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AR's Hot Southern Honey

AR’s Hot Southern Honey began in Richmond, Virginia in 2016 when founder Ames Russell dreamed up a method for combining two of his favorite flavors—sweet and spicy—into one scintillating Hot Southern Honey, the South’s only authentic hot honey.

Ames’ innovation quickly won over his friends and family, and news of his hot honey spread like wildfire. Now available on retail shelves and restaurant menus nationwide, the brand has become recognized as the nation’s premium hot honey, and choice of foodies. The family of products has expanded too and includes clove and wildflower honeys, a peach hot sauce (with honey!), spicy honey peanut butter, and wildflower honey peanut butter.

AR's Hot Southern Honey

After five years in business, AR’s Hot Southern Honey is flying off the shelves in over 45+ states. Chefs love Ames’ hot honey so much that they buy it by the gallon, and food critics from Richmond Times-Dispatch,Food Channel,Virginia Living, and more sing AR’s praises.

Currently, AR’s offers his premium and award-winning hot honeys, plain honeys, peach hot sauce and spicy honey peanut butter, as well as a new wildflower honey peanut butter!