I've never had Honey Spice Loaf before and wasn't sure what to expect. This loaf was wonderful, tender, dense and spicy with a slightly sweet flavor from the honey. The texture and crumb of the loaf were perfect. I used the candied ginger option, next time I will add the orange peel also. For the mixed spices I used two homemade spice mixes, 1 tsp of apple pie spice and 1 tsp of chinese 5 spice. It made for an incredibly spicy flavored loaf. The recipe was quick and very easy to put together, the hardest part was waiting until the following day to sample. The honey spice loaf smelled wonderful while baking and tasted even better. We will definitely be enjoying this treat again, into my keeper box this goes. Made for Pac 2011!