Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review...and Giveaway!

Well, this is the very exciting blog post I promised you...I was granted the opportunity to do a review for Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil! But that's not the best part. There's a surprise at the end of the post. So keep reading!

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.

I was very excited to try another brand of coconut oil, especially one that seems to have such a loyal following. I decided that the best way to get an instant feel for the oil was to eat it as simply as possible- slathered generously on a slab of banana bread.

 Mmm, tasty. I was very pleased with the flavor and texture. It was very smooth and delicious, without any particles or bits interrupting the creamy texture. The flavor was good as well, slightly coconutty, but not overpowering. Surprisingly, I didn't find the aroma to be quite as nice with this brand. I've really enjoyed the light coconut scent of coconut oil, and this one didn't seem to have quite the same pleasing scent. So far, so good. 

Next I used it to stir fry some chicken. Again, I was quite happy with the results. The flavor was not overwhelming and it cooked very nicely. My husband did comment on not liking the smell as it cooked however. I'm not sure why this is, perhaps a variation in the method they use to extract it? 
I have yet to use it to bake with, but that's next on my agenda. Overall, I have to say that it's a lovely, good quality coconut oil that I would be happy to use every day. I didn't notice anything about it that would necessarily cause me to buy it over a more economical brand. But, I will be buying this brand whenever I can do it within budget!

If you're interested in purchasing Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil to try for yourself, you can order by clicking on the following link. If you have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past and you order through my link, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you!

Check out more info on Tropical Traditions Coconut oil here:

Now for the fun part. We get to do a giveaway! One reader will win a free quart of fabulous coconut oil. To enter, simply watch the video below and comment on this blog post. For additional entries, you can also:
 Simply come back and leave another comment for each additional entry. Share this post with your friends, so they can have a chance too! This giveaway will be open for one week, until midnight Friday, May 4th. Next Saturday (May 5th) I will choose a winner using a random number system. I will post announcing the winner, and ask the winner to email me. : )

Gold Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Win 1 quart of  Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America'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.


  1. Ok...watched the video and now I want to try it. So I better!

  2. And I am sharing your giveaway on facebook!

  3. I've heard there are a ton of health benefits outside of eating coconut oil. I've been meaning to try it on my girls' eczema but haven't gotten around to it yet.

    1. Oh! I have a kiddo with eczema and am always looking for ideas- let me know how it goes!

  4. oh yeah...almost forgot...following on Pinterest as well!

  5. Like Tropical Traditions on facebook as Dandi Daffyhill.

  6. Yum! That banana bread looks delish! I've been hearing a lot about coconut oil lately ... :)