In another one of those “How have I lived this long and not known about his before?” moments, I discovered this week that there is such a thing as FAKE HONEY!
Not only has a recent study shown that 75% of US “honey” actually contains no pollen, but imported honey (most of the honey in shops) can be faked by just adding dye to corn syrup.
If you’re lucky, it’s been cut with some real honey, if “pollenless honey” can in fact be called honey that is. They filter the pollen out so you can’t trace its origin and can import it via 3rd party countries, which is an issue as Chinese honey has been banned in the UK and US for contamination due to antibiotics.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, people will it seems fake anything to make a quick buck. I’ve seen or read about fake electronics chips, fake safety equipment (e.g. electrical RCDs, or plastic hard hats), and even fake eggs… yes really!
Fortunately I can get locally produced honey directly from a local farm, which is excellent.
My only decision now, is what to do with the 2 unopened shop bought jars of honey that are in the cupboard…?