Island Abbey Foods announced new innovation

World’s first line of solid Agave sweeteners, candies and natural health products

Published on March 9, 2014

John Rowe, founder of Island Abbey Foods, is surrounded by some of his products including honey candy and honey cough drops. Guardian photo by Heather Taweel

Island Abbey Foods, a P.E.I.-based specialty food and natural health product producer, announced Friday the launch of its newest innovation — PurAgave™, 100 per cent pure dried Agave products.

The launch took place at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. The product is produced on P.E.I.

Island Abbey Foods, the creator of the award winning Honibe - Pure Honey Joy® line of pure dried honey products, has created a novel patented pure dried platform technology to solidify Blue Agave Nectar. The new platform technology maintains the natural flavor, color and other elements of the raw Agave and does not de-nature it in any way.

“We are very excited to announce, after several years of research and development, our newest tasty product innovation: pure solid Agave,” said John Rowe, president of Island Abbey Foods Ltd.

“Our goal at Island Abbey Foods is to continue to introduce world’s first products for consumers looking for high quality food and natural health products, as we have done with our Honibe brand. PurAgave is a reflection of our team’s hard work and creativity as we continue to pursue this passion.”

The PurAgave brand product line includes: PurAgave Agave Delights™, the world’s first 100 per cent pure dried Agave candy and sweetener for tea or coffee; and PurAgave Agave Lozenges™, which contain 100 per cent pure dried Agave with a small amount of naturally derived menthol and eucalyptus, and no artificial ingredients.

PurAgave Agave Delights are a treat or sweetener for a hot beverage, are only 10 calories per piece (2.5 g) and are available in bulk or in packages of 20 pieces.

PurAgave Agave Lozenges are for the temporary relief of sore throat and nasal congestion, are also only 10 calories per piece (2.5 g) and are available in blister packages of 10 lozenges.

PurAgave products are all sized for easy transport in pockets, cars, briefcases or purses. Island Abbey Foods will be featuring the new PurAgave product line on its online retail store at for direct purchase. Interested retailers and distributors may contact us at:



About Island Abbey Foods Ltd.

- A Health Canada and FDA licensed specialty food, natural health product and medicated health product producer based on P.E.I.

- Sixth generation P.E.I. agricultural family business.

- Known for the award winning (and space traveling) Honibe Pure Honey Joy® (hon-ee-bee) brand.