B&M Stores - hosbal 450g honey with a piece of honeycomb inside. £1.69
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B&M Stores - hosbal 450g honey with a piece of honeycomb inside. £1.69

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Found 24th Dec 2012
Good date 31.12.2014. Marked on jar as £2.29 but on sale at £1.69. First post so be gentle with me. Merry Christmas everybody!!
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Hey it's a good price for pieces of honeycomb enclosed in the honey....Welcome to HDUK!!!
I've just bought some of this and it's gorgeous IMO, almost like syrup.
Thanks OP.
the honeycomb is like plastic but the honey is lovely:p
these are just glucose-fructose syrups, not honey,
Honey does not go bad ever, so the date means nothing on the jar, I will try grab some today thanks.
Quids

I've just bought some of this and it's gorgeous IMO, almost like syrup.



Thats because that is what it mainly consists of - sugar and water!

Cold.
Edited by: "dvdvicar" 24th Dec 2012
dvdvicar

Thats because that is what it mainly consists of - sugar and water!Cold.



Voted hot to counter the lame excuse for a 'cold' vote above!
Searcher2

Voted hot to counter the lame excuse for a 'cold' vote above!



Lol - thanks. I thought it was a poor excuse for a cold vote myself but it's my first post so wasn't sure. All the best to you!
Edited by: "69philip0" 24th Dec 2012
Searcher2

Voted hot to counter the lame excuse for a 'cold' vote above!



Lame? It's not honey - its a syrup/honey mixture ....that's why cold.
dvdvicar

Lame? It's not honey - its a syrup/honey mixture ....that's why cold.





I have to agree this stuff is fake, after reading up on it turns it there is no honey in this product!

Voting cold as well.
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Hmm bees dying worldwide but honey getting cheaper? I wonder if this 'honey' has ever seen a hive. Will check ingredients before buying as comments above suggest at best an inferior 'blend' of honey and syrups. Ps no comments about honey not being able to see due to lack of eyes etc
Just found some info here on the tinternet. Worth a read. Never heard of fake honey before myself but best be on your guard when buying. It's bad enough when it comes to fake/counterfeit toys, clothes, perfumes, etc. Yet, honey is normally use for consumption. oO God knows what's in it?

BTW, should it be not called Hasbal Honey? Never heard of Hosbal Honey before or is it just some foreign copy.

Is there anything counterfeiters won't fake?
http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2011/06/is-there-anything-counterfeite.html

HASBAL HONEY WITH COMB
aytac.co.uk/ayt…BAL
http://www.aytac.co.uk/aytac/images/products/32371_Hasbal_With_Comb_450g_2.jpg
Edited by: "veedubjai" 24th Dec 2012
Got some in my kitchen cupboard, says on the ingrediance that its made of honey and syrup, didn't realise it was fake.!!!

Reckon it will be safe to finish, or should i just bin it..?
HolyWarrior

Got some in my kitchen cupboard, says on the ingrediance that its made of … Got some in my kitchen cupboard, says on the ingrediance that its made of honey and syrup, didn't realise it was fake.!!!Reckon it will be safe to finish, or should i just bin it..?


Not trying to scare the poo out of you but it's your body & health end of day. Do you feel any different prior to consumption? How much has been eaten? Any side effects or allergies? Are you **** blood? Sorry, joke.

These are the questions that you need to decide what's best for your health & well-being. If you are really concerned then suggest you contact the manufacturers/suppliers/retailer to check if your batch of stock was fake or unsafe for consumption. These things can happen hence you may have heard of product recalls in the press or retailer notice boards.

BTW, where did you buy your jar of honey?

Keep the remaining honey as evidence until you can confirm your jar was not on the product recall list. If it was confirmed fake then suggest get a doctors' full health check up with report to be sure.

Hell, demand some form of compensation against the manufacturers/suppliers/retailer but do get some comsumer affair/legal advice via your local CAB on the matter on how to proceed if you feel your health/well-being has been jeopardised through neglect & demand redress on the matter.

Aytac Foods Ltd.
Unit 3, Forest Business Park,
Argall Avenue, Leyton, LONDON E10 7FB
Email : sales@aytac.co.uk
Phone : +44 208 509 8222
Fax : +44 208 509 8333
Looks like somebody had better tell B&M about it if it's such a dodgy product.

It seems strange that this product has managed to get on their shelves and be advertised as honey if it's not bona fide?
veedubjai

Not trying to scare the poo out of you but it's your body & health end of … Not trying to scare the poo out of you but it's your body & health end of day. Do you feel any different prior to consumption? How much has been eaten? Any side effects or allergies? Are you **** blood? Sorry, joke.These are the questions that you need to decide what's best for your health & well-being. If you are really concerned then suggest you contact the manufacturers/suppliers/retailer to check if your batch of stock was fake or unsafe for consumption. These things can happen hence you may have heard of product recalls in the press or retailer notice boards.BTW, where did you buy your jar of honey?Keep the remaining honey as evidence until you can confirm your jar was not on the product recall list. If it was confirmed fake then suggest get a doctors' full health check up with report to be sure.Hell, demand some form of compensation against the manufacturers/suppliers/retailer but do get some comsumer affair/legal advice via your local CAB on the matter on how to proceed if you feel your health/well-being has been jeopardised through neglect & demand redress on the matter.Aytac Foods Ltd.Unit 3, Forest Business Park,Argall Avenue, Leyton, LONDON E10 7FBEmail : sales@aytac.co.uk Phone : +44 208 509 8222Fax : +44 208 509 8333



What i want to know is there a way to tell wether its fake or not..? Tastes ok to me, no ill affects after a week or so but i can tell by taste its not pure honey, but then ingredients do state its made with syrup.
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HolyWarrior

What i want to know is there a way to tell wether its fake or not..? … What i want to know is there a way to tell wether its fake or not..? Tastes ok to me, no ill affects after a week or so but i can tell by taste its not pure honey, but then ingredients do state its made with syrup.


Looking at the packaging in the image posted by veedubjai it seems like they have got around trade description by not actually calling it honey (or at least not writing it on the pack) and listing glucose-fructose syrup as one of its ingredients. Of course it does not actually state the proportion so my guess is it is mainly syrup with a drop or two of actual honey. As far as I can tell from reading the information on the web, the 'honey' was seized owing to it not actually being honey but I don't know if any harmul ingredients were found. I still think you may have a case for trading standards as it contains a honeycombe in a jar which I would reasonably expect it to be a jar of honey not mainly water and sugar. Also if the shop you bought it from called it honey then I would certainly consider it mis-selling a product.
The receipt from B&M states "Hosbal honey 450g" hence my listing it as such. Close inspection of the label on the jar also shows what appears to be an image of an insect resembling a bee. (No doubt somebody like David Attenburgh will be commenting on here next that it's not a proper bee on the label).

So if the shop are calling it "honey" on the shelf and on the receipt, and it has what appears to be a piece of honecomb inside the jar, then what other conclusion is a consumer supposed to arrive at?

I've had some on my toast this morning and guess what? I'm still alive and kicking!! And it tastes ok!!

Shock horror - how can this be??

Has anyone had a Geiger counter on a jar of this stuff yet??

Does it glow in the dark??

Does it remove tattoos if you spill it on your arms??

Does it spontaneously combust if it goes above a certain temperature??

Can it be used for pest control??

I didn't realise that the Food Police regularly patrol this website. I shall certainly bear it in mind if I ever bother to share with everybody what appears to be a bargain in the future.

Merry Christmas to all the appreciative HUKD regulars who have voted warm.

Edited by: "69philip0" 25th Dec 2012
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69philip0

The receipt from B&M states "Hosbal honey 450g" hence my listing it as … The receipt from B&M states "Hosbal honey 450g" hence my listing it as such. Close inspection of the label on the jar also shows what appears to be an image of an insect resembling a bee. (No doubt somebody like David Attenburgh will be commenting on here next that it's not a proper bee on the label). So if the shop are calling it "honey" on the shelf and on the receipt, and it has what appears to be a piece of honecomb inside the jar, then what other conclusion is a consumer supposed to arrive at? I've had some on my toast this morning and guess what? I'm still alive and kicking!! And it tastes ok!! Shock horror - how can this be?? Has anyone had a Geiger counter on a jar of this stuff yet?? Does it glow in the dark?? Does it remove tattoos if you spill it on your arms?? Does it spontaneously combust if it goes above a certain temperature?? Can it be used for pest control??I didn't realise that the Food Police regularly patrol this website. I shall certainly bear it in mind if I ever bother to share with everybody what appears to be a bargain in the future.Merry Christmas to all the appreciative HUKD regulars who have voted warm.


Nothing to do with trying to police people's food just trying to ensure a bargain is really a bargain and not as is sometimes the case too good to be true. Would you pay the same price for fool's gold as you would for real gold? If you did on the pretense that the seller told you it was the real deal, you would no doubt want your money back and or the seller to face a sanction for deceiving you by mis-selling a product. Well it looks like you have just bought some 'fool's honey' and seem quite happy with it which is fine as long as people know what they are buying. But keep in mind that this year instead of treating your loved ones to a nice honey-roasted ham, you will be serivng them a 'tate and lyle jambon special' instead. What's for dessert? A christmas cake covered in plaster-of-paris instead of icing?
frank321

Nothing to do with trying to police people's food just trying to ensure a … Nothing to do with trying to police people's food just trying to ensure a bargain is really a bargain and not as is sometimes the case too good to be true. Would you pay the same price for fool's gold as you would for real gold? If you did on the pretense that the seller told you it was the real deal, you would no doubt want your money back and or the seller to face a sanction for deceiving you by mis-selling a product. Well it looks like you have just bought some 'fool's honey' and seem quite happy with it which is fine as long as people know what they are buying. But keep in mind that this year instead of treating your loved ones to a nice honey-roasted ham, you will be serivng them a 'tate and lyle jambon special' instead. What's for dessert? A christmas cake covered in plaster-of-paris instead of icing?


Well, I've just tried a ham roasted with my Hosbal "glucose fructose honey" (hope this name complies?) and it tastes great as well - yippee! Great idea - thanks.
And as for a Christmas cake covered in plaster of Paris - I've had that many times and I love it. Better for you - not as many calories in it as icing sugar!
All the best!!
FAKE!!! Sugar and water, not honey.
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