I have always loved honey, and it amazes me how honey that is gathered from variouslocations and produced by bees who visit differing types of plant life can vary so much. For me, it’s part of honey’s wonderment, along with its ability to heal and rejuvenate through its natural properties. It only made sense that, since I’ve been consistently impressed with the quality of all the Tropical Traditions products I tried thus far, it was only a matter of time before I tested the Organic Canadian Raw Honey.
Tropical Traditions gets its wild and organic honey from the vast natural forests of Canada, one of the few places large and wild enough to ensure the bees collect pollen from only organic flowers. The honey is unprocessed, giving it an opaque whitish color and thick consistency much different from what most of us envision when we think of honey.
In fact, this wild honey is so thick and dense you won’t be pouring it or squeezing it from a plastic honey bear. Instead it comes in a wide-mouthed glass jar, perfect for scooping out with a spoon – just the way I choose to enjoy it.
And do I enjoy it? A resounding “yes!” This is by far the best honey I’ve ever tasted, and I’m a little embarrassed to say that in the three or four weeks it’s been in the house, I haven’t shared any – yet. No doubt generosity will get the best of me eventually, but for now I’m content to hide in a corner of the kitchen, jar and spoon in hand. The honey is heavenly – at first delicate, then the taste builds to a full yet smooth flavor, almost cooling. While the texture is initially thick, it’s not grainy like some raw unprocessed honeys tend toward. In my opinion it is preferable to any candy or confection I might otherwise crave.
Great accolades from yours truly, indeed, but highly deserving. Once I finally bend and start sharing my organic Canadian raw honey with my family, the emptied-out jar will certainly be replaced by another… then another.
Want to win your own? Of course you do! Tropical Traditions is giving away one 17-ounce jar to a very lucky dkM reader!
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