IninewCrow,
IninewCrow avatar

No matter what food I buy ... even if it says 'natural' or 'fresh' or 'organic' ... I still read the label and ingredient list before buying anything

ambitious_bones,

As someone living in an EU Country it is wild to me that this is even allowed to be marketed with the word ‘honey’ anywhere near it.

Trebach,

I might accept "honey-flavored syrup" but in no way that could allow a moron in a hurry to think they're actually buying honey.

You should see the shit they allow to be called "maple syrup" and "macaroni and cheese" in the US. It's ridiculous but money talks.

Ignacio,
Ignacio avatar

If you want real honey, the best way is to buy it directly from beekeepers. As an European who watched the honey scam issue on TV some time ago, it's the only thing you can do until that scam is removed.

It may be more expensive, but you'll buy real honey.

reddig33,

Isn’t this illegal? Regulations usually mandate it would have to say something like “honey flavored syrup” or something.

9point6,

Depends on where you live, my understanding is that the USA is pretty notorious for being quite lax on food related regulation (where this honey appears to be from)

astropenguin5,

If you zoom in it does actually say “blended honey syrup” but in small, light, low-contrast letters.

fartsinger,

Yep. Also, barf.

athos77,

Honey fraud is actually a big problem in the honey world, with a lot of honeys being adulterated or just outright fake. While yours is deceptive, it's actually less deceptive than the majority of fake and adulterated honey, because yours actually admits it.

InFerNo,

Mmm, arificial flavors, my favorite

TehPers,

To be fair, they do call it “blended syrup” on the front. It’s still incredibly misleading though.

snooggums,
snooggums avatar

To be fair the prominent, high contrast text is honey and thr blended syrup is written in faint, low contrast color.

It is intentionally misleading and does not deserve any excuses.

TehPers,

Trust me, I wasn’t trying to excuse it. There really is no excuse for straight up lying on the front of the product. That being said, it’s still good to know what to look out for.

Blakerboy777,
Blakerboy777 avatar

@snooggums

@SlowNPC @TehPers

Yeah, I think the issue is the label basically says "(not) honey" but is physically difficult to read. That kind of tells me it might be more of a true loophole situation, where the law actually is doing a good job of regulating the language but not the presentation. If they were gonna break the law I think they'd probably just call it honey. It looks like they are trying to subvert the purpose of the law while staying within the letter of it.

banana_meccanica,

Why did you buy it?

SlowNPC,
SlowNPC avatar

It belongs to a friend who needs glasses but doesn't like wearing them. She thought she bought honey until she tasted it.

banana_meccanica,

Damn so irresponsible

Zeppo,
@Zeppo@sh.itjust.works avatar

So like fake maple syrup, but a honey version.

norawibb,

good. bees need honey. maple syrup is better

DLSchichtl,

…wat

norawibb,
DLSchichtl,

…wat

norawibb,

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MaxVoltage,
@MaxVoltage@lemmy.world avatar

It clearly says blended honey syrup on the front 🤌

GARlactic,

Actually, it clearly says “Honey” and very NOT clearly says “blended” and “syrup” in much smaller and fades text that all but blends into the background.

That’s deceptive as hell.

sadreality,

I guess it is EU, in US they can just call that honey and don't even need to be labeled "blended"

Also, I am not sure what point you think you are making here but you sound like a bootlicker.

astropenguin5,

I’m guessing they are trying to use the emoji as a sarcasm indicator. This is why /s is a thing and they should have done that instead

Monkeyhog,

The point is probably that literacy is valuable.

sadreality,

what the term "literacy" mean?

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