Thursday, April 24, 2014

{Review and Giveaway} Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil {closed}

July HFood: Coconut
Photo Source: http://silvieandmaryl.com/2010/07/hfood-coconut/
 We’ve been using coconut oil in our kitchen a lot lately. My new favorite recipe book, Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, talks a lot about the differences in oils and which oils nourish the body and which should be omitted from our diets. And according to Fallon, coconut oil is a healthy oil as long as it is extracted correctly. We used coconut oil to replace corn/canola oil for frying (I made some super great chicken nuggets the other day with it!), I’ve been using it to keep our food from sticking to our cast iron pans, and I even tried brushing my teeth with it (which was pretty interesting).

Over the past few weeks I’ve shared with you some of our favorite recipes using coconut oil. If you haven’t had a chance to see them yet, check them out here:




  
Our family has sure enjoyed creating and trying out new recipes using coconut oil over the past month and we want to share with you the delicious coconut oil that we’ve been using!

As most of my loyal readers know by now, I love supporting small businesses. I’m not a big box store kind of gal, I love it when my money helps a family buy their kids new shoes or helps a mom stay at home and raise her family without working outside the home.

I really like that Tropical Traditions is a small family business and that they support small family farms. I honestly and wholeheartedly believe that when a small company (and individual people) put their hearts into their products, a superior product is produced.  I’ve tried a lot of coconut oil brands in the past and as soon as I opened the jar and ate a spoonful, I could tell that their coconut oil is a superior product. It is extremely smooth, flavorful, and doesn’t have any chemical aftertaste. I love that this coconut oil is organic and that the oil is extracted using traditional methods.

Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is non-GMO, there are no chemical solvents used in the processing, it is USDA certified organic, is handmade in small batches, and is not refined.

Here is some more information about Tropical Traditions and coconut oil:

Tropical Traditions Home Page
Gold Label Product Page
What is Virgin Coconut Oil
How to Use Coconut Oil

Here is a video showing how Tropical Traditions makes their coconut oil:


Tropical Traditions also sells a lot of products other than coconut oil – dried coconut (I purchased some this week and they should be here soon!), coconut flour, whole wheat, coconut cream concentrate, grass fed meats, organic sweeteners, coconut body products, and more. I really want to try their coconut cream concentrate!

They also have a great recipe source on their site. I’ve never seen so many coconut oil recipes listed in one place before, it is awesome! Check out their recipes here.

Now for the best part – One of our readers will in a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! Just fill out the entry form below. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents. Winner must do the two mandatory entries to win. All entries will be verified. Erickson and Co. is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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.

55 comments :

  1. I have yet to use coconut oil-but then I rarely use any oil at all--I am probably one of the few people who dislikes fried or oily tasting foods!

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  2. Love these examples of foods to be made with coconut oil, somethine I have to try one of these day! Nice job!

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  3. Interesting facts! I will have to tell my wife about this and see what she says.

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  4. Absolutely love coconut oil! It is really good to make popcorn in it :)

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  5. While camping, I love taking a bottle like this and turning upside down on a cast iron skillet. It not only keeps the skillet conditioned, but also adds a nice sweet flavor to early-morning hash-browns.

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  6. I've been wondering about coconut oil. I always hear so much about it but i haven't tried it yet.

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  7. Great Info & Thanks For The Yummy Food Too!

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  8. I never knew how many recipes you could make with coconut oil!

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  9. I haven't used it a long, long time but that's the brand I had! I liked it quite well.

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  10. I love Coconut Oil! You can do so many great things with it.

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  11. I love coconut oil for EVERYTHING!!!

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  12. I've used coconut oil in the past and have used in in Pancakes and things! I want to get more and make some sugar skin scrubs with it. :D

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  13. Coconut granola bars look delicious. Supporting family business is just as amazing. :)

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  14. I definitely did not know a lot of this. We've never used it! Amber N

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  15. I use Virgin coconut oil from last few years for almost every need of mine. Hairs, body moisturiser and even in some dishes. Love the amazing effects of Virgin Coconut Oil

    Andthe sad part is, the #Giveaway is only for US and Canada citizens .... why not Indians :(

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  16. Coconut oil seems to be everywhere lately! I need to give it a shot!

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  17. I have never cooked with Virgin coconut oil, I really need to try this out!

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  18. I love coconut oil! I use it from cooking to cosmetics!

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  19. I have used coconut oil mostly for my naturally curly hair. It is the only oil that can completely penetrate the hair and I no longer have frizz at all. I really want to try using coconut oil in cooking.

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  20. I have tried coconut oil and love it in baking and frying.

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  21. I have tried coconut oil before and love using it in all my cooking... I've also used it on my skin. It's the best oil out there as far as I am concerned!

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  22. I'm a huge fan of Coconut Oil! I use it for cooking and oil pulling

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  23. I love coconut oil. I still need to try tropical traditions. I have only used nutiva. Maybe next time I will try this brand.

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  24. Love coconut oil! Have used it for baking, frying, hair and skin moisturizing, oil pulling and as a dietary supplement!

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  25. I love coconut oil! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    I am sorry I don't use the "app" for Twitter and Facebook, so I can't claim those entries.

    Have a great weekend!

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  26. I love coconut oil and use it for cooking! I love the exotic taste it adds to bland dished!

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  27. I haven't used coconut oil yet. I have tried many other oils like olive.

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  28. I have used coconut oil before, and currently use it too! I use it for:
    ~cooking,
    ~baking,
    ~hair conditioner,
    ~facial moisturizer,
    ~body lotion,
    ~oil pulling (teeth cleaning),
    ~lip balm,
    ~diaper rash cream,
    ~in cloth wipes solution, &
    ~oil supplement for my dogs.

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  29. I love coconut oil and use it as much as I can: cooking, baking, hair care, skin care, and dental care.

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  30. I have used coconut oil for baking, in my coffee, end even for frying chicken!

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  31. I have tried it before and I have replaced all my other cooking oils with the coconut oil as long as supplies last

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  32. I've tried coconut oil. I use it for granola, muffins, pancakes and for popping popcorn.

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  33. I have used it for cooking, baking, making granola, and making deodorant.

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  34. I have tried coconut oil many times. I love to cook with it!

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  35. I would also like to try the Organic Coconut Chips. I think the chips would be super yummy in so many recipes. Like granola mixes, cookies etc.

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  36. I have tried coconut oil, we use it as our primary cooking oil. I have not had this brand before.

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  37. I used coconut oil for my skin and in baking.

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  38. love coconut oil & use it for my teeth & hair

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  39. I love coconut oil & use it for my teeth & hair

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  40. I've used coconut oil to pop my popcorn.

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  41. I have used coconut oil before, and I mostly use it to moisturize my hair!

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  42. I use coconut oil for cooking, smoothies, health and beauty products!

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  43. Coconut oil is great instead of butter in Gluten-Free Cookie recipes.

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  44. I use coconut oil quite a bit as a salve on my son for his eczema. It works pretty great!

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  45. i love using coconut oil when i cook my vegi's I also use it to help with my scalp ;) thanks

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  46. I would love to make some chocolate banana muffins with coconut oil.

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  47. I love coconut oil and am still learning to appreciate all of its uses besides baking with it.I love the peanut butter cocnut balls recipe.

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  48. Really want to try the Peanut Butter Balls

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  49. Cindy B (on gt/fb) ~ I would love to learn to make more things with coconut oil. Been working on converting a buttercream icing to coconut cream (using coconut oil instead of butter). I know the sugar isn't that good for you but in small amounts ;)

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  50. I would love to try the coconut oil in the healthy peanut butter balls. I have not tried the oil yet but I have heard wonderful things about it.

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  51. I've bought their products before: Organic turkey, organic spices and tons of coconut oil products. All are amazing.

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  52. You can use cocnut oil for like everything. I love it!

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  53. I use coconut oil all the time for cooking and in lots of recipes. I also use it as a carrier oil for essential oils. I'd like to start making my own skin creams and balms and such using it as well.

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  54. I would love to try coconut oil in my brownies or cookies.

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  55. I would love to try your Chicken Coconut Curry recipe!

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