ALDI - ACTIVE 10+ MANUKA HONEY - £4.99
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ALDI - ACTIVE 10+ MANUKA HONEY - £4.99

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Found 7th May 2014
Grade 10 MANUKA honey is nearly £10 in Waitrose

The number dictates the grade of it

So just as good quality and whilst I appreciate it's expensive it is massively cheaper than anywhere else

Supposed to be far better for you that general honey

Thanks all

38 Comments

Original Poster

The cheapest one at Waitrose - £7.99 for grade 5 so a bargain at £5 for double the grade

Original Poster

Fixed item and not a special!

Isn't the only Manuka honey worth buying the UMF stuff.

The UK consumes ten times more manuka honey than the quantity produced globally. That means at least 90% must be diluted or fake. Plus there are more buyers than the UK alone. Just saying...

It's always this price but good for people who don't know. It's annoying that it's set rather than liquidy like it used to be

Actually it used to be 3.99 so not a deal!

I agree, I buy it regularly, it must have gone up in price from £3.99

it's nice honey, but as for health benefits, and being worth a fiver, i'm not convinced. especially where fakedi is concerned. i believe it's 4.99 in the SW for some time, maybe they price by geography not sure.
Edited by: "fuhu78888" 7th May 2014

Can you say Pla-ce-bo?

I guess it's a good deal if you are into that sort of homeopathic thing - personally I don't believe in this sort of thing (far too scientific/logical) but it is the cheapest i've seen for this brand of honey.

From what I've seen, it only needs a whiff of manuka to be called 'manuka' honey. Proper stuff costs maybe £100 for a jar that size, as anyone who watched the recent series on bee keeping may have seen!

What are you meant to do with it, spread it on your toast ?

this works on acid reflux disease which i have. can sleep all night without acid. not sure how it works.

Is this UMF certified?

Meant to be very good if you suffer hayfever

Worth noting too honey has no sell by date. you could keep this for 1000 years and still eat it

Banned

already posted 100 times

Like someone else alluded to, honey offers no benefit over placebo for health problems like hayfever, I'm afraid; you're much better off getting some real medication from your pharmacist. If, however, you like the taste, this is a reasonable price - but not as cheap as it has been in the not-too-distant past.

mattturner756

Meant to be very good if you suffer hayfeverWorth noting too honey has no … Meant to be very good if you suffer hayfeverWorth noting too honey has no sell by date. you could keep this for 1000 years and still eat it



The irony that the thing that causes hay fever blended by the chemist bees then helps the problem of which they collect.!!!!

The 'health benefits' of manuka honey over normal honey are that the honey has an antibacterial property. Useful if you want to apply it to a wound, or have a sore throat perhaps.

As to the hayfever thing, manuka honey won't help. The idea behind it is that you constantly take honey produced in your local area. As it contains trace amounts of local pollen, and it is the pollen that causes hayfever then you gain a better tolerance to it (lookup Immunotherapy). People hear that honey helps and just go and buy a jar off the shelf and take it instead of antihistamines as they feel the need - of course it doesn't work, and manuka honey especially so - there's not many Manuka Trees in the UK...

I prefer magic beans

waste of money, better off buying cheap honey, the only manuka honey worth buying is the medical grade sterile stuff if you want to treat infections, but that's what the NHS is for tbh.

BM Bargains had some for around 2-3 pounds about a year ago.

tapi

The 'health benefits' of manuka honey over normal honey are that the … The 'health benefits' of manuka honey over normal honey are that the honey has an antibacterial property.



The way this reads is implying "normal honey" doesn't have antibacterial benefit. They both do.

I like your explanation of the hay fever, I would also add that researchers from New Zealand claim Manuka honey has anti MRSA properties. I believe Manuka is largely produced in New Zealand. There may be a connection there somewhere
Edited by: "Geokinkladze" 7th May 2014

Geokinkladze

The way this reads is implying "normal honey" doesn't have antibacterial … The way this reads is implying "normal honey" doesn't have antibacterial benefit. They both do.I like your explanation of the hay fever, I would also add that researchers from New Zealand claim Manuka honey has anti MRSA properties. I believe Manuka is largely produced in New Zealand. There may be a connection there somewhere



Always check who has paid for or who has sponsored the research !


As to the hayfever thing, manuka honey won't help. The idea behind it is that you constantly take honey produced in your local area. As it contains trace amounts of local pollen, and it is the pollen that causes hayfever then you gain a better tolerance to it (lookup Immunotherapy). People hear that honey helps and just go and buy a jar off the shelf and take it instead of antihistamines as they feel the need - of course it doesn't work, and manuka honey especially so - there's not many Manuka Trees in the UK...[/quote]

The 'local thing' does seem to work. I always have a nest of bees in my garden each year but there's a house 3 streets over with hives and they sell the honey at the door. It's limited supply so hard to get any but when I have a jar my hayfever is much improved. I tend not to notice until I run out and they have none ( like now) then oh boy do I feel rough. Their bees gather nectar from my garden and I'm a sneezing explosion at the moment out there!.
Edited by: "pickledtink" 7th May 2014

pickledtink

As to the hayfever thing, manuka honey won't help. The idea behind it is … As to the hayfever thing, manuka honey won't help. The idea behind it is that you constantly take honey produced in your local area. As it contains trace amounts of local pollen, and it is the pollen that causes hayfever then you gain a better tolerance to it (lookup Immunotherapy). People hear that honey helps and just go and buy a jar off the shelf and take it instead of antihistamines as they feel the need - of course it doesn't work, and manuka honey especially so - there's not many Manuka Trees in the UK...

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The strongest honey for taste is chesnut honey and it is delicious! Chataigne in French.

shivsena

Actually it used to be 3.99 so not a deal!


dlau74

I agree, I buy it regularly, it must have gone up in price from £3.99



That's always been the 5+ Aldi Manuka honey.

GothBoy

From what I've seen, it only needs a whiff of manuka to be called … From what I've seen, it only needs a whiff of manuka to be called 'manuka' honey. Proper stuff costs maybe £100 for a jar that size, as anyone who watched the recent series on bee keeping may have seen!


Ditto.
The same also applies to organic food. Yet still some blind believers get all hyped about how you'd get all that health benefits and possibly even will prevent you from dying

bemaniac

this works on acid reflux disease which i have. can sleep all night … this works on acid reflux disease which i have. can sleep all night without acid. not sure how it works.



maybe because the anti-bacterial properties neutralise the 'bad gut bacteria' causing your indigestion. i also suffer from it, horrible thing. i've not found manuka honey to help, but I have found probiotic yogurt/capsules to. that's one of the few natural remedies that have worked for me, so i believe in.

honey's also great for curing a sore throat because if you let it slide down your throat, the sugar in it strips away the germs causing the soreness.

i don't think the quality of the honey would make a diff but it might, i'm too tight to pay £20 for the really high grade stuff to test.
Edited by: "fuhu78888" 7th May 2014

If you actually like the take of honey on toast or in your porridge worth a try, dunno about the health stuff but tastes a bit bit more.... 'bitter' than other honey I've tasted. Very tasty.

if you want to be healthy you could just eat more fruit and veg... you don't need this stuff

mattturner756

Meant to be very good if you suffer hayfeverWorth noting too honey has no … Meant to be very good if you suffer hayfeverWorth noting too honey has no sell by date. you could keep this for 1000 years and still eat it


Exactly how long are you expecting to live?oO

Thank you for the post. I have 2 little ones whom from time to time get sore throats and honey has been the best treatment (as well as the nicest on toast )

It's actually £4.29 and is normally £3.99 set price. Always has been

Geokinkladze

The way this reads is implying "normal honey" doesn't have antibacterial … The way this reads is implying "normal honey" doesn't have antibacterial benefit. They both do.I like your explanation of the hay fever, I would also add that researchers from New Zealand claim Manuka honey has anti MRSA properties. I believe Manuka is largely produced in New Zealand. There may be a connection there somewhere



you're correct, would've been better phrased as 'increased' or 'more effective'. either way, they're all equally inaffective as a 'health benefit' when consumed, the benefits being as a balm or soothing agent as i mentioned.

Edited by: "tapi" 8th May 2014

Yep, was £3.99 now £4.29 at upminster

Original Poster

Everything is going up
Just come across and half the price of other retailers = bargain ..

Sports stars and celebrities are addicted to the supposed healing properties of manuka honey. But something untoward is going on in the supply chain…

thegrocer.co.uk/fmc…cle
Edited by: "seb" 4th Jul 2014

I use honey on a daily bases in my coffee or green tea perhaps and a teaspoon for me, I don't mind paying up to £4 for a jar as if you use it on a daily bases in small amounts you would get the health benefit equaling to any other honey. However, as I have no health problems it suits me on the assumption it keeps me healthy, However if I thought it cured some kind of health problems then I would treat it more like a medicine and worth paying the extra premium. But if you want a tip honey in green tea with a slice of lemon every morning you will be lifting weights like I am at 68, colds what colds a slight sniff perhaps. this tip is top secret keep it to your self wink wink nudge nudge.Other wise they will be bottling it, and grading it at +25 and selling it at £4.99 a bottle. :-)





Edited by: "mickeyUK" 7th Jan
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