Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+ Review

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Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+ on a wooden board

Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+
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A great all round manuka honey

Comvita have been producing and innovating honey products since 1974 when Claude Stratford founded the company. This heritage and endless hours of research and development really shines through with this particular 500g jar of honey.

A sealed jar of Comvita manuka honey UMF 5+
Always look for the authentic Comvita seal

The taste

The taste on these lower UMF honey’s is much smoother and works in well with your morning breakfast requirements. This particular UMF 5+ is rich yet understated flavour comes to life when spread on bread but does not over power the senses or leave any sugary after taste. It is masterfully balanced and an absolute delight to eat! This would also work very well as a complimentary ingredient into any gourmet marinade because the balance of flavours is so pure without the risk of creating something too sweet.

Texture of the Honey

The texture is smooth and viscous which simply melts in your mouth as soon as it hits. As mentioned above, because this product is premium grade there is no horrible after taste or sugary film left on your teeth. It’s clean, enjoyable and simply one of the best on the market.

Comvita honey UMF 5 plus with knife
Smooth texture that melts in the mouth.


It’s definitely not the cheapest manuka honey on the market but the premium they place on their product is somewhat justified in an industry where there are an increasing number of cheap imitations. What you lose in price is made up for in trust and pure quality of the product which is one of the best in the world. If you are buying a larger quantity of honey then you will be able to find some better deals on Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+.

Best used for

The consistency and lower UMF 5+ value mean this honey is more geared for consumption versus application on the skin. That means the below are some of the best uses for including it in your diet:

  • Spreading on toast
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Milk shake
  • Protein shake
  • Great addition to any marinade
Honey toast on a wooden board
A little pricey but amazing quality

Health Benefits

If you want to find out more about the health benefits of manuka honey then simply head on over to our article here:

Favourite recipe addition – Fruit Smoothie

This is such a versatile honey that you can use it in a tonne of different recipes. But for us, the best recipe to get your morning dose of all the healthy bacteria found in manuka honey as well as essential vitamins is to create a kale, kiwi, banana and honey smoothie. A recipe we can recommend is this one from Smoothie recipe

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  1. Robin Reply

    A very well written review!

    1. campbellb Reply

      Thanks Robin! Let us know what other reviews you would like us to do.

  2. Comvita UMF20+ Manuka Honey Review Reply

    […] honey from the hive right through to the store where it is sold.  We have recently reviewed the Comvita UMF 5+ Mauka Honey and thought we should take a look at the priciest honey in the Comvita range – UMF 20+ Manuka […]

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