Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey Review and My Honey-Lemon Icing + GIVEAWAY!–Ends May 4, 2011

*Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are “no-follow” links.**


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Organic Raw Honey

I was surprised when I received my jar of Tropical Traditions Organic Canadian Raw Honey to review.  This product was different from typical golden-brown, syrupy varieties of honey I tried in the past.   Raw honey is thick, white,  more solid and gathered from bees in the remote parts of Canada and carefully monitored.   Furthermore,100% Organic Honey means it is never heated above temperatures that the honey is naturally exposed to in the beehive.

At first, I was not sure what I was going to do with my honey.  I always love adding some to my tea, especially in herbal teas.  Another thing I find helpful about honey is adding a tablespoon to a glass of warm milk when you’re unable to sleep.  Adding a spoon of honey to cooked oatmeal with a little bit of Silk Vanilla Soy Milk is out of this world delicious! 

However, today I was in the mood to bake and experimented with a new icing recipe with honey to compliment from my No Work Yellow Sheet Cake recipe that I already posted.  

The margarine for any icing recipes will never work if it’s labeled spread.  You will get a soupy mess no matter how much confectioners’ sugar you add.  Just be careful and always avoid the word “spread” on those margarine packages if you plan on creaming.  This happens because there is too much water added to that product.

My Honey-Lemon Icing!

3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons margarine (not spread)
1 tablespoon zested lemon peel
2 tablespoons Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream everything until it’s a nice spreading texture.  You can spread your icing on your cooled cake thin and store any extra in your refrigerator or freezer for another smaller cake or cupcakes or just use it all.

Thanks to Tropical Traditions, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff wins a 17.6 oz. jar their own delicious Organic Raw Honey (a $19.50 value)!  This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only.

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Here’s a piece of my No-Work Yellow Sheet Cake.

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This is before cutting my No-Work Yellow Sheet Cake with Honey-Lemon Icing.

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2. Go to the Tropical Traditions and tell me what you would love to try from their site in another comment or something else you learned.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Be sure you include your email address inside your comment so I can contact you if you win.   This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.  Do follow the rules because I check entries.

This giveaway ends May 4, 2011 at 12 PM Eastern Standard Time.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  

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193 Comments

  1. 409cope
    April 20, 2011 / 9:01 pm

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    April 20, 2011 / 9:13 pm

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  9. Fiona
    April 21, 2011 / 1:18 am

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  10. Fiona
    April 21, 2011 / 1:20 am

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    April 21, 2011 / 1:21 am

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    April 21, 2011 / 3:06 am

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  13. Domestic Diva
    April 21, 2011 / 3:06 am

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  14. BowieTip
    April 21, 2011 / 3:49 am

    I'd like to try Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour in the experimental baking of macaroons. I've made macaroons with shredded coconut, but never with coconut flour.Hope to win!xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

  15. Annie1
    April 21, 2011 / 5:35 am

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    April 21, 2011 / 5:36 am

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  19. Annie1
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  23. MOMFOREVERANDEVER
    April 21, 2011 / 7:23 am

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  24. savvyshopper
    April 21, 2011 / 7:43 am

    I visited Tropical Traditions and learned that their honey actually has live yeast and enzymes because it has not been processed.

  25. savvyshopper
    April 21, 2011 / 7:44 am

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  26. outsiderein
    April 21, 2011 / 8:54 am

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  27. outsiderein
    April 21, 2011 / 8:58 am

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  30. BethElderton
    April 21, 2011 / 10:05 pm

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  31. BethElderton
    April 21, 2011 / 10:05 pm

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    April 21, 2011 / 10:08 pm

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  33. BethElderton
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  34. BethElderton
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  35. BethElderton
    April 21, 2011 / 10:11 pm

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  36. BethElderton
    April 21, 2011 / 10:12 pm

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  37. Helen Keeler
    April 21, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    I'd love to try the Virgin Coconut Oil. GFC publicaly follower as Helen Keeler. helenkeeler@comcast.net

  38. Helen Keeler
    April 21, 2011 / 10:35 pm

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  39. rj7777
    April 22, 2011 / 1:30 am

    GFC follower I visited their site and learned that this honey is from isolated areas in Canada so it is pure from contaminants. This would be hard to do depending on where the bees travel and since so many of them are dying. Rita Spratlenrj_angel_house@yahoo.com

  40. puye
    April 22, 2011 / 4:49 am

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    April 23, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Mandatory Entries I follow on GFC – kevin linkieAnother Product i would love to try from Tropical Traditions is there Bug Arrest. I do a ton of camping in the summer and this would be a Great product to trykevin.linkie@hotmail.com

  42. john
    April 23, 2011 / 3:28 pm

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    April 24, 2011 / 3:45 am

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    April 24, 2011 / 3:46 am

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    April 26, 2011 / 3:40 am

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  52. tanyab79
    April 26, 2011 / 9:39 pm

    following via GFC and would love to try the honey and love the recipes on their site

  53. tanyab79
    April 26, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    like TT on twitter @clerk79

  54. eye cream reviews
    April 27, 2011 / 1:23 am

    i use honey as a tea early in the morning and also in my breakfast.

  55. SherryE
    April 27, 2011 / 2:43 am

    I am a follower on google friends connect.

  56. SherryE
    April 27, 2011 / 2:48 am

    I have been dying to try the organic raw honey!!

  57. SherryE
    April 27, 2011 / 2:50 am

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    April 27, 2011 / 2:54 am

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  62. imtori
    April 27, 2011 / 3:46 am

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  69. danielle
    April 27, 2011 / 4:39 pm

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  71. Rachel
    April 28, 2011 / 4:47 am

    already following you! (Rachel)I'm dying to get my hands on some coconut oil so that I can start baking my way through my new Babycakes cookbook….

  72. Rachel
    April 28, 2011 / 4:48 am

    already subscribe via email

  73. Rachel
    April 28, 2011 / 4:49 am

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  74. Rachel
    April 28, 2011 / 4:49 am

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  78. pricekay58
    April 30, 2011 / 9:27 pm

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  79. pricekay58
    April 30, 2011 / 9:29 pm

    I would love to get the organic Coconut Oil.

  80. 409cope
    May 1, 2011 / 11:29 pm

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  81. Jake
    May 2, 2011 / 12:51 am

    The virgin coconut oil looks great. jakezsweep@gmail.com (I followed you on Google as Jake Zigler)

  82. Joye
    May 2, 2011 / 11:41 pm

    I follow you on GFC joye devive) – joyedevive(at)gmail(dot)com. I'd like to try their coconut cream concentrate.

  83. Joye
    May 2, 2011 / 11:43 pm

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  84. Joye
    May 2, 2011 / 11:48 pm

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  86. Greta
    May 2, 2011 / 11:55 pm

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  87. Greta
    May 2, 2011 / 11:55 pm

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  88. Greta
    May 2, 2011 / 11:56 pm

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    May 3, 2011 / 4:33 pm

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  91. fluerdelyis
    May 3, 2011 / 4:34 pm

    I would like to try this from Tropical traditions: Organic Brown MustardthanksChris Anntreehouse.queen18 at yahoo dot com

  92. fluerdelyis
    May 3, 2011 / 4:35 pm

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    May 3, 2011 / 5:45 pm

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  94. Kylie
    May 3, 2011 / 7:55 pm

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  95. Kylie
    May 3, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    I would love to try their coconut cream concentrate. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

  96. Kylie
    May 3, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    I like Tropical Traditions on Facebook. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  99. downeastah
    May 3, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    I follow on google connect

  100. downeastah
    May 3, 2011 / 11:50 pm

    I could use the Bug Arrest, the black flies are out in swarms!

  101. Anonymous
    May 3, 2011 / 11:57 pm

    I am a follower and would like to try the Organic Fusilli Pasta too!edgenemmers@gmail.com

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    May 4, 2011 / 2:41 am

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    May 4, 2011 / 2:44 am

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    May 4, 2011 / 2:45 am

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    May 4, 2011 / 6:19 am

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect. I would love to try the Bhutanese Red Rice. garrettsambo@aol.com

  106. EmmaPeel
    May 4, 2011 / 6:44 am

    I'm following you through google friend connect as Emma Peel.I'd like to try the Organic apple sauceemmaspeel(at)gmail.com

  107. EmmaPeel
    May 4, 2011 / 6:46 am

    I Subscribed by email. emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

  108. EmmaPeel
    May 4, 2011 / 6:47 am

    I'm subscribed by rss in a google reader.emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

  109. Gianna
    May 4, 2011 / 7:01 am

    That looks mouth watering!I'd like to try their peanut butter and coconut flour. I'm a GFC follower.

  110. Gianna
    May 4, 2011 / 7:02 am

    I'm an email subscriber.

  111. susansmoaks
    May 4, 2011 / 9:12 am

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  112. ezmerelda
    May 4, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    I suffer from chronic back pain and get a lot of massages, so the Organic Massage Oils really appeal to me.I follow via GFC — ezmereldaezmerelda at mail dot com

  113. kerrikoz
    May 4, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    i would love to try your organic lotion

  114. Gaines7
    May 4, 2011 / 3:30 pm

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  115. Atreau
    May 4, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    GFC follower: Atreau.I would love to try the Organic Shredded Coconut.

  116. Kara
    May 5, 2011 / 2:44 am

    I follow on GFC. – Kmgetty1 at gmail

  117. Kara
    May 5, 2011 / 2:44 am

    Wow they have so much! I would love to try any of their lotions or moisturizers.

  118. Kara
    May 5, 2011 / 2:46 am

    I followed nuts4stuff in twitter – @Kmarie7

  119. Kara
    May 5, 2011 / 2:49 am

    I followed Tropical Traditions in twitter – @Kmarie7

  120. Kara
    May 5, 2011 / 2:51 am

    I liked Tropical Traditions in facebook

  121. Kara
    May 5, 2011 / 2:53 am

    I subscribed to nuts4stuff via email – kmgetty1 at gmail dot com

  122. Kara
    May 5, 2011 / 2:55 am

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