Short answer: Honey is usually in the same aisle as the peanut butter and it can sometimes be found in the baking aisle.
You can generally find it right next to the peanut butter, jelly, or bread.
Every store is different though and below we will list a few grocery stores and where you can find honey in that store.
What Aisle is Honey in at Your Local Grocery Store?
Here we will list out where you can most likely find honey in name brand grocery stores you might shop at. We will continue to update this list with more stores as we gather more information.
Keep in mind this is where we found honey in grocery stores we visit locally. Many stores are larger, or smaller than others. This means their aisles and inventory can look different than where we shop at.
At Safeway you can find honey near the bread and next to the peanut butter and jelly. We were not able to find honey in the baking section at our Safeway location.
In King Soopers you can find honey next to the peanut butter and jelly, but not next to the bread. We have seen it in the baking aisle here, but it is not always there.
In Whole Foods, we found honey in the same aisle as bread and peanut butter, but it was next to the baking products. It was specifically right next to the different types of flours they carry.
Market of Choice
In Market of Choice, we found honey next to the different brands of peanut butter and jellies.
Is the Honey You’re Buying Real?
A few years ago many different brands of honey in the grocery store were selling “fake honey” By this we mean, brands were selling products with honey, sugar and other sweet ingredients in them.
In February of 2018, the FDA cracked down and created guidelines about how companies can label the honey they sell. According to their guidelines, honey must be a single ingredient product.
If there is more than one ingredient, a company must label their product as a “honey blend”, or something similar in that nature.
So, when you’re buying honey at the store, look for a brand that has only one ingredient on the nutrition label. This one ingredient should be honey. Nothing else.
Also, if a honey is cheaper than the other brands, there is a good chance it is a honey blend. Honey is becoming more expensive because of our decline in bee population.
How to Purchase Some of the Best & Freshest Honey
Many stores are starting to carry locally sourced honey. This means honey is most likely coming from the state you live in. Local honey is usually the freshest you can find and it will usually contain only one ingredient.
Overall, you will most likely find honey in the aisle that has peanut butter, jelly and bread. If you cannot find it here, look at your baking aisle.
If all else fails ask a store employee or the store manager. They stock the shelves frequently and should be able to point you in the right direction.
Looking for other products in the grocery store? Check out some of our other posts about tricky items to find in the grocery store: