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

Island Abbey Foods Ltd, specialty honey manufacturer announces a collaboration deal with Dutch Gold Honey, Lancaster, PA and their subsidiary McLure’s Honey and Maple Products, Littleton, NH to distribute Island Abbey Foods Ltd's Honibe brand of pure dried honey products.

Lancaster, PA, October 08, 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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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

Island Abbey Foods Ltd
Graham Watts