DEBATE GOES ON
Bought my honey chase for the summer to a temporary though sweet conclusion on a recent visit to Dunnes Store in Blackpool. My Recent Post highlighted the differences in price and make-up of the amber nectar around the Cork area.
I was in Dunne’s on a different “mission” when I spotted their honey offerings. Their own brand (€1.99) and a Boyne Valley product had the same make-up as the Aldi product, that is the honey was a blend of EC and non EC honeys.
So I left those and then I spotted Healy’s Honey. This has to be Irish, I thought. Well, yes and no. While Healy’s do at least one jar that is 100 per cent Irish honey, most of their products contain imported honey.
The one I bought was Healy’s Natural Honey Blend. It cost €2.99 and I found it very tasty and enjoyable. But it is not 100% Irish as it states clearly on the jar: a blend of Irish and non EU honey for improved flavour and quality. They also do an organic honey and that comes from South America.
I must try their Pure Irish Honey. But Dunne’s didn't have it and neither did Tesco (who also stock otehr Healy products). I’ll leave it there for the moment. Better try and finish off the jars accumulated in recent weeks!
Healy’s Honey, Maglin, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
021 48 71 258
Check out my review of Healy's Honey - I am cork - on Qype