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Removing old honey in a jar


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Removing old honey in a jar

FelafelBoy | | Mar 27, 2007 11:14 PM

Most honey I have seen sold in stores come in narrow mouth containers. After a period of time of non-use, the honey tends to get gummy and doesn't flow out of the container easily. This matter is made worse when most of the content is used and the remaining honey sits on the bottom making it impossible to "scoop" out.

The solution I have found easiest to use for removing the honey is to insert a chopstick end into the opening. I may have been inspired to use this technique after watching National Geographic special documentaries showing the intelligence of chimpanzees out in the wild using as a tool, tree branch stems to remove ants from the inside of tree bark. I think that's the order of learning this technique ... I got it from them ... versus the opposite.

The only other solution I can think of is just running hot water over the sealed container.

Any other solutions? I don't know why these honey manufacturers don't use wider mouthed containers. I just may do that replacement myself the next time I open up a new container of honey - just put it in cleaned out yogurt container or something like that in which I can easily get in and out of ... without sticking.

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