Island Abbey Foods Ltd Partners with Dutch Gold Honey for Product Collaboration



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

for us."


"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

product lines."


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.


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For more information on Dutch Gold Honey and McLure’s Honey & Maple

Products, please visit them at &


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.


Media Inquiries:

Island Abbey Foods Ltd
Graham Watts, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 902-367-9722


Dutch Gold Honey
Jill M. Clark, Vice President of Sales
Phone: 717-393-1716