Tuesday, July 26, 2016
I love Van Morrison's song Tupelo Honey. My favorite rendition of the song is by Richie Havens and that is the precise reason I bought the first jar of Tupelo honey; now I buy it each year for my own Tupelo honey Gerald!
We use a great deal of honey throughout the year; the only place I could find to buy Tupelo honey locally is from a Mennonite store and it is quite expensive. Of course Gerald checked online but learned it was more economical to buy it locally.
After I read an article about contaminated honey from Asia being banned in Europe but was flooding the U.S. market, my ever witty brother Les said, "I can just see it--like cocaine smuggling--they'll have honey mules swallowing condoms filled with honey defecating the honey--they can't stop the honey trade!" He continued by asking, "Will the President need to appoint a Honey Czar; will we have a War On Honey?"
I doubt that Asians have actual Tupelo honey, but what would deter them from mis-labeling? I could check the country of origin, but what would deter their falsifying that?
To be safe, we bought five quarts of clover honey from a local apiary.