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Lidl Maribel Clear Blossom Honey 250g £1.19 (Was £1.89)
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Lidl Maribel Clear Blossom Honey 250g £1.19 (Was £1.89)

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Posted 24th Oct 2019

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Maribel Clear Blossom Honey

From Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November

Edit: Thanks to andreocean - just noticed he posted Deal in Lidl Weekend Deals Thread
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This honey is indeed made from sugar but what you get in the jar is 100% honey so maybe you are both right - confused?

I am a beekeeper - I can tell you the bees that make this honey are fed sugar water, there is no sugar in the pot as the bees turn the Sugar water into Honey in exactly the same was as they turn nectar into honey.

The result is pure honey that is consistent but with none of the flavours you get from bees that get to forage etc

Even beekeepers feed sugar water in winter (I don't) but if they take too much honey and don't leave enough for the bees to survive winter they substitute the diet with sugar water.

The comment above about testing and finding sugar is total nonsense, it is pure honey but just commercially produced honey.
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Thanks for posting! Love this honey. 😁
MaeveMc24/10/2019 06:27

Thanks for posting! Love this honey. 😁


You're welcome! Yes, this is nice and a good price.
This "honey" is made from Golden syrup - 100% sugar.
Rimi24/10/2019 08:04

This "honey" is made from Golden syrup - 100% sugar.


Actually, if the label states "Honey", it has to have been produced by Bees. Also, Honey or Golden Syrup aren't "100% Sugar" - Both contain around 80% Sugar in one form or another. Honey = Glucose & Fructose and Golden Syrup = Sucrose, Glucose & Fructose. All are forms of Sugar.
I had a chance to test this in our uni labs few years ago and it proved there is no honey at all...Good luck believing what they say on the label..
Rimi24/10/2019 08:15

I had a chance to test this in our uni labs few years ago and it proved …I had a chance to test this in our uni labs few years ago and it proved there is no honey at all...Good luck believing what they say on the label..


How did you "prove" there is "no honey at all"? I'm curious.
ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_24/10/2019 08:14

Actually, if the label states "Honey", it has to have been produced by …Actually, if the label states "Honey", it has to have been produced by Bees.



Produced by bees - diluted by humans to 1% honey and all the rest - sugars. I never buy honey from supermarkets. There is EU law, if there is 1% of quoted product, in this case honey, company can label it as honey. Same with juice and many other products. Manufacturers don't care about customers health- all they care is money!
Rimi24/10/2019 08:15

I had a chance to test this in our uni labs few years ago and it proved …I had a chance to test this in our uni labs few years ago and it proved there is no honey at all...Good luck believing what they say on the label..


Awesome, any other high street brand findings?
Bokstas24/10/2019 08:59

Produced by bees - diluted by humans to 1% honey and all the rest - …Produced by bees - diluted by humans to 1% honey and all the rest - sugars. I never buy honey from supermarkets. There is EU law, if there is 1% of quoted product, in this case honey, company can label it as honey. Same with juice and many other products. Manufacturers don't care about customers health- all they care is money!


You do realise that Honey contains two forms of Sugar, right?
Already posted, unnecessary to post each one of the weekend deals separately
elbs24/10/2019 13:41

Already posted, unnecessary to post each one of the weekend deals …Already posted, unnecessary to post each one of the weekend deals separately


Complain to HUKD Management Team - they make the Rules! And they said it's fine to post single deals from Multiple Deal Threads.
This honey is indeed made from sugar but what you get in the jar is 100% honey so maybe you are both right - confused?

I am a beekeeper - I can tell you the bees that make this honey are fed sugar water, there is no sugar in the pot as the bees turn the Sugar water into Honey in exactly the same was as they turn nectar into honey.

The result is pure honey that is consistent but with none of the flavours you get from bees that get to forage etc

Even beekeepers feed sugar water in winter (I don't) but if they take too much honey and don't leave enough for the bees to survive winter they substitute the diet with sugar water.

The comment above about testing and finding sugar is total nonsense, it is pure honey but just commercially produced honey.
kudos1uk24/10/2019 20:07

This honey is indeed made from sugar but what you get in the jar is 100% …This honey is indeed made from sugar but what you get in the jar is 100% honey so maybe you are both right - confused?I am a beekeeper - I can tell you the bees that make this honey are fed sugar water, there is no sugar in the pot as the bees turn the Sugar water into Honey in exactly the same was as they turn nectar into honey.The result is pure honey that is consistent but with none of the flavours you get from bees that get to forage etcEven beekeepers feed sugar water in winter (I don't) but if they take too much honey and don't leave enough for the bees to survive winter they substitute the diet with sugar water.The comment above about testing and finding sugar is total nonsense, it is pure honey but just commercially produced honey.


Try beat the price beekeeper
Edited by: "jakbli" 24th Oct 2019
jakbli24/10/2019 20:38

Try bit the price beekeeper


I never learnt Klingon.
Bokstas24/10/2019 08:59

Produced by bees - diluted by humans to 1% honey and all the rest - …Produced by bees - diluted by humans to 1% honey and all the rest - sugars. I never buy honey from supermarkets. There is EU law, if there is 1% of quoted product, in this case honey, company can label it as honey. Same with juice and many other products. Manufacturers don't care about customers health- all they care is money!



Source please.

eur-lex.europa.eu/leg…110 (Council Directive 2001/110/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to honey)

From Annex II of the above - "Composition criteria for honey": "When placed on the market as honey or used in any product intended for human consumption, honey shall not have added to it any food ingredient, including food additives, nor shall any other additions be made other than honey. Honey must, as far as possible, be free from organic or inorganic matters foreign to its composition."

Seems pretty cut and dry to me. Really makes you wonder what the future holds when people are so easily misled, and/or so willing to mislead others - despite all the facts being easily available online.

This honey is fairly nasty however IMHO, and when it's such a labour-intensive thing to produce (both for the bees and the people extracting it) you do have to ask how they can sell it so cheaply. Most likely by keeping the bees under battery farm-like conditions and feeding them high-fructose corn syrup in lieu of nectar - this may explain @Rimi's odd test results and the (in my experience) bad taste of this honey. It's a very common practice in 'industrial' beekeeping. This kind of poor treatment undoubtedly contributes to the decline in bee populations' health, leading to the phenomenon of colony collapse, which is a huge problem for humans too as we rely on bees to pollinate a large percentage of our food crops.

I'll skimp on a lot of things, but having kept bees, honey isn't one of them. I try to buy from as locally as possible, or organic and Fairtrade - ideally from Europe since the EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to colony collapse. There are some lovely honeys from Africa and elsewhere though, harvested in a sustainable way by people paid a fair wage. A lot of the cheap stuff is from China and India and there have been instances of contamination and adulteration. Of course good honey is a lot more expensive than this, but having it less often (and enjoying it much more when I do) is a trade-off I don't mind making. It's been considered a treat throughout history, and that's how it should be in my opinion.

There's a good buying guide from Friends of the Earth here cdn.friendsoftheearth.uk/sit…df

And for anyone interested in learning about the lives and situation of bees more generally, I recommend watching the film 'More Than Honey' as a starter. It's not at all doomy and gloomy, the cinematography is stunning, and you get to see a man literally covered in bees. Think it's on Netflix.

None of this is meant to preach or tell people what to do, just hope it will be informative to someone.
Thanks finknottle, interesting and informative.
I shall check out your link.
ThE_HUKD_CoOkIe_MoNsTeR_24/10/2019 13:42

Complain to HUKD Management Team - they make the Rules! And they said …Complain to HUKD Management Team - they make the Rules! And they said it's fine to post single deals from Multiple Deal Threads.


Stinking hypocrisy is acceptable. This is what you posted recently about a Lidl deal I posted :-


Here's a novel idea: Why don't you go and find some original deals, instead of taking the lazy way out and copying them from someone else? Just something to ponder.

(View here
hotukdeals.com/dea…750
)
Edited by: "ansonuk1" 26th Oct 2019
ansonuk126/10/2019 18:11

Stinking hypocrisy is acceptable. This is what you posted recently about a …Stinking hypocrisy is acceptable. This is what you posted recently about a Lidl deal I posted :-Here's a novel idea: Why don't you go and find some original deals, instead of taking the lazy way out and copying them from someone else? Just something to ponder. (View here https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hand-cooked-crisps-various-flavours-150g-lidl-3296750#comment-38502120)


Wow, got a point..
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