Friday, September 30, 2011

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Review & Giveaway (US and CAN)

Several months ago, I was excited to win a blog giveaway for a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! This was my first introduction to Tropical Traditions!


I had never used Coconut Oil before. My sister-in-law uses it a lot (usually the cheap store brands), so I have had a little exposure to it (she makes the yummiest Parmesan potato wedges baked with coconut oil!), but had never actually used it myself.


Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil one of the highest quality coconut oils on the market, having the highest levels of antioxidants! It is made in small batches by local farm families on Mt. Banahaw in the Philippines, and only the highest quality, hand picked coconuts are used in making this oil.



Are you wondering how this oil is used? Here's what their website says:

"Virgin Coconut Oil is a food, and is one of the best cooking oils you can use. It has been a staple cooking oil for thousands of years in tropical climates. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. Research shows 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. For hundreds of tasty recipes from people who use coconut oil, visit FreeCoconutRecipes.com."

We have been using this oil for several months now, and are nearing the bottom of our first jar. My mom especially has been excited to use it nearly every morning in making eggs for breakfast. She likes the fact that this oil is so much better for her than regular vegetable oil. I've also used it to replace the butter in our favorite Oatmeal Coconut muffins with great results! I'm still wanting to try using it in pie crusts, brownies, and so many other things. I think we'll just have to purchase a second jar soon! :)

Would you like to give this special coconut oil a try for yourself? Right now Tropical Traditions has their Gold Label Coconut Oil on a Buy-One-Get-One FREE sale!

Buy it:

2 jars - 32-oz. ea. - Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!







If you are new to Tropical Traditions and place an order using my referral link, you will receive a free copy of their book Virgin Coconut Oil (retail value $25)!


Win it: 

Tropical Traditions is graciously offering one of my readers their own 32-ounce jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try for themselves! Complete the mandatory entry below and leave me a comment with your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are the winner.


Mandatory Entry:
Visit the Tropical Traditions website and tell me one other product you'd love to try or something you learned, AND leave me your e-mail address.

Extra Entries (please leave a separate comment for each one and don't forget to leave me your e-mail address!):
* Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Sales newsletter (1 entry)
* Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter @troptraditions (1 entry)
* "Like" Tropical Traditions on Facebook (1 entry)
* Visit Free Coconut Recipes and tell me which recipe you'd love to try (1 entry)
*Follow me on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
*Blog about this giveaway (2 entries)
*Tweet this giveaway (can be done once a day - 1 entry each)
*Share this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry)
*Share this giveaway with friends by e-mail and let me know you did (1 entry)
*Comment on any non giveaway blog posts and tell me which one (1 entry)

This giveaway is open to residents in the US and Canada . The giveaway will close on October 13, and the winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by e-mail. The winner has 48 hours to get back to me with their address or a new winner will be chosen.

Note: This post contains my referral link.

150 comments:

noreen said...

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These look good: Chocolate Coconut Clusters

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Laura said...

I'd like to try their honey!

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Jenn Spencer said...

I visited Tropical Traditions website and I would love to try their Skin Care Products!

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Jenn Spencer said...

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lollimom/flairshare said...

I visited the Tropical Traditions website and I am interested in lots of their products, including their organic foods (especially their organic whole grains).
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lollimom/flairshare said...

Already subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Sales newsletter.
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Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook (Shar D)
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lollimom/flairshare said...

Ooooh, I would love to try the Gluten Free Applesauce Cookies!
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Melissa Neece said...

I am interested in their organic products.

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Star said...

I'd love to try their peanut butter or oxygen bleach!

The Fam said...

I'd like to try their Coconut Flour.

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Just Jill said...

I would love to try the organic dark chocolate. Are we surprised? Probably not ;) to_jill at hotmail.com

Just Jill said...

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Just Jill said...

I'd like to try the gluten free applesauce cookies! to_jill at hotmail.com

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Jay said...

I would like to try the peanut butter!
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to get a big container of their organic shredded coconut.

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tubbytelly at gmail dot com said...

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Anonymous said...

I would try their coconut flakes!

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Laura said...

Subscriber to the TT newsletter

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tubbytelly at gmail dot com said...

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Jenn Spencer said...

I visited Tropical Traditions website and I would love to try the all Skin Care Products!

Thanks!
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Jenn Spencer said...

I already subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Sales newsletter!

Thanks!
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Jenn Spencer said...

I followed @troptraditions on twitter!

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Jenn Spencer said...

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Anonymous said...

another product i like is the organic liquid soap

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Gloria said...

I "like" Tropical Traditions on Facebook

Gloria said...

I have been wanting to try their hair oils for a while now.

Gloria said...

I sent a message on facebook to check you out.

Gloria said...

I sent an e-mail to a friend to check out your giveaway and your blog.

Iveltac said...

I am looking for a good source of organic maple syrup!

Iveltac said...

I am following you via GFC.

Gloria said...

I have been using the oil in smoothies for a while but the hot coca recipes sounds intriguing!

tubbytelly at gmail dot com said...

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Terri Babin said...

I would like to try the natural soaps as well! From the website I learned about how they discovered coconut oil...ver interesting!

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Theresa said...

Their honey looks amazing.

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I would like to try the Chocolate Coconut Clusters recipe.

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emailed the giveaway to a friend!

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ck said...

I would like to try the breath spray, I didnt know you can get those products and use like a breath spray, cool.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try their cleaning products.

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Jennifer L. said...

I'd love to try their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
for Hair Treatment
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Jennifer L. said...

I subscribe to the Tropical traditions newsletter (using: jenniferlehman at rogers dot com)
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Jennifer L. said...

I follow Tropical traditions on twitter -- @jentamar.
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Jennifer L. said...

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Jennifer L. said...

I'd love to try their Gluten Free Vanilla Coconut Waffles

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I left a comment on DIY Dish Season 4 Giveaway w/Kim & Kris....I didn't see it post though...hmmm.
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Ani said...

I would probably try some organic chocolate :)
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Sue D said...

I would also like to try their brown rice syrup.
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Sue D said...

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Sue D said...

I would like to try the recipe for gluten free chicken fingers.
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Marci J said...

Coconut flour

Marci J said...

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dfraley3 said...

I would like the try the Breath Spray.
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dfraley3 said...

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dfraley3 said...

I am a GFC Follower
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dfraley3 said...

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dfraley3 said...

I'd love to try the Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Fudge.
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dfraley3 said...

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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

love the raw honey
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Kaydee said...

the body lotion citrus I think.

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linda9861 said...

The parm potatoes sound good. I have been wondering about which coconut oil to get. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

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Mandy Kauffman said...

I'd love to try the coconut peanut butter!

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Mandy Kauffman said...

I'd love to try the coconut pumpkin fudge recipe!

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kendra22 said...

Oxygen Bleach and a recipe would be great !!
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kendra22 said...

Strawberry Lemon Coconut Smoothie
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corey1971 said...

I would like to try their coconut oil-based Dish Liquid. (olomon@hotmail.com)

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corey1971 said...

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corey1971 said...

I want to try the Coconut Maple Bars(olomon@hotmail.com)

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corey1971 said...

I tweeted you at: https://twitter.com/#!/coreyTX/status/124421845859569666 (olomon@hotmail.com)

sweetsillysara said...

I would like to try the unrefined sesame oil!

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Robin Blankenship said...

I'd like to try their honey

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Katherine Mills said...

I would like to try their coconut oil and there peanut butter.

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Justin said...

I want to try some of their oraganic chocolate!!

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Justin said...

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Justin said...

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Justin said...

I want to try the creamy coconut pumpkin fudge

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Mandy Kauffman said...

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