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Nov 14, 2004 01:30 PM

Which brand of honey is best?

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Have been disapointed with the last batch of honey I got, it was McClures, got it in several flavors, and didn't really like any.......I know there are so many choices, and I'm not looking for some crazy expensive brand...I just want an inexpensive to moderate one, I like Tupelo, Orange Blossom, Clover..that is rich and tasty.......thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. Oh, sorry, that's Mclures....not McClures

    5 Replies
    1. re: Janie

      if you have a meditterenean or middle eastern food store near you look for attiki honey from greece it is a thyme based honey
      some supermarkets in metro areas carry it in there specialty sections

      1. re: byrd

        I am glad someone else mentioned greek honey, espcially Attiki. Given my nickname, I didn't think a reco from me about greek honey would carry much weight.

        By all means...try greek honey, it's excellent, ask anybody. :)

        1. re: thegreek

          I have a large tin of it after reading several recommendations about it on Chowhound (and having some Greek honey in the small Total Greek yogurt cups). Absolutely LOVE this stuff - nothing else I've had compares, although I'm looking forward to trying some Granja San Francisco Lavender and Rosemary honey.

          1. re: Linda W.

            What brand of greek honey do you reccomend, as I have a very good greek supplier near to me, and I will go and try some from them.....thanks!

            1. re: Janie

              In looking at the honey tin at home last night, I realized I didn't have the Attiki, but the Orino Thyme Honey. I have the 2 lb. tin pictured at the bottom of this link, purchased from a Greek market in Arlington, MA.


              The Attiki mentioned by thegreek is linked below (if it doesn't work, go to and click on the Shopping link to find the link for honey). I would say you'd do well with either.


    2. I would encourage you to try some local stuff wherever you are. You local ag agency may be able to direct you in the right direction if you can't find any at a local farmers market

      1. I bought the sourwood honey and the business transaction was a quality experience. I will do business with him again.


        1. Honey is like wine and depends on so many factors that it is really variable. I approach it like wine, too...some honey is better for different uses. Some days I want the mildness of a light acacia honey and other days I am up for the full-frontal attack on the palate that chestnut honey represents. At other times, nothing but that freaking expensive Hawaiian White honey will do.

          1. The differences between honeys is more a matter of the flower that the nectar came from rather than the brand. Another major difference is how the honey is processed. For my tastes, minimal processing is best, and I prefer local wildflower honey from a local beekeeper.