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Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway


~~The giveaway is now CLOSED~~
I've been drinking coconut juice for years, but I've never tried coconut oil until very recently, when Tropical Traditions sent me a big jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, along with an informative book called Virgin Coconut Oil: How It Has Changed People's Lives, and How It Can Change Yours! I've heard in passing that coconut oil has quite a few health benefits, but I'm a bit concerned about how to incorporate it into my regular recipes as my husband is not very fond of coconut flavor. Since the oil is labeled as 100% organic and cholesterol-free, I decided to give it a try.

Before I embarked on this new adventure in my kitchen, two questions were lingering in my mind: What exactly is Virgin Coconut Oil? What makes it Gold Label? (I really like the label design, BTW. The little crown makes me feel special!). Both the book and Tropical Traditions website have the answers. Unlike Refined Coconut Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is produced from fresh coconut meat also known as non-corpa. No chemicals or high heating are used in further refining. The Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil meets the highest standard for VCO. The oil is extracted from fresh organic coconut meat without drying first. It's high in antioxidants and contains no trans fatty acid. What's unique about Tropical Traditions coconut oil is that it's NOT mass produced. Instead, it's made by small family farms in the Philippines using traditional methods. Both coconut trees and family producers are certified organic by the USDA!

I first tested the oil in homemade bread. My kitchen was filled with coconut scent when the baking was under way. I asked hubby (who wasn't present when I made the bread) to taste it first. He didn't realize that it was coconut oil that had added what he called "delightful special flavor" to the bread. He was quite surprised when I revealed the secret ingredient. I then used it as a cooking oil in place of my canola oil. I also tried it as a salad dressing. All my experiments turned out to be quite successful. My overall impression is that the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is strong in scent (especially when being heated), but light in flavor. I'm so happy to have found this heart healthy oil for my family. You may get some great recipe ideas from Tropical Traditions recipe blog

I also learned from the book that VCO can be used beyond the kitchen. It's great for hair conditioning, anti-aging, and even sun protection. I haven't explored these alternative usages yet, but you might want to when you get your own jar.

The Giveaway


The nice people from Tropical Traditions have generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a one-quart (32 FL. oz.) jar of the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (as pictured above)-a $37.50 value!

Required Entry: Visit Tropical Traditions, browse their wide selection of products and leave a comment telling me what you'd like to try other than the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. (Please leave a valid email address in your comment or make sure one is visible in your blogger profile).


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Giveaway ends at 11:59 Central Time on 6/12/09
Open to US Residents Only.
Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks for entering and good luck!

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VickieB said...

I'd like to try the Unscented Moisturizing Lotion

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throuthehaze said...

Id like the All Purpose Cleaner

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Courtney said...

I'd love to try the Lavender
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chubbydove said...

love to try da glutten free shampoo bar sounds neat
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Mommyof2girlz said...

I would like to try their Organic Skin Exfoliators.

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La Yen said...

Ooh, I would like to try the lib balm. And smell it all day.

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valerie2350 said...

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buried_unburied said...

I'd like to try the Organic Swiss Chocolate!

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Courtney said...

The Omega 8003 looks really awesome!
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spitfyr323 said...

I'd love to try the Organic Insect Repellent!

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I'm a subscriber!

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Ladytink_534 said...

Coconut oil is so good for your skin My favorite item from Tropical Traditions is the Citrus Moisturizing Cream and the Bug Arrest would be great for the ants and the fiddler crabs that keep getting in the garage.

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ossmcalc said...

I would like to try the organic gluten free products as I understand that it might be helpful for those of us who have systemic lupus.

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Ladytink_534 said...

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ossmcalc said...

I am also a subscriber.

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Alice said...

I would try the citrus moisturizing cream.

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Kenyetta said...

I would love to try the Arnica moisturizing cream

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VickieB said...

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Shadows of the goddess designs said...

their natural rollon deordorant sounds very interesting with the no chemicals added.Their teeth cleansers sound great too. I would love to try them

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Charissa said...

I'd love to try the insect repellent.

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LoisS said...

I would like to try the Coconut Cream Concentrate

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VickieB said...

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Deanna said...

I'd also like to try the Arnica Moisturizing Cream!

Deanna said...

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janetfaye said...

I like Lavender Moisturizing Lotion.

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LoisS said...

I tweeted
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Courtney said...

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VickieB said...

6/9 http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/2088310567

Peggy said...

I would love to try the Organic Coconut Flour,its
Gluten-free, high fiber & high protein
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Michele P. said...

with summer here, I would like to try the Bug Arrest

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Brynna said...

Awesome! We're a coconut oil family. :)

I really like the looks of their all natural insect repellent. We are in need of something like that these days!

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Janet and Maya said...

I'd love to try the Organic Dark Chocolate. MMMMM, I love my chocolate!

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VickieB said...

6/10 http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/2102143166

valerie2350 said...

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RavenousReader said...

I LOVE coconut. I'd like to try their All Purpose Household Cleaner.

Courtney said...

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LoisS said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/ljshores/status/2110403826

Lisa Handly-Stewart said...

I would like the coconut lavender bar

VickieB said...

6/11 http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/2115834209

valerie2350 said...

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Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I think the Raspberry Fruit Spread sounds nice. Thanks for the chance!

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LoisS said...

I tweeted
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Eve said...

I would like to try the coconut flakes

Eve said...

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carolyn said...

I would love to try the organic chocolate, it sounds yummy.

carolyn said...

I subscribe via email

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I follow via blogger

VickieB said...

6/12 http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/2130840548

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Emily N. said...

Organic Canadian Raw Honey looks good
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sito50 said...

If the Bug Arrest product can be used selectively I'd be interested in trying it out on my garden.

sito50 said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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I'm a blog follower, sito50

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Lindsay said...

the citrus moisturizing cream.

LoisS said...

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LoisS said...

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Linda said...

I'd like to try the Organic Coconut Flakes.

kathy pease said...

id love to try the Benefect Disinfectant

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