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M&Ms factory 'chemical
waste' behind bizarre
coloured honey

News.com.au, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Photoonist, 10/5/2012 8:25:32 PM

Strange multi-coloured honey produced by French bees has been traced to a nearby factory processing waste from M&Ms chocolates. Beekeepers from Ribeauville in the Alsace region of northern France first noticed the problem in August, FranceTV Info reported. Bees in about a dozen apiaries started producing a substance that tasted like honey but was brightly coloured red, green or blue. (Snip) In March, the company had started using sugary waste from a Mars company factory that produced colourful M&Ms chocolates - and it had been storing the waste in vats open to the air.

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If it had tasted a bit like chocolate they'd be selling it at a premium price.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fireman28, 10/5/2012 8:30:52 PM     (No. 8913085)

Saw this on the morning news.

Everyone on their panel wanted some.

Yes, premium price if it does not kill you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 10/5/2012 8:53:53 PM     (No. 8913123)

I'm wondering about the person who decided it was smart to taste the "colorful" honey.

Remind's me of the old Cosby joke about the first person who decided to drink what comes out of a cow.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tubaguy, 10/5/2012 9:07:08 PM     (No. 8913143)



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scrubber, 10/5/2012 9:23:14 PM     (No. 8913166)

I doubt this as much as humanly possible.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 10/5/2012 9:24:09 PM     (No. 8913169)

Even French bees ain't stupid.

Lay out a giant sugar buffet and bees will gorge themselves. Why fly to all those flowers?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/5/2012 10:12:17 PM     (No. 8913237)

blue honey?? way cool...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Axeman, 10/5/2012 11:18:17 PM     (No. 8913314)

"Chemical waste"?
More like food waste.
Like, duh! Feed bees colored sugar and they will make colored honey. I love M&Ms. They really should call the honey "Mmmm Honey" and charge extra for it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/5/2012 11:36:59 PM     (No. 8913336)

Will they made honey flavored M&M's ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/5/2012 11:37:35 PM     (No. 8913337)

Sorry, that's 'make'

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Grumpy Yee, 10/5/2012 11:51:24 PM     (No. 8913355)

Eco-freaks should go crazy and say this is the proper use of recycling sugary waste. So what if it's colored. The food industry has been adding color to our food for years, so the bees are just keeping in touch with the food industry.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 10/6/2012 12:26:04 AM     (No. 8913399)

Yes, more food coloring, please.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: danu, 10/6/2012 12:55:02 AM     (No. 8913427)

Stay thirsty my friends

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Reply 13 - Posted by: olhokie64, 10/6/2012 3:39:28 AM     (No. 8913522)

My previous late wife was a true blonde in the very best way possible. She once had a very good job in an M&M's factory. Her job was quality control, sorting all the candy. Unfortunately she was fired for throwing away all the W's. Trust me, she would have loved this joke.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 10/6/2012 6:19:09 PM     (No. 8914807)

Sounding a bit odd that they were able to get pure colors instead of a brown muck.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: toddh, 10/7/2012 2:51:53 PM     (No. 8916221)

I so very much hope the cure for colony collapse disorder is artificial coloring!

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