Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway

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Congratulations! Winner  #47  Reeva

 

Several weeks ago while searching the web I came across a review for Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil which lead me to do some more research. I found out that not only has coconut oil been a staple in cooking for thousands of years in many countries with tropical climates but it is one of the best cooking oils you can use. According to Tropical Traditions website research has shown  "that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, raises body temperatures, and helps provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss." In addition "Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system. Lauric acid is also found in human mother’s milk." 

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil is an unrefined coconut oil made from organic coconuts. The coconuts are harvested in small family farms in the Philippines by traditional methods with strict USDA standards, insuring the highest quality Virgin Coconut Oil.

I love to cook and I love trying new ingredients so I was very eager to find out how this oil would compare to more widely used oils in the kitchen. Immediately upon opening the jar I was pleasantly surprised. This stuff smells amazing! Like a tropical oasis of fresh coconuts. It did not smell of oil at all so I was curious what it would taste like right out of the jar. That's right! I stuck a spoon inside and scooped up a small amount of this solid oil to taste. It tastes almost exactly like it smells! Coconut oil can be used frozen, in drinks and in cooking and I immediately wanted to make something with it and find out the outcome. You can find many tried and tasted recipes using this coconut oil here but I decided to just use it in my everyday cooking. I have since started using this oil instead of my usual stuff in practically all of my cooking. It really works great in both sweet and savory foods. Their is a slight coco-nutty taste but it just brings another element to your dish that is really good. My favorite thing to make with this oil thus far has been fried coconut shrimp. YUM! It also makes delicious and healthy smoothies. Just melt a tablespoon or two to your usual smoothie recipe and blend. Oh and FYI it is crucial that you melt it before putting it in a cold beverage otherwise it will clump up and not be as appetizing.

Check out Tropical Traditions FAQ page to find out a ton of more information on this healthy oil alternative. You can purchase your jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil online. Make sure you choose “Referred by a Friend” at checkout and enter the code 6935274 on your first order to receive a complimentary copy of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil book.

Would you like the chance to win a quart of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil?

To Enter: Just leave a comment saying you would like to win and subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter. You can also get extra entries for following us through GFC, Subscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter.

This giveaway will end on February 27, 2011. I will choose the winner using Random.org. Please leave a valid email address if it is not visible in your profile. US and Canada entries only.

***Monica***

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.

61 comments:

  1. I use coconut oil to cook with all the time. It is the best oil I have ever found. I would like very much to win the Tropical Traditions coconut oil. My email address is Dipitydiva@aol.com

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  26. I have been wanting to try their coconut oil and would love to win. I subscribed to the Tropical Tradition's newsletter.
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  27. I have tried several of TT's products and have liked them all so far. I would like to win the Coconut Oil. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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