Eugene, OR—GloryBee Foods announced today the celebration of the 25th anniversary of GloryBee HoneyStix in 2011. HoneyStix are an all-natural snack made from 100% pure honey and natural flavors in a fun-to-use straw. GloryBee HoneyStix were introduced in 1986 after the company’s founder discovered honey packed in straws at a roadside store. This discovery led to the first flavored GloryBee HoneyStix: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Lemon, Lime, and Clover. GloryBee’s Founder and President Dick Turanski shares, “As a result of working on a peppermint farm I learned the potency of peppermint essential oil as a flavoring. This was my inspiration to create the first flavored HoneyStix.” In celebration of their 25 years, GloryBee added a 25th flavor this year. The anniversary flavor, Chocolate, will be available beginning this summer. A special anniversary event will be held at the company’s factory store in Eugene, Oregon. Details and exact dates for the event will be announced this summer.

The 25th anniversary event will be held at the GloryBee Factory Store in Eugene later in 2011. The event will be open to the public and will feature free HoneyStix and other giveaways, plus activities for kids, contests, and more.

Since their introduction in 1986, GloryBee has added many new flavors, all 100% natural. Today there are 24 flavors of HoneyStix, as well as 5 flavors of AgaveStix (naturally flavored Agave Syrup in a fun-to-use straw). HoneyStix and AgaveStix are available at grocery stores, natural foods stores, farmers’ markets, country fairs, candy stores, coffee and tea shops, and convenience stores. They are also available through UNFI, Nature’s Best, and direct from GloryBee Foods.

About GloryBee
GloryBee® Foods started in the family garage of Dick and Pat Turanski in 1975 with a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredients for the people of their town. That spirit remains strong today, and GloryBee is still a family-owned and operated business in Eugene, Oregon. For more about GloryBee Foods, visit