Product Review – Kiwi Manuka, New Zealand Manuka Honey Candies

Product Review – Kiwi Manuka, New Zealand Manuka Honey Candies

Product Review – Kiwi Manuka – Manuka Honey and Propolis Lozenges -Strawberry&Elderflower

Size: UMF 15+ which comes as 40 individually wrapped pieces in one box (184 g bag)

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I had a head cold at the time of reviewing this product, so for me, the timing was perfect. 


About the Kiwi Manuka – Manuka Honey and Propolis Lozenges -Strawberry&Elderflower Contains UMF 15+ Manuka Honey

These throat Lozenges (candies) from Kiwi Manuka containing UMF 15+ Manuka Honey have been designed to give you the amazing health benefits of Manuka Honey in a portable tablet / candy form that you can take anywhere with you.

They contain high grade UMF 15+ Manuka Honey from a reputable manufacturer and offer a quality product for people to enjoy.

For more information regarding “What is Manuka Honey?”, please click here.

They are a quality product which comes with not one, but three Trademarks so that you know you are purchasing from a company with a great reputation.

UMFHA logo, source UMFHA, 2017

The trademarks are:

UMF Honey Association

Certified Manuka Originz, New Zealand 

New Zealand Made

Who are the Kiwi Manuka – Manuka Honey and Propolis Lozenges -Strawberry&Elderflower for?

Kiwi Manuka, New Zealand Manuka Honey Candies (throat lozenges) are really well suited for people who have a sore throat and want the health bursts that UMF 15+ Manuka Honey can give them. UMF 15+ is really one of the highest qualities of Manuka Honey you can buy off the shelf, higher ratings exists, such as 18+ or 20+ but they are super, super, super uncommon and very expensive.

Rather than travel around with a pocket loaded up with a jar full of gooey, sticky, raw honey and a spoon, now you can have a burst of high quality UMF 15+ Manuka Honey in your pocket, whenever you need it.

Each individual serving of the candies come individually wrapped in a sterile plastic wrap, so that your pocket will never have to be sticky every again!

Kiwi Manuka honey products are for people who care about the ethical harvesting of honey, as Kiwi Manuka really care about their bees and bee colony health.

Positives of this product:

  • Great strawberry taste.
  • All candies in the box come individually wrapped for ease of use and so they don’t stick inside your pockets.
  • Very portable. You don’t have to be at your home kitchen or in your work kitchen. These candies are not the free flowing sticky substance that raw Manuka Honey is.
  • The candies have a soft exterior and a hard interior. This is ideal for people who like to “chomp” a bit of the outside of the candy, yet the Manuka Honey is contained in the inside for the added benefits of slowly releasing into the body.
  • The product is suitable for most of the family (not suitable for children under 4 years of age)
  • This product is a gentle food grade health superfood. You can have upto six (6) candies per day.
  • Honey has an amazing shelf life. I couldn’t even find the expiry date on the box that I was given.

Negatives of the product:

  • The #1 negative is that some people have a serious Propolis allergy. If this is you or someone you love, then you need to know that this product contains 132mg for each candy. So, if you have a Propolis allergy, then this product is not for you.
  • This product is not for children under 4 years of age at all.
  • This product is recommended to be used in reduced quantities for children aged 4 – 8 years of age. The recommend dose for children is a maximum of three candies per day.
  • This product needs to be stored in a place where small children cannot reach it easily.
  • Pregnant or lactating women need to consult their health care provider before use.
  • I could not find a nutrition table regarding this product. People like to know these things. Sorry, I cannot be of more assistance in this regard.
  • The ingredients of these candies are: Sugar, Glucose Syrup (from corn), water, then UMF 15+ Manuka Honey 3.14g see photo’s for the others.
  • This product is listed as a “candy” and the top ingredients are: Sugar and Glucose Syrup (from Corn). Diabetics need to pause before consuming. However diabetics need to do this before consuming all candies anyway.

What to expect when you use this at home:

  • My first impression of tasting the product was really quite positive.  I can’t find a nutritional table for this product, so I thought it was nice that they were smallish candies.
  • The flavours were well balanced and tasted great.
  • Also the candie is soft on the outside and hard at the centre. The two different textures were nice.  It avoided any “same, same” feeling that you can get with some candies.
  • The after taste when I finished this candies was still pleasant and I could taste other foods really quickly.
  • It helped with my sore throat. I was glad I had them.

Product Review – Kiwi Manuka, Manuka Honey and Propolis Candies UMF 15+

Product Review – Kiwi Manuka, Manuka Honey and Propolis Candies UMF 15+

Product Review –  Manuka Honey and Propolis Candies (throat lozengers).

Company Name: Kiwi Manuka (New Zealand)

Quality Rating: UMF 15+   To learn more about the Manuka Honey quality rating, please click here.

Size: 40 individually wrapped pieces in one bag (184 g bag in total)

Price:            Please click here to see if it’s on special today – Kiwi Manuka – Manuka Honey and Propolis Lozenges – Lemon

To learn more about Manuka Honey, please click here.

To learn more about Propolis, please click here.


Company Background:

Kiwi Manuka is an award winning Manuka Honey specialty producer in New Zealand.  They offer a range of Manuka Honey based products that focus on health and healing.

The company motto is “Our Heritage, Is Your Health”.  This company philosophy of respect for the land and the environment shines through by their on-going respect for the principle of “kaitiakitanga” (the principle of guardianship over the natural environment) of the traditional Maori land owners.

Kiwi Manuka, Best Manuka Honey Health Brand, Hong Kong 2016, Source Kiwi Manuka

They were recently voted the “Best Manuka Honey Health Brand 2016” at the Hong Kong Health Awards held late in 2016.  This is a wonderful award to win, especially because this is a very tough international market. (source Kiwi Manuka, 2017)

 

 

Product Description:

Kiwi Manuka, Manuka Honey and propolis Candies contain UMF 15+ Manuka Honey.

It is considered a “Prebiotic” and is great for gut health.

They come as individually wrapped in a sterile, clear plastic wrapper.  This is great for people “on the go” as they fit easily into your pocket / handbag.

 Product / Company Warranty:

Yes, Kiwi Manuka offer a 7 day product defect warranty.  For full details please click here to learn more.

This can be extended to 14 days via prior arrangement.  Please click here to learn more about this and contact the company directly.

 Product usage:

  • Dissolve one candy slowly in your mouth.
  • Repeat as required up to 6 times a day.
  • Not for children under 4 years of age.
  • Children from 4-8 years of age need to take as required (maximum of 3 candies per day), unless under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.
  • Please do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
  • Not for people with a Propolis allergy.
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place out of reach of young children

Product Positives:

  • It tastes great! This honey and lemon combination tastes fabulous.
  • It’s a serious “pick me up” for sore throats.
  • UMF 15+ Manuka Honey is anti-bacterial.
Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMF Logo)

Manuka Honey is considered a “Pre-biotic” and is great for improving your gut health.

  • This product has a Unique Manuka Honey (UMF) rating of UMF 15+. This is very high and certainly higher than many competitor’s products in this product category.  Customers can be assured that it is a quality product.
  • This product carries the UMF trademark. This is the highest standard of Manuka Honey grading system available and is only given to companies with integrity and through quality practices.  PLEASE do not be confused with the M / MG / MGO rating system which can be VERY confusing to customers.
  • Because this product carries the UMFHA trademarked logo, customers can be satisfied that the Manuka Honey has been independently tested in a laboratory for quality assurances and strength of the specific chemical compounds that make Manuka Honey unique.
  • This product also carried the Certified Manuka Originz, New Zealand. This trademark looks at the traceability and sustainability of authentic New Zealand products. Again, this second trademark can give consumers confidence that their product is authentic and of the highest quality.  Click here to learn more.
  • It carries a third trademark. It carries the Proudly New Zealand Made, Genuine Manuka trademark.  This trademark can give consumers confidence that the product is 100% pure New Zealand produce.  To learn more about  this trademark, please click here.

Product Negatives:

  • Warning: This is the big one everyone should read – Propolis may cause severe allergic reactions in some people. If you have a propolis allergy, then this product is NOT for you.
  • Pregnant or Lactating women are advised to consult their health care practitioner before usage.
  • This product contains sugar and glucose syrup (from corn). Diabetics need to pause before consuming this product.
  • Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any nutritional information on these candies, as a result of this, Diabetics, people on a diet or people with very specific food issues (eg salt intake) need to minimize consumption of this product.

Final thoughts:

I like the fact that this company has a lot of trademarks and that they use sustainable harvesting methods to get their Manuka Honey.  I like that the product is authentically from New Zealand.  This company gives the appearance that they really care about their bees, plants and entire supply chain.  I like that.

I like the product and thought it tasted great.  I like that the level of Manuka is very high and that the company is fully licensed to produce this product.

For improvements, I think the packaging needs a Nutritional Table, but I understand that not all competitors in this space provide that.

I think it’s a great product and it will help a lot of people.  I’m glad I had some in the pantry at home.