Here’s an exotic-sounding thing that naturally got my attention: honey from the island of Corsica, from the nectar of “Corsican Scrub”. It’s a tiny jar for $10, but oh well, I had to try it.
This honey is dark red and is quite viscous. There isn’t much in the way of aroma, and the flavor is not especially complicated, but it’s a very nice rich flavor. It’s malty and rather like molasses and caramel. The French on the label also claims licorice and fruit flavors, but I don’t sense any of that. There is no mention of this honey being raw, so I wonder if it has been pasteurized, and if so, I also wonder what the original is like. In any case, I’m glad I got it but in this incarnation I’m not going to say it’s essential.
Where To Get It
I got this at Big John’s PFI (Pacific Food Importers) in Seattle, where you can find many interesting imported honeys.