California Company Uses Honey And Grains To ‘Eat Beer’ January 30th, 2016

ReGrained

Eat Beer.

That’s what one San Francisco-based company is doing. ReGrained, founded in mid-2012 by Dan Kurzrock and Jordan Schwartz, takes the wet grains from breweries and repurposes them as healthy snack bars, all of which are made with honey.

In order to make the bars, Kurzrock and Schwartz collect the used grains from local breweries, dry and bake them. At first, they tried turning the grains into bread, but the bread would expire in only one day. They realized they needed a more sustainable product and something to help prolong the shelf life. That’s where honey enters the picture.

“Honey is a huge part of our story. Not only does it add flavor to our product, but it helps with the shelf life too,” Kurzrock said. “It’s delicious and functional for binding. And we have a great opportunity to use a natural ingredient.”

After deciding to produce snack bars, they partnered with local beekeepers and created their first two flavors: Honey Almond IPA and Chocolate Coffee Stout.

“Reducing waste and investing in the growth in companies doing good for the environment is one of our main goals,” Kurzrock said. “Our next step is to increase distribution and create all different products with our unique grains. We are thinking about making a high-protein, high-fiber cookie next.”

Check out these ReGrained bars that are made with honey!

Honey Almond IPA

This snack bar is baked using grains from local breweries and infused with almonds, oats, cinnamon and honey to bind it together and give a sweet, savory taste.

Chocolate Coffee Stout

The Chocolate Coffee Stout bar pairs semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and honey to create a snack that not only fills you up, but gives you the satisfying taste of chocolate and honey in every bite.

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Dark Chocolate Salted Honey Caramel French Broad Chocolates – Asheville, N.C January 29th, 2016

Dark Chocolate Honey

The Dark Chocolate Salted Honey Caramel uses wildflower honey, house-made dark chocolate and sea salt to bring out the best of these robust flavors.

French Broad Chocolates focuses on quality ingredients and sourcing to impact their community and the chocolate world at large.

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Honey-Filled Candies – Vermont Country Store January 19th, 2016

Honey-Filled Candies Vermont Country Store – Manchester, Vermont

The outside might be lemon, but the inside is nothing but honey!

The Vermont Country Store’s honey-filled candy shell melts in your mouth until the sweet taste of the honey center tantalizes your taste buds. Alternatively, the candy can be used as a soothing cough drop. The Vermont Country Store opened in 1946 and is still family-owned and operated.

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