Yeah, it seems like most people put gula pasir at the top of the heap for S. zalacca. However, I tried several varieties on Bali & Java and they were all pretty good -- the ones I tried were all "keepers" in my book. So I suspect that this honey salak is also quite tasty. Ali will have to tell us if this honey is the madu from Java. I have attached a pic from Sleman, the salak "capital" just outside of Jogja. If I recall correctly, the baskets to the woman's left contain madu. These look lighter in color than Ali's honey but you will see that some have shapes as elongated as his. (Those in baskets to her immediate left & in front of her are Pondoh super. The very small basket sitting on top of other baskets contain gading.)
Sorry, I finally had to give up with this small image. I tried to load a larger image so that you could actually see
the shape of the salak in the baskets but I could not successfully upload it.