For a little something sweet with the natural goodness of honey, look no further than these organic ginger-lemon candies from Le Querce. This family-run company is based in the unique geography of the Anfiteatro Morenico, a lush valley in the Piedmont known for its beautiful wildflowers. From those flowers comes the pure honey they use to make a variety of delicious products, including these small hard candies. This little tin is perfect to throw in a purse or bag to have on hand whenever a sweet pick-me-up is needed.
In addition to being sweetly delicious, honey is a nutritional powerhouse. With potent antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory qualities, it has been used for millennia to treat everything from eye disorders to eczema. In Ancient Rome, honey was the first food of the gods, and beekeeping was a most respected profession. Today, passionate bee experts like the folks at Le Querce are keeping that long tradition alive, using old-fashioned, nature-first methods to collect and process the sweet elixir.
In 1998, Giuseppe Perino turned his love of beekeeping into a conscientious business. Based in the northwestern Piedmont region, the family-run Le Querce now specializes in all things bee-related, from honey to pollen, royal jelly, and incredible sweets made from honey. They run the company according to practices that reflect their love and respect for nature: nomadic beekeeping, organic production methods, and honoring and protecting the biodiversity of their home. They work with like-minded farmers around Italy to source honeys that showcase the incredible breadth of flavors of the Italian countryside.