Manuka Honey UMF 15 + Product Review – Product Selected is Happy Valley UMF 15+ Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey UMF 15+

Happy Valley UMF 15+ Manuka Honey.  Jar size selected is 8.8oz or 250g.

The Manuka Honey UMF 15 + product selected is Happy Valley UMF 15+ Manuka Honey from New Zealand.

Quality Rating: Premium Manuka Honey UMF 15 +

Size: 8.8oz or 250g jar

Click here to purchase:   Happy Valley UMF 15+ Manuka Honey, 250g (8.8oz)

To learn more about the benefits of Manuka Honey, please click  here.

Company Background:

Happy Valley was founded in 1975 by Ben & Dot Rawnsley. Originally located in Alfiston, South Auckland.  The current base is located in Drury on the North Island of New Zealand.  Happy Valley have positioned themselves as a company offering premium honey based Health and Wellbeing Products to customers.

Happy Valley honey range includes Manuka Honey, Rewarewa, Mono-floral and Multi-Floral varieties.  The manuka honey that Happy Valley collect is from the species Leptospermum scoparium.  (source: Happy Valley, 2017)

Happy Valley uses an extraction plant located in Waiuku, New Zealand which was upgraded in 2011 and is now a quality processing plant which far exceeds the current NZ Food and Safety Authority requirements. (Source, Happy Valley, 2017)

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Quality Assurance Guarantees:

Happy Valley Honey New Zealand have a consumer promise of “Our Honeybees – Your Health”. (source: Happy Valley, 2017)

Happy Valley also stand behind their products 100%.

Happy Valley are one of the few producers which offer a money back guarantee. (source: Happy Valley website, 2017)

Product Description:

The Happy Valley UMF 15+ Manuka Honey is a 8.8oz / 250g jar of raw honey that contains a minimum standard of UMF 15+ (they also quote MG 510+).  It is a wonderful and natural source of plant phenols and is jam packed with the unique full flavour of manuka and the associated health benefits.

The UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) has been independently verified by a testing laboratory and is the measure of the unique levels of MG (methylglyoxal) and other unique chemical markers which are specific to the Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka Bush Plant).  For a more detailed explanation of the manuka honey rating system explained, please click here.

UMF is the trademark of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association of New Zealand (UMFHA) and they set the international quality benchmark for this product.

I always feel better when I see that producers are part of this quality association.

Happy Valley Manuka Honey UMF 15 +

Product Usage:

Simply take a teaspoon of this Manuka Honey everyday as you would any standard honey product.

  • You can eat it by the teaspoon straight into your mouth.

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  • You can mix it with hot water as a tea/ coffee substitute.
  • You can mix it into your smoothies.
  • You can mix it into your breakfast cereal.
  • You can spread it on bread/ toast or crackers as a snack.

People also eat UMF 15+ Manuka Honey to help ease the discomfort that comes  with:

  • Digestion issues
  • Sore throats and colds
  • Low energy
  • Treating wounds
  • Helping to neutralize damaging free radicals
  • Stimulation of good bacteria

Positives:

  • The company has been producing quality honey for over 40 years.
  • Happy Valley beekeepers really care about their bees and bee health.  This is a wonderful corporate ethos to have.
  • The UMF 15+ rating (MG 510+) has been independently tested and verified in a laboratory, so consumers can shop with high level of confidence that they are buying a quality product.
  • The UMF 15+ offers a very high level of plant based phenol.  This is wonderful natural immunity boost for people, your bodies will thank you for taking it!!
  • Happy Valley stand behind every one of their products with a product guarantee.  This is wonderful for consumers as not every producer does this.
  • In the raw manuka honey form it is easy to adapt a teaspoon of  manuka honey into your current everyday lifestyle.

Negatives:

  • Not for children under 12 months of age (ie not babies under 1 year old please)
  • The honey is quite expensive compared to supermarket honey.
  • The honey is slightly bitter. You will notice is more if you regularly consume supermarket honey or local raw “light” coloured and sweet flavoured honey from your local farmers market or local beekeeper.
  • This is not the strongest strength honey.  Some people just want “the best”. If this is you, then you will need to purchase either the UMF 18+ or the UMF 20+ Manuka honey.

Final Thoughts on Manuka Honey UMF 15+:

I really like and admire companies who are prepared to stand behind their products so passionately.  Happy Valley have been in the beekeeping and honey business for over 40 years and their quality standards are very high.

I like that they are a member of the UMF Honey Association of New Zealand and that all their products are sourced from New Zealand.

I really like the independent laboratory testing which helps consumers know with confidence that they are buying a quality product.

I really like this product.