14 May 2009
New Zealand Manuka Honey (Selfridges)
I bought this item blind as I knew nothing of Manuka honey. At the till though the assistant kindly filled me in on Manuka honeys and how they are often found in health food shops and rated for strength.
When I got it home I did about a bit of research and found that Manuka was code for Tea Tree and I have to confess alarm bells sounded – Tea Tree is not one of my favourite things.
The honey itself is thick, gloopy but smooth. In flavour the honey does have a strong taste, but there is a very definite other non honey flavour, which I wasn’t keen on. This extra taste is somewhere between cough medicine and antiseptic. It isn’t completely overpowering, and I’m quite okay with finishing the jar, but I didn’t like it enough to want to repurchase the item. My research did also discover all the health benefits that come with Manuka honey and that it widely used as in alternative medicine, but I just wanted something to spread on my toast!