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    Default one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    I am not certain if this is the correct forum category...but I would like to know if any are purchasing one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids for their honey sales. This is the size of jar honey is supplied to hotels for use in teas etc. and it seems they are also purchased as wedding/shower/event favours.

    I ask as when at a symposium today in Vancouver BC the honey served with beverages at the breaks was in these tiny jars. I was surprised that it was from France!...a company called Bonne Maman. Each jar contained 23 ml of honey.

    When I checked the product on line there was a wide range of price for the same product...yet all per KG of honey were very high. I presume most of the cost is for the jars and packaging.

    There were several sites selling 1.5 ounce octagonal jars but I saw none that were like the tiny Bonne Maman jars.

    I wondered where folks get them?
    Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06

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    Default Re: one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    I was looking for 1oz hex jars a few years back but could not source them. Even the China importers didn't have them. I ended up going with the 1.5 oz, which is ~45ml, compared to the 1oz/25ml jars.

    Post back if you find some at a reasonable price.

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    Default Re: one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    Quote Originally Posted by WBVC View Post
    I presume most of the cost is for the jars and packaging.
    Fill up a couple of cases of those jars and you will find that labor costs figure in there too. Though I imagine Bonne Maman does that mechanically.
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    Default Re: one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Fill up a couple of cases of those jars and you will find that labor costs figure in there too.
    I agree with Mark here I filled 100 2oz Bears for our 50th weding celebration and it is a PIB, but later found out fill a 3# squez bottle and fill with that still a PIB but not as bad.
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    Default Re: one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    I found a used condiment dispenser at a local commercial kitchen supplier. It holds about a gallon and can quickly fill the small jars without the mess. Cleanup is rather easy as the whole pump mechanism comes apart.

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    Default Re: one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    That's a good idea. Is that one of those gadgets like I see at MacDonalds for dispensing Ketchup?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    Do you think bonne Maman has those jars made for them?
    The tiny size is right for a mug of sweetened tea.
    Also the honey in them is crystal clear liquid...would they have had to heat it to get it to stay like that?
    Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06

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    Default Re: one ounce octagonal glass jars with metal lids

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    That's a good idea. Is that one of those gadgets like I see at MacDonalds for dispensing Ketchup?
    Same thing, but different

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