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 – Comvita Manuka Honey UMF – 15+

Product Review for Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+

Size: UMF 15+ 250g (8.8oz) jar

Click here to purchase: Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+ (Super Premium) New Zealand Honey, 250g (8.8oz)

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

Video author is: Comvita, 2017

Comvita Company Background

Comvita was founded in 1974 by Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen.  The Comvita purpose is to use bees and honey to “Inspire, enable and empower people to live healthy, happy and vibrant lives”. They started in Paengaroa which was a town in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (North Island). (source: Comvita, 2017)

Comvita has been a licensee of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) for over 18 years.  (Source: Comvita, 2017)  

They have grown in size to become the worlds #1 producer of premium quality UMF grade Manka Honey.

Comvita UMF Certification logo
Captiva Nutrition Facts

 

Comvita Quality Assurance Guarantee: 

 

Comvita’s claim of UMF 15+ can be independently tested and verified to confirm the level of quality, purity and level of UMF by an independent source.

Product Description: 

Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+ (Super Premium) New Zealand Honey, 250g (8.8oz)

Comvita Manuka Honey is graded using the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) trademark. This trademark is owned by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMF Honey Association)

The Comvita UMF 15+ Manuka Honey, produced in New Zealand contains honey made from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka bush).which contains immunity boosting levels of plant phenols.

Key product quality and assurance elements found in this UMF 15+ product include that is:

  1. UMF® is clearly stated on the front label
  2. It is packed into jars and labelled in New Zealand
  3. It is from a New Zealand company licensed by UMFHA to use the name UMF®
  4. It has the UMF® licensee’s name on the front label
  5. It has a rating of UMF® 15+ or more.                                     (Source: Comvita, 2017)

Product Usage:

This product is safe to enjoy daily as food.

  • Some people eat it by the tablespoon (I prefer a teaspoon portion for daily usage myself)
  • It’s great as a jam substitute and can be spread on toast / bread or crackers
  • It can be mixed in with museli, or yoghurt
  • It can be a sugar substitute in tea or coffee
  • It’s great in smoothies
  • Toddlers over 12 months+ (1 year old) only please.
Honey being added to breakfast museli

Positives:

This plant based product can be used daily as a great natural energy source to support

  • Digestive health
  • Support respiratory system
  • Help relieve coughs and sooth the throat

The company Comvita is the #1 producer of Manuka honey in New Zealand. They are fully accountable to both their consumers and their industry. Comvita is traceable from Hive to Shelf.

Negatives:

  • The price.  Quality costs my friends!
  • This is not the highest ranking in the range.  The #1 product is the Comvita ultra-premium UMF 20+.
  • A UMF 15+ rating is towards the top of the strength range.  Not everyone will require this strength for daily usage.
  • Not for children under 12 months of age (under 1 year).

Final Review:

The Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+ Super Premium New Zealand honey can be traced from the hive to the shelf. It is independently verified to be what it says it is. This is very reassuring for customers.  The UMF 15+ strength is very high and this quality product will  help a lot of people.  With Comvita customers can be assured that their investment in this product is well worth it.