Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil – A Review and a Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winner – Angie Lilly!  Comment #109!


When I got my amazingly well packaged Gold Label Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, but I couldn’t help but wonder if it would affect the taste of my food.  When I opened the container, it was solid – coconut oil is a solid up to 76 degrees, so depending on the temperature in your house it might be a solid or a liquid.  It had a coconut smell, but not a whole lot of coconut flavor when I tasted it, which was good!   


I started easy, with a red coconut curry.  Because of the high fat content of the coconut oil, I decided not to use quite as much as I normally do.  I simply scooped it out as a solid and it quickly melted in the pan.  It turned out great!  A few days later it got its real test – Mexican food.  I used it to make a Mexican casserole and didn’t notice any coconut flavor in the food at all!  Mission:  It Doesn’t Make Your Food Taste Funny a success!  It also handles high heat well.  I love that it is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even under high heat, unlike most vegetable oils.  This makes it an excellent choice for frying.  You can find a great assortment of reader submitted recipes here

Red Curry made with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can also be used to condition your hair and skin (it makes a wonderful all-natural chapstick) in addition to being eaten.  I know my Aunt who suffers from multiple chemical sensitivity disorder uses coconut oil all of the time for conditioning of her skin and lips. 



BUY IT:  You can buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil here.  Use referral code 6967300 to get a free Virgin Coconut Oil book with over 85 recipes!  

WIN IT: Tropical Traditions has graciously offered to give one lucky reader a free quart of coconut oil!  
  Entry Methods:
*Please leave one comment for each entry method.  On at least one of those comments leave an e-mail address so I can contact you if it is not available via your blogger profile.  Contest ends Mar 11, 2011 at midnight and the winner will be announced by Mar 13th. Open U.S and Canada only.

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**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.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 
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