Sweet As Honey (Giveaway Post)

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 27, 2009

in giveaway

Wahoo! First full day of school went fantastically! The students were well-behaved, I stayed away from the junk food in the lounge, and came home and was beyond thrilled to warm up leftover broccoli pesto from last night.

Usually, leftovers make for a very boring blog post…but not tonight!

About 2 weeks ago, Tropical Traditions was so kind as to send me some of their Organic Canadian raw honey to try.


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I was intrigued by its creamy consistency, but I held off trying it until I knew what I wanted to eat it on. Adam on the other hand broke right into it and started using it in tea, on bread…and said it was fantastic. Of course then, I had to try it. It has a very mellow flavor, though distinctly honey. I like the texture much more than regular honey! It actually is spreadable and comes off a spoon or knife onto whatever I’m eating. My favorite was on cottage cheese. (What, you’ve never had honey on cottage cheese?? You’re missing out!)


Here’s what Tropical Traditions has to say about their Organic Canadian Raw Honey:

Our Raw honey is certified organic and has not been subjected to heat processing. The color of the honey is affected by two things primarily, floral source and processing methods. Our Canadian certified organic honey has a floral source that causes it to be light in color, and our minimal processing during packaging keeps it light. Heavy processing and heat tend to darken honey.

Tropical Traditionscertified organic raw honey is produced under extremely strict scrutiny and regulation all the way from the hive to the table, assuring that the original unadulterated natural healthiness of honey is preserved for your benefit. The flavor is variant with color also and is purely a matter of personal taste.

There is no royal jelly in the honey. In the natural bees keep this separate for the Queen bee and very, very little is produced in the wild. If any is in the honey it is separated out.

Raw honey may be slightly warmed in a bowl of hot or warm water to make it more fluid. The natural properties characteristic of

Tropical Traditionstotally pure, unheated, unprocessed, raw honey make it smooth and creamy, with the consistency of soft butter when stored at room temperature. Properly crystallized honey has a fine, smooth texture. Crystallized honey preserves natural goodness and doesn’t drip. The more rapidly honey crystallizes the finer the texture will be.


Why am I telling you all this? Well, because as usual, Tropical Traditions has offered YOU, one lucky What’s For Dinner reader, a chance to win a jar of this amazing honey, delivered right to your door direct from the company!

To enter:
  1. Leave a comment on this post about your favorite way to use honey
  2. Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter for a BONUS entry, and leave a comment to let me know you’ve done so.
  3. Tweet about the contest for a THIRD entry then leave a comment to tell me you’ve done so.
  4. Link back to this post for a FOURTH entry, and (you guessed it) comment to tell me.

You may leave as many as 4 comments on this post and each will count as an entry!

*winners will be announced at Monday’s dinner post*

Happy commenting and GOOD LUCK!!!

Comments on this entry are closed.

Harley August 29, 2009 at 12:31 AM

I love PB&Honey sandwiches! I used to hate jelly when I was younger, but honey is so sweet! (pun intended)

Janna August 29, 2009 at 7:44 AM

I’ve tried other organic honeys, and would love to try this one, since I already know how good their coconut oil is. I’m already a subscriber to their newsletter.

Kelly August 29, 2009 at 10:06 AM

I love to get raw organic honey and use them to make my raw food gelato ice cream. So far the honey and vanilla was my favorite combo using honey as a sweetener instead of agave. :-)

Derek August 29, 2009 at 10:13 AM

My favorite way to use honey is right before and after a workout.

Katie August 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM

I love honey on bread. At my parents’ house, we have about 50 varieties… we pick some up everywhere we go!
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Katie August 29, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Just tweeted :-)
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theskinnyplate August 29, 2009 at 3:03 PM

My favorite way to use honey is on bbq chicken. Honey really brings out the taste.

theskinnyplate August 29, 2009 at 3:04 PM

I just subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter

theskinnyplate August 29, 2009 at 3:04 PM
theskinnyplate August 29, 2009 at 3:07 PM
betty r ~beginning again August 29, 2009 at 4:03 PM

I use honey on lot’s of things.Me and the kids love it..From a glaze on bread to making homemade cough syrup!(yep it works!)
I would love to win this..thank you

i invite you and your readers to enter my giveaway as well..thank you
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betty r ~beginning again August 29, 2009 at 4:06 PM

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Lynn @ The Actors Diet August 29, 2009 at 4:17 PM

I’m so boring…I just love raw honey in tea!
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Pogonia August 29, 2009 at 4:54 PM

I love honey on toast more than any other way to eat it! :)

Pogonia August 29, 2009 at 4:55 PM

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions.

Jennifer August 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM

I like honey in my coffee
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Jennifer August 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM

I am subscribed to their newsletter
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Anne K. August 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM

How cool! I love honey in greek yogurt :)
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Kristin August 29, 2009 at 10:06 PM

I just made a honey lime chipotle marinade!! Want to try it in green tea next.
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Jenn (eating bender) August 29, 2009 at 11:43 PM

I’m so glad the first day of school went well! I was reading about your jitters, and I totally know how you feel. I get anxiety attacks when I embark into the unknown :) Glad that everything turned out alright – although I’m not surprised!

That honey sounds delicious! I’d have to say that since I’m actually not a huge honey person, my favorite way I’ve ever used it is on top of carrots. I’m not a fan of plain carrots or plain honey, and somehow the combination is really delicious!

Jenn (eating bender) August 29, 2009 at 11:44 PM

Just tweeted about it, too!!
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Grace August 30, 2009 at 11:32 AM

My favorite treat is coconut-honey no-bake cookies. I add a few tablespoons of honey with a 1/2c. coconut flakes and stir in some chocolate chips. Then I take the mixture and separate it into cookie-size balls and refridgerate them overnight. SOOO delicious, and gluten-free :)

Ellen August 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM

i put raw honey on my oats every morning (with cool milk & almond butter, so as to not overheat it). my stuff is almost gone– i would love to try this!

Ellen August 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM
Ellen August 30, 2009 at 12:38 PM

and i just subscribed to their newsletter.

Ginger August 30, 2009 at 3:29 PM

I love raw honey spread on bread!! Also like honey in hot tea…

Mary August 30, 2009 at 5:16 PM

My favorite way to use honey is on a toasted bagel with peanut butter.

Kelsey August 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM

this is so cool!!!! i love honey on my grandma’s homemade rolls and on yogurt. :]

jen (@bwJen) August 31, 2009 at 7:56 AM

I have not idea what to use honey for except for in tea and in marinades….send me the honey and some suggestions…. ;-)
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Vickie Bartlett August 31, 2009 at 9:01 AM

One way I like honey on fresh baked rolls
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Vickie Bartlett August 31, 2009 at 9:02 AM

TT newsletter subscriber
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Vickie Bartlett August 31, 2009 at 9:04 AM
Elizabeth Dehart August 31, 2009 at 11:48 AM

I love to use honey in everything but love it most in homemade almond milk. TY!

Elizabeth Dehart August 31, 2009 at 11:49 AM

I’m subscribed to the TT newsletter. Where I find about these great giveaways!

Elizabeth Dehart August 31, 2009 at 11:52 AM
Stephanie September 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM

I love to use it as a deep conditioner! Defines the curls and makes my hair super soft and shiny!

Sherelle Charles September 2, 2009 at 11:30 PM

I love it in my tea and on crackers!

Lisa September 3, 2009 at 2:29 AM

Honey is my favorite way to sweeten hot tea before pouring over ice.

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