Review: Bee-Free Honee

Last month we received a couple of samples of Bee-Free Honee, a vegan honey made from apples, to try out and see what we thought. We were like kids on xmas morning, as we ripped open the package immediately. It looked like honey, same golden brown color. It kind of smelled like honey and it definitely had the same gooeyness and stickiness too. The next test was “but did it taste like honey?”

We tried it pure (on our fingers) and it actually did taste like honey, or at least pretty darn close, with a bit of an apple tang to it. We then tried it on crackers and in tea and our opinion did not waver. It was close enough for us. We felt it had much better texture and flavor than agave (not that agave tastes bad, it just lacks in that department).

Our final and ultimate test was “does it bake like honey?” Chris and I decided to try to it in a couple of recipes that typically call for honey, to see if it really held up once it was subjected to heat and baking. It passed with flying colors! See our recipes and individual reviews for each recipe:


Lydia’s – Vegan Pão de Mel – Brazilian Honee Cake

Chris’ – Granola Bars with Honee

Along with the sample we also received a long letter outlining the history of how the product came to be and all the hard work Katie Sanchez has put into making this wonderful product come to life. We’re always excited when new vegan products show up at the store but we’re even more appreciative of the people who actually take action, make them a reality and available to us. So we wanted to formally thank Kate for all her hard work and putting herself on the line so we can have honee.

Bee-Free Honee Giveaway

We have two 12 oz. bottles of Bee-Free Honee to give away to two lucky readers. For a chance to win a 12 oz. bottle, leave a comment on this post by 11:11 am on 11/11/11 sharing what dishes you would use Bee-Free Honee in/on. We will randomly select two people from the comments list and send them a bottle each.

Note: Do not send us your address in the comments section. We will contact the winners via email requesting shipping addresses. This item can only be shipped within the continental US.

Good luck!

Update: Giveaway Winners

We used a virtual dice roller to select our 2 winners. And the winners are…

Comments 1 (Kathryn) and 7 (Sharon Diven). Enjoy!



10 Responses to “Review: Bee-Free Honee”
  1. Kathryn says:

    I’d like to try it in tea, on toast with vegan ‘buttery’ spread, and for dipping strawberries in.

  2. VegAnn says:

    I’d bet that pouring it over some potato pancakes would be divine

  3. Claire says:

    I’d use it in my tea!

  4. Esther says:

    Ooo, I would totally use it in the bread I just made! Recipe calls for honey so I’ve been using agave. I bet this would make it awesome.

  5. liesl78 says:

    #Nom I’d love to make that Pão de Mel recipe from the other post 🙂

  6. Yvette says:

    Lemon chia seed muffins that call for honey but I use agave.

  7. Sharon Diven says:

    I would use it in homemade granola or banana bread – yummy!

  8. I immediately thought of those dishes with soft cheeses (vegan, course; I like the nutmilk-based kind), with pistachios, figs and a drizzle of honey. I usually substitute maple or agave. I’m so curious about this apple derived substitute for honey.

  9. Sarah says:

    Would be lovely to try on a roasted butternut squash!!!! sounds yummy!

  10. Sara says:

    I would make all the recipes like bread and cake from the honey cookbook I got before I went vegan.