The Green Thirteen #17: Organic Canadian Raw Honey from Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway (Ends 12/22) CLOSED

Saturday, December 12, 2009 Posted by Dina N


I love sweets - and honey is one of my favorite healthy treats. When I found out that Tropical Traditions sells certified organic Canadian Raw Honey, I just had to try it! Although I've been eating honey all my life, I had never tasted unprocessed raw honey before.

This week, I received a 17.6 oz jar of Canadian Raw Honey from Tropical Traditions. The first thing I noticed was the light color of the honey - not golden brown but beige. Once I opened the jar, I discovered the honey was not liquid but looked like hard margarine - and smelled delicious. I found out that processing is what makes honey liquid, and since this is raw unprocessed honey, it remains in crystal form.

I was curious how Tropical Traditions makes sure the honey is organic - after all, bees fly around freely, right? I was surprised to learn that in order for honey to be certified organic, the beehives must be placed in isolated areas miles away from densely populated regions, industry, landfills, traffic congestion, and farm fields treated with chemicals. Besides, 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 an area which can be certified organic is extremely difficult, which is why there are so few certified organic honeys on the market. Tropical Traditions sources its honey from hives in the wild frontier areas of Canada, and this honey is only harvested during a 6-week period in the summer.

I tried the honey on some whole wheat crackers, and it tasted just as delicious as it smelled! Next, I sweetened a cup of tea with it. The kids enjoyed it in some warm milk. I also tried the honey on a slice of homemade bread, and smeared it on French toast - the way my mom used to make it when I was little. Creamy goodness at its best! Everyone at home loved it. This is the best honey I've ever tasted.

If you like honey, you should try this Canadian Raw Honey from Tropical Traditions. In addition to the 17.6 oz jars, it also comes in 15 or 60 lbs. buckets. Right now, the jars are on sale at $10.99, with regular retail price of $17.50.

Deal Alert
If you decide to buy the honey or anything else from Tropical Traditions, as a first-time customer you can get a FREE Virgin Coconut Oil book with purchase. Find out all about coconut oil and its benefits! Just use code 5251001 in the Referred by a Friend section and the book will be added to your order at no charge.

The Giveaway
Tropical Traditions are generously giving away one 17.6 oz jar of Canadian raw honey to a lucky reader of this blog!

To enter, please take a look at the Tropical Traditions product line and tell me what interests you the most.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following:
  • subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter - you'll know all about their specials and promotions - and get 2 entries;
  • check out the free coconut recipes here and tell me which one you'd like to try;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win #organic Canadian raw honey from Tropical Traditions! #eco #giveaway ends 12/22 @troptraditions @aitmama http://tinyurl.com/ybpzqhx";
  • follow Tropical Traditions on twitter;
  • spread the word about my Green Thirteen event;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 22, 2009, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. or Canada. The winner will receive their prize directly from the sponsor.

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.

226 comments:

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  1. - Marybeth I. said...

    Organic Forbidden Rice looks great

  2. - Marybeth I. said...

    Apple Cinnamon Scones looks yummy

  3. - Marybeth I. said...

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  4. - Marybeth I. said...

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  8. dor said...

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  9. dor said...

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  10. dor said...

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  11. dor said...

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  12. dor said...

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  13. dor said...

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  14. dor said...

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  16. dor said...

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  20. dor said...

    I left a comment on your The Green Thirteen #16: Russell Organics Review post.

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  21. bettycd said...

    Organic Pumpkin Seeds would be a hit with my family

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  23. Anonymous said...

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  26. Anonymous said...

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  33. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    I would like to try the Organic Coconut Flour. Thanks!

  34. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  35. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  36. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    I would like to try Crispy Baked Coconut Chicken Recipe. Sound yummy :)

  37. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  42. For Their Future said...

    The Organic coconut flour!

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  43. For Their Future said...

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  44. For Their Future said...

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  45. For Their Future said...

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  48. One Southern Girl said...

    I'd love to try the Rapunzel Organic Bittersweet Dark Swiss Chocolate. Thank you for this great giveaway!

    ~One Southern Girl

  49. One Southern Girl said...

    already subscribe to the TT newsletter #1

  50. One Southern Girl said...

    already subscribed to the TT newsletter #2

  51. One Southern Girl said...

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  53. One Southern Girl said...

    The Apple Cinnamon Scones look fantastic!

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  57. Benita said...

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  58. Benita said...

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  59. Benita said...

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  60. Benita said...

    I'd like to try the Feel Good Cold Weather Soup with Coconut Oil.

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  61. Benita said...

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  62. Benita said...

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  63. Benita said...

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  70. Stacy said...

    Popcorn is one of our favorite snacks so I would choose their Organic Popcorn.

  71. Stacy said...

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  72. Stacy said...

    I subscribe to their newsletter. - #2

  73. Stacy said...

    Apple Cinnamon Scones sound wonderful!

  74. Stacy said...

    I dropped my EntreCard.

  75. Stacy said...

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  76. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  77. JenniferB said...

    I would like the TT coconut oil

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  78. JenniferB said...

    subscribed to TT newsletter

  79. JenniferB said...

    subscribed to TT newsletter #2

  80. JenniferB said...

    I would like to make the coconut fried shrimp- love them but have never made them before

  81. JenniferB said...

    following TT on twitter

  82. ms mel said...
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  84. ms mel said...

    i'd love to try their peanut butter and thank you for the chance!

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  85. ms mel said...

    i'm a TT newsletter subscriber #1

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  86. ms mel said...

    i'm a TT newsletter subscriber #2

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  87. ms mel said...

    i'd like to try the pumpkin coconut cream soup recipe!

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  88. ms mel said...

    i'm an email subscriber!

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  89. ms mel said...

    i entered your Taraluna Giveaway!

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  90. ms mel said...

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  91. kingfish3159 said...

    What intrests me the most that you can get everything at Tropical Traditions lol WOW when I saw the site I was amazed! Everything even a Grain Mill that cought my eye.

  92. kingfish3159 said...

    Subscribed to Tropical Traditions news letter.

  93. kingfish3159 said...

    I like to try the thai style Coconut fish soup or the Crispy Coconut Granola recipe.

  94. kingfish3159 said...

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  95. kingfish3159 said...

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  96. kingfish3159 said...

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  98. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  100. Second Hand Rose said...

    Wow!!! there is so much that interests me, but I want to check out the coconut oil further so I would say that interests me most.

    I am also having an Apron Giveaway on my blog.

  101. sunnymum said...

    I'm interested in the organic Green Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

  102. sunnymum said...

    Following on google friends.

  103. sunnymum said...

    I also entered the Taraluna Gift Card giveaway.

  104. Anonymous said...

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  105. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  106. Anonymous said...

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  107. Jennifer T. said...

    I'd like to try the Organic Coconut Peanut Butter.

  108. Jennifer T. said...

    I subscribed to Tropical Traditions' newsletter. #1

  109. Jennifer T. said...

    I subscribed to Tropical Traditions' newsletter. #2

  110. Jennifer T. said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.

  111. Jennifer T. said...

    I follow through Google Friend Connect.

  112. Jennifer T. said...

    I entered the Sprig Toys giveaway.

  113. Jennifer T. said...

    I'm thinking about making the Coconut Almond Breakfast Bars recipe. Sounds good!

  114. amanda said...

    The coconut peanut butter spread sounds divine!
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  115. amanda said...

    I subscribe to their newsletter
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  116. amanda said...

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  117. amanda said...

    I'd love to try the apple cinnamon scones!
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  118. amanda said...

    I follow tropical traditions on twitter
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  119. amanda said...

    email subscriber of your blog
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  120. amanda said...

    GFC public follower
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  121. Miss Rachel said...

    I would like to try their coconut vinegar water. :)

  122. Miss Rachel said...

    I'm subscribed. #1
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  123. Miss Rachel said...

    I'm subscribed. #2
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  124. Miss Rachel said...

    I would like to try the Better Than Candy Nut Crunchies. yummy

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  125. Miss Rachel said...

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  126. Miss Rachel said...

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  127. Miss Rachel said...

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  128. Miss Rachel said...

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  129. Miss Rachel said...

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  130. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/6794597059

  131. CMC said...

    I'd really like to try their Organic Insect Repellent

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  134. CMC said...

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  135. CMC said...

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  138. CMC said...

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  139. CMC said...

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  140. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  141. chey said...

    The grass fed beef intests me most.

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  142. chey said...

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  143. chey said...

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  144. chey said...

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  145. pippirose said...

    The Organic Flaxseed looks interesting.
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  146. pippirose said...

    I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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  147. pippirose said...

    I'd love to try the Coconut Cream Mocha Recipe.
    Yummy!
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  148. pippirose said...

    I follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter.
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  149. pippirose said...

    I subscribe to your blog by e-mail and confirmed it.
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  150. pippirose said...

    I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect;
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  151. pippirose said...

    I follow you on Networked Blogs (under my name, Piroska).

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  152. pippirose said...

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  153. Virginia C said...

    Tropical Traditions Newsletter Subscriber

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  154. Virginia C said...

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  155. Virginia C said...

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  156. Virginia C said...

    I am an email subscriber.

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  157. Virginia C said...

    I am a Google Reader Subscriber.

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  158. Virginia C said...

    I also entered the Knight of Pleasure contest.

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  159. Virginia C said...

    Tea Tree Liquid Soap

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  160. Bun In The Oven said...

    I would love try the organic insect reppellant. thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  161. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  162. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  163. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  164. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  165. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  166. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  167. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    On my blogroll

  168. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Have your button on my left sidebar & at the bottom of my blog.

  169. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  170. caterina said...

    The coconut cream concentrate sounds so yummy!

    BUT I would love ot try the honey as well!

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  171. Anonymous said...

    I subscribe to TT newsletter
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  172. Anonymous said...

    I would like to try the honey.
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  173. Linjoh said...

    There's so many interesting products....I'd like Organic Sun-dried Tomatoes.
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    Thanks,
    Linda

  174. Linjoh said...

    I already signed up for TT's newsletter
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    Thanks,
    Linda

  175. Beth at Mother by Design said...

    I'm really wanting to try the Coconut flour - I just may order some today!

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  176. Beth at Mother by Design said...

    I am subscribed to the TT newsletter.

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  177. Beth said...

    I am subscribed to the TT newsletter #2.

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  178. Beth said...

    The reason I want to try the coconut flour is that I want to try making the Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Balls!

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  179. Laura said...

    I like the Organic Liquid Soaps.

  180. Laura said...

    I subscribe to their newsletter.
    #1

  181. Laura said...

    I subscribe to their newsletter.
    #2

  182. Laura said...

    I'd like to try the Banana Coconut Shake recipe.

  183. Laura said...

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/6916790153

  184. Laura said...

    I follow @Troptraditions @couponlover16.

  185. Laura said...

    I subscribe by email.

  186. Laura said...

    I follow on GFC.

  187. Laura said...

    I follow on Networked Blogs.

  188. Laura said...

    I entered your Dear John giveaway.

  189. Laura said...

    I entered your Cleaving giveaway.

  190. Laura said...

    I entered your YumYumPendants giveaway.

  191. Laura said...

    I entered your Girl on Top giveaway.

  192. Laura said...

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  193. Laura said...

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  196. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  197. Laura said...

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  198. Elena said...

    I would like to try Organic Dark Chocolate. Yum!

  199. Elena said...

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  200. Elena said...

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