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yabodie
05-09-2006, 11:08 AM
I am not sure if this is critical for folks, but I ordered a 60# pail of honey from a US distributor over the net and was expecting to find US honey in the pail. No description was posted online about the honey except organic wildflower. I was some what shocked to find "product of Brazil and Mexico" printed on the label. So as a FYI if the origin of your honey is critical ask before you buy.

Angus
05-09-2006, 11:21 AM
The whole import/export of honey is very strange, particularly where Mexico is involved. A friend who works for Nestle in Mexico informed me that they only use honey imported from New Zealand in their manufacturing. Why would they do this when they are then exporting their own honey to other countries? ???

I bought some coffee blossom honey, wild flower honey, and a third type (don't know what flower it is) when I was down there last and it was all excellent. Cheap too. 2 litres cost me $6. That's 95 cents a pound (there's your honey for under $1/lb Oskaar).

Angus

memento
05-09-2006, 12:14 PM
who was that distributor?

yabodie
05-09-2006, 01:55 PM
I ordered it from Dutch Gold Honey.

*BEGIN RANT*
Honestly I did not have that good of an order experience with them. I initially ordered non organic wildflower, because it was listed as available per the website, but after a week of not receiving any notice about the order shipping, I called them up. After a few dropped calls, a run around, I came to find out that they did not have the regular wildflower in stock and my order was canceled, without notifying me. They said they had other varietals available, so I figured the next best thing would be the organic wildflower. They did ship it overnight and I got it the next day, bonus! I was just surprise to find the origin not of the US. I am sort of particular about local honey and I figured the source was in PA, but I guess not. So anyway if it is critical for you find out the origins of the honey call the supplier and don't completely trust the website...
*END RANT*

A wee review:
The honey does taste wonderful, rich caramel, deep amber in color and it has a wonderful smell.

On a lighter note because I had 60#s of honey I had to start a few more batches!!!

memento
05-09-2006, 02:36 PM
That's who I ordered my orange blossom from. It arrived sooner than I expected. I'm not particular about it coming from a specific area, but I will check the label on the bucket to see what it says.

yabodie
05-09-2006, 02:56 PM
I think I will order from them again in the future, I just wish they would have notified me about the product status, etc.

And yes, the shipping was amazingly fast as well!!