Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil ~ Review & Giveaway

I confess, I didn't know much at all about coconut oil when I received my sample of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Topical Traditions.  I was excited to try it ... I just didn't know what to do with it!


So I started with their website, and watched this neat video on how they use an all natural, "old fashioned" method to extract their Gold Label coconut oil - by hand, on individual farms in the Philippines!  I love the story here...



Here's what I learned about coconut oil:
  • It's very good for you, is a healthier cooking oil to use than other options, and is packed with antioxidants.  And because of the extraction method (it's virgin, not refined like many others) Tropical Traditions uses for their Gold Label oils, it has double the antioxidants as other coconut oils!

  • You can use it for just about anything.  I tried everything from baking my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe with it (substituted it for the butter and Crisco I normally use) to frying hash browns. 

    Everything was very good - no "different" or coconutty flavor.  The hash browns were actually fantastic ... crispy, light and delicious but not greasy in the slightest.

  • I'm convinced that Tropical Traditions has the best coconut oil available to buy.  When I talked to my friend about coconut oil, she said her family had tried some (of its health benefits), but disliked the flavor it had added to their foods. 

    However, the brand that she had tried was  different one from the local health food store, which was not the same quality (or extracted the same way) as Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label coconut oil.  That hadn't been my experience with Tropical Traditions at all!

I also love that they gather recipes from far and wide and post them on their Free Coconut Recipes Blog, offering you 1000's of great ideas on how to use coconut oil.

Overall, I think Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a fantastic product of superior quality, a good choice for healthy living, and something I would recommend to my friends and family.  I'm going to continue to look for ways to work it into our diet.

If you are curious ... look at all these additional uses for coconut oil!  How to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses

Check out their website to learn more: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/virgin_coconut_oil.htm

The Giveaway!

Tropical Traditions has offered to send one of my winning readers a Quart Sized Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  Enter using the form below.


Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.  All opinions are my own.

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44 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try their coconut oil for baking
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  2. The pecan chocolate milk idea looks interesting.

    isabelli3619 {at} aol {dot} com

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  3. I use it for baking but I'd like to try it for frying too.

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  4. Good for you and tasty too!!!

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  5. I would like to use coconut oil for baking and making healthy truffles

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  6. I would like to use it for baking and for frying--like coconut shrimp.

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  7. I would love to use this for frying instead of regular oil. Baking would also make things tasty. YUMM!

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  8. I'd like to try it in some baking.

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  9. I'd use it for cooking, one of my best friend cooks for me all the time with it and it's really delicious. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I would like to use it for frying foods

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  11. I use it for my face or for cuts

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  12. I use it instead of butter on my bread

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  13. I would like to use it for my skin.

    mammasbullies@gmail.com

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  14. I would like to use it for cooking.

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  15. I would love to use it in some baked goodies

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  16. I'd like to try it for baking.

    frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com

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  17. I'd like to use it on my skin for moisturizing.

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  18. I would like to try it for baking.

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  19. Had some virus issues, so my twitter name has changed from @isabelli3619 to @michele979 for verification purposes. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway, and have a great weekend!

    isabelli3619 {at} aol {dot} com

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  20. suebunting1977@gmail.com what I would like to try using coconut oil for is Gluten Free Fried Chicken http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/9/23/Gluten-Free-Fried-Chicken

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  21. I love using it in Baked Oatmeal!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I would use it to make homemade skincare, and cold processed soaps! Thanks! : )

    givenmay@yahoo.com

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  23. This sounds amazing! Would love to try it!

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  24. I want to try it for making soap ... and granola bars!

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  25. I have heard that it is excellent for popping popcorn.

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  26. I'd use it in cooking and baking.

    Nancy
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  27. Cooking, baking, and skin care.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  28. We use coconut oil in Indian cooking as well as for hair care and skin care..

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  29. I would like to use in place of butter in my recipes.

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  30. For baking or frying
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  31. I love the taste of coconut. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  32. making popcorn
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  33. I saw a Coconut Lime Tuna Steak recipe that looks wonderful!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  34. I would use it for baking (cookies, etc) and for frying (shrimp)

    starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
    THANKS!! :)

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    THANKS!! :)

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  36. I would use it for stirfrys.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. I'd love to see how cookies turn out when using this coconut oil. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I's make Gluten Free Coconut Mango Rugelach first.

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