SIAL 2010: The best of the best

From Canada, the Honibe – Honey Drop has taken the top award in the SIAL d’Or awards, being named as the winner of the Global SIAL d’Or 2010, at one of the world’s largest food tradeshows, held in strike-bound Paris this week. 

The Honey Drop, the creation of Island Abbey Foods, a specialty honey producer based in Prince Edward Island, was also named as best new product 2010 in the “Sweet – Grocery” category and was the winner of the “Country Award – Canada” as the highest scoring Canadian product for 2010 in the preshow awards in May. The Honey Drop is the world’s first 100% pure dried honey cube for sweetening tea and coffee.

The Honey Drop is an individual serving (one teaspoon or 5g) of 100% pure dried honey without any additives. It is ideal for sweetening tea or coffee. Simply drop into a hot beverage and stir. You have all of the natural honey flavour without the usual honey mess.

“The Global SIAL d’Or recognizes the best new food product to come to market in the last two years. To be nominated for this prestigious award was outstanding, but to actually win the Global SIAL d’Or for our Honibe – Honey Drop is simply a phenomenal accomplishment,” stated John Rowe, President of Island Abbey Foods. “The SIAL d’Or Awards are like the Oscars of the food world and the Global SIAL d’Or is the overall gold medal that everyone is vying to win.  To win this award is very surprising and exciting. It acknowledges, on a global scale, the true innovation of our Honey Drop and the technology we use to create a 100% pure dried honey cube with no additives or preservatives of any kind.”    

The Honey Drop comes in two flavours: pure honey and pure honey with lemon. in boxes of 20 pieces. It has only 20 calories, a shelf life of three years, and does not contain any artificial colouring, flavouring, or preservatives. The Honey Drop is a product of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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About Island Abbey Foods

Island Abbey Foods  is a specialty honey producer based in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is a sixth generation PEI agricultural family business with its feet “firmly planted in the Island’s bright red soil” (ideal for farming with its high iron and nutrient content). Honibe (honee-bee) brand honey is its line of all natural, specialty honey from PEI. Under the Honibe brand it offers innovative products like the Honey Drop, a 100% pure honey candy called Honey Delights, granular honey called Honey Sprinkles, and Honey Lozenges for cough and sore throat relief.