Littleover Pure Organic Wildflower Honey costs £11.80 per kilo. Ingredients: Organic Wildflower Honey
Littleover says “We do not heat-treat or blend our honey, we are 100% chemical and drug free in all our hive operations, and we only use gravity filtration to ensure that our honey is in the jar in as natural a state as possible.”
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar Syrup, Dried Egg Whites and Vanillin.
There’s an increasing amount of media coverage about sugar. The following is one view:
"Table sugar (sucrose) has been condemned by dentists, nutritionists, and physicians for scores of years. It is the greatest scourge that has ever been visited on man in the name of food. Endocrinologists agree that the endocrine system of glands and the nervous system cooperate to regulate the appetite so that the right amount of the right kind of food is taken in. Sugar spoils this fine balance. Being almost 100 percent “pure”, this high-calorie dynamite bombs the pancreas and pituitary gland into gushing forth a hypersecretion of hormones comparable in intensity to that artificially produced in laboratory animals with drugs and hormones. Sugar is the culprit the endocrinologists have been looking for that has been throwing the finely regulated endocrine balance completely out of kilter."
(Edward Howells, DDS Enzyme Nutrition)
We are advised by the majority of common-sense nutritionist sources that all sweeteners should be taken in moderation, even honey, but for value, taste and wholefood reasons, I think I’ll stick with honey!
One more example of choice I spotted in the same shop:
OK, now £5.50, but it’s a long, satisfying and informing read about, amongst other things, fossils found in a South African cave raising new questions about what it means to be human; Laponia, one of Europe’s largest wilderness areas in the heart of Sweden; The Congo River in modern times; and beachcombing wolves which swim among Canadian islands. A truly fascinating and mind-broadening experience involving many happy reading hours.
Heat Magazine - 128 pages: £2.10 special offer including a copy of Closer
Articles include: Kourtney won’t let Caitlyn see her kids; Jamie is Fifty Shades of Hot on Hols; Kate’s Break up gets messy; and Posh Parties Very Hard.
I have to confess I’ve never read Heat or Closer. They appear to be a mix of celebrity gossip and real-life stories mirrored by similar television programmes. Given the close attention many people pay these publications, it seems that, like sugar, they are part of an epidemic of fast-rush addiction, rather than the slow-digesting experience of a read like National Geographic.
Here’s Julian Norman’s piece about Closer in The Guardian.
As the saying goes, you pays your money and you makes your choice.