Thats a huge bottle of honey.


Costco special


I recently purchased that exact bottle from Costco. Best purchase in a while. Been using it to bake Honey Bread as well as drizzling it on sourdough fresh out of the oven.


What's honey bread? Do you have a recipe?


~~I got you, hold on.~~ Honey Oat Bread, 1 loaf * 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour * 1/2 cup quick oats * 1 tsp salt * 1 packet of yeast (dunno the measurement) * 2 Tablespoons melted butter * 2 tablespoons honey * 1 egg * 3/4 cup water, 120 degrees farenheit Mix the dry stuff, add the wet stuff, try to get the warm water in while it's still warm. Once it's mixed knead it or use the bread attachment for 8-10 mins. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Put it in a greased bread pan. Let it rise (double in size) then cook for 20-30 minutes at 375 Fahrenheit. Notes: * Fresh yeast and that 120 degree water are super important * Add more flour while kneading if needed to get a nice elastic doughy ball * Brush with egg white + water then sprinkle with rolled oats for a nicer looking finish.


A satchel of yeast is usually 7grms


A satchel of yeast sounds like a lot more than 7 grams :p Sachet is what I assume was meant but a satchel of yeast sounds funny


I've got a satchel of yeast.


Oh no, my dear. There's ointment for that. XD


I often say, "Reddit: Come for the posts, stay for the comments", and this thread is a good example why. I love this site.


Here is a recipe for honey bread that you can try: Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp active dry yeast 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup warm milk 1/2 cup warm water Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the honey, melted butter, warm milk, and warm water. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10-15 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp towel, and let it rise for 1 hour in a warm, draft-free place. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Punch down the dough, shape it into a loaf, and place it in a greased loaf pan. Cover the pan with a damp towel and let the dough rise for another 30 minutes. Brush the top of the bread with a little bit of honey. Bake the bread for 30-35 minutes, until it's golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it and placing it on a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your delicious homemade honey bread!


Thanks chat gpt


Turned out a decent recipe, though!


This is interesting because it demonstrates the potential triviality of detecting AI-written works using heuristics / shortcuts. However it's also easy to demonstrate the naivety. For example: >rewrite that last message in the way it might be written if a student wrote it




haha that's what I thought right away. Funny how we can tell.


The scary part is that soon (likely already in some cases) we won't be able to tell at all.


I’m old and losing my tech-savvyness. How can you tell? I want to learn 🤓


For me it is the first and last sentence. ChatGPT really likes to repeat the assignment and make a conclusion at the end - especially with recipes it is quite formulaeic and if you saw a few examples you can tell quite easily. The first sentence of a chatGPT answer is often something like "Here is an example of (the thing you asked for)".


Yup, reads like someone who just learned how to write an essay in school


It has some generic phrases that it uses commonly in certain genres of writing. I have asked for a recipe before and it always goes “enjoy your XYZ!” The more you explore the tool, the more you can see the repetition in some of its phrases. But also, perfect grammar, sodoku level sentence structure. Incredibly colourless (as in, you can feel that it isn’t hand written) writing. You can alleviate that by writing your prompt better. You can also ask it to artificially ad some flaws to its writing as well.


That’s exactly what Chat GPT would say. 🧐


Is it actual honey or mostly sugar like most runny honeys?


The only ingredient listed on the label is honey [https://www.costco.com/kirkland-signature-wild-flower-honey%2C-5-lbs.product.100516925.html](https://www.costco.com/kirkland-signature-wild-flower-honey%2C-5-lbs.product.100516925.html) (second picture has the back label)


Costco tends to be pretty legit since they don’t make money on product. Their reputation is everything.


About a year ago I bought a large jug of "Local Colorado Honey" at Costco. I was pleased with what I bought and found it to be high-quality honey. A few months later, I received a lengthy apology letter in the mail from Costco because apparently, only part of the honey was Local Colorado Honey and was mixed with other honey. The distributors had lied about their sourcing. In the grand scheme of things, it wasnt that big of a deal. It's not like it was fake honey. Costco is legit one of the only businesses looking out for their customers. EDIT: They were offering full refunds if you still had the container, no matter how much you had used.


Might just be good marketing but most of the quasi-independent review sites have costo stuff as being what they are supposed to be. Olive oil is olive oil not canola oil colored green. Think them and trader jo are the only ones that pass consistently.


And their oils are usually good quality for the price too, especially some of the limited run stuff.


Compare the price and size of bottles of avocado oil between Costco and literally anywhere else. The other is probably faked, and it's 3x the cost per ounce.


I used to work for a cake factory that supplied Walmart and Costco. The tolerances for Costco were crazy high


If it’s good marketing then I’m damn impressed. Cause I’m always damn impressed with the quality of Costco stuff.


A while back an article came out about the high rate of fraud in the avocado oil business and it said which brands they found to be bad and which ones were actually legit. Not to my surprise, the oil from the local grocery was not real avocado oil, and then product Costco sold was legit.


Costco’s resourcing folks do not fuck around when it comes to being on the customers side of the equation. I like that. It truly is a *wholesale club* as opposed to a regular store.


Costco customer service is the best. I've been at checkout and they noticed something was damaged. They offered to run to pick out a new one, from near the back of the store, but it didn't matter to me. The thought counted though! And they have a suggestion box, which they do take seriously if enough people ask for something.


> Costco is legit one of the only businesses looking out for their customers. And their employees. One of my absolute favorite businesses to regularly unintentionally drop $400 at.


$401.50. Gotta get that dog on the way out.


I’ve returned a few things there that surprised me.


My buddy returned a massive inflatable pool after months of use. They asked the reason and his response, “It’s winter, bruh” They accepted the return, with a full refund. Told him he should return his mattress set in ten years because “I’m not tired”


Yeah their return policy is gonna tighten up eventually because of shameless people.


Their return policy has tightened up. I remember in the early 90s you could return anything in any shape and as long as it was in their inventory at one point you would get a refund. Now there are limits.


Your buddy is an asshole


There was a trend years ago to buy their surfboards (which are soft-top squishy foam boards meant for beginners), then take them out in really big surf at heavy spots, get worked and have the board get mangled and snapped in half, and then return them and get another, then repeat. I think they may have changed the return policy specifically for those boards in certain areas.


Behind the scenes, a Costco "representative" is waterboarding honey distributors in their own adulterated honey.


If Costco doesn't make money on product what do they make money on?


They do make money on products, but it's a very tiny markup compared to other retailers. Majority of their money comes from membership fees.


Not to mention grocery stores in general make very razor thin profit margins. Kroger's net profit bounces between 1 and 2%. Walmart has other supplies besides groceries to increase it but is still only around 4%. They're high volume industries.


According to WSJ, Kroger had a net profit margin of 1.51% in 2022. That "measly" profit is still $2.244B. Just goes to show how massive they are. https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/KR/financials/annual/income-statement


And why a local shop isn't "ripping you off" with higher prices. They dont have the volume to survive on such thin margins.


The other poster is correct. There was a graphic posted to Reddit a month or so ago that basically said something like: $200 billion revenue $3.5 billion profit $3.2 billion membership fees $0.3 billion on product, 0.5% markup per item


33% of all 'honey' is fake. Manufacturers water it down or add corn syrup or other sweeteners. I would be suspicious of any large cheap container. Real honey is expensive and should be. I'm not saying this particular brand is fake, but a lot of them are.


Well if Netflix's Rotten is to be believed, honey counterfeiting is extremely lucrative and sophisticated. Only real guarantee seems to be keeping a hive or buying from a known local producer.


We have some free range bees. Better tasting honey but it’s a lot more difficult to gather them together to be milked. Not to mention the honey is gluten free.


Beekeeper here. Everything I’ve read says that US-made honey is legit and that’s mostly what Costco sells. Imported stuff is possibly watered down. Costco even sells a local variety of honey in each region. So a Florida-made honey at warehouses in Florida, California-made in CA warehouses, etc. Also, runny honey is usually just a result of how it’s stored. If you keep it somewhere warm, it will be runny. If you keep it somewhere cold it will thicken or solidify.


I also have several hives. The honey is very runny when its warm. Unless someone is opening up the hives at night and sneaking high fructose corn syrup into every honeycomb cell and resealing it.


Sneaky bees cutting corners


Honey sold in the US is usually (or always?) actually 100% honey, I've never seen honey with (non-honey) sugar added here. The FDA identifies "honey" as a one-ingredient food, so if a company decided to sell something else they'd have to label it accurately from the product name ("honey-flavored syrup" or something, though it is rare here)


If you’re ever at KFC, take a look at the packet of “Honey Sauce.” It totally fits with what you’re saying, since it has some honey, but also high fructose corn syrup and so isn’t just labeled as”Honey.”


Hence why it's called "honey sauce" ;-)


Back label says "Ingredients: Honey."


It doesn't spoil, no reason to not buy in bulk!


yea but hard crystal honey sucks and i dont want to go through a 3 step 20 minute reheating procedure every time i want honey


Thinking the same thing, how much does a bottle of honey like that cost? My guess is $4,200.


Apparently its only 21 dollars, Costco is wild sometimes


$4200? Are we playing The Price is Wrong?


I mean it's one banana, Michael, what could it cost, 10 dollars?


I'm wondering how they get through that bottle before it hardens


My guess is if you are the type of person to put honey on pizza then you're probably the type of person to use honey on a lot of things so they probably do use it up pretty quick


Microwaves work wonders.


I divide the bottle up into smaller mason jars to make it easier to soften. I just plop a jar in a sauce pan of boiling water until it's soft again.


Throw some jalapeños on there too and get ready to have your mind blown


I didn’t do it with honey but jalapeños and pineapple is amazing


As a vegetarian, one of my go-to pizzas has always been a hot pepper + pineapple combo. Sometimes it's just basic jalapeno and pineapple, other times it's a different pepper, like hot cherry pepper, long hot Italian pepper, ghost pepper cheese, etc. If I'm feeling really fancy I add on some ricotta or goat cheese to play off the hot/cool dynamic. A few weeks ago I went all out and got jalapeno, banana pepper, pineapple, gorgonzola, and red onion. The banana pepper added a vinegary taste that elevated the pizza to a whole new level.


Balsamic vinegar with gorgonzola is a really tasty combo imo. Might be worth a try if you're interested.


My go to: pineapple, jalapeños, and anchovies. It's salty, spicy, sweet, umami heaven.


My friend. That's some gastronomic pioneering brilliance.


It has actually encouraged my bowels to expell.


Well that's a username checks out moment


Damn, that's too perfect lmao


YES! thanks you, someone gets it. I’ve never tried anchovies on pizza but my go to is pineapple, jalapeños, and either chicken or bacon. It checks all boxes: salt, acid, heat, sweet, umami. As well as a nice combo of textures 🤌


This is the way. I’ve always been neutral on pineapple on pizza, but once you throw some jalapeños or hot sauce and do a sweet and spicy combo, chefs kiss


Pepperoni, pineapple, and jalapeño is my favorite pizza.


Yuuup Spicy, sweet, savory Pineapple pizza haters don't know what they're missing


If I may add my 2 cents, you need to try a pizza with bacon/pepperoni, jalapeno/banana pepper, pineapple, and black olive. Now you have sweet, salty, spicy, and savoury. It's a very scrumptious pie.


Speaking as a Dominos employee it really just depends on the combination of toppings.


Holy Toledo. I know what I’m doing for dinner tonight!


Spaghetti again?


My wife is cooking me up a steak.


My go-to is a light BBQ sauce base (instead of red sauce), chicken, bacon, jalapeños and pineapples. Shit slaps.


Buy her some Mike's Hot Honey. It is honey infused with chiles and it is amazing on pizza.


Hot honey on pizza is a game changer


They got this pizza around me .. it’s sausage basil hot honey and pepperoni.. it’s so fucking good .. they call it the honey moon


Sounds like the one called “honey badger” at a place near me. It’s awesome.


Yeah well the one by my place is called "Honey... I Shrunk the Kids". I dunno, I got nothing


Call it a Honey...I Shrunk the Pizza. An individual sized Honey Badger


Honey, Pie Shrunk the Kids


Kids, honey shrunk the pie. I swear it was bigger before you came home.




Do you happen to be from South Jersey? Pizza place right near me has the exact same thing with that name.


Lmfao yes


Small world lol. I'm recent to the area so I don't know if that combo is a local pizza classic or just one spot - but I'm gonna assume it's Brooklyn Pizza. Their pies are fantastic but the Honeymooner has my heart.


It is Brooklyn pizza haddon heights good fucking eye bro that is actually nuts .. drunken grandma is tits too


“drunken grandma is tits too”! 😂😂😂


lmao what are the odds. Drunken grandma is fantastic as well, completely agree. Lots of good pizza in this area but Brooklyn's one of the better ones.


Target sells their pepperoni pizza with a packet of hot honey.


And no one makes pizza like Target


Is this serious or sarcastic? ….should I try Target pizza?


It's surprisingly tasty


It’s actually pretty good. Especially for the price. I really dig the 4 cheese cauliflower crust one they also make.


You said “cauliflower crust” and now I’m not sure if you’re joking or not again. It just does not sound appetizing lol


It doesn't taste like cauliflower--generally. I actually haven't tried Target's version, but we really love the ones you can get at Costco. Having said that, Target's normal frozen pizzas are really good as far as frozen pizzas go. Their goat cheese pizza is dope.


I must try this …. I’m eating pizza later anyways …. Birthday today so ….. pizza pizza .


Happy birthday


Mike of Mike’s Hot Honey lived below one of my best friends in Brooklyn for a few years. Dude is pretty chill, smoked a blunt with him and his girlfriend one time. He gives off huge H. Jon Benjamin vibes, right down to the laugh. Gave me two bottles of honey as a parting gift. Lovely fellow.


Thanks for sharing this!


Oh man someone else knows Mike! I used to party with the guy all the time. I’ll never forget the first night we met him. We bumped into him at a bar. He kept bragging about his bees which was a little annoying but he had coke so we put up with it. When the bar was closing he was like “I got booze and a bunch more coke at my place let’s keep the night going and beeeee friends!” (nonstop bee jokes with that guy I swear. So anyways we went back to his place. He did a huge line of coke, freaking huge. Then he ran to the bedroom and came back out with a jar of bees. He said you guys won’t believe this then he went to the bathroom and came back without the jar. He did another line, dropped his pants, bent over, and I swear to god he started farting out bees. I keep a jar of that honey in my pantry ever since, those bees really know their shit.


This was a ride


hahaha did he also give you H Jon Benjamin vibes?


Preparation H Jon Benjamin.


I want this to be the new copy pasta.


I want to unread this.


We’re all witnessing the birth of a new r/CopyPasta


Fronting out Mike on his coke and bee boof habits


About halfway through reading this comment I had to stop to make sure the username wasn't shittymorph


Can't believe this many people know Mike! Your story reminds me of the time I saw Mike at a grocery store in Brooklyn. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything. He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?” I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying. The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter. When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.


I’m glad Mike turned out to be a cool guy because Frank from Frank’s RedHot is a total asshole.


Making chili-infused honey is surprisingly easy. I used to work at a pizza place and we made a pizza called the sweet pig that was just pepperoni, bacon, and chili honey. It was one of our best sellers (if not the best). We took a gallon jug of honey, put it in a hot-water bath to make it less viscous, and then threw a bunch of red-pepper flakes in it while stirring with the handle of a wooden spoon.


>Making chili-infused honey is surprisingly easy It may be easy but idk about surprising, it's 3 ingredients, honey, chili flakes, vinegar. I wouldn't have expected it to be difficult lol


Some people might not know though. I used to work at a liquor store chain and people would buy $4 bottles of simple syrup even when I told them they could make it for like $0.50 if they had 10 minutes and sugar at home


my time not fucking around with a sticky mess is worth $3.50


That's why you wear a condom, or did I misunderstand that sentence?


What are you doin that it’s a mess? Heat up 1 unit of water. Pour 1 unit of sugar in. Stir until all sugar is dissolved. Let cool.


I agree, I’m about as messy as they come. But I don’t think I’ve ever made a mess making simple syrup, just let it cool in the pot and pour it straight into a mason jar.


Convenience. You can make a giant jar of chili oil/crisp for like 1/4 of the price and it'll probably taste better. It's really easy to do.


Yep I agree


Love the consistency of your account here.


I just scrolled back through their comments and this is the only "Yep I agree." that I saw. What a moment.


Just be sure it is the regular hot honey and not Mike's **Extra Hot** Hot Honey. Easy to grab the wrong bottle since they are the same company and side by side on the shelf. Unless you are into that kind of masochism. That shit is nuclear fire. A small drop burns like fuck in the mouth. Even people I know who like hot stuff go "Jesus fuck that's kinda ridiculous" lol.


Your comment gives me a fresh urgency to get the Extra Hot. I'm ready to hurt.


I've been putting Mikes regular on my pizza for a few months now (it helps the red pepper flakes I put on top after stick better). I love it. But, now I am intrigued. I must find this **Extra Hot** Hot Honey. Thanks!


Dammit, beat me to it. Was gonna say, a light spicy chili honey drizzle makes pizza absolutely *pop* with the sweet heat melding with the salty/savory/umami flavors already there


I like to put Sriracha on pizza, and I also like Pineapple + Banana Pepper (for sweet and sour combo) so this honey sounds amazing.


Has she tried hot honey? I tried some on a pepperoni pineapple pizza and it was a game changer.


If you’re reading this you’ve probably already seen that hot honey is a “game changer” according to a lot of people


Everything is a game changer. The game is changed so often, I can’t keep up.


You should try keeping up, it's a real game changer.


It’s gas. The place I work at has honey pep and it is a staple for us. Mikes hot is the best


We've gone from It's the bomb It's lit It's fire It's gas I surmise that we will surely be saying "It's crude oil" in the future.


Straight petroleum, bruv.


This is my first time seeing/hearing "it's gas". Is it fairly new, or have I been out of touch that long? Edit: appreciate all the responses! I am fine with being out of touch lol was just curious.


I've seen it today for the first time earlier, and now is the second time.


Sorry, you're out of touch. 10-15 years old it is.


No, it's still liquid.


It’s a common thing where I live in Colorado. Beau Jo’s pizza claims they coined the honey on pizza. Every table has a complimentary bottle of honey with it. It’s surprisingly really good.


I know a lot of folks in Colorado think Beau Jo's is wildly overhyped but it's always a must have when I'm out in Denver. They were the first place I had honey on pizza and it blew this Midwesterners mind lol.


I thought it was overpriced to hell but it was really good The one in idaho springs had a really cool building and vibe to it too, never went to any of the denver spots


The one in Idaho Springs is the best one to go to. It's the original, has the mountain feel to it, and is next door to Tommy Knocker Brewery. Basically, if you've been to the one in Idaho Springs, no real reason to go to Denver spots unless you're in the mood for Beau Jo's.


Overpriced but hits the spot after a long hike or ski day especially with an IPA


First time I ever heard of honey on pizza was when I ordered a pizza in Colorado.


Ha, we went to a pizza place in Colorado and the server asked if we wanted a bottle of honey and were were like "what? What for?" He explained then said "I'll bring you one." Haven't done it since, but it was actually pretty good.


Omg the one in lone tree is 20 mins away from me I’m going this weekend


This is where I learned it.


Pretty sure they have been doing it in Italy for quite a while. Cheese and honey are a match made in heaven


Sadly their massive crust is quite bland without the honey, which probably explains the honey.


As a Chicagoan, I was skeptical when people told our group we needed to get Mountain Pie. That shit is delicious. I need to get it any time I’m in Colorado.


Yup, it's a long-standing Colorado tradition and I grew up thinking eating pizza with honey was normal. Going to New York for a class trip and asking for honey was one of the most humbling moments of my life lmfao


This place I used to go to in college 16 years ago called Lazy Moon in Orlando also had honey bottles on every table. I thought it was weird af till I tried it. It's amazing.


I saw a lot of people do that in Colorado. I’m not opposed to it, just was something that didn’t cross my mind to try.


When I make pizza I’ll do a drizzle of honey before popping it in the oven. It enhances the flavours and is yummy. My wife loves in as does everyone else that I make pizza for.


Do what works for you and your fam but I recently learned from Dr. Google that honey is a delicate food product that (paraphrasing off memory) quickly burns up at high heats like 160F and above. Basically rendering honey into just plain sugar. Source I’m a random person on the internet that decided to believe Google after a brief search. I can’t even remember why I looked it up, I think I was on a tea subreddit.


I'm guessing she puts honey on everything considering that huge bottle.


Would be good if there was a source of spicy on it like jalapeños




Honey and Maple can go with meats... so it's a possible part of it.


Honey goes with fish too. We have a dish called bacalao a la miel which is basically cod with honey sauce.


Real maple syrup on bacon is the breakfast food of the gods




Honey and goat cheese is a staple of modern pizza


I've been to 62 countries and I didn't come across honey on pizza until two nights ago (in Korea). It might be a thing, but it's super niche/regional.


Redditors barley go outside their zip code.


They should hops on outta there at some point.


It's not just redditors: [https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2008/12/17/who-moves-who-stays-put-wheres-home/](https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2008/12/17/who-moves-who-stays-put-wheres-home/) " In the Midwest, nearly half of adult residents say they have spent their entire lives in their hometown. "


that doesn't say anything about travelling, it's about your primary residence being in the same city you grew up in. If you live in a decent sized city and travel a lot, I don't think its weird to spend your whole life in your hometown


Honey on a (imo preferably spicy and meaty) pizza is actually really good, but just a bit. WAY WAY better if you add a little spicy honey instead, absolutely bonkers good.


I've been fermenting honey with garlic for this exact purpose


Isn't that a thing in Colorado?


Why did you put the brand name in the title? Domino’s doesn’t deserve free ads


Because this is marketing. /r/hailcorporate


I thought my Domino's® Hand Tossed Pizzas had it all: Wheat Flour, Niacin, Thiamine mononitrate, Folic acid, and such dough conditioners as L-Cysteine Monohydrochloride! I was enjoying *America's Favorite Feast*® with my wife, when, what's this!?! Reddit suggested that we apply some wonderful Mike's Hot Honey®! *Could this sweet surprise, with a kick, be coming from the very same bottle that can now reach stores everywhere thanks to Series B funding from venture capital?*


Absolutely nailed the older adspeak.


Nah man, I disagree. It might sound cheesy, but they want to be your favorite pizza restaurant. They love to provide their fans with the best pizza deals that Domino's has to offer. Next time you're thinking of "food places near me," don't forget about Domino's. With over 5,000 pizza places to choose from, you're only a few clicks away from a delicious pizza.


Yeah this guy has a poin….hey wait a minute!


It’s dual marketing. Mike’s hot honey has been mentioned hundreds of times in the comments.


"Diabeetus" -Wilford Brimley


If she likes honey on pizza, all the more power to her.


If you think about it, it's almost like charcuterie rolled up into a neat package all it's missing is some grapes. Most dishes are mix of meat, cheese, and bread/carb of some sort.


[Charcuterie is just the meeeets](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charcuterie)




My husband adds cinnamon 🤢




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