How it works:
- Olive oil: diluting virgin oil by adding vegetable oil and passing it off as 100% pure virgin oil.
- Honey: adding ground sugar and passing it off as genuine bees extract.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Buy from reputable retailers or trusted farmers.
- To test if the honey is legitimate, turn it upside down and see if it flows smoothly – it should. An alternative method (but can’t be tried without first buying) is to drip some onto a lighted candle – real honey will stop the flame while sugar will keep it burning.