Ditch the Sugar for Honey: Manuka Honey On the Go

Reducing the amount of sugar and sweeteners you take in your drinks is hard if you have a sweet tooth, likewise if you're someone who needs a sweet treat to perk themselves up when the 3pm crash hits. A good substitute is Manuka honey, a delicious type of honey from New Zealand that offers health benefits as well as added flavour and a quick energy boost.

The antibacterial properties in Manuka honey make it perfect for healing you both inside and outside. You could take as soon as a cold or sore throat hits or even use to treat a small wound. The ratings on jars and packets of Manuka honey indicate the strength of the active agent (called UMF) found in the honey, the higher the rating, the more potent. 

This is all very well, but of course no one wants to shove a sticky spoon and jar of honey in their bag, desk drawer or first aid box! Thankfuly, Wedderspoon have bought out a great solution to this with 'Honey on the Go' Snap packs. You simply 'snap' and fold the pack in half and squeeze either directly into your mouth for a calorie saving substitute snack, or into your tea/coffee instead of sugar or use it to apply the honey directly onto a wound to benefit from it's healing properties. Parents could even pop in in their children's lunch boxes as an alternative to chocolate bars.

I've been keeping a few on my desk for when I get a random craving for something sweet, despite having eaten plenty of food throughout the day. At around 35 calories per 10g snap pack this made Manuka honey the perfect alternative!

Honey on the Go is priced at £17 for 24 sachets and is available from John Bell &
Croyden (who recently won the award for ‘Best Pharmacy’ at The Natural Health
Beauty Awards 2013!) in store at 50-54 Wigmore Street, London, W1A 2AU and online at

http://www.johnbellcroyden.co.uk. (The direct link to the honey can be found here)

received a free sample of the product  for the purpose of review but was not compensated in any other way. As always, opinions are my own!

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