The company is a joint venture between Imperial Sugar Incorporated, one of the largest US sugar companies, and Edward Billington & Son, Europe’s leading importer of natural and organic unrefined sugars
The Imperial Sugar Company is the one of the oldest continuously operating companies in the United States, tracing its roots back to 1843 when the first sugar mill was commissioned (in what later became the city of Sugar Land) by one of the original 100 families that Stephen F. Austin brought to settle Texas. The Imperial Sugar Company sells several of the best-known brands in the US and is a major supplier to the mass retail, food ingredient and food service markets.Billington’s is a diverse, international foods and agriculture group. It is one of Britain’s largest, privately owned family businesses, recognized for quality, service and innovation. Established in 1858, it has more than 150 years of knowledge and experience in organic and all-natural farming and extensive expertise in sourcing the finest quality sugars across the globe. In 1992, Billington’s was the first company in the world to bring a certified organic sugar to market.
The partnership was formed after the successful test marketing of Billington’s Natural Sugars in the Texas retail market. The venture now encompasses all the Fair Trade Certified, organic and natural sugar assets of both companies in North America and aims to be the leading supplier of these products to the US retail and food manufacturing markets. "
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- Fair Trade Certified Natural Cane Sugar
- Fair Trade Certified Organic Sugar
- Fair Trade Certified Organic Sucanat
- Organic Turbinado
- Fair Trade Certified Organic Powdered Sugar
- Fair Trade Certified Organic Dark Brown Sugar
- Fair Trade Certified Raw Cane Sugar
- Organic Stevia Packets
- Organic Blue Agave Packets
- Organic Raw Blue Agave Packets
- Fair Trade Organic amber Honey
- Organic Light Corn Syrup
- Low Glycemic Organic Blue Agave "Syrup"
- Organic Raw Blue Agave "Syrup"
- Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey
- Organic Cinnamon Flavored Raw Blue Agave Syrup
- Organic Strawberry Flavored Blue Agave Syrup
- Organic Maple Flavored Blue Agave Syrup
- Organic Vanilla Flavored Blue Agave Syrup
- Fair Trade Organic Molasses
- & a nifty and cool reusable Wholesome Sweeteners tote
The Fair Trade Organic amber Honey is a multifloral nectar honey collected on Fair Trade cooporatives in the Yucatan and Chipas, Mexico. As a Fair Trade item it ensures that a fair price is paid directly to the farmers and beekeepers tending the hives; it also means that they can develop the quality of the hives and forage ares and build thriving communities. By protecting the hives and forage areas, Fair Trade encourages biodiversity and help the forests thrive as well.
Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey is blended from multifloral nectar collected on Fair Trade cooperatives in Quintana Roo & Chiapas, Mexico. This honey is processed below 110 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain the natural properties of the nectar. This particular honey is best used in baked goods, fresh fruit jams, and spreads. This honey too is Kosher, GMO-Free, and Gluten Free.
In using these honeys compared to other brands, I found these to be more flavorful and easier to work with. The taste was 10x more incredible then with regular honey. As, I made a batch of each and had family and friends vote on which ones they liked better. Every time, the ones made with Wholesome Sweeteners products won out as being more satisfying in flavor and consistency.
Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Amber Honey is available at my local Wegman's marketplace for $7.99 per 16 oz. squeeze bottle. I haven't found a local retailer for the Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey yet, but I am putting in a request at Wegman's for it. I can find the Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey online at Amazon.com, but it's $25.23 + S&H for a three pack.
I used the Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey in my recipe which I shared in my review of Nature's Hand Granola. I made some delicious No-Bake Granola Bars. This honey was the perfect "glue" to bind all the ingredients together. I'll share that recipe again with you now, just in case you missed it!
To sum it up: I'm really starting to believe that more natural is really better and you'll see why in the next parts of this review. The next segments will include more recipes, so stay tuned for a delightful surprise in store! In the meantime, while you are waiting for the next segment you can learn more about Wholesome Sweeteners or purchase their products by visiting:
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