Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey: Review & Giveaway

**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.
::Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
::Subscribe to the Covenant Homemaking RSS feed.
::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

This post is linked to:
::Things I Love Thursday.

61 comments:

  1. I'd like to be entered! Have been wanting to try raw honey for a while now!

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  2. And I subscribed to Covenant Homemaking's RSS feed.

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  3. I subscribed to Tropical Traditions!

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  4. I'm subscribed to your blog via Google reader. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. :-)

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  5. Wow, it'd be awesome to win this raw honey. Please enter me! Thanks!

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  6. Ooohh we would love to try it! Thank you for the opportunity. I've never had organic honey before.

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  7. I subscribed to Tropical Traditions. :)

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  8. I'd love to try this!! Thanks for the chance.

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  9. would love to try! thanks for the chance.

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  10. Please do count me in as well, if it isn't too late.

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  11. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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  12. I absolutely love this honey! Thanks for the chance to win a jar.

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  13. Subscribe to TT newsletter.

    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

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  14. I'd love to be entered!!

    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

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  15. Following you and TT on twitter. matt0701

    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

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  16. Subscribed to your rss in Google Reader.

    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

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  17. I follow you and tropical traditions on twitter.

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  18. I subscribe to tropical traditions newsletter

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  19. I tweeted about your giveaway.

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  20. I subscribed to your RSS feed

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  21. following @mrsmurch and @troptraditions as @cappytweet

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  22. please enter me! Thanks! :D

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  23. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/18224580719

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  24. We use honey all of the time and I would love to have some good raw honey to feed the kids(7) right now because they are getting too many viruses.

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  25. I'd LOVE to enter the contest for a free jar of Organic Raw Honey!

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  26. I would love to be entered. Thanks for the review the raw honey sounds wonderful! I subscribe to tropical traditions newsletter
    Thanks again!

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  27. I subscribed to @mrsmurch too

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  28. I'd like to enter please. :) I love their products.

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  29. Thanks so much! I'd luv to be entered. :)

    -Chelle

    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  30. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

    -Chelle

    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  31. I already subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter and I would love to enter to win some raw honey!

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  32. I'd love to try organic raw honey,as I've only been exposed to the honey that is sold in supermarkets. Plus, I've heard so much about raw honey and its benefits.

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  33. I'd love to try the Tropical Traditons honey.
    I love tropical traditions coconut peanut butter mixed with raw honey and grated unsweetened coconut. It makes a wonderful candy.

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  34. I'd like to be entered!

    Tara
    tkrey@yahoo.com

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  35. I would love to win this!

    Anna S.
    aescroggins at eiu.edu

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  36. I would love to be entered.
    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I'd like to enter!
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  38. I follow you & Tropical Traditions on Twitter! (WinItMamaWins)
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  39. I subscribe to your RSS feed!
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  40. I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter!
    winitmama@gmail.com

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  41. I would like to enter.... Thanks

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  42. I want to enter! I love honey.
    :)

    pink_elliefunt@hotmail.com

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  43. I would love the opportunity to receive a new Tropical Traditons product. I love their products and use them often!I would like to subscribe.
    Jenny

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  44. I'd like to enter

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  45. Subscribe to the Covenant Homemaking RSS feed

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  46. Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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  47. Follow you and Tropical Traditions on twitter. @matt4melis

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  48. http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/18458597153

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  49. Please enter me.
    clarksrfun@gmail.com

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  50. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter!

    sweetsunshine13 at hotmail dot com

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  51. I tweeted about the giveaway (@NorwegianPeach)

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  52. I followed you and Tropical Traditions on Twitter (@NorwegianPeach)

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  53. I blogged here:

    http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/07/feeling-lucky_12.html

    -Chelle

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  54. I'd like to win! Thanks for the chance!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  55. I signed up for the newsletter!
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  56. I subscribe to your blog via email!
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  57. I'd like to enter! I love honey, and would like to try the raw kind!

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