Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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.



Both Are Mandatory To Enter:

1. You must follow me on Google Friends Connect before any of your entries will count.  If you already follow, then tell me so in a comment.

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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Add @Nuts4Stuff to Your Twitter and tell me so in your comment with your Twitter id--1 extra entry

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Subscribe to the Nuts 4 Stuff blog by email--1 extra entry (must confirm)

Subscribe to Nuts 4 Stuff in a reader--1 extra entry (Orange button in my sidebar)

List this giveaway on any giveaway site just leave a link to this post wherever you share it--2 extra entries (leave 2 separate comments and tell me where in each comment)

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Add Nuts 4 Stuff to your blogroll  (using my URL) with a link back to me (comment where you left it for 1 more extra entry)

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.  

193 comments:

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BowieTip said...

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!

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Annie1 said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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savvyshopper said...

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

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Helen Keeler said...

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rj7777 said...

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puye said...

I follow via GFC(Pu Y)

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puye said...

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outsiderein said...

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screwbdoo said...

Mandatory Entries

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Another 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 try

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screwbdoo said...

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sksweeps said...

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eclairre said...

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eye cream reviews said...

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

SherryE said...

I am a follower on google friends connect.

SherryE said...

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

SherryE said...

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imtori said...

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danielle said...

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Rachel said...

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....

Rachel said...

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Rachel said...

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pricekay58 said...

I'm a follower on Google.

pricekay58 said...

I would love to get the organic Coconut Oil.

Annie1 said...

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409cope said...

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Jake said...

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

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Joye said...

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

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Greta said...

I follow through GFC

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Greta said...

I want to try the Coconut Peanut Butter

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Greta said...

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H.M. said...

I follow you on Google Friends Connect.

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H.M. said...

I would like to try the Baby Silk Moisturizing Cream from TT.

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jandsfox_143 said...

I would like to try the coconut peanut butter.
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fluerdelyis said...

gfc follower as Chris

thanks
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fluerdelyis said...

I would like to try this from Tropical traditions: Organic Brown Mustard
thanks
Chris Ann

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fluerdelyis said...

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I would like to try their bug arrest!

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Kylie said...

I'm a GFC follower. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kylie said...

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

Kylie said...

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Annie1 said...

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downeastah said...

I follow on google connect

downeastah said...

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

downeastah said...

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Anonymous said...

I am a follower and would like to try the Organic Fusilli Pasta too!

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Jodie said...

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Jodie said...

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Jodie said...

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purango said...

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

EmmaPeel said...

I'm following you through google friend connect as Emma Peel.
I'd like to try the Organic apple sauce
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EmmaPeel said...

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

EmmaPeel said...

I'm subscribed by rss in a google reader.
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Gianna said...

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

Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.

susansmoaks said...

i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks i would love to try the all purpose household cleaner
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ezmerelda said...

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 -- ezmerelda

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kerrikoz said...

i follow you on gfc my email is kerrikoz@comcast.net

kerrikoz said...

i would love to try your organic lotion

Gaines7 said...

I like the goat's milk instant-powder. I am following, liking, joining and subscribing. gainessimmons@aol.com

Atreau said...

GFC follower: Atreau.

I would love to try the Organic Shredded Coconut.

Annie1 said...

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Diane52 said...

I follow and would like to try their virgin coconut oil
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Kara said...

I follow on GFC. - Kmgetty1 at gmail

Kara said...

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

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