For honey-lovers who want to give the bees a break, a company called Suzanne’s Specialties has created an alternative sweetener from rice nectar. Available in stores such as Wegman's, Sprouts and Whole Foods, the syrup is ideal for those who are looking for a vegan-friendly way to add a touch of sweetness to their favorite dishes.
The 'Just-Like-Honey Rice Nectar' from Suzanne’s Specialties is an all-natural sweetener that is made from a combination of brown rice syrup, maple syrup, agave syrup and natural flavors. The syrup boasts a rich amber color and a thick consistency, making it very similar to real honey. But unlike real honey, the sweetener is vegan-friendly, gluten-free, hypoallergenic and Kosher -- meaning it can be enjoyed by virtually anyone.