Chestnut honey is a deep and malty-tasting tree honey. It has a beautiful, rich and nutty flavour, which many people adore.This honey comes from bees feeding on sweet chestnut trees.The bees feed on the tree’s sap and blossoms. It is quite different from the blossom varieties which are light and subtle – this is dark and more potent. Chestnut honey is a beautiful, deep-flavoured variety. It has a slight caramel notes as well as a deep sweetness and a touch of bitterness too. The nutty flavour of the chestnut carries through as well as a taste a little similar to maple syrup but slightly more rich and malty.
Chestnut can lend a bitter taste to honey but not always, it is known to be one of the most varied types of honey in taste, differing greatly from one area to another and from one season to the next. Chestnut honey is particularly good to use in different recipes, such as: cakes, cookies, dessert toppings, ice creams, warm honey teas, salads and meat glazes. Also, it is delicious poured over cheeses. This is because of the rich, nutty and malty flavour it lends. Chestnut honey is often higher in fructose than other types, this serves as a good source of energy. Hence, a spoon of chestnut honey helps to relieve fatigue immediately.