the drinks—more nutritious and lower glycemic alternatives to sugar- and HFCS-sweetened beverages—an enthusiastic review.
The company has since expanded the line: Green Tea, Lemon Tea and Lemon Ginger Tea have joined Blueberry, Blood Orange and Chamomile Tea flavors. The honey is sourced from regional beekeepers across the U.S. The drinks are all-natural and have only 70 to 90 calories per 14-ounce bottle.
The company has launched a “Buy a Bottle, Save a Bee” campaign. A percentage of profits from each bottle sold is donated to help fight Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), an epidemic threatening the global bee population. The funds help American beekeepers build and maintain new beehives, in order to replace the nearly 30% of honeybees lost each year to CCD.
Why Should You Care About Colony Collapse Disorder?
Since 2006, the honeybee population has been diminishing at an alarming rate, from a spectrum of causes known as CCD. More than producers of honey, honeybees are essential to pollinate one-third of all the produce grown in the U.S.—including 90% of apples and oranges and 100% of almonds grown, plus melons, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and numerous other crops. It’s a little-known problem that can seriously impact our food supply.
Bee a friend: Buy a bottle of Honeydrop!
Honeydrop is certified kosher by OU. The suggested retail price for the 14-ounce bottle is $1.99.
Honeydrop is available at leading natural and gourmet grocers nationwide, including Whole Foods Markets. There’s a store locator on the company website.
One of our favorite honeys is spreadable creme honey from Honey Ridge Farms. In original and in fruit flavors, it couldn’t be more delicious, on your table or as a gift. Honey Ridge Farms also makes lovely honey-flavored vinegars.
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