Hot honey has seen an uptick in popularity in recent years. The sweet and spicy concoction makes for a perfect pairing in all culinary applications—and a great cross-merchandising product. World Honey Market is making it easier for retailers to take advantage of this tasty trend as it partners with Traders Hill Farm to launch Datil Sting Hot Honey.
“The combination of sweet orange blossom and datil pepper heat creates a desirable flavor profile great on everything from vegetables and wings to gourmet charcuterie platters and in exotic cocktails,” said Tracy Nazzaro, President and General Manager of Traders Hill Farm. “It’s perfect right out of the bottle as a sauce for ice cream and BBQ, along with other summer favorites from fried chicken to cornbread—even hot dogs and hamburgers.”
The companies have produced a blend of 100 percent raw orange blossom honey from Central Florida using St. Augustine datil peppers that is deliciously sweet with just the right amount of heat. According to the press release, St. Augustine, Florida, is known for growing some of the hottest chili peppers in the country, like the fiery datil pepper.
“Combining our Northeast Florida locally-produced datil peppers with 100 percent raw orange blossom honey is an extension of our support for the community,” Nazzaro continued. “Datil Sting Hot Honey is a perfect product representing our goal to yield delicious, high-quality produce grown locally, safely, and sustainably."
It is believed datil peppers first came to St. Augustine from Spain in the late 1700s, noted the company release. Datil peppers are a cultural phenomenon that began in Northern Florida, and a love for their unique flavor has spread across the country. With a median heat rating of 200,000 Scoville units, datils are on par with habanero and Scotch bonnet peppers but boast a mellower, sweeter flavor.
Datil Sting Hot Honey is available in retail and foodservice pack sizes of 12 oz, half-gallon, and 1 gallon. Point-of-sale merchandise display materials are also available to help retail partners best capitalize on this unique offering.
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