**This giveaway is closed**
As you have probably noticed if you've been around here long, we try to stay away from refined sugar. The healthy alternatives I typically use are Sucanat (which is dehydrated cane juice) and Organic Grade B Real Maple Syrup, because I can get them at reasonable prices. Sucanat works great for baking and the maple syrup is nice for topping pancakes and French Toast.
One natural sweetener that I've known is very healthy but haven't used much since we moved to Virginia (I had a great, affordable source for it in Florida) is raw honey. It is just loaded with enzymes and other good stuff and is wonderful for baking with (though, of course, it's no longer raw) and using in tea. When Tropical Traditions contacted me about reviewing and giving away some of their Organic Canadian Raw Honey, I was thrilled. We are still working our way through our jar, but I have been quite pleased with the quality and taste of the product, and love using it, knowing all the good nutrition it is packed with.
One thing that amazed me is the strict standards for certified organic honey. From the Tropical Traditions website:
In order for honey to be certified organic, the beehives must be placed in isolated areas miles from the dense population, industry, traffic congestion, and farm fields treated with chemicals and landfills. Second, a bee’s flying range is determined by their natural instinct which tells them to stay within their natural four mile range from the hive location. Finding area which can be certified organic is extremely difficult, which is why there are so few certified organic honeys on the market.
Tropical Traditions has kindly agreed to let one of y'all try out their delicious raw honey! In order to enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post saying you'd like to be entered. Easy enough, hm? For bonus entries, you can do each of the following, and be sure to leave a separate comment for each one:
::Follow me (@mrsmurch) and Tropical Traditions (@troptraditions) on twitter.
::Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to include @mrsmurch and @troptraditions in the tweet.
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::Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your post.
The giveaway will close Wednesday, July 13 at 8pm and I will announce the winner shortly after that.
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product
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::Things I Love Thursday.