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Holland & Barrett Pure Gold 6+ Manuka Honey

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      27.07.2011 22:20
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      bit of an all rounder

      I am one of those people that constantly gets ill quite a lot, especially when it comes to winter time; I wrap up in about 20 layers and try and avoid the cold at all costs. I also have those parents that are constantly telling me to try millions of different remedies for colds and sore throats; those parents with their own personal medicine cupboard full of everything known to man (it's ridiculous really).

      So in short, if you do get colds and sore-throats you should really try Manuka honey, it's not the same as the cheap stuff you can buy in supermarkets, but it does taste great with lemon and on toast. One little scoop mixed in with lemon juice and sugar will taste a million times better than a Lemsip and will work twice as effectively.

      Price: for a 250g tub it costs anywhere from £4 to £12 quite pricey but it does last forever.
      You can also pick this product up in pretty much every health store around, probably for around £7 a tub.
      A worthy investment for colds.
      Ingredient: 100% Pure, raw, natural, un-pasteurized active Manuka Honey

      Note: Its also better for diabetics than sugar because it has lower required insulin levels compared to other sugars and produces lower rises in blood sugar due to the fructose it contains.

      Disclaimer: diabetics should always consult their physician before including honey in their diet.

      Thanks mum!!

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      08.05.2011 14:23
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      A luxury, not for these economic times

      As a regular online customer of Holland and Barratt, I really did not know what I was buying when I added a tub of Pure Gold 6+ Manuka Honey to my shopping list. I was looking for something besides sugar to add to my porridge, and hoped that this honey would be a flavoursome and healthy alternative.

      The packaging is fine, it looks the part without being attractive. Opening it revealed a strong and deep, but not unpleasant smell. If the odour were to be compared to anything, it is quite similar to coffee. The honey is orangey- brown, thick, gooey, and sticky. As you take it out the tub it will stay stuck to the spoon, so if you want to put it in your porridge you will need two spoons to continually scrape it off. Even then, quite a lot will remain stuck to the spoon, and you will have to eat it alone.

      It is far too rich a flavour and sickly sweet to consume by itself. Put within a bowl of porridge and thoroughly mixed in, even a small amount can completely transform the flavour in a very positive way. It is very healthy as well. It is an antioxidant, as well as helping to reverse resistance to anti-biotics, and has an anti-bacterial quality that increases resistance to super bugs.

      Holland and Barratt do not give it away, and 500g will cost over £10 unless you get it on one their frequent offers. Other varieties such as 12+ or 18+ are more expensive still. One boon is that it has a very long expiration date, so if you use it slowly on tub can last you a very long time especially as you only need to use a little. I probably will not buy it again though, it is too expensive compared to alternatives.

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