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Most Satisfied Customers | Beechworth

Aussies have rated Beechworth as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s honey ratings for the second year in a row, with the brand rated five stars for taste, packaging convenience, texture & consistency, variety & range, as well as overall satisfaction.

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How we rate honey

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 outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their honey brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a honey brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the honey tasted authentic and matched the flavour description on the packaging (i.e. unsweetened, etc.).
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the honey.
  • Packaging convenience: the honey packaging made it easy to dispense and store (i.e. came in an easy to squeeze bottle, etc.).
  • Texture & consistency: the honey was rich and had the expected consistency.
  • Variety & range: the honey brand offered a variety of product options.

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.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

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.

  • Beechworth
  • ALDI Bramwells
  • Capilano
  • B honey
  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Macro Organic

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

1. Beechworth

Beechworth honey review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

2. ALDI Bramwells

Bramwells honey review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

3. Capilano

Capilano Honey

Ratings result

Capilano was rated four stars for taste, packaging convenience, texture & consistency, variety & range and overall satisfaction, with three stars for value for money.

Editor’s notes

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.

4. B honey

B honey review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

5. Coles

Coles honey review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

6. Woolworths

Woolworths honey review

Ratings result

Woolworths was rated three stars for taste, value for money, packaging convenience, texture & consistency and overall satisfaction, with four stars for variety & range.

Editor’s notes

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.

7. Macro Organic

Macro Organic honey review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

Does honey expire?

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.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

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.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

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.


Meet the Research Team

Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s honey ratings:

  • 2022: Beechworth
  • 2021: ALDI Bramwells
  • 2020: ALDI Bramwells

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