I never buy honey from public markets, especially the unbranded bottles. Most sellers mixed prepared syrup to honey to increase product amount. I am talking about the vendors who are placing their honey in small tumbler. They are including honeycombs in buckets to convince buyers.
Note: Not all sellers adulterate their honey.
One day, my better half brought home the honey I am talking about. I was never interested with it. It might be a real honey but the probability that it is adulterated is high.
The honey stayed inside refrigerator for few months untouched. I noticed over half of the content crystallized. It was my first time seeing a crystalline honey.
One way to test honey’s purity is the water solubility test. Pure will not mixed with water easily, it will flow down to bottom and form a separate layer.
I did the test. It is a pure honey according to result.
I was not convinced. I got a teaspoonful and took it in. The taste is just a plain syrup. It has a honey taste but barely noticeable. It addition, it has a thin body.
Do you think my sense of taste is more reliable?
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.