Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So what's the deal with honey?

I consider myself a honey aficionado just because my brother-in-law's family owns a honey plant. That's my only qualification what-so-ever.

I usually get the honey "hook-up" from the Ross' but the other day I got desperate and bought a little honey bear from a grocery store.

Just look at the color difference:
The?

Why is the store bought honey almost clear? And why does it taste like corn syrup? Well, my friends, that is because it is full of corn syrup. Apparently you can claim it is "pure" honey just because what little honey that is actually in the jar is "pure" or "100%" or whatever. It doesn't mean the entire jar is "pure honey."

It's lies I tell ya, pure lies.

"You are not pure, and you know it."

13 comments:

D's Mom said...

Summer, that made me laugh out loud. You crack me up, girl.

ann said...

That made me laugh out loud as well. :) So where can I buy PURE honey? I thought Braums would have had pure honey!

Gena said...

Blame it on Moe. Blame everything at Braum's on Moe....

Kayla said...

My mom had a big bee hive and made her own honey. Stronger and yes darker than braums honey! I'm all about real maple syrup too!

Amy {Mom Spark/Mom Made That!} said...

Wow, that is a big difference, isn't it? Support local honey!

Mandy said...

This is kind of how I feel about store bought peaches rather than Porter Peaches. One is real and other is an imposter!

Jamie said...

If only everyone knew... thanks for the advertisement. :)

Gena said...

Hope you are having a wonderful belated birthday dinner, senorita.

the.fortes said...

Yes, I also laughed out loud and as one who is interested in whole foods I learned from your post!

Lucas Ross said...

well ross honey does have 1 extra ingredient that's not on the label: a extra ounce of love.
if you eat any see a doctor.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

my walmart honey says I have to write to an address to find out what's in it!

OK Dude said...

Mmmm I love honey! I get my honey at the farmers market.

Suzanne said...

I love that the pure bear called out the other bear!! ha!