Manuka honey products
New Zealand Honey Co Lemon & Honey Cordial with Manuka Honey
HK$86 for 375ml, ThreeSixty
Pure honey (62 per cent), pure manuka honey (10 per cent), lemon juice (25 per cent), and apple cider combine for a drink that has vitamin C and antioxidants. Each bottle makes 2.5 litres of drink.
Verdict: served hot, it soothes; cold, it quenches and refreshes.
Autumn Valley Manuka Honey Nuglets
HK$39.90 for 100 grams, ThreeSixty
These sweets are made with raw sugar cane, glucose, 'active' manuka honey (said to have antibacterial properties) from New Zealand, and a touch of natural lemon flavour.
Verdict: throat-soothing, with a smooth, refreshing taste that's not sickeningly sweet.
Nature's Harvest Organic Apricot & Manuka Honey Good Health Bar
HK$8 for 50 grams, ThreeSixty
On closer inspection of the ingredients list, I discover that manuka honey makes up only 1 per cent of the entire bar. Most of the bar has a soft, biscuit-like texture, plus a bit of apricot filling.
Verdict: subtly sweet and pretty tasty, but a tad dry.