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The average pot of honey sits in a Betoota pantry for roughly four years – which makes the buying process all the more important.
Recent developments in the honey industry have sent shockwaves of distrust through the consumer markets with millions of Australians now questioning whether what they’re buying is actually honey.
Cameron Ashley, a French Quarter resident, said she binned her last pot of honey about a month ago as it was almost done and rather mouldy.
But a recent craving for nature’s heroin has forced her out to her local shops to buy some more today.
Speaking candidly to The Advocate just a short time ago, the lethargic Cancerian said she wanted to know if what she was buying was the Real McCoy.
“I’m going to have this honey for a long time,” she said.
“So selecting a pot of lies that might actually be real honey is important to me. I don’t want to get stuck with a few hundred grams of petroleum byproduct and flavouring. These recent developments in the honey industry have only made the choice harder,”
“When a normal person buys honey, it’s an investment for the future. Nobody hoons through a kilo in just a few weeks. If they do, they’re either a bear or a Type-2 diabetic. So you can understand my dilemma.”
However, when asked if she’d ever consider buying a local honey from a Betoota producer, the 27-year-old explained she would but only if it was cheap or as cheap as the imitation honey at the supermarket.
More to come.