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I read on another thread that you shouldn't use honey that has corn syrup in it. How would I know it has CS in it? I checked my lable and it doesn't give an ingrediants list only says on the front of the lable that its pure honey.<br><br>
I also checked my grocery store and NONE of them have ingrediants list and they all say pure honey....<br><br>
so am I lucky that pure honey is all my store carries, or is there something else going on????<br><br>
HELP! I am freaking out that I may be giving my family CORN SYRUP on their toast!!!<br><br>
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Wow, I've never heard of honey with corn syrup in it, why would they do that?
 

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To make it less expensive, for them.<br><br>
I've never seen such a blend either. Label laws would require them to list any other ingredients, as well as forbidding them from calling it "Pure Honey" if it has anything else in it.
 

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They are usually called "honey flavored" sweeteners. They usually come in the little packets you find at McDonalds or at hotels at the continental breakfast. Some are honey flavored some have partial honey, rest corn syrup or other natural sweeteners. They make this because it's cheaper and you don't have to deal with allergies or sharp honey flavors. It's a little thinner too, so it's easier for people to spread on toast or stir in their tea.
 

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I would use raw honey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
Raw honey, darker the better, is also great to have on hand for burns <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Raw honey? Whats the difference between raw and plain old honey? Pasturization?<br><br>
Hmmm....have to look for raw honey....
 

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Raw honey is found at local farmer's markets or country stores. They are more expensive than grocery store honey. They taste divine. The darkness is attributed to the type of flower that the bee collects. Darker is usually associated with better, but it really just depends on the type of honey. Typical honey comes from clover, orange blossoms, lavender, sage, and other flowers. I believe the sage ones I've seen are rather dark, but the pollen color of that flower are darker. Make sure you're not allergic to pollen if you select raw honey. You will also see on the bottle where the honey came from. Usually if they honey comes from the same state you live in, that's good. If you used honey medicinally (take a spoonful to hopefully calm down your allergies if you're allergic to pollen), the local pollen will work better. There's another school of thought that says that eating honey to reduce allergies is total horse manure because you'd be digesting everything and breaking down all the honey's properties and just converting it to sugar. Still, it tastes good and I think there are some good benefits.<br><br>
Anyway, if it were me and I were going to wash my face all the time with honey, I would use a good pure honey from the grocery store and make sure it was pure honey and not waste money on raw honey and even more expensive, ORGANIC raw honey -- especially if it's only for topical use and going down the drain. Just my opinion though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Conversely, if you REALLY wanted raw, perhaps you can buy in bulk with that local farmer and try to get a discount or try to find their distributor.
 

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I have actually bought some "honey blend" once! I was very unhappy, I noticed with what I bought it was actually thicker and just didn't taste like honey ( it was honey and corn syrup) So now I just make sure it says pure honey and I check the ingredients. My favorite honey is buckwheat honey!!!! It is a very dark one, and so good!!! Oh and honey with the honey comb in it, but it is hard to find!
 

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Sounds yummy!<br><br>
The yummiest one I've ever tasted in my whole life was a lavender honey that a family friend brought from France. Yuuuuum!
 
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