Friday, April 9, 2010

Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway

I love coconut, whether it's in candy, cookies, smoothies, etc. I just love coconut. I was thrilled when I had the chance to review the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. At first, I had no idea what this was so I had to research.



How is this oil used?
Virgin Coconut Oil is a food, and is one of the best cooking oils you can use. It has been a staple cooking oil for thousands of years in tropical climates. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. Research shows that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, raises body temperatures, and helps provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss. For hundreds of tasty recipes from people who use coconut oil, visit FreeCoconutRecipes.com.

I was interested in experimenting with this oil. I used the freecoconutrecipes.com link and I made coconut oatmeal cookies! They were very delicious and the hint of coconut was there, but it was subtle; not too overwhelming. I do want to incorporate this oil into a smoothie in the near future though. The oil is solid, so you have to microwave it for a few seconds and then it is a perfect liquid. I know that this oil is great in the place of butter for cooking or used as a spread for breads (instad of jams or jellies.)

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Look at the TT recipe page, for all the uses there are for this delicious coconut oil!
http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index..htm

GIVEAWAY RULES:
I will be picking ONE (1) winner to win a jar of tropical virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions
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Winner will be chosen on April 22, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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85 comments:

  1. I have read so many things about the benefits of coconut oil, and a friend has even suggested using it as a butter or olive oil substitute. I'd like to try it! Thank you!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. I would like to use Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil to keep my soap and hot water lufa scrubbed skin supple. Coconut oil is better than most lotions.

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  3. My father-in-law has been raving about the health benefits of coconut oil. I currently use olive oil but would like to give coconut oil a chance.

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  4. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT FOR MY COOKING AND BAKING

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  5. I have heard the carrot cake made with coconut oil is the finest dessert you'll ever wrap your lips on. So I gotta win so I can try it.writer61@yahoo.com

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  6. I would like to win virgin coconut oil to make cakes

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  7. I would love to try this in my cooking
    kimandrory(at)comcast(dot)net

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  8. I understand that it is a healthy yummy cooking option and is good for beauty too

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  9. whoops that last comment was supposed to be rss feed subscriber not networked blogs

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  10. I love cooking with this stuff. I makes my cakes more moist. Thanks.
    magic5905@embarqmail.com

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  11. I love using coconut oil for grilling steaks and ham.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  12. I'd love to win this because I'm totally sold on the healthy benefits of coconut oil-I buy it whenever I can afford it. I also love the taste of it when we use it to make popcorn on the stove. Holly

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  13. I would like to use the oil as a healthier way to stir fry instead of using olive oil, which is not good for this.

    Eryn
    anahatakar@yahoo.com

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  14. I love coconut oil and use it almost daily. Who wouldn't love to win a free jar!!! :)

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  15. I would love to win this coconut oil because TT oil is really better quality than all others out there. We use coconut oil for our health- it is so good for you & I credit it with losing some of the "fluff" around my middle!

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  16. I would love to try it as a moisturizer since I've been hard pressed to find a moisturizer that is good enough over night! :)

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  17. Subscribe to Sammi's Blog of Life in a Reader

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  18. I would love to win because I use it every day in cooking and on my skin...can't get enough of it! :)

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  21. 2-Follow you on Twitter and TropTraditions

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  23. I would like to it because we cook with it often.

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  24. I blogged
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  30. I'm always looking for new and interesting flavors to add into my baking and cooking, I think Coconut might make for some moist and delicious and uniquely flavored desserts. Thanks!

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  31. I don't use hydrogenated oils-only expeller pressed and organic oils. I would like to try coconut oil.

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  32. I have very dry skin and I have heard that it makes a great moisturizer.

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  33. idahomom7 is following on twitter

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  35. Kathy N Scott sent a friend request via facebook

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  36. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter. Thanks.

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  37. I want to win this because I've always wanted to try it. I've heard coconut oil is really good for you. Thanks.

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  38. I like the taste and smell of coconut and would like to substitute it in some recipes.

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  39. http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/12618152038

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  40. I have been trying to incorporate healthier changes in my cooking and eating and this would allow me to try another healthier product.

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  41. Have heard about it but never tried. It sounds healthy and like the fact that it can boost your metabolism.

    thanks
    Donna
    OCPacific10@aol.com

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  42. I have heard that the coconut oil is emollient enough to help with the dryness of psoriasis. i would love to try it.

    scarter305 at aol dot com

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  43. i would like to win the virgin coconut oil because i've seen so many good things about it on the net and i would love to give it a shot

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  44. I'd like to try it for several reasons. I love the taste of coconut, and I keep hearing of all the marvelous health benefits of this product, so it seems like a win-win situation to use it. So I'd LOVE to try it.

    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  45. I'd like to try coconut oil for its versatility. There's great appeal to a product that can be used in cooking and in beauty products.

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  46. Subscribed to feed with google reader. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  47. Follower GFC (pamelashockley)
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  48. I follow you with friend connect

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  49. well I'd like to win this Coconut oil because we like to pan fry Home-fries and this would be excellent I would think for that and also for baking up some cookies and cakes.

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  50. subscribed by google reader- RSS feed. electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  53. I'm Following @troptraditions on Twitter (id- electricisland)

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  61. I like to cook and try new things and I just recently realized how using various oils can flavor different foods like sesame or chili oil can be good in spicy thai dishes. I would think coconut oil would be really good in curry or maccaroons and am interested in trying it.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  62. I follow you on blogger as degood

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  63. I subscribe in google reader to your blog.

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  64. I follow both on twitter as kmayans

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  65. I follow both on twitter as kmayans

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  66. I would like to try this in my turtle brownies recipe!

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  67. I would like to win the virgin coconut oil because I would love to have a healthy oil to cook with. Virgin coconut oil sounds great. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  68. http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/12675287001

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  69. I would would like to win virgin coconut oil because it looks very tasty!

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  70. I sent a friend request to you on Facebook.

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  71. I just love coconut oil.. especially for popcorn :)

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  72. virgin coconut oil rocks i take 23 table spoon a day its good for my movement.

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  73. you you can visit my blog @ http://coconutlyf.blogspot.com

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