Honey can be labeled “pure” even if contains additives like high fructose corn syrup. Most people prefer the taste of 100% pure bee’s honey, but how can you test to be sure you are getting the good stuff? Testing the purity of honey is remarkably like testing the purity of a villager. To wit:
The Dissolving Test
Pour some honey in water. If the honey is pure, it will sink like a witch. If it is impostor honey, it will dissolve like a fair villager.
The Burning Test
Find a lighter or torch, and a candle with a cotton wick. Dip the wick into the honey and set it alight. If the honey-covered wick burns, then, like a fair villager, it is pure. If it refuses to burn, the impostor additives have cast a protective spell, like a witch.
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bludgeoning blotting test, just in case the aforementioned trials don’t help rid your village of its fake honey problem. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER