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ER2 Mar 29, 2011 07:22 PM

I had some Greek honey the other day which I found very tasty but unfortunately that's all I know about it - that it was Greek honey. When I was down at the SLM yesterday I asked the honey guy there about Greek honey but he couldn't help as it's not something he carries - he didn't explain why.. So where would I look for it? On the Danforth maybe? Any particular brands I should look out for? Anyway, for anybody who has advice to offer, TIA.

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  1. Manybears RE: ER2 Mar 30, 2011 05:36 AM

    My favourite brand is Attiki. I used to buy it at BJ supermarket on Gerrard St. E, but it's been quite awhile since I've been so I'm not sure that they still carry it. It is not cheap. I've seen it at other places around town (Sun Valley I think, maybe Summerhill?)... hopefully others can help out!

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      Delucacheesemonger RE: Manybears Mar 30, 2011 06:19 AM

      Like too many other things, food and not, l collect honey. Currently have about 70. If l had to pick three favorites, they would be Latvian, New Zealand Manuka, and ATTIKA. For me, has always been the best of the Greek honeys. Comes in small amphora shaped bottle.

    2. foodyDudey RE: ER2 Mar 30, 2011 05:54 AM

      I don't buy honey but I see the Greek type at various stores on/around Danforth Ave. You can try Ellas butchers on Pape, Sun Valley, and Greek House.

      1. jayt90 RE: ER2 Mar 30, 2011 06:37 AM

        Mr. Gouda has "7 Flowers" No. 1 Golden honey, from Greece.
        I got mine at Soon Lee for $8./kg.
        It will crystallize, so that means it has minimal processing; great aftertaste.

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        Soon Lee
        629 Markham Rd, Toronto, ON M1J, CA

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          Pigurd RE: jayt90 Apr 5, 2011 08:04 PM

          i thought crystallizing meant more processing? raw/unpasterized honey seems to resist crystallization more than the regular billy bee type...

          highland farms has a greek honey as well... doesnt taste like the honey i bought from the nuns on top of meteora in greece though...

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            jayt90 RE: Pigurd Apr 6, 2011 06:46 AM

            All honey will crystallize naturally, over time, but more quickly if refrigerated. Large processors like BillyBee, and Burkes are able to microfilter the honey under pressure, and this product resists crystallizing.
            Smaller producers such as Munro, at Sobey's, simply filter by gravity and pasteurize, then add a fine grained crystal starter, so the result is more spreadable than natural crystalization.
            I have never had a raw unpasteurized Ontario or Canadian honey that would not crystallize within a year. The best were generally treated with a Munro type starter grain.

        2. prima RE: ER2 Mar 30, 2011 07:12 AM

          Greek House Market at 565 Danforth (already mentioned by foodyDudey) and Serano on Pape (the small grocery store right next to the Serano Bakery) both carry several Greek honeys.

          I've also seen Greek Attiki honey at some Italian grocery stores in the past.

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          Serano Bakery
          830 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3T4, CA

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            FUNMOM RE: ER2 Mar 30, 2011 05:31 PM

            Attiki honey is great. It's a little pricey, but you can find it at Select on Donlands and OConnor.

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