ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Can you spot the difference, honey?

I took this photo yesterday in one of Thimphu's well-known grocery stores. While the local Bumthang honey, as well as the one imported from Thailand, naturally crystallize in Thimphu's chilly weather, the Indian Dabur jars (packed with harmful antibiotics, by the way) do not show any signs of giving in to the temperature. Creepy.


  1. Even creepier information from @Jencjoyous:

    China 'launders' its honey through India. The honey can be extremely contaminated, and not even honey at all. Here are some links:

  2. I noticed there was another honey to the right of the Dabur jars. It was also not crystallised. It was labelled as containing health additives. No comment on that one? Maybe it was not there when you were there.

    1. Was it Indian? Will take a look on the next visit.


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