You may remember the Coconut Peanut Butter that I reviewed not too long ago. Well, now I am going to tell you about another awesome Tropical Traditions product: Organic Canadian Raw Honey. This Honey is unlike anything you have ever tried before. We will get to that in a moment though, first lets me tell you what Tropical Traditions says about their Canadian Raw Honey:
"Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey comes from the frontier areas of Canada, and is only harvested during a 6-week period in the summer. Tropical Traditions is the exclusive source of this premium organic honey in the U.S. Most commercial honeys available on the market today come from bee farms, where the bees are controlled within a certain area and get their pollen from usually only one kind of flower. Many of the plants that produce these flowers (clover, orange blossom, etc.) are grown with pesticides and fertilizers as well. In addition, almost all honeys on the market are pasteurized in high heat and filtered, removing many of the beneficial nutrients and enzymes.
Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey has not been subjected to the heat of processing, only warmed enough to flow (same temperatures the honey would see inside the hive). We select only premium honey that is pure, smooth and creamy, with the consistency of soft margarine at harvest. It contains live yeast and enzymes, because it has not been processed. It also contains pollen because it has not been filtered—merely screened.
Fine textured crystals are characteristic of totally pure, unheated, unprocessed, raw honey. Properly crystallized honey has a fine, smooth texture. 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."
Wow! That sounds really impressive. So, when the honey arrived I was a little unsure what to expect. I knew it would be different from the usual golden liquid honey that is processed and changed from it's original form. The first thing I did when I received my jar of Organic Canadian Raw Honey was take off the lid, peel off the seal and take a huge whiff of the honey. The smell was delightful! It even smells like the best honey ever! The second thing I did was lightly stick my finger in it (I couldn't help myself and I had washed my hands first) and then straight into my mouth. The taste is unbelievable. It tastes a little like the golden liquid honey I am used to, only way better.
The honey is a whitish color and has the consistency explained above of "soft margarine". I actually really love it in this form because it is a lot less messy. You don't have honey dripping off of your fingers everywhere as you try to eat a biscuit. Instead, you use your knife to apply a layer (I like it thick) and then you enjoy. I feel like this is a honey meant for Kings and Queens and I was just able to find a jar. I had no idea what I was missing out on!
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