One of the main reasons I love farmer's market is they offer unique produce and products that I have never seen on a grocery store shelf. Back in February, I discovered something truly unique, avocado blossom honey. This honey was collected by the Temecula Valley Honey Company. You don't find this honey alot because orange trees are blossoming at the same time as avocado trees, and most beekeepers focus on getting their bees to collect from orange trees. If you can find avocado honey, don't hesitate to give it a try. This honey won't crystallize and since it's a dark honey, it's believed to be higher in antioxidants (I am not a scientist, so I can't guarantee that).
Characteristics of this Honey
Color: dark brown
Taste: It doesn't taste anything like an avocado. It has a rich, buttery taste that also has a molasses like flavor. One of the most unique tasting honeys I have had.
Uses: I like it on breads. It's good for anything you want a rich honey flavor. I have heard of people putting it on their oatmeal or in a cup of coffee.
Where to Buy
I bought this particular honey at the Irvine Farmer’s Market (Historic Park at the Irvine Ranch) Avocado blossom honey can be difficult to find on store shelves, so your best bet is either at a farmer's market where avocados are sold or online.