I use raw, organic, local honey only - will not settle for less when it comes to honey. I buy direct from a local bee keeper's house and also from a local vendor at the farmer's market. I get creamed raw honey, orange blossom and now a new lavander one that tastes almost like cinnamon honey. It's the ultimate deliciousness.
Fresh dates make a great sweetener. I stocked up at Sunday's farmer's market... fresh, plump, moist organic locally grown Medjool dates. Yum.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~