Sunday, May 16, 2010

~~CLOSED~~Review and Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey

Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey is a soft solid, lightly colored, incredibly delicious honey. Oh, yeah. It's good.
Instead of eating the entire jar by itself with a spoon (not that we were doing that) I decided I'd make a few dishes with my jar of Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey.
I made Bean & Burger Soup and Honey Ham. The Honey Ham was delicious, and easy-peasy to make. A 3 pound ham, cut into slices, a half a cup of Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey stirred into 4 cups hot water, poured over the ham slices & cooked at 350 for an hour & a half. Very sweet ham, and there was none left after dinner.

I usually use brown sugar in my Bean & Burger Soup, but decided to try the Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey this time. Even better than usual.

Recipe for Bean & Burger Soup

1 can pork & beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans, drained & well rinsed
1 1/2 cooked ground burger
1/2 ketchup
1/2 cup Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey
1 medium onion, grated
enough water to thin to taste

Put all ingredients in a soup pan, heat & eat. This is really good served with a nice crusty bread.

Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey sells for $10.99 for a 17.6 oz jar, and it's worth every penny.

Of course I have a giveaway for you. The generous people at Tropical Traditions would like to offer one of my readers a chance to win the same honey I tried.

Mandatory entry: Go to the Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey page. Then come back here & tell me something you've learned.

Extra entries
~~~Sign up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter
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~~~Tell me where you heard about this giveaway. If you heard about it because you already follow me, that counts, too.

This giveaway will end May 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. I will use Random.org to pick a winner & notify them by email & post a winner's post.
~~~UPDATE 5/23~~~
Extending the end date to 6/6.

Winner will have 72 hours to respond to winning email or I'll pick another winner.
Open to US & Canada

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. I received no monetary compensation for my efforts. The opinions expressed are my own.

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debbie said...

I learned in order to be certified organic, the hives must be kept miles away from farms that use chemicals.
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debbie said...

I signed up for the tropical traditions newsletter.
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debbie said...

I would use this in any recipe that calls for honey, but I also like it on homemade biscuits.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
debbie
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Kristen said...

I learned that bees stay within a 4 mile range of their hive.

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Kristen said...

I want to use it to make Honey Walnut Shrimp.

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Kristen said...

I found this giveaway because I visit your site EVERY DAY looking for new giveaways.

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McDuffy said...

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.

Dawn said...

I learned that the honey is not subjected to heat during processing.

Dawn said...

I would use the honey with hot tea.

Dawn said...

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Dawn said...

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Dawn said...

I found out about your site from sweepsadvantage.com

bison61 said...

Truly raw honeys do not deteriorate with age, but like fine wines, continue to age and develop into more complex tastes

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Ohio_Momto3boys said...

I learned that honey doesn't deteriorate with age... It changes and becomes even better (like wine!)

Ohio_Momto3boys said...

And I follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter @ Mom_to3boys

andrea v said...

Truly raw honeys do not deteriorate with age, but like fine wines, continue to age and develop into more complex tastes

andrea v said...

signed up for tropical traditions newsletter

andrea v said...

i would love this on a toasted english muffin

andrea v said...

follow tropical traditions on twitter-vickers2622

andrea v said...

heard about giveaway on tropical traditions newsletter

Klio0315 said...

Tropical Traditions sources its honey from Canada! I am Cnanadian, go Canada go!

Klio0315 said...

I love green tea with honey, if I won, it would be a great addition to my tea!

Klio0315 said...

I am your follower
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Klio0315 said...

I found out about this giveaway from your blog
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Dina said...

I learned that a bee’s flying range is determined by a natural instinct which tells them to stay within a four mile range from the hive location. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

Dina said...

Signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter

Dina said...

I would use it in recipes that allow substitutions - instead of sugar.

Dina said...

Follow this blog.

Dina said...

Follow you on twitter as aitmama.

Dina said...

Follow @troptraditions on Twitter.

Dina said...

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Dina said...

I heard about it on the Mr Linky on my blog ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love that the bees are in the wild frontier away from civilization.
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Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber to TT newsletter.
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Anonymous said...

I would use this on our homemade toasted bread.
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Anonymous said...

I heard about this giveaway from Tropical Traditions RSS feed.
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Anna said...

Wow, this looks like some amazing honey. What I like most is how much they care about the bees. Bees are extraordinary animals and are happy to give us their sweet nectar if we don't stress them and just let them take care of their business. I love that this honey is unfiltered and still contains some bits of pollen.
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Anna said...

If I won this honey the possibilities are endless! But I think my favorite would be to just eat it with a spoon right out of the jar like ice cream...savoring every delicious bite :)

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bodyseasoningsalchemist said...

I would use this on my all raw 60 day shift program. I am also a
tea-todler and raw honey immediately makes me feel content. I love all the tropical traditions products. Very conscious about the food and products you represent.

glhearts said...

I would use this in some hot organic tea! Yum!

glhearts said...

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. Love it~

Wendi P said...

I learned that the 60lb pail of organic honey costs $385.99 and I wonder if I would ever use that much honey in my lifetime?

Wendi P said...

I follow you on twitter @WendiP

Wendi P said...

I follow Tropical Traditions on twitter @WendiP

Wendi P said...

I heard about this giveaway because I am an email subscriber :-)

LAMusing said...

I learned nees stay within 4 miles of their hive

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LAMusing said...

I follow publicly on GFC


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LAMusing said...

I would use the honey on toast and biscuits... and yogurt!


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LAMusing said...

I heard about this because I follow and I check out your blog almost every day


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Lynda Del. said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey comes from the frontier areas of Canada where I am from.
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Lynda Del. said...

I signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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Lynda Del. said...

http://twitter.com/lyndadawinda/status/14576033829
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wrig9945 said...

I learned that the honey contains live yeast and enzymes. Thanks

wrig9945 said...

I signed up for Tropical Traditions newsletter.

wrig9945 said...

I would use it in the bean soup recipe in place of brown sugar.

wrig9945 said...

I follow your blog.

wrig9945 said...

I follow you on twitter: @lefty22

wrig9945 said...

I tweeted:
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wrig9945 said...

I follow @troptradions on twitter. @lefty22

wrig9945 said...

I heard about this giveaway on Tropical Traditions webpage. Thanks

Anonymous said...

It's only harvested during 6 weeks a year.

Christie
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Anonymous said...

I found this site by googling "contests ending soon"

Christie
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Anonymous said...

I'd use it on toast with peanut butter!

Christie
ropp dot 5 at wright dot edu

heartnsoulcooking said...

They select only premium honey that is pure, smooth and creamy.
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heartnsoulcooking said...

Well, my grand-daughters LOVE!!! honey and peanut butter sandwiches, so I'll would be making lots of those this summer.
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heartnsoulcooking said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
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heartnsoulcooking said...

I found out about this giveaway via your blog.

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Kerrie said...

I learned a new recipe for chicken!

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_Coconut_Chicken_Curry_Stir-fry.htm

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Kerrie said...

I Sign up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter!
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Kerrie said...

I would use this honey to make a sweet desert!
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Kerrie said...

I Follow @troptraditions on Twitter @36momma
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Kerrie said...

I follow you on Twitter @36momma
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Kerrie said...

I follow your blog
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Kerrie said...

I heard about this giveaway at Simply Being Mommy
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Amy said...

I learned that because it can't be organic if it's within a certain distance of cities and pollution, Tropical Traditions sources its honey from hives in the wild frontier areas of Canada.

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Amy said...

I receive the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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Amy said...

I've only ever done the eat-it-out-of-the-jar-with-a-spoon thing. But if I won this, I would try to find some great recipes to use it in. I just found a great recipe online for Moroccan Spiced Hummus that sounds like it would be amazing with the raw honey versus standard honey.

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Amy said...

Publicly following your blog via Google Friend Connect.
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mandala said...

Learned that Tropical Traditions sources its honey from hives in the wild frontier areas of Canada.

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mandala said...

I'd eat this as it is or add it to my fruit shakes :)

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mandala said...

Blog follower

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mandala said...

Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

mandala said...

Following Tropical Traditions on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

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mandala said...

signed up with Tropical Traditions newsletter

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suzie said...

I learned that the honey is only harvested for 6 weeks during the summer

suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/14701056391

Amy said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@neverdene).
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Amy said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/14706561721

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Amy said...

I'm following troptraditions on Twitter (@neverdene).
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Dina said...

http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/14706832560

Anonymous said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions only warms their organic raw honey enough to flow but it isn't subjected to heat processing. Also, the honey used comes from the frontier areas of Canada and is only harvested during the summer during a six-week period. I am now receiving the Tropical Traditions Newsletter. I'd love to bake with the honey if I was fortunate enough to win some. Or use it in salad dressing. I learned about this giveaway because I already follow you.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I do subscribe to tropical traditions newsletter by email.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I am a fan of tropical traditions on twitter dlsblogs.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I am a fan of tropical traditions on twitter dlsblogs.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

Fan of tt on facebook too. I'd love to review some of their products for my blog.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I'd use this to replace sugar in my cakes,pies,cookies,quick breads,muffins because I'm diabetic. Sounds like a great product.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I heard about this giveaway from you via google reader.

Christine said...

I learned a bee's natural instinct is to stay flying within 4 miles of the hive.

Christine
dazed1821@aol.com

Christine said...

My youngest loves honey butter.So some of this honey would definitely be used for honey butter.

Christine said...

I found this giveaway through the delghtful chaos link.

Christine
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Amy said...

Your button is on my blog (below the posts) - http://trixiestreatsandsweeps.blogspot.com
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Lynda Del. said...

I would use the raw honey to substitute for my sugar to sweeten my beverages and foods.
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Lynda Del. said...

I’m following your blog publicly via GFC. (ID: lyndadawinda1074)
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Lynda Del. said...

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Donna Marie said...

I receive the Tropical Traditions newsletter and get their twitter tweets also. I absolutely love raw honey. When its not on my spoon, its on toast with ground cinnamon. So wonderful!

The Carrolls said...

I learned Truly raw honeys do not deteriorate with age, but like fine wines, continue to age and develop into more complex tastes.
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The Carrolls said...

I'd mostly use it in tea - but also sandwiches, oatmeal, lemonade, making dips, plain-out-of-the-jar.
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suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/14799225224

Dina said...

http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/14804294979

Cathy said...

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.

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Lynda Del. said...

I’m your twitter follower. ID: @Lyndadawinda
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Lynda Del. said...

I'm following Tropical Traditions on Twitter. ID: @Lyndadawinda
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Tara P said...

I learn that this honey is only harvested during a 6 week period.

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Tara P said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

Tara P said...

Yum, I would eat this with toast, peanut butter and bananas.

Tara P said...

I'm following this blog on Google Friends Connect.

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suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/14867249173

suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/14933704351

suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/14995689109

martin said...

This kind of honey where it is almost a solid is the best kind. My grandparents had bees in central Kansas and the honey that was thick was always most sought after. I hope that this one is chosen for me!!

Lynda Del. said...

#1 - I blogged about this giveaway and posted here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/05/tropical-traditions-raw-organic-honey.html
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Lynda Del. said...

#2 - I blogged about this giveaway and posted here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/05/tropical-traditions-raw-organic-honey.html
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Lynda Del. said...

#3 - I blogged about this giveaway and posted here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/05/tropical-traditions-raw-organic-honey.html
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Lynda Del. said...

I grabbed your button and posted it here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
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Lynda Del. said...

I heard about this giveaway from Survey Junkie’s Linky Up page.
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For Their Future said...

I learned that "It contains live yeast and enzymes, because it has not been processed. It also contains pollen because it has not been filtered—merely screened."


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For Their Future said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter

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For Their Future said...

I would use this to sweeten my homemade granola and whole wheat bread and muffins!

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For Their Future said...

I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect
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For Their Future said...

I follow you on twitter
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I follow Tropical Traditions on twitter
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suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/15059087877

Jessica said...

I learned that the products haven't been subjected to the heat of processing.

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Jessica said...

I would put it in my tea.

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Jessica said...

I'm a Google follower.

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I learned that fine textured crystals are characteristic of totally pure, unheated, unprocessed, raw honey.

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I get tropical traditions newsletter

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

one of the many ways i would use the honey is on warm biscuits with butter.

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

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zigrrly said...

I learned that some people think cold or frozen coconut butter tastes like white chocolate and that they freeze it in ice cub trays and use for smoothies....
:)

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zigrrly said...

I'm subscribed via email :)

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zigrrly said...

I'd use this honey in my green tea, on toast, and, prolly, by the yummy spoonful, lol! ;->

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zigrrly said...

Heard about this giveaway on the blog itself. :)

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zigrrly said...

oops, should've said: subscribed to tropical traditions newsletter :)

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zigrrly said...

follow ur blog publically (zigrrly)

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suzie said...

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Mike and Tiffany said...

I learned that there is an extensive amount of research that goes into Tropical Traditions choosing their products!!

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Mike and Tiffany said...

Signed up for Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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Mike and Tiffany said...

Follower of this blog!
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Mike and Tiffany said...

Your button is on my blog!
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Meghan said...

I learned that true raw honey never deteriorates with age, and like wine continues to age and develop a more complex taste.

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Meghan said...

I already get the TT newsletter

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Meghan said...

I would use it for most of my needs, ie baking, hot cereal, granola, in lemon water, etc. as I try to use natural sources to replace most of the sugar I use.

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Meghan said...

I found out about the giveaway on TT special deals and giveaways page.

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Mike and Tiffany said...

Heard about this giveaway from entering your atgstores giveaway! :)
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Tracy said...

I learned it comes from Canada!!
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Tracy said...

I am an email subscriber to tropical traditions
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Lynda Del. said...

http://twitter.com/lyndadawinda/status/15221084349
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Debbie Stanton said...

i learned that it comes from the frontier areas of Canada, and is only harvested during a 6-week period in the summer
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jenna said...

I learned in order to be certified organic, the hives must be kept miles away from farms that use chemicals.

jenna said...

I found this on realsimplesavingmethods.com

jenna said...

I would put this on refried beans. My husband loves honey on them!

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I did not know this at all:
Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey comes from the frontier areas of Canada, and is only harvested during a 6-week period in the summer.


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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I am signed up to receive Tropical Traditions newsletter under my real name.

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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I would use this honey in this amazing Spicy Honey Chicken recipe that I make almost weekly.

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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I heard about this giveaway on the Dimes2Vines blog. :)

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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I follow privately. :)

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suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/15288035393

Jay said...

I learned that bees stay within a 4 mile range of their hive and that Canada seems to have better honey than the US.

Jay said...

I follow you on twitter @JayAwesomeTweet

Jay said...

Tweeted about the giveaway:
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Jay said...

I'm following @Troptraditions on Twitter.

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Jay said...

I found out about this giveaway at sweeps4bloggers.com

Jay said...

If I win I will put the honey to my morning tea.

suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/15325985873

Jay said...

daily tweet:
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Jay said...

daily tweet:
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suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/15513574437

matt4melis said...

I learned that "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."

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matt4melis said...

I'm signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter

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matt4melis said...

If I won, I'd spread it on sourdough pancakes.

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matt4melis said...

follow this blog

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matt4melis said...

follow you on twitter

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matt4melis said...

tweet

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matt4melis said...

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matt4melis said...

I heard about this giveaway via Google Reader

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ohiostate92 said...

i learned that Tropical Traditions sources its honey from hives in the wild frontier areas of Canada.

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ohiostate92 said...

i follow via gfc - osu92

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ohiostate92 said...

i follow you on twitter - @nosogirl

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ohiostate92 said...

if i won, i'd use the honey as a substitute for sugar in recipes

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ohiostate92 said...

i follow tropical traditions on twitter - @nosogirl

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ohiostate92 said...

i heard about this giveaway by following your blog

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suzie said...

http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/15594754022

suzie said...

follow Tropical Traditions on twitter
Suzquiz

suzie said...

receive Tropical Traditions newsletter

suzie said...

follow on GFC
suzquiz

suzie said...

my husband loves peanut butter & honey toast

suzie said...

follow you on twitter
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