Product Review: New Zealand Honey Co.

A few weeks ago I was contacted to review a new product made by New Zealand Honey Co.


Begun in 2007,  New Zealand Honey Co has become one of New Zealand’s largest producers of award winning specialist honey.  The company has close ties with many research institutions which has investigated the many health benefits of their honeys. 

The Beech Forest Honeydew, which I was asked to review in particular is full of antioxidants and pre-biotics, which can potentially ease digestion. Improving the bodies ability to digest food allows the absorption of nutrients.  A healthy digestive system also prevents the localisation of nasty pathogens and toxins that are implicated in some diseases.

This 100% pure honey sourced from the sap produced by insects which actually feed off the beech trees, which is then harvested by the bees.  The farmers maintain the forests to the highest quality without the use of antibiotics.The beech trees themselves are situated in an untouched forest used for specifically for bee keeping alone, which gives the honey a pure and natural flavour. 

Overall I’ve really been enjoying using this product and have been using it as a natural sweetener in my hot chocolates, oats, smoothies, salad dressings and also used it to make my Cherry Bakewell Granola.

There are so many varieties of honey in the range each with their many different health benefits, including honey drinks.  You can pick up a squeezy bottle of New Zealand Honey Co in Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons and Holland & Barratt for around £2.95.

Have you tried any of New Zealand Honey Co’s honey before? What did you think?

Would you buy this particular honey over other brands for it’s health benefits alone?



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9 responses to “Product Review: New Zealand Honey Co.

  1. I love honey, as you know! The only New Zealand honey I have tried is manuka. I didn’t like it because it was a very strong almost eucalyptus taste – but it does have fantastic medicinal properties so I told myself the aftertaste was worth it 😛

    As with most things, I’d happily buy a product that had some health properties, antioxidants and other benefits over a home brand run-of-the-mill thing, but taste is also important to me. The varieties they have look really nice – particularly the thyme one. I’ll have a look out for it!

    That fig salad looks to die for! Have you ever tried putting them under the grill for a minute or two, with some of the honey drizzled over? It’s so good! xx

  2. I love honey, but I’m not actually too fussy about what variety I eat. I would probably buy something that had extra health benefits if it was different enough to other brands. My housemate’s Dad has his own bees and they produce gorgeous honey – so much better than you can buy in a shop.

  3. I love honey! Both because its super tasty, and also because I feel like it is one of the most natural and healthy ways to sweeten things!
    When I buy honey, I go for Norwegian (local) and raw!

  4. I love honey- nice on porridge, and on grilled figs. My parents brought back some honey for me from Romania and it is lovely, but I never mind whether it is set, clear, runny etc.

  5. Ooh, I saw this in Asda and wondered about it… I’m not a huge fan of the taste of honey, I’d rather have agave or maple syrup, but I swear by the Manuka one if I’m not well; a teaspoon in the mornings really helps so I’d like to try this one 🙂

  6. I adore honey. I get mine from Greece (can’t take the Mediterranean out of the girl ^~) and it’s good on absolutely everything, especially yogurt/cottage cheese.
    That fig salad picture is gorgeous!

  7. I really do enjoy honey… I used to hate it, but now love it 🙂 I like it in tea and also used as a sweetener in granola bars and oatmeal

  8. Cool, I’ve never heard of it before. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m at the store. And yes, I am a sucker for buying things if there are added nutritional benefits, guilty….

  9. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but it sounds pretty good! 🙂
    I love honey! I like to add it to oatmeal and yogurt or have it on toast with butter.

All of your comments make me smile :-)

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