FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Charlottetown, PE, Canada – October 7, 2010 – Island Abbey Foods Ltd, PEI
specialty honey manufacturer, today announced a collaboration deal with
Dutch Gold Honey, Lancaster, PA and their subsidiary McLure’s Honey and
Maple Products, Littleton, NH. This deal will see the exclusive honey
products produced by Island Abbey Foods Ltd under their Honibe™ brand now
available through both Dutch Gold Honey & McLure’s Honey & Maple Products.
The Honibe™ brand is built around a proprietary platform technology that
has enabled the creation of 100% pure dried honey products in a variety of
form factors. Dutch Gold Honey will now expand their current product lines
to include Honibe™ 100% pure dried honey products. Island Abbey Foods Ltd
will collaborate with Dutch Gold Honey starting with their Honey Drop™ - a
tastier sugar cube and Honey Sprinkles™ - honey granules for desserts,
baking and ingredient use.
"We are excited to announce our collaboration with Dutch Gold Honey and
McLure’s Honey and Maple Products," stated John Rowe, President of Island
Abbey Foods Ltd. "Dutch Gold Honey is a leader in the honey industry in the
United States that has built a reputation on quality, integrity and trust
over the past 64 years. To now have our innovative Honibe™ product lines
available through this household name in honey is a wonderful partnership
"We are very pleased to partner with Island Abbey Foods and to offer the
award winning Honibe™ line of pure dried honey products to our customers,"
said Jill M. Clark, Vice President of Sales, Dutch Gold Honey. Island Abbey
Foods has generated a lot of international attention for their unique
technology since the launch of the Honibe™ brand in 2008, and we are
excited to add their products to our existing Dutch Gold Honey & McLure’s
The Honibe™ brand has garnered international attention in recent months for
the product the Honey Drop™. The Honey Drop™ was the first product launched
under the Honibe™ brand and is an individual serving (one teaspoon / 5 g.)
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 flavor without the usual honey mess. Most recently, the
Honey Drop™ won two SIAL D’or 2010 Awards at the world’s largest food
tradeshow in Paris, France and will now be one of nine finalists competing
for best new food product in the world this month.
For more information please visit us on the web at www.Honibe.com.
For more information on Dutch Gold Honey and McLure’s Honey & Maple
Products, please visit them at www.DutchGoldHoney.com & www.McLures.com.
About Island Abbey Foods Ltd
Island Abbey Foods Ltd. is a specialty honey producer based in Prince
Edward Island, Canada. We are a 6th generation PEI agricultural family
business with our feet firmly planted in our Island's bright red soil
(ideal for farming with its high iron and nutrient content). Honibe™
(honee-bee) brand honey is our line of all natural, specialty honey from
PEI. Under our Honibe™ brand we offer innovative products like the Honey
Drop™, the world’s first 100% pure, no mess, non sticky honey, and a better
tasting sugar cube. We also have a 100% pure honey candy called Honey
Delights™, granular honey called Honey Sprinkles™ and Honey Lozenges™ for
cough and sore throat relief.
About Dutch Gold Honey
Dutch Gold Honey is a leading honey packer in the United States packaging
over 50 million pounds of honey annually. Dutch Gold Honey was founded in
1946 by Ralph and Luella Gamber and is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The company is still proudly owned and operated by the second generation of
Gamber family members. The company’s additional divisions are McLure's
Honey and Maple Products, Gamber Container and The Bacon Jug Company.
Island Abbey Foods Ltd
Graham Watts, Marketing Coordinator
Dutch Gold Honey
Jill M. Clark, Vice President of Sales