Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey Review

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         I have had the wonderful opportunity of writing several Tropical Traditions reviews. By  now, it should be no surprise that Tropical Traditions has quickly become one of my favorite companies to rely on for organic foods, all-natural ingredients and healthy recipes. Every time I receive one of their new products, I tell myself that they couldn’t possibly have anything better. Once I received the Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey, my opinion instantly changed.

Tropical Traditions sources its organic honey from hives in the wild frontier areas of Canada. Most honeys on the market are pasteurized in high heat and filtered, removing many of the beneficial nutrients and enzymes.Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey is certified organic, contains live yeast and enzymes. It also contains pollen because it has not been filtered or processed

I’m wasn’t a huge fan of honey. I’m the girl who uses honey once a year in a hot cup of chamomile tea to help cure a sore throat. But, I have heard so many people discuss the health benefits of the Raw Food Diet. So, when I found out Tropical Traditions offers Raw Honey, I knew I had to find out what all of the talk was about.

Crystallized honey preserves natural goodness and doesn’t drip. The more rapidly honey crystallizes the finer the texture will be. It will also turn harder over time as it crystallizes. Truly raw honeys do not deteriorate with age, but like fine wines, continue to age and develop into more complex tastes.

My Raw Organic Honey arrived very quickly, as all of my Tropical Traditions products have. The first thing I noticed was the wide-mouth jar – perfect for scooping! The color is very different than traditional non-organic honey. Rather than a golden color, this honey is a rich, creamy, off-white shade, similar to the color of white chocolate. Yum!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Because it is unpasteurized, unprocessed, unheated, 100% Raw and USDA certified organic, I was expecting a thick, grainy texture. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case. There is a slightly thicker texture than regular honey. It is smooth like peanut butter and not at all grainy. I liked the fact that it is still full of flavor but much more nutritional. Tropical Traditions Raw Honey tastes great on so many foods- bagels, cookies, tea, vinaigrettes and so much more. Tropical Traditions has a vast collection of recipes; I recently found a recipe for Strawberry Cream Pie (Gluten Free and Dairy Free) and cannot wait to try it! Their raw honey to be the best honey I have ever tasted. I’m always looking for new foods to pair my honey with!


PURCHASE INFORMATION: A 17.6 oz. glass jar retails for $17.50. ON SALE for just $8.75 now through Sunday, August, 22nd. Also available in a pail for $160.00. Shop for raw honey and other organic food items online at

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Disclaimer: The Raw Organic Honey was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation for my review. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.

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  1. Your reviews are excellent! I find them straight-forward, & in this case quite descriptive! LOL, you made me want to try this honey!

  2. This sounds great, I use a lot of honey because I'm diabetic & it's a natural sweetener. I even use it on my cheerios if I want to sweeten them up! I had never seen raw honey before I guess because this looks different but I'd try it. barb g.

  3. such excellent review! It's great to hear what others' opinions are before making a purchase

  4. This stuff looks fantastic! I have tried tropical traditions coconut products before and was very impressed, s oI can only imagine how good their honey would taste.
    Thanks for the great review!

  5. Thanks for your review. It was well written that it made me want to taste that honey right now. it's great knowing about different products!

  6. I agree with you in that Tropical Traditions has fantastic products. As I read your review, I was reminded that raw honey develops into more complex tastes as it ages. That's all the more reason to stock up!

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