Product Type: Gales Spread
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Gales Pure Set Honey
Member Name: dougal868
Gales Pure Set Honey
Date: 29/11/08, updated on 29/11/08 (189 review reads)
Advantages: Great on toast!
I really love honey as do the rest of my family so we usually have some in the cupboard. I'm mostly a fan of Scottish heather honey but it can be very expensive (£4-£5 per jar!) so I find Gale's Pure Set Honey to be a good alternative as it is only £1.83 from Asda for a 454g jar. A jar this size will last us a couple of weeks at least so it's quite good value really.
The jar is quite attractive looking and sort of looks a little old fashioned. I don't tend to think of honey as being particularly modern or cutting edge so I think the old fashioned look sort of suits it! The jar is rippled slightly - I assume to have the look of a bee hive about it and the label is yellow with blue which looks nice against the yellow honey inside.
When you open the jar you immediately get a lovely whiff of the creamy, sweet honey inside - yum! The honey itself is a slightly pale yellow colour and is very, very thick. It's easy to get it out of the jar in to a knife but be warned that spreading can be a difficult task if you don't want to rip the bread! ...particularly tricky with very fresh soft bread although worth persevering as creamy honey on soft fresh bread is definitely worth a reasonable amount of effort! You can of course overcome this by going for the favourite in our house - honey on toast. The warmth of the toast usually melts the honey enough to avoid any bread ripping and it is delicious! A breakfast favourite for us :o)
I have now discovered the Gales also sell their pure honey in a squeezy bottle! I've always liked the idea of squeezy honey but I'm not a fan of the runny honey that always seems to be in the squeezy bottles so tend to avoid it. However, Gales 'Creamy Honey' in the squeezy bottle is much the same as the 'Pure Set Honey' just not quite as thick and the squeezy bottle is great for easy spreading and you avoid the lid getting all sticky after a few days like you get with a jar! The squeezy honey is available at £1.59 from Asda for 340g.
Summary: Lovely honey - a breakfast favourite!
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