View the winners of the 2013 Editors Choice Food Awards — Jams, Honey & Sweet Sauces Category.
In 2000 Marina Marchese tasted her first hive-fresh honey and knew that bees were her future. With varieties like wildflower, apple blossom, and red currant, the flavors vary with the source, the climate, and the soil. Red Bee’s beautiful, simple packaging makes this a great gift item, too.
Suggested Retail Price: $14 per 16-ounce jar
Where to Find It: Fairfield Cheese Co. in Fairfield, CT; 109 Cheese Shop in Ridgefield, CT; Petticoat Row Bakery on Nantucket, MA; Wellesley Bookstore in Wellesley, MA; and online at: redbee.com
Charlestown, Rhode Island
Coffee milk is a down-home Rhode Island treat—but leave it to an artisanal coffee roaster to perfect the form. The syrup contains only Dave’s excellent cold-brewed coffee and sugar, simmered to a thick syrup with all the roasted flavor of coffee with no bitterness.
Suggested Retail Price: $10.99 per bottle
Where to Find It: Gourmet and specialty shops around New England, including Atkins Farm in Amherst, MA; Maggie’s Market Place in Peterborough, NH; Dave’s Marketplace in East Greenwich, RI; and online at: davescoffeestore.com
BLENHEIM APRICOT PRESERVES
Hi-Rise Bread Company
Subtly sweet and golden in color, it tastes exactly like what’s packed inside: fresh organic Blenheim apricots, plus pure cane sugar and lemon juice.
Suggested Retail Price: $12 per 18-ounce jar
Where to Find It: Hi-Rise in Cambridge; and Hi-Rise booths at Boston-area farmers’ markets.
All photos/art by Michael Piazza