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Tropical Traditions Giveaway!!!! cue the hula dancers and the smell of salt water and coconuts!! February 28, 2013

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[Update 3/31/13: the giveaway is over! congratulations Beth!]

I loved it and now you get to try it too…for FREE!

If you’ve never tried coconut oil or have just never tried Tropical Traditions now here is your chance!

I did a review a few days ago…this coconut oil is a wonderful all purpose coconut oil

WordPress won’t let me put a Rafflecoptor widget onto my post so you have to go to this link ๐Ÿ˜ฆ sorry just scroll down to where you can sign in with facebook or your email

Click here for my Rafflecopter Tropical Traditions giveaway !!!

If you win I will need your name, telephone number, email address and shipping address to forward to Tropical Traditions they do not share your information.

This giveaway is open to US and Canada (you may be charged customs or duty in Canada) only (sorry for all you who visit me from other countries this is Tropical Tradition’s rule)

If you don’t win you can of course go to Tropical Traditions directly to try some of their coconut oil and other products if you do so through my link I get a referral gift certificate. Yay me! and if it’s your first time ordering they give you a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil. Yay you!

[Update: please don’t cheat and say that you have accomplished a requirement to get more entries into the giveaway, I will delete your entries]

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Tropical Traditions is Americaโ€™s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:


Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil- Review February 24, 2013

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I have seen two main brands of coconut oil mentioned on blogs. Nutiva and Tropical Traditions. I never have used either and really wanted to do a review comparing the two so I wrote to both companies to have them send me a sample of each that way it could be an unbiased side by side comparison. Tropical Tradition immediately sent by a sample as well as a chance to have a giveaway (!!! coming soon) and Nutiva responded by saying my blog wasn’t good enough (popular enough) for them…..

So unfortunately this will only be a review of Tropical traditions since I am currently passively boycotting Nutiva.


Tropical traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

4 stars out of 5

This is very good as a versatile coconut oil, for certain things I would like a stronger smell and coconut flavor but it is mild enough to cook and bake things that I would not like to be over powered with a coconut theme but it isn’t so refined and devoid of obvious coconuttyness that I’m afraid of what they did with it.

Container– not the cutest but it does look reputable
Flavor for eating straight– smells good like coconut but does not have a strong coconut flavor so it goes down easy and if you don’t like the flavor of coconut you can just hold your breath ๐Ÿ™‚
Flavor for stirring into coffee– not a strong flavor change to the coffee but it smells more of coconut than I expected probably because the heat of the coffee brings the smell to my nose
Flavor for cooking– mild enough to be used for cooking almost anything. I haven’t tried it yet with a white fish or a really mild flavored dish yet. It might be too coconutty for that but mostly unrecognizable
Flavor for baking– great for baked goods
Flavor for popcorn– I usually like a stronger coconut flavor for my popcorn but still tastes like a nice movie theater style buttered popcorn when sea salt is added
For skin- Absorbs well and only has a faint smell (or taste if you are using it on your lips)

If you want to buy your own Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil and do so from this link I get a gift certificate. Yay me! and if its your first time ordering from them they say they give you a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil. Yay you!

It is too cool how they get the coconut oil out of the coconut too, I’m really impressed. They use the water from the coconut itself to wet mill and they don’t use any fancy high technology but just do it the way the locals in the Philippians traditionally…read more about that here

I also like the FAQ on Tropical Traditions that explains the differences between the different grade of coconut oil they sell

I received this sample to review for free from Tropical Traditions but the review is based on my person use and love of coconut oil. But I did have to add the disclaimer below which I find funny…seriously who wouldn’t want to give a free giveaway.

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 give away in return for the free product