Re: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isnít Honey
This is right on the mark. Honey packers deliver what the largely ignorant (and I dont use that word as an insult) buying public demands. They want a convenient to use easily dispensed LIQUID product. If their product granulated on the shelf, it is just not very marketable to the majority of shoppers. The stores will usually pull it off the shelf and charge back the product to the supplier. If that product granulates at home in their pantry it may well get thrown out and a repeat customer is lost. This is the reality folks, honey packers filter their honey because of economic necessity not because it is cheap and easy to do or because they are hiding something. Is something lost when honey is heated and filtered? You betcha there is.....but it's still honey. Just analyze what is sold in grocery stores nowadays and you will see its all about convenience. The modern consumer wants to pop their meal in the microwave and eat it on the run, and we expect them to patiently heat their jar of sugared honey in warm water or dig it out of a container? It's not going to happen. So let's not lump all honey packers together as purveyors of illegally sourced adulterated honey. The folks here on Beesource understand that granulation is a sign of honey purity the public at large is clueless.
Originally Posted by Nature Coast beek
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