Our review compares honey on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which honey they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 1,309 Australians for their feedback on the honey(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket or grocer and eaten in the last three months. Note: this does not include homemade or purchased from a market.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
Beechworth was rated five stars for taste, packaging convenience, texture & consistency, variety & range as well as overall satisfaction, with four stars for value for money.
With a rich history in beekeeping and honey-making, Beechworth looks to not only bring traditional honeys to the table, but a range of unique flavours for food pairings or those looking to be a bit more adventurous.
Beechworth’s honey range includes the likes of Creamed Honey – which features flavours such as honey and cinnamon, as well as honey and lemon myrtle – with Honey Infusions – such as honey and vanilla bean – also available. Container sizes will vary between each honey type and flavour, with squeeze bottles and jars available.
ALDI Bramwells was rated five stars for value for money and packaging convenience, with four stars for taste, texture & consistency, variety & range as well as overall satisfaction.
In addition to small kitchen appliances like toasters and kettles, ALDI also has its own range of honey to add to your list of breakfast essentials. Under the Bramwells brand, the German discount supermarket sells both Manuka honey and pure Australian honey. Its products are claimed to contain no artificial colours or flavours, or preservatives.
Capilano was rated four stars for taste, packaging convenience, texture & consistency, variety & range and overall satisfaction, with three stars for value for money.
Capilano describes itself as an Aussie-owned and operated company that has produced pure 100% Australian honey for more than 65 years. Capilano’s range of amber products includes classic honey, floral honey and Manuka honey, with its speciality range including organic options and additional flavours, such as Aussie Outback, Dark & Bold and Low GI.
Despite being rated three stars for value for money, B honey was also rated four stars for variety & range, texture & consistency, packaging convenience, taste and overall satisfaction.
B honey is another brand that’s working hard to create a tasty range of products whilst also supporting the honeybees with its Purple Hive Project. B honey’s product range features a mix of flavours, colours and aromas stated to be uniquely Australian. This includes B honey Red Gum and B honey Ironbark, which are available in 325g bottles. You can also get regular B honey in a 300g or 450g squeeze tube, or 450g glass jar. B honey is said to create 100% pure Australian honey sourced from Aussie beehives, with no added ingredients in its products.
Coles was rated four stars for variety & range, and three stars for all remaining categories, including texture & consistency, packaging convenience, value for money, taste and overall satisfaction.
Coles’ own supermarket brand of honey also includes several squeeze and jar varieties, including pure Australian honey in 375g, 500g, and 1kg options. There’s also the Coles Australian Red Gum Honey and Coles Queensland Macadamia Honey, each coming in a 400g jar. Coles additionally has its own Manuka honey, with the Coles Manuka Mgo 50+ Multifloral Honey available in a 500g jar.
Woolworths was rated three stars for taste, value for money, packaging convenience, texture & consistency and overall satisfaction, with four stars for variety & range.
Woolworths also offers its own range of honey products, with its range of Pure Australian honey available in a 375g squeeze bottle, 400g bottle of 1kg tub. While it might not have the additional range of flavours and types of other brands, if you know what you’re after, or you’re not fussed about brands, Woolworths’ home brand may be just the ticket.
Rounding out the results, Macro Organic was rated three stars across all categories, including taste, value for money, packaging convenience, texture & consistency, variety & range and overall satisfaction.
Woolworths’ Macro Wholefoods Market keeps the choice simple with just one product. Available exclusively from Woolies, Macro Organic honey is described as pure organic honey with no added ingredients, and comes in a 400g squeeze tube.
Honey doesn’t generally expire, due to its low water and moisture content, high concentration of sugars and antimicrobial compounds and enzymes, which prevent the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria. However, honey can darken and crystallise if oxidised, and while still safe to eat (for the most part), it can change the flavour of it. So while it’s generally recommended to stick to any ‘best-before’ guidelines on the packaging, honey does have a bit more flexibility than other foods.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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