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Old 04-26-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Oh Honey, You should have read the label

BEWARE! There's now FAKE honey in the market.
I pulled a jar from my cabinet only to find it had solidified....Not an unusual sighting BUT I then noticed it appeared solidified in a DIFFERENT sort of a way! Upon reading the label, I found it was Honey flavored syrup! Same yellow jar, Same cute honey bear figure....Boy oh boy did they get me! Not anymore! I'll be reading the labels from now on...............
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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~sigh~

I know, I've seen what looks like real maple syrup...in very similar containers to the real stuff...but the price was not quite as high as I'd have expected...I did a double-take and realized it was not pure maple syrup. Sneaky.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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BEWARE! There's now FAKE honey in the market.
I pulled a jar from my cabinet only to find it had solidified....Not an unusual sighting BUT I then noticed it appeared solidified in a DIFFERENT sort of a way! Upon reading the label, I found it was Honey flavored syrup! Same yellow jar, Same cute honey bear figure....Boy oh boy did they get me! Not anymore! I'll be reading the labels from now on...............
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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I hadn't realized how lucky we are. Vendors at our local farmers markets sell both honey and their own maple syrup, both much cheaper than the stuff at Krogers.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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I think hava’s right on target!!! We better start reading labels on all honey veeeeeeeery carefully. Gloria picked up on something a while ago too that stopped me dead in my tracks buying honey unless it’s really from a local source and the label’s legible. Get this…. I found a 4lb jar of honey on a shelf labeled Midwest’s something or other that was imported from who knows where and distributed by a company named Midwest something or other which was probably a subsidiary or some large global conglomerate so this means they know some of us are trying to avoid honey from China so they’re playing the name game on the front of the jar knowing most of us will assume the honey’s from somewhere in the Midwest and won’t bother reading that annoyingly teeny tiny print on the back of the jar, No pollen in your honey?.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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I get my honey from coolers by the side of the road. Not terribly inexpensive but a little lasts me quite a while. I don't use a lot.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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Another red flag in my mind is anything listed as USDA Grade A Honey. The USDA nor any organization grades honey in anyway.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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In 2010 I posted this: http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...ake-honey.html
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
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We buy only local honey - lucky to have a couple beekeepers nearby...
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #10
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Local all the way, it has to raw and I buy comb to. You think that's bad about the honey? Look up canola oil :0. Canola Oil - How Toxic Is It?
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