Product Type: Gales Spread
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Gales Pure Set Honey
Member Name: CarolineMB
Gales Pure Set Honey
Advantages: Is good for you
Disadvantages: Fairly expensive
I am quite a fan of honey and although I buy both set and clear honeys I think I prefer set honey. I'm not loyal to any particular brand but the last one I had was this Gale's one. In the honey world Gale's is quite an established name so it should be considered a quality product. I did enjoy this honey but I wasn't completely wowed by it.
It comes in a nice glass jar and the pretty thing about it is the shape of the glass towards the top has ridges all the way around to echo the design of a honey barrel. There is a blue lid on the jar and a yellow and blue label on the front. Once you unscrew the lid you can smell the sweet scent of honey immediately which smells lovely. This honey is 'set' which means it keeps a solid shape in the jar, unlike the clear ones which are runny. The honey is a pale yellow/golden and is a solid colour as opposed to a see through colour like clear honey or syrup.
It is easy to spoon the honey out of the jar and spread onto your toast or whatever you are eating it with. It looks a bit wetter when it is on hot toast as the heat melts it slightly. It tastes delicious, very sweet and moreish and such a distinct honey taste. As I say, I buy different brands of honey, quite often supermarket own versions which all seem to be very tasty but as nice as this honey was I really wanted to be super impressed with it and I didn't get that wow factor I was looking for.
The honey is to be stored in a cupboard and has quite a long shelf life on it. Sometimes honeys go a bit crystallized in the jar if they're left too long but I didn't find that with this one. However, that could be because we ate more of it when we had that particular jar so it went down quicker, I'm not sure.
Honey is a great ingredient to add to boiling hot water and lemon in order to stave off colds and some people apply it to rashes and skin irritations. That is by no means medical advice by a doctor, but I have heard people say it.
This jar contains 340g and costs Ł2.38 in Tescos. It is also available in other supermarkets at a similar price.
Summary: Lovely set honey by a very well known brand, tastes very nice
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