Ginger: good for what ails you. No, that doesn't sound quite right; try again. Ginger: strong enough for a man . . . um, no. Ok, what can be said about ginger that doesn't make it sound like medicine to be endured? It is a root spice, potent and strong and healing. Honestly, ginger is amazing, with zing and spice and a warming quality that makes you feel vibrant. Having a high tolerance for ginger I could eat the stuff raw, but I am not normal. What is normal? Liking a little bit of gingery spice with a sweet background. That's where Heavenly Organics' Ginger Honey Patties enter the scene. The super dark chocolate shell and the spicy sweet honey filling lights up all the brain's happy places. Ginger: spicy happiness. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Thanks to Heavenly Organics and their stupendously good Honey Patties, you can have your healthy honey and bitter chocolate fix all together in one delicious confection. And I’m being absolutely serious when I say that they’ve created something even better than your childhood favorites, not just because they’re way healthier, but because they’re way tastier. They’ve got thick unsweetened chocolate shells all the better to contrast against the creamed honey center. Each little nibble is oozy gooey - not something to absentmindedly eat while typing on the computer (guilty!). I often like to keep them in the fridge to tame the ooze potential. Your ooze may vary.
The flavor of the creamy center is owed in large part to the wonders of White Himalayan Honey. Compulsive deconstructionist candy-eaters can nibble thick bits of shell, lick the filling, nibble some more shell … or you can just eat the whole thing in a few ecstatic bites. The chocolate is completely unsweetened, but it doesn’t taste bitter at all —it’s so rich and creamy that it’s a perfect contrast to the sweet buttery honey. The combination of inside and outside is just incredible. And have I mentioned that this entire thing just has three ingredients, all healthy and organic? Dark chocolate, wild white honey, and natural ginger extract. The creamed honey is the perfect texture between soft and hard, and you can put these patties in the fridge or in a warm spot to take them even further, according to your preference or whim.
Not only is Heavenly Organics brilliant at product innovation, they’re obsessively rigorous about purity, fair trade, animal welfare and sustainability. They go above and beyond, operating from a deep values basis and doing everything right. (Bee-friendly honey, anyone?) No wonder their products taste so good. These patties are a perfect some-days treat, and an amazing alternative candy for times like Halloween, Easter, and other holidays when the high-fructose corn syrup is flowing like water.
Okay, so these little morsels are incredible. But let’s go further, shall we? If you’re not already convinced that Heavenly Organics has created the perfect confection, then read on. But watch first!
The wonders of White Himalayan Honey
The interior of these patties is made out of some of the best honey you’ll find anywhere in the world. This rare, wild, organic, unheated, Himalayan Honey originates in isolated valleys high in the Himalayan Mountains near the source of the Ganges River. Most of this pristine region, famous for its wild-crafted health-promoting plants and flowers, is well beyond the reach of automobiles or pollutants of any kind. It is light or "white" in color and has a smooth and unique flavor that slowly opens your senses to a multitude of exotic flowers as it lingers on the palate.
This honey not only tastes amazing, but it’s got health-giving properties too. High-quality raw honey is actually a wonderful superfood in its own right. It’s not an accident that your grandmother had you drink tea with honey when you were sick as a child. For centuries, honey has been used to treat all sorts of ailments — raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Each batch of Heavenly Organics Himalayan White Honey has unique health-promoting properties provided by the variety of seasonal flowers blooming at the time of harvest. Himalayan White Honey is 100% raw and unheated, preserving all the delicate enzymes and health-promoting qualities derived from the flower essences.
Not only is this honey delicious and health-giving, it’s also socially and environmentally responsible. It’s produced by indigenous wild bees, not domesticated honeybees, and it’s harvested in a bee-friendly manner. It’s also fairly traded, and supports communities in beautiful but war-torn Kashmir — native bee-keepers are paid an extremely high wage for this amazing honey.
For the primally-inclined, there’s just something special about wild foods. Himalayan White Honey will transport you to another place and time, infusing your body and soul with a bit of wild sweetness. It’s hard to go back to farmed honey after you’ve tasted wild — the dimensions of flavor are so explosive, and the health benefits so much more profound.
Why honey is so great for you
It can be applied topically to heal wounds and rashes, or it can be taken internally to treat infections and address other health concerns. Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma. Raw honey's antibiotic properties are effective in treating colds and sore throats. Raw honey is also an effective topical treatment for acne, although you probably don’t want to rub these patties on your face.
Why dark chocolate is so great for you
Cacao is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals — it’se one of the best dietary sources of magnesium as well as a good source of calcium, iron, copper, zinc and potassium. A rich source of theobromine and tryptophan, it elevates your mood while boosting your health. It also contains neurotransmitter anandamide (the "bliss" chemical), neurotransmitter phenethylamine (also known as PEA, the "love molecule"), neurotransmitter serotonin (a brain chemical that acts to shield against stress, increasing ones sense of wellbeing) neurotransmitter dopamine (increases ones sense of pleasure and elevates the mood), phytochemical coumarin (suppresses appetite, and also has anti-tumor properties and helps with blood circulation) enzyme asparaginase (a special enzyme with anti-cancer properties) ergosterol (a necessary chemical for Vitamin D assimilation) and sitosterol (helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels). Cacao butter, which gives chocolate its smooth, melt-in-your mouth quality, is also an incredible source of vitamins, flavonoids, antioxidants and minerals. It contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP) which has been shown to thwart cancer, prevent cardiovascular disease and ease arthritis, as well as oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat which is not only beautifying (moisturizing from the inside), but may lower the risk of heart failure. Yes, chocolate can be great for your health, as well as your soul!
About Heavenly Organics, in their own words
Heavenly Organics is a grower, producer and worldwide distributor of premium organic food ingredients and products.
To produce and market 100% organic products with sustainable methods that preserves and nourishes the biodiversity of our planet, as well as the traditional people and cultures where our products are harvested and produced.
Sustainable, Bee-Friendly & Eco-Friendly Honey Harvesting Methods
Traditional bee keepers hand-harvest this extremely rare, multi-floral honey. They are careful to use eco-friendly, natural methods that protect the bees and preserve all the natural pollen, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes of the honey.
When you enjoy this rare, organic, unheated, Himalayan Honey you will connect to a simpler and more natural time and place, and support an organic lifestyle that is worthy of preserving, expanding and celebrating.
The Foundation of Heavenly Organics is our relationships with numerous small family farmers and indigenous forest dwellers from various and diverse regions of India who create the organic and sustainable products that we purchase at higher than market price and market worldwide. These relationships were formed over the past 30 years by one of the foremost pioneers of organic agriculture and one of the principals of Heavenly Organics, Dr. I.S. Hooda. Dr. Hooda is a renowned organic agronomist who has dedicated his long career towards preserving the natural and sustainable ways of farming among hundreds of farms in Northern India and other parts of Asia. He has given immense technical agricultural assitance to hundreds of small family farmers of little means, and found markets for their products to help insure the economic viability of their implementation of the natural, organic farming technologies he provided to them. Dr. Hooda also works with the government of India and other governments of other Asian countries to provide subsidies for the farmers he works with and their communities. Dr. Hooda is a member of IFOAM, the international organization overseeing organic certifiers around the world, and he helped write the organic standards for Asia.
Our commitment to Sustainable and Fairly Traded Agriculture
As you can see from the above paragraph regarding the foundation of our Company, the commitment of Heavenly Organics to Fair Trade and Sustainable Agriculture pre-dates the beginning of our company by more than 25 years. For the 25 years prior to the formation of Heavenly Organics, Dr. Hooda was already working, largely without compensation, to train small family farmers in sustainable and organic means of farming and finding market driven ways to sustain their commitment to sustainable and organic methods of farming.
Heavenly Organics is just a continuation of this work and another way of providing a much higher standard of living to these traditional farmers who have dedicated their careers to maintaining and preserving the organic methods of their forefathers as well as implementing the additional organic techniques and knowledge provided by Dr. Hooda.
What we believe
We are dedicated to creating and maintaining the Purity, Health, Flavor, and Harmony with Nature in every Heavenly Organics product.
We believe in having respect for all life. This means that farming should be beneficial to the earth, kind to the farmers, and friendly to the animals that produce nourishing food for us.
We are passionately committed to shaping the present and future standards of the organic industry on a worldwide basis to reflect the highest ideals.
We are compassionately dedicated to promoting cruelty-free, eco-friendly and sustainable farming as a way of life.
We aspire to help co-create heavenly life on earth in this generation.
Sunlight and Flowers
Traditional bee keepers harvest White Himalayan Honey three times per year. Each seasonal variation of the honey is considered to have unique health-promoting qualities derived from the differences in the flora and seasonal variations of temperature and sunlight.
The first honey harvested in November is white or light amber in color. The honey from the second and third harvest is a reddish color owing to the different seasonal flowers.
This honey is never heated, which ensures that all the delicate enzymes and health-promoting qualities are preserved.
White Himalayan Honey has a complexity of flavor and smoothness in texture that is rare in the world today. People often remark that they feel like they’re surrounded by a forest of flowers when they taste this extraordinary and rare honey.
Our White Himalayan honey comes from Kashmir near the border of Tibet. The farmers in this exquisitely beautiful region of India depend on the good and reliable income they receive from the exotic, pure, and highly treasured honey they collect from this sacred geography. Ironically and unfortunately, the beauty and sacredness of this beautiful part of the world, has turned Kashmir into a battleground between Pakistan and India for sovereign control. Terrorists trained in Pakistan have ruthlessly attacked the innocent people of Kashmir time and time again. This has displaced many farmers of this region who have turned to the collection of honey as a primary means of livelihood. Heavenly Organics pays these honey collectors a premium price for this truly exotic and rare honey. Your purchase of this honey provides sustenance and strength to the gentle people of this beautiful and spiritual, yet war-torn area of the world.
Great care is taken to prepare the honey under the strictest organic and hygienic standards of purity. The professionals at our processing facilities are highly trained to process the honey without any direct heat. If the honey requires any de-crystallization, the honey is held in warming closets at temperatures under 90° Fahrenheit until the honey is in a liquid state. All Heavenly Organics® honey is Certified 100% Organic by Ecocert in accordance with the organic standards of the USDA.
Truly healthy food can only come from land, animals and harvest methods that are healthy, humane, and sustainable themselves. When more care is given to the source of a food, the natural result is a superior food product.
Heavenly Organics honey has unique health-promoting properties provided by the variety of seasonal flowers blooming at the time of harvest. Our honey is never heated, which ensures that all the delicate enzymes and health-promoting qualities are preserved.
According to Ayurveda, India’s traditional health science, the flavor of a food itself has health-promoting properties. Food that is naturally flavorful is both more enjoyable to consume and more easily digested and assimilated.
The taste of Heavenly Organics food products is—what can we say—it’s literally heavenly. The moment you taste the natural rich, wholesome flavor, find yourself erupting in some expression of joy and disbelief. If you are easily embarrassed, then have your first taste in private, since you might react like one customer at a demo in a grocery store who suddenly shouted, “Oh my God, I can’t believe what I have been missing!”
Sustainability: Social and Environmental Responsibility
Your purchase of any one of our fairly-traded products supports the bio-diversity of plant life, humane treatment of animals, and traditional farmers and indigenous forest dwellers in pristine areas of Central and Northern India, allowing them to continue their time-honored traditional lifestyle that has continued without interruption throughout the millennia.
These agricultural communities have lived and worked in harmony with nature for thousands of years, passing on the natural farming and gathering practices from generation to generation.
We are dedicated to preserving the traditional lifestyle of these small family owned farms. The families have farmed for generations according to ancient, natural methods that preserve the rich fertile soil and ensure the maximum health-promoting qualities of the food they produce. They rely on our above market prices for their honey to sustain their traditional cultures and livelihoods.
The food produced by this organic, sustainable, and humane approach is superior in every way to food supplied by modern conventional farming methods.
Join us in preserving, expanding and celebrating their organic, sustainable, and humane lifestyle, a precious natural resource for our health, the health of our children, and the health of all generations to come.