Holy Cross Abbey: Berryville, Virginia
The Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Cross is a monastery of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance (Trappists) which was born out of fire. When the monastery of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island, tragically and spectacularly burned to the ground on the night of March 21, 1950, the monks of the abbey were left without a home. While they labored to re-establish their community at a new site at Spencer, Massachusetts (St Joseph's Abbey), plans were also developed for a new foundation. A site was found in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on land originally surveyed by George Washington. A fieldstone house built in 1784 as a hunting lodge became the centerpiece of the new monastery.
Products of Holy Cross Abbey include creamed honeys, chocolate truffles and chocolate-covered pieces of fruitcake called "Fraters". The Monastery Bakery, where the monks make their fruitcakes, is the Abbey's chief means of support. Hospitality in the form of retreats and spiritual direction is offered at the Abbey Guest House.
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Oct 29, 2019 | By Debbie L.
I am so glad I found this honey! It is addictive. My order arrived within a day's time. I am anxious to try the fruitcake. Everyone should watch the videos on the website. These men are to be admired for their dedication.
Brightens your morning
Aug 28, 2019 | By WALTER H.
Always ready to sweeten your morning , whether on toast or bagel. No hassle, no fuss, Just open & enjoy.
Delicious with everything
Sep 23, 2018 | By J B
The Cinnamon Creamed Honey has been an essential in my kitchen for years. I love putting it in my Greek yogurt as a sweetener. My granddaughters prefer eating it straight from the jar.
Perfect for Smoothies
Aug 10, 2018 | By Dawn
I use the almond creamed honey in my morning smoothie. Delicious!
Love that creamed honey!
Oct 4, 2017 | By Barb P
One reason I like this honey so much is because it is not gooey and sticky like regular honey. It spreads easily on toast, biscuits, bagels.......or whatever you want to put it on. The flavors a like and delicious!
Aug 8, 2017 | By Anne
Lovely honey - delicious in tea or on toast. Thank you so much!
GOD IS GOOD!
Jul 15, 2017 | By Christopher J
This is better then just the best honey I've ever had, but the best spread of any kind. Absolutely amazing, indescribably good. God's adding his help via the monastery
Cinnamon honey sweetness
Jul 13, 2017 | By Joe S.
I purchased the creamed cinnamon honey from the shop at the Abbey of the Genesee in New York (they make great bread!) and was so pleasantly surprised by it! I eat reasonably healthy, and prefer an occasional spoonful of honey instead of candy. This does the trick perfectly. I will definitely be ordering more!
Blueberry cream honey
Jul 1, 2017 | By Niel
Great flavor. Wife puts in her coffee. Her blood sugar stays normal with use.
May 7, 2017 | By Shelley R.
I love honey on Toast & in foods instead of sugar. Being creamed it's a ++!
Mar 17, 2017 | By Laurie C.
My sister has bees and was the first to turn me onto creamed cinnamon honey. She's the best but yours is a close second
The best Honey!
Jan 8, 2017 | By jo B.
Serve warm over a soft St. Andre Cheese and it is down-right heavenly!
Dec 28, 2016 | By Samantha
The most spectacular honey you will EVER taste. I mean EVER.
Oct 6, 2016 | By Julie F
All of the creamed honeys from Holy Cross Abbey are wonderful! I have been ordering this honey for years for myself & for gifts. Love it!
Brandy Cream Honey
Sep 17, 2016 | By Mary S.
This Brandy Cream Honey is out of this world. I absolutely love it. It is worth buying.
Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Aug 8, 2016 | By Joy B.
My granddaughters and I love the cinnamon creamed honey! I eat it with my yogurt several times a week. They eat it on a spoon.
Jun 24, 2016 | By Alice C.
Our family loves these honeys. They are absolutely delicious! So far we have tried the plain, the raspberry and the orange, actually, two versions of the orange flavor, one in a jar and one in a tub - gorgeous! You won't be able to stop eating them. Thank you Monastery monks and nuns - we love your products.
Holy Cross Abbey Creamed Honey
Jun 10, 2016 | By Patrick B.
We have tried the Cinnamon, Almond, Blueberry, and Raspberry Holy Cross Abbey Creamed Honey. Although all are very good, we especially like the raspberry because it has, by far, the most robust flavor of all we've tried. I'd recommend your favorite flavor and enjoy.
The Best Honey I've Ever Tasted
May 14, 2016 | By Carol C.
This honey has a smooth, creamy, silky consistency that is glorious. The flavors are rich and fresh tasting. Spreads perfectly, simply the best!
Raspberry Creamed Honey
Apr 27, 2016 | By Patrick B.
Of the three flavors we tried, both my wife and I agree that this was by far the very best and almost impossible to stop eating. Will definitely be buying this product again!
Plain Creamed Honey
Apr 27, 2016 | By Patrick B.
Creamed (or "spun") honey is always good. I love a great quality honey and this is it. I'll be buying it again.
Cinnamon Flavored Cream Honey
Apr 27, 2016 | By Patrick B.
Could use more cinnamon; but, that's me. My wife thought the cinnamon flavoring was perfect. Guess who wins that debate! Creamed (or Spun) Honey is always good and I love it.
The best for cheese boards!
Feb 15, 2016 | By Mo
We discovered this honey a while back at a vineyard, on a cheese and fruit board. We liked it so much, we remembered, and have continued to buy it! It makes a great gift. It has a thicker spread than regular honey, created just by whipping it, so it's nice on crackers, scones, breads, etc. Really delicious. We have tried the brandy flavor as well, which is also very nice. We keep it in the fridge, and it doesn't seem to expire.
Honey, Coffee, Popcorn
Jan 13, 2016 | By Marlene D.
The Christmas Gift made up of the items above was well received and rated excellent!
Honey is a Favorite
Jul 27, 2015 | By MARY
I have really liked honey since childhood and this brand is excellent. I will continue to order.
Jul 14, 2015 | By Shelley Rohrig
This honey / cinnamon is creamy & delicious! Great additive to toast, French toast, & waffles.