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My Daily Digest: February 19, 2021

Honey producer scores big with ‘liquid gold’ There’s adding value and then there’s really adding value. A Dannevirke honey producer has discovered there’s gold in them hives after selling 230g pots of Manuka honey to Harrods for $5000 a pop. That’s $21.74 a gram.

The eye-watering sale was for just 200 honey pots but no matter the quantity, it’s still a pretty sweet deal.

And, it shows those one-percenters have New Zealand in mind when they look for the best of the best.

Understandably our reporter who visited the operation this week wasn’t offered a taste test of the liquid gold.

But he got to see first-hand just how humble food producers can produce world-class results.


Bryan Gibson


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