Jakobsens honey products base on traditions, that go all the way back to 1921. Thus, we are very experienced in the field of honey and we often receive questions from consumers and clients. This page includes the most frequently asked questions.
Why has my honey become so solid that it is no longer spreadable?
Jakobsens honey is a 100% natural product. Honey can vary in taste and texture from bottling to bottling - depending on the vegetation, in which the bees collected the honey. There may also be large variations from one year to the next. Thus, the texture of the honey may vary from liquid to creamy. The storage temperature may also be of significance for the texture. Cold will make the honey solid and heat make it liquid. We at Jakobsens recommend that you store honey at temperatures between 18 - 22°C. Solid honey in plastic containers can be massaged soft, if you gently press the container for about 1 min. The heat from friction may alone soften solid honey.
Why is honey not suitable for infants under 12 months?
All honey from Jakobsens contain a warning label, indicating that honey is not suitable for infants under 12 months, due to the fact that honey may naturally contain bacteria spores, which in some cases have proven to be hazardous for infants, since their immune system is not fully developed. Honey is absolutely nonhazardous to children and adults.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has decided that this warning label must be applied to all honey, sold in Denmark. The label is voluntary in other EU countries, or enacted by means of information campaigns.
Why does my creamy honey look different - is it bad?
If honey is exposed to high temperatures over a long period of time, it will start to melt and a layer of liquid honey or white "foam" will appear on top of the honey. The honey is from a food safety point of view completely fine. Once you stir the honey, it will regain its normal look.
There are white dots/crystals on the bottom of my liquid honey - is it bad?
Liquid honey may crystallize over time and it's a completely normal process. The white dots are natural crystals that disappear if you soak the bottle with honey in warm water. The honey is from a food safety point of view completely fine, although it has started to crystallize.
How durable is honey?
Jakobsens guarantees a durability between 18-24 months from the production date, depending on the individual product. Durability is not changed because the packaging has been open. You can find durability of your honey, by looking at "best before date".
Is it correct that honey contains no additives?
Yes. Honey is a 100% natural product. It is not allowed to add any food ingredients, hereunder additives or water. It is further not allowed to change the natural composition of the honey, for example by removing natural ingredients. Please see the Danish Honey Directive and the European Honey Directive.
How can honey be organic?
Please read all the rules and regulations on organic honey here.