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samo
08-29-2011, 04:55 AM
I am new to this forum and have found you after searching through the internet for some honey websites. I have read about Sidr Honey from Yemen in the February National Geographic and have been searching for it ever since. I finally found it last month at trustful website at http://www.yemensidrhoney.com. They claim to be the only company that test their honey for quality and safety. It is the rarest and most expensive honey in the world (1 Kilo costs $200). I bought a small jar at first and found it to be very good indeed - the best honey I have ever tasted in my life and I have tasted countless honeys from all around - local as well as imported. I have to definitely say that it is well worth the money. I am currently waiting for my two-1 kilo jars that are coming next week hopefully. I was just wondering - any thoughts about this honey? Has any of you ever heard about it before? Hope to hear your remarks!

fatbloke
08-29-2011, 09:15 AM
I am new to this forum and have found you after searching through the internet for some honey websites. I have read about Sidr Honey from Yemen in the February National Geographic and have been searching for it ever since. I finally found it last month at trustful website at http://www.yemensidrhoney.com. They claim to be the only company that test their honey for quality and safety. It is the rarest and most expensive honey in the world (1 Kilo costs $200). I bought a small jar at first and found it to be very good indeed - the best honey I have ever tasted in my life and I have tasted countless honeys from all around - local as well as imported. I have to definitely say that it is well worth the money. I am currently waiting for my two-1 kilo jars that are coming next week hopefully. I was just wondering - any thoughts about this honey? Has any of you ever heard about it before? Hope to hear your remarks!
Well I'm sure that it's good, but not at that price. Plus I'd suspect it's all just advertising hype, for a relatively unusual honey that's only produced on a small scale.

After all, there's nothing like a big name like National Geographic plugging a product like this too push the price up.

If you think that normally, an imperial gallon (4.55 litre) would need about 1.3kg of honey for a reasonable strength resulting mead, and presuming you managed to get 6 bottles (more realistically 5 bottles and a little left over), then you're thinking about something like 30 to 40US$ per bottle, and that's not taking into account the other ingredients (not expensive) etc.

No, people might want to pay that if they're in the Arab Oil producing area of the world i.e. money being no object, but I think that they're just "trying it on". It's certainly not, IMO, worth 150+ US$ a kilo.......

regards

fatbloke

MrMooCow
08-29-2011, 12:25 PM
It's amazing how much Samo's post resembles the cyalis and viagra e-mails that fill up my spam box. I'm sure that's just a coincidence though...... :rolleyes:

- Brett

TheAlchemist
08-29-2011, 11:05 PM
It's amazing how much Samo's post resembles the cyalis and viagra e-mails that fill up my spam box. I'm sure that's just a coincidence though...... :rolleyes:

- Brett

Yes...I spotted that, too.:o
I'd say yemensidr thinks much of itself.

AToE
08-29-2011, 11:22 PM
Well if it's spam it's very well done spam. ;)

Value is a pretty abstract thing. Is an early 50's Fender No-caster any better a guitar than the top of the line Tele being sold new today? Maybe, it's a little different for sure, but it certainly isn't worth tens of times more in terms of quality - the value isn't in the quality, but the rarity.

So I agree with the statements about this honey, I'm sure it's great - but for 20x the price of even a fairly expensive local honey, or more than 10x the price of the most expensive other honey I can buy... it's not going to be that good.

If it's what your heart is set on, then it's worth whatever you're willing to pay for it (just like when I spent over $2K on my old model Mesa Boogie, is it twice the guitar amp that an original 5150 is? Nope, nearly identical quality, but I paid more like triple what a used 5150 goes for it because it's what I just "had to have" it was the sound in my head).

If this honey is the taste you imagine in you're wildest dreams, go for it. If it's just another great honey, then ignore it and get 10-20 times the quantity of equal quality honey and make far more mead!

Soyala_Amaya
08-29-2011, 11:46 PM
Well, Yemen is a country in the Middle East, and the IP address for the website yemensidrhoney.com is US hosted. AND I found this exact same post WORD for WORD on beesource.com. However, I don’t see anyone actually listing yemensidrhoney.com as a scam. Did find sidr honey at realhoney.com for ~$132 a kilo (35 oz). So it does appear to be very expensive, and this poster is a spammer, but Yemen sidr honey is for real and is considered one of the top 5 honeys in the world. http://www.justfoodnow.com/2010/12/22/honey-the-five-best-in-the-world/

Just 15 minutes of google and some time on my hands

Edit: Far as I can tell, it's like the people who will pay 1000 bucks for an ounce of special caviar from the sturgeons from the correct sea and yada yada yada. It's rare, hard to get, and someone out there will pay 75-100 bucks a pound. Not me, but someone. So they sell it

wildoates
08-29-2011, 11:53 PM
I know someone in Yemen, I'll have to ask him.

AToE
08-29-2011, 11:54 PM
Right, wasn't figuring a scam, just spam advertising! Nice work on the identical post though.

I have no doubt it is one of the most valuable honeys in the world, I'm betting that in a blind tasting it would not rank so high though, it's got to be the rarity that makes it.

TheAlchemist
08-30-2011, 12:01 AM
With one Got Mead post ever, it doesn't look like SamoSpamo has much else to say to us.

samo
08-31-2011, 03:12 AM
First of all, I am not spam!!
I wrote this post, and I posted it in other forums to get some thoughts quickly. Yes I copied and pasted my own words, because English is not my first language. Anyways, thank you for Soyala_Amaya and the others, you gave some good info.

AToE
08-31-2011, 03:46 AM
Well now I feel bad! :(

I still stand by my posts though, if it's the honey you're in love with then it's worth whatever you'd pay for it.

Chevette Girl
08-31-2011, 11:41 AM
True enough, something is only worth whatever you're willing to pay for it... which in my case if it involves Chevettes, is more than perhaps considered sane, so what the heck! I'll pay twice what I consider a good honey price for one apiary's autumn blend because it's really awesome, but I wouldn't use it in mead except maybe for backsweetening, I hoard it jealously for myself and my small moments of goldenrod and aster-scented bliss... mine mine mine... :rolleyes:

So welcome to the forum Samo, sorry for the confusion. Listing a location in your profile would have helped, we're pretty forgiving of anybody's English, even some of us who ONLY speak English mess it up! ;D

If you really like the flavour of this honey but can't afford enough to do a whole batch of mead, you could consider using a light honey (clover or something) to make a 10% or so traditional and then when it's mostly done, step-feeding it with the good stuff in the hopes that its aroma and taste will take over, I'd also save some for backsweetening if you like sweet meads because then the character of the unfermented honey should come through nice and strong.

Oskaar
09-04-2011, 12:28 PM
First of all, I am not spam!!
I wrote this post, and I posted it in other forums to get some thoughts quickly. Yes I copied and pasted my own words, because English is not my first language. Anyways, thank you for Soyala_Amaya and the others, you gave some good info.

Actually, since your email address is sidrhoney@yahoo.com, you are spam! Welcome to the banned users list. Go far far away and never darken our bath-towels with your spam again.