I keep some raw honey for "if" and enjoy regular honey as a sugar and syrup replacement - good stuff!
Don't... That may or may not be "true" honey. Much of what is sold in big stores as honey is cut with other substances like corn syrup or sugar.
Get only real honey and it keeps without any further canning or storage requirements (just in closed container and preferably dark area) literally -- forever. Best food on earth!
Oh, and the reason that a lot of people don't actually like honey is because they've never really HAD honey! I was one of them. I really abhorred that "too sweet" gooey gunk and though we always kept a little bit in the house for this or that, I didn't use it except for baking or something. Wow, was I wrong! REAL honey is the nectar of the gods! It actually has flavors depending on what pollen the bees process and the color can range from dark molassas to almost clear. Our favorite is basswood, but clover and orange blossom run close seconds!
Honey "spread" (often milky looking) is simply whipped honey. They take a little bit and whip it into a froth and it works great on toast, but not so good in coffee, etc. (You HAVE tried it in coffe, right? :-o )
If you want to try some real honey, either find a local bee keeper and ask to buy some of his or hers, or you can order here (pricey, but good stuff): Honey - Online Store - Wisconsin Natural Acres
I purchase from other smaller retailers in my area.