bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Where I don't shop

This is the main part of the honey display at the shop for the rich (and tourists) -- Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, London. As I recall the honey display was much larger about six years ago, but today this is more-or-less it. If you want to know what pays for the chandeliers in the background, it's probably the mark-up on the honey which was selling at £6.45 per one pound jar (EU 20.86 per kg).

Now far be it for me to criticise such a prestigious shop, but ... some borage honey was selling crystallized (it's well-known for its run properties), and some of it must have been mixed with other honey to give it a more golden colour (borage honey that I've seen is usually greeny/watery white). The honey in the huge jars at the base of the display is chunk honey. Posted by Picasa


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