Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

Update 5/15/2012: This giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks for entering! You can buy Tropical Traditions coconut oil on their website (where it is frequently on sale).

I love coconut oil. It’s a staple in our home. Today I’m pretty excited because I get to talk to you all about Tropical Traditions coconut oil and why I love it, what some of my favorite food uses of coconut oil are (there are a ton of uses for coconut oil, but I’m just going to share a few food uses), and some important information that Tropical Traditions wants to make sure you know. And at the end of this post, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a giveaway for a free gallon of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Yep, that’s right – a gallon!

Why I Love Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Pint

There are a lot of brands and type of coconut oil. A lot. And I’ve tried several different brands for a variety of different uses. But here’s why I particularly love the coconut oil from Tropical Traditions:

  • Their coconut oil is some of the best tasting coconut oil on the market, in my opinion and experience. It has a light coconut taste that’s just to die for.
  • It’s unrefined and made from fresh, organic coconuts. Your end product is only as good as the ingredients. And they use high-quality ingredients.
  • The coconut oil isn’t mass-produced. It’s made “by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years”, to quote the Tropical Traditions website. The more into real food I get, the more the method in which my food is made matters to me.
  • Their coconut oil has a high amount of antioxidants. Volcanic soil makes these coconuts rich in antioxidants (more so than other brands).
  • The folks at Tropical Traditions are a joy to deal with. If customer service and ethical business practices matter to you, then you’ll love Tropical Traditions. Everyone I’ve encountered has been more than helpful and kind.

Some of My Favorite Food Uses of Coconut Oil

We’ve been using and eating coconut oil for almost a year now. I’m always finding new ways to get coconut oil into our diet, but these are my favorite food uses as of now:

  • Scramble your eggs in a tablespoon of coconut oil. I never knew what I was missing before I did this. It makes them light and fluffy and gives them a hint of a coconut flavor. Even my husband, who’s not crazy about scrambled eggs, likes this.
  • Make fudge. My new favorite fudge recipe includes coconut oil, nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, etc), cocoa powder, and honey. This is an awesome snack for when you’re craving something sweet.
  • Substitute coconut oil for butter or shortening in recipes. I do this all the time.
  • Add coconut oil to smoothies. The trick is to make sure it’s melted, and then dribble it into your blender as it’s going. It’ll add a slight coconut flavor to your smoothie and it’ll taste delicious.

Tropical Traditions has a huge recipes area on their website, so make sure to check that out for even more coconut oil food uses.

What Tropical Traditions Wants to Make Sure You Know

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Gallon

If you choose to enter below, you’re entering to win a gallon 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.

Don’t forget to follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter @troptraditions and @ttspecialdeals, on Facebook, on Pinterest, and on Google+.

How to Win a Gallon of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

I have one gallon of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to giveaway. To enter the giveaway, sign up for the Tropical Traditions sales email newsletter (get notified of sales – I love this newsletter!) and then just submit the entry form below. It’s that easy!

Click Here to Enter the Giveaway!

You have until Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:01am EST to enter the giveaway. The winner will be chosen randomly (via Random.org) and notified at that time. You’re welcome to post comments/questions on the post here, but they won’t count as entries. Giveaways on The Home Life {and Me} are open to US residents only who are 18 or older.

Tropical Traditions provided me with two pints of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to review and one gallon of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to give away. Beyond the free products I evaluated in order to complete this review, I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. For more information on my disclosure policy, click here.

Image Credit: Tropical Traditions

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Comments

  1. Randy Jackson says

    I love the fact it don’t have a strong flavor of it self. and I’ve been told by Doctors its the most healthy way too cook with

    • Lisa Morosky says

      Hi there! Yep, the giveaway closed at 12:01am EST today (as it mentions at the top of the post). Thanks for stopping by though! :)

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