Sunshine Coast local business Hum Honey has been awarded the Best New Australian Made product for Hum Honey Cold Fusion at the annual Fine Food Expo which was held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 10 to 13 September.

Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) sponsored the Flavours of the Sunshine Coast regional hub at the expo, with 11 local food and beverage companies, including the award-winning Hum Honey. Hum Honey Cold Fusion beat the likes of 400 other competitors to be recognised as the most outstanding product to have been launched in the food industry in the past year. Unlike standard honey production, the cold infusion process allows for the introduction of sensational flavours into the pure raw honey. But Hum Honey introduced a range of flavours into the honey, including lavender, lemon myrtle, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and even a fabulous truffle honey using Tasmania truffles.

Hum Honey founder and bee extraordinaire, Leisa Sams said to receive this award was a real honour. She proclaimed that her honey is all organic and made from natural beekeeping methods where the Sunshine Coast hinterland is an idyllic location in creating the perfect honey. “Bees are my passion, and to have the opportunity to share my love of honey with the world is so exciting,” Leisa said. “We started our boutique honey business in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and we now have the opportunity to build an international business from an idyllic location I am proud to bring you pure, raw honey; straight from the bees to you.”

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