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Old 05-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default NPR - Relax folks, it really is honey after all

An interesting debunking of the "honey is not real honey" threads that some people are obsessed with.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...oney-after-all


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Old 05-15-2013, 04:04 AM   #2
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An interesting debunking of the "honey is not real honey" threads that some people are obsessed with.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...oney-after-all
Yes, very intersting article, but the author seems to have missed a tiny word from the end of the article. The EU isn't just "more fussy" than the US authorities, as far as I can see, its "much more fussy".........


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I've seen some "honey" at a local chain grocer that had corn syrup as its first listed ingredient.

As a hobbyist, I'm ok with paying a little extra for peace of mind and local support. I'm more likely to trust a farmer's market than some big corporation, at any rate.
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I've seen some "honey" at a local chain grocer that had corn syrup as its first listed ingredient.

As a hobbyist, I'm ok with paying a little extra for peace of mind and local support. I'm more likely to trust a farmer's market than some big corporation, at any rate.
Are you sure it wasn't

HONEY flavored syrup?

I've seen that a lot. Especially at the cheaper discount stores.
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Yea it's the same with "maple syrup", you rarely see the real deal in most stores today.

Lol today I saw a bottle of syrup labeled, "no high fructose corn syrup" but regular corn syrup was still the main ingred...
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All I know is that the FDA requires that it be 100% honey if you're going to label it as honey, but as long as you put syrup or immatation or other trick words in tiny font that is still part of the "product name" then it might as well be spent oil with HFCS.
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I've seen some "honey" at a local chain grocer that had corn syrup as its first listed ingredient.

As a hobbyist, I'm ok with paying a little extra for peace of mind and local support. I'm more likely to trust a farmer's market than some big corporation, at any rate.
The funny thing is that I actually trust most farmers markets less. Because after seeing the price of honey at farmers markets I wondered if I could buy a ton of honey at Costco, repackage it, and resell it at a huge markup at farmers markets. How would anyone know the difference?


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