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Really? Privet tastes bad? We have tons of privet growing wild and it always smells wonderful. Now I'm sad. :(
 

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What is "bad" or "revolting" to some is delicious and extremely desirable to others.

When we give tastes of goldenrod honey it is clear that there are camps...some customers make a face, for others it is their favorite and they will buy in increasingly larger jars.

I could sell buckwheat honey at every market if I had it.

I've eaten pure almond comb honey and loved it. Yes, it is bitter but I love bitter foods. It reminded me a little of a sweet inner part of a peach pit.

Go by how the honey tastes to you and your potential customers, not by fear of something tasting "bad". There is someone for every honey!

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>Buckwheat. It produces a revolting flavor of honey.

And yet it sells for $13 or more a pound...

A lot of it is in the taste buds of the consumer. But I have had a few honey's that had a bad aftertaste, like cough medicine... not sure what they were from. Knowing bees, it could be from cough syrup...
 

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>Buckwheat. It produces a revolting flavor of honey.

And yet it sells for $13 or more a pound...

A lot of it is in the taste buds of the consumer.
I've got a bottle of it here. Tastes just the way a stale urinal smells. I couldn't give it away around here. It's just revolting. We did a 'honey tasting' some time back with some friends, had 7 different floral honey types. 3 of our friends actually spat the buckwheat honey out onto the table.
 

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I think we all have different taste buds. I bet mixing the clover and buckwheat will taste good though with the right
combination of course. Remember that bees will forage a 3 mile radius for pollen and nectar. So your honey might
be a mixture of different nectar combined. So what you thought is one type of honey might be something else mixed in.
Try diluting the strong smell with a mild honey to soothe your taste. I am still thinking how to make the eucalyptus honey
taste better that they harvest in the Spring and Fall. It tastes almost like cough drop or menthol/camphor medicine flavor.
 
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