Friday, 15 February 2013

Aldi Specially Selected Active 10+ Manuka Honey





I have just been sent Aldi’s Specially Selected Active 10+ Manuka Honey which will is a great sweet way to combat the effects of the cold weather which has set in again.

I was so impressed by the price first. When jars  are in excess of £10 in supermarkets, I was surprised to read that the Aldi version is £3.99.

Now I have read up on Manuka Honey in the past, a lot of us know its a 'super' or good health product, but I read in a survey that people do not always know why.

Nearly all honey has an  active agent, which is believed to aid good health but is easily destroyed when exposed to heat or light. 

Manuka honey contains an extra, naturally occurring active ingredient, which makes it unique from other honeys. 

This additional component is stable and doesn't lose its strength  when exposed to heat, light or dilution. 

This  quality is known as UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and the higher the UMF,  the more potent the honey and its powers (it is widely agreed that you need a UMF of 10 or higher for the honey to be properly effective). 

It has antiviral and antibacterial actions, which is a good excuse for reaching for a jar and having a spoonful or so neat at the first sign of a cold or sore throat.

Manuka honey can also help relieve allergies, improve skin care and has properties that can aid with a good night’s sleep, so it’s perfect to use all year round.



OK now I am thoroughly convinced as to Manuka Honey being a real super health food. But have to say, it tastes bloomin' lovely on a crumpet. Now that is another super food!!

Aldi’s Specially Selected Active 10+ Manuka Honey is fantastic value, and will help keep all the family fighting fit in 2013


16 comments:

  1. That's a great price, I'll check it out next time I'm in Aldi

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  2. That is a great price, the benefits of this product are great

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  3. I love Manuka honey. My other half is addicted to Aldi and thats how i came acros it. Im not rally a honey lover but this stuff is lovely. They also had a Mexican honey one week and that was totally delish.

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  4. I've not tried Manuka honey, but I'd love to give it a go!

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  5. That is a great price for Manuka honey, thanks for the info! Will have to find an Aldi near me to pick up a jar.

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  6. My girls love honey so will have to have a try of this one.

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  7. The price is brilliant. I'm off to Aldi's! Manuka honey tastes nice anyway.

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  8. Got another jar of it and its really lovely.

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  9. Thats a brilliant price, I have never seen this honey under £12. I have auto-immune dieases & have read that it could benefit my health but the doctors were suggesting a company that sells it £48 a jar!!!!

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  10. Great price. We love Manuka Honey and always have some in our cupboards. I will have to find my local Aldi.

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  11. I love Honey! Though I have to limit myself to not eating too much. Will try the Aldi one out!

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  12. If something looks too good to be true then it usually is. I don't think the Manuka Honey you buy in Aldi's (£3.99 here in UK) is the recognised UMF Honey that has the medicinal qualities you are looking for, Thats why the proper stuff is so expensive! The producers of the honey in New Zealand have heaps of info on their websites and warn against the cheap brands that make claims that are not verifiable.I also bought several jars from Aldi and enjoy a spoon every day but I am not deluding myself about it's qualities - it just tastes delicious.

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  13. I am sorry but I disagree. it is recognised as UMF and has won awards, I would like to reverse this and say because there is a huge price tag on a jar does not mean its any better.

    UMF, or “Unique Manuka Factor” is the name given to the properties of Manuka honey that fight bacteria. This property is shown to exist in other honey, but New Zealand were canny and registered it is a trademarked name. Aldi's Manuka is recognised as UMF exactly the same as any other, the trademark would not allow otherwise.

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    1. You're right,. Aldi sells quality products, the same food items you would buy in M&S with an Aldi label on it at a reasonable price.

      Their Manuka is very good. People are brainwashed by Main Stream Media, this is why the less than 1% are rich, with our money.

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  14. Today I have attempted to buy 10+ Manuka honey from two large Aldi stores in the Manchester area. I have been a regular consumer of this honey and am puzzled why there was no honey on sale.

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    1. It is still available in both stores I visit. Maybe ask the manager.

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