Many of our customers live in rural areas or even in Alaska, Hawaii, etc. In addition, shippers today have surcharges (UPS and USPS) for distance so we have these honey straws with shipping included so if you live in the western U.S. or farther away from Ohio where we are located, you may find these honey straws with shipping included is less than if you purchased the honey sticks without shipping included.
If you are buying other items in addition to the honey straws it does not make sense to buy these since shipping is included in the price of these honey sticks. You will want to buy the honey sticks without free shipping.
The honey straws are 6.5" long and weigh 6g or .2 oz. each with only 15 calories per straw. Each straw contains approx. 1 teaspoon of honey and has 4g of carbs. Honey straws are gluten free and peanut free, no peanut products are processed in the facility that fills the honey straws. Honey Stix are 100% natural, Grade A honey, packed in straws. Natural extracts are added to offer different flavors and food coloring to offer the various colors.
If you are looking for pure honey stick varieties with no flavorings or colorings those would be: Blackberry, Buckwheat, Clover, Orange Blossom, and Wildflower. If you need Kosher honey sticks, you can read about the Kosher certification here.