Aldi 10+ Manuka honey 250g  only £3.99 !
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Aldi 10+ Manuka honey 250g only £3.99 !

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Found 8th Jan 2014
Manuka honey is usually massively expensive so 250g for £3.99 is a bargain. Please don't compare this to regular honey, if you think they are the same then let Google be your guide :-)

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Bargain! Thankyou

Let google be your guide? Not all manuka is manuka Not saying this is not the real stuff but how can you tell?

Original Poster

By reading the label and doing homework first

vjeffreys

By reading the label and doing homework first



Not that simple, read article.

vjeffreys

By reading the label and doing homework first



I am curious what homework you did to confirm this is legit Manuka honey. After quick Google, I read that someone said they contacted the Aldi office and they said it's legit, but I am sure they also said that about their beef burgers too. If you have solid information, then it would be worth posting it here or linking to it.

As far as I can see, demand far exceeds supply of legitimate Manuka honey (hence the high price point everywhere), so for Aldi to source so much and sell it at such a low price doesn't make sense.



If only you could beleave what's on the labels?
Did any one watch Ch 4's Food Unwrapped: Diet Special this week?
Few eye openers there!

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I was reading the label and found that is was bottled in Ireland.

Original Poster

It tastes great on cakes:-)

vjeffreys

It tastes great on cakes:-)



As does most other honey, jams etc.
Honey is not to everyone's taste and manuka is the marmite of honey.

Aldi are one of the few supermarkets where you can trust what is on the label. People think they are a discounter like the old KwikSave but they absolutely are not, they just work to a different business model to the UK Supermarkets and that allows them to sell quality products for less. Whenever there is an independent review of product taste/quality, be it jams, wines, etc Aldi are always at the top.
Their Maple Syrup won a load of awards and was certainly genuine Canadian when tested.
I wouldn't trust any of the others but if Aldi say it's Maluka it's a good bet it is.

Pretty sure its always this price?

amazing value. Very expensive in "normal" supermarkets. Great price

Is this UMF rated?

Watched fish unwrapped on c4
now buying big bags of north atlantic prawns
at aldi for £3

davidc

Aldi are one of the few supermarkets where you can trust what is on the … Aldi are one of the few supermarkets where you can trust what is on the label.



OK but what is on the ingredients list is sometimes dubious at Aldi - take their bread and cakes for instance - look at the ingredients. And they didn't come out of the horse meat scandal very well at all.
Edited by: "scoobiedoo" 8th Jan 2014

tailo

I was reading the label and found that is was bottled in Ireland.



When it should be New Zealand??

"To be labelled mānuka honey, at least 70% of its pollen content should come from Leptospermum scoparium."

Don't suppose it mentioned this on the label did it? :P

This was a definite purchase when I read the headline.
Now, the more I read, the more I don't think I'll bother, especially for something I don't even like!

Driver 8

When it should be New Zealand??"To be labelled mānuka honey, at least 70% … When it should be New Zealand??"To be labelled mānuka honey, at least 70% of its pollen content should come from Leptospermum scoparium."Don't suppose it mentioned this on the label did it? :PThis was a definite purchase when I read the headline. Now, the more I read, the more I don't think I'll bother, especially for something I don't even like!



Perhaps its shipped over from New Zealand in different (larger) containers and then bottled up in Ireland. Have you seen what they do for wine shipped over in huge vacuum packed containers from places like Australia and NZ and then rebottle it for the consumers over here. Could be a similar thing?

Yeah could be.
"1,700 tonnes produced in New Zealand, 1,800 tonnes sold in UK."
That made me chuckle

davidc

Aldi are one of the few supermarkets where you can trust what is on the … Aldi are one of the few supermarkets where you can trust what is on the label. People think they are a discounter like the old KwikSave but they absolutely are not, they just work to a different business model to the UK Supermarkets and that allows them to sell quality products for less. Whenever there is an independent review of product taste/quality, be it jams, wines, etc Aldi are always at the top. Their Maple Syrup won a load of awards and was certainly genuine Canadian when tested. I wouldn't trust any of the others but if Aldi say it's Maluka it's a good bet it is.



Somebody's got serious man love for Aldi!

What's your view on Lidl?

Good price IF Manuka.

woosterwoo

Is this UMF rated?



exactly, there are different standards for the rating of the strength of manuka honey and it gets very complicated with +10 & +20/+200 etc. I decided to go by the diamond standard that is UMF rating which stands for 'Unique Manuka Factor'. Some ratings that are +20 'active' are comparable to less than +5 UMF.
like I say it's confusing and I have a reasonable knowledge about it but all other rating still baffle me (doesn't take much!).
but that's why I only get UMF rated manuka

This a good buy and remember it is their standard price so is not a weekly special offer of theirs that comes and goes.

I trust the Manuka +10 mark and to be honest even if it was "only" Manuka +5 it has such a nice taste for £3.99 it would still be a good buy.

You can get stronger Manukas in deals at Holland and Barrett but for a no frills basic jar you simply cannot go wrong with this.

(Just be aware it is the solid type honey so won't please those that prefer runny honey.)



Edited by: "bemad" 8th Jan 2014

Daft question but does this Manuka honey taste different to honey in general?

Placebo anyway....

mac3g

Daft question but does this Manuka honey taste different to honey in … Daft question but does this Manuka honey taste different to honey in general?



Yes it does. It's not as smooth as blossom honey and alot less runny. It is however spreadable.

The taste is quite strong. I wouldn't say its sickly sweet. Very difficult to explain the taste. You either like it or you don't.

For me and my children it's a must during these winter months. I swear by it, it's the only thing that works on tickly coughs. My children are up all night with that awful dry tickly cough sometimes. A spoon full of Manuka and they are fine with in minutes! Try it you may like it. It's not horrible tasting like that awful stuff marmite!! :-)

Hot. Love honey in a brew.

Always this price! Not so much a deal more reminder

mac3g

Daft question but does this Manuka honey taste different to honey in … Daft question but does this Manuka honey taste different to honey in general?

yes but its taken to stop colds....dont know if it works but i have it every day...

Rendog

Hot. Love honey in a brew.


Have to agree with you there, cup of chai with a squirt of honey in...beauty.

Not voted either way. Not a deal since its this price all the time.

It does the job so I'm not about to worry where it was packaged.

aldi i like this supermarket vote again supermarket of the year must be doing somethink right

I have this on my porridge each morning, love it

oO Always been £3.99 in Aldi

too runny!!

jamiebeags

oO Always been £3.99 in Aldi



Strange how it's £4.29 at my local Aldi then!

sorry didn't realise posted before only just arrived in my store

gslgregory

Strange how it's £4.29 at my local Aldi then!


Probably because ive noticed a few things have gone up by c.10% in the last feww weeks. More customers so just jack up the prices.

jeczap

gone up in … gone up in price?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aldi-10-manuka-honey-250g-only-3-99-1786239



thats the 10+ at £3.99
15+ for £4.99

Where do you find these, I don't get it, my local has only 10+ (no 15+) and is more expensive:

http://imageshack.com/a/img19/2951/yj00.jpg
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