Below you will find a list of most frequently asked questions. We will update from time to time as new things are asked.

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What is Elderberry?

Elderberry is a dark purple berry that grows on the elder tree, scientifically known as Sambucus. These berries have a rich and distinctive flavor, often described as both tart and sweet. They've been used for centuries in various culinary preparations like jams, pies, syrups, and teas for their unique taste and versatility as well as supplements and tinctures for their host of health benefits. Elderberries have been studied to contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a popular choice for those looking to incorporate nutrient-rich foods into their diets.

What is Aronia Berry?

Aronia berries, also referred to as chokeberries, are small, dark-colored fruits that grow on shrubs native to North America and have an appearance similar to a blueberry. These berries belong to the Rosaceae family and are known for their potent nutritional profile and health benefits. It has been studied that Aronia Berry has 4x the antioxidant power than elderberry hence why we use them!

What is Elderberry Sryup?

Elderberry syrup is a herbal blend made primarily from elderberries, along with other ingredients such as water, sweeteners like honey or sugar, and sometimes spices or additional fruits. The syrup is created by cooking or fresh pressing elderberries down into a concentrated liquid, often strained to remove seeds and skins, and then combined with other ingredients to create a sweet and beneficial elixir.

It's commonly used as a dietary supplement. Many people enjoy elderberry syrup for its taste and versatility. Honest Elderberry Syrup taste so good it can be taken alone but it can also be added to beverages like tea or water, drizzled over desserts, smoothies or used as a flavorful ingredient in various recipes.

What is in Honest Elderberry Syrup?

This is what makes us different! Honest Elderberry Syrup contains a TWO BERRY POWERHOUSE! We use organic elderberry, organic aronia berry, organic ceylon cinnamon, organic ginger, organic clove and raw honey straight from the bee hive.

At Honest Elderberry Co, we strive to offer a healthier alternative to many shelf stable, store-bought elderberry supplements. Unlike those loaded with refined sugar, artificial additives, and preservatives, our elderberry syrup is carefully crafted using organic ingredients that come directly from nature and nothing more. Our syrups are made fresh weekly, ensuring freshness and quality. We take pride in using raw honey sourced locally to naturally sweeten our syrups without any artificial thickeners, preservatives, or colors. Our process involves gently combining the raw honey with cooled elderberry liquid, avoiding any pressure cooking or hot pouring methods that might compromise the natural goodness. This means our syrups require refrigeration upon arrival to maintain their integrity. We prepare and ship our syrups promptly to ensure they reach you with plenty of shelf life left, but refrigeration is essential once they arrive at your doorstep.

Can I take this during pregnancy?

All of our products are food-based ingredients with nothing artificial added. If you have an allergy to any of the ingredients, then you need to avoid. Otherwise, consult with your doctor.

Where are your products made?

Our elderberry products are made in a commercial kitchen in North Carolina and our kits, teas and honey are made in a commercial kitchen in South Carolina. We ship from South Carolina.

What products need to be refrigerated?

Our elderberry syrup does need to be refrigerated. The shrub, honeys, tallow products and teas do not. The tallow products should be stored in a cool location as they will melt if they get left in the car. But no worries if it does happen, just bring them inside or set them in the refrigerator and they will solidify back.

When will I receive my order?

We priority ship orders within 2 business days. Most customers receive their products within 3-5 days after ordering.

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