Tupelo honey is a somewhat rare commodity. It can only be gathered once a year in certain regions in Florida. The hive needs to be harvested immediately prior to tupelo blooming and at the end of the blooming season to avoid contamination. However, when properly done, this is a honey doctors have approved for diabetic use! It will never crystallize like normal honey and apparently the body doesn't react to it in the same manner. It is possible to find cheaper brands of tupelo, but I prefer the raw form to preserve other healthy elements. Makes some of the best apple butter you ever will taste! I order several gallons every year and will likely try the 5 gal pail (for $200) this year. One must be careful when searching for tupelo as many folks offer a less-than-pure item. Pure tupelo should have a slight green cast.
Date Purchased: 09/07 Price Paid: $50 Recommend: Yes
Tastes great, doesn't make my blood sugar soar, and offered in raw form.
Expensive, hard to find, and easy to end up with a sub-standard tupelo honey mix. If it's not slightly green, it's not pure tupelo!