Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Giveaway - Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

**This contest is now closed.**




Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.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?



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.

Are you a big fan of coconut oil? Maybe you've tried it before but weren't too impressed. Maybe you just needed to try a better brand.
I was eager to try Tropical Traditions again, as I originally tried it in my homemade cold pressed soap. It did a wonderful job and I was happy to be  using something organic for a skin product. This time, however, I wanted to try the virgin coconut oil in food - and I did just that.
The first thing I noticed is the brilliant white color of the oil. The cheaper stuff at the grocery store is not organic nor is it virgin oil - and it's color is an off white that is nearly yellow. I'm not sure if that means anything or not, but the organic, virgin coconut oil is purer looking just because of the whiteness. Also, Tropical Traditions has a sweet coconut smell that makes you want to take a spoon and eat it out of the jar. I did not do that, however.
 
I made a delicious vegan and gluten-free dessert which I have named Blackberry Surprise Pie. Here's what I did:
Take 1 1/2 cups pitted dates and soak them in water for about an hour. Take another 1/2 cup pitted dates and soak them in a separate bowl, in water, for that same hour.

After the dates have soaked, put the 1 1/2 cups dates, 1/4 cup carob powder, 3 Tablespoons Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil (melted), 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut, and 1/4 cup walnuts in a food processor. With the S blade, process until the mixture is very smooth. You might need to stop the processor and stir with a spoon every now and then.

Press the mixture into a 10 inch pie pan, pressing it up the sides. Set aside while you make the filling. Don't bother washing or rinsing the food processor bowl. Put in it:

2 ripe, peeled and pitted avocados and the 1/2 cup soaked dates. Process until smooth and creamy. Place into a large bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons Stevia powder and 4 cups fresh or frozen blackberries. Fill the date/coconut crust with the blackberry mixture. Sprinkle with a little more shredded coconut. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

This is the best "pie" I've had in a long time. The filling color will have a green color to it but it does not taste like avocados in the least. It tastes like a chocolate/fruit pie with lots of coconut chewiness and flavor bursting through. And the best part is there is NO refined sugar.



If you would like to "experiment" in your own kitchen with some Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil too, this is your chance to do so with a free jar! Here's how to enter:


Mandatory entry: Subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter here. Then come back here and tell me you did so. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you should you win.

Bonus entry: Tell me how you would use virgin coconut oil in a comment.

This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends February 28. Winner will be chosen shortly thereafter and will receive a quart jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut oil, shipped by the company.

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.







70 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would use it in my cooking and baking. shlmor7(at)aol(dot)com

Susan said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter! herlan john at aol dot com

Susan said...

Thank you for this giveaway! I would use in much of my baking and cooking. I would also like to try other uses as well.

Laura said...

I subscribe to TT--Laurasu82@yahoo.com

Laura

Laura said...

I'd like to try it in banana bread and for popping popcorn on the stove.

Laura

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Marilyn said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter

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Brooke Adametz said...

I'm subscribed!
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Brooke Adametz said...

I use it for my hair!
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Julie said...

I am subscsribed
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Daniel Antrup said...

subscribed--mrdaniel5000@msn.com

Daniel Antrup said...

I think I would use it for several things including the usual use cooking and baking. I've heard that coconut oil makes great after shave and helps remove puffiness around the eyes as well. Likely use for bug bites as well..mrdaniel5000@msn.com

billiec2000 said...

I subscribe to TT newsletter--billiec2000@yahoo.com

I would use it for baking and for moisturizing my skin. =)

Kelly DeBisschop said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter, thank you! I didn't know they had one! I want to make a facial scrub by whipping the coconut oil and adding in my dried, powdered lemon peels!kdebisschop@msn.com

Kelly DeBisschop said...

Thank you! I never knew they had a newsletter! I would whip the coconut oil and add my dried powdered lemon peels for a facial scrub!

Sara Grambusch said...

Subscribed to their newsletter.

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kumquaty said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter and i woul use the coconut oil to make a stirfry

Sue D said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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Sue D said...

I would use coconut oil in baking and cooking, making granola and making deodorant.
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Mariana said...

I LOVE IT,THANK YOU!

Jena Carr said...

I'm subscribed to TT's newletter with
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Jena Carr said...

I use CO for cooking everyday! I also make lipbalms and deodorant! This stuff is great!

eclairre said...

im subscribed.

eclairre said...

i would use it for baking!

Meghan Finley said...

There's a hair treatment I've been wanting to try

Caroline said...

Subscribed! College student with limited finances doing her best to live paleo! Would love to try this brand!

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Karen P said...

THIS is JUST the site I've been searching for and now I'm already a Winner! I moved to Florida from CT a tad over a year ago. Drs in CT told me I had arthritis, was over weight (duh! how to move if in constant pain?) and was getting old (61). Florida was warm to live out my old days. NOT SO! Drs here are amazing and know how to treat the whole patient! I had 3 cervical discs infringing on my spinal cord (surgery fused one, took 85% of pain with it). I needed a hip so badly, I was rushed to surgery (goodbye pain, walking & losing weight). Neck and shoulder pain? Breast reduction surgery. Now, I still have arthritis and other problems, but Drs have helped me so much, they have made me a believer that I'm NOT old, after all! With some red high lights in my hair, a new step in my walk, joined the Red Hats and eating healthier every day. I've learned about Coconut oil and found this site. The question is, What would I use it for? Besides the obvious in cooking, well,,, although the breast reduction went well, there have been some normal complications with healing. While attending to wounds, I also work on scars daily. Coconut oil is, I believe the best route to take even over vitamin E oil. 3 surgeries in one year have, yes, left me with scars. Rehab has worked into my schedule too so I am right away ready to seriously get to work on a Virgin Coconut Oil regimen both inside AND outside of my body!

MB said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter. I love to use it in kale-blueberry smoothies! Mo:-) m_baysinger@hotmail.com

Kathy Fields said...

I would like to try coconut oil for weight loss. I read that people have very good results with it.

Kathy Fields said...

I follow Tropical Traditions newsletter.

Christi said...

I subscribed to the news letter because I want to try this Coconut oil. I have been buying a different kind from my local health food store and love how it makes my skin feel. I use it right after shower body moisturizer. I use it mixed with brown sugar as a facial and body scrub, and to moisturize my hair if needed. I can't say enough good stuff about the coconut oil. I am looking for quality though and have heard this company is best and would love to try before I buy. I would also like to buy in bulk if I do like it. cmcrawford08@yahoo.com

lismcbri said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter

thank you

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Mariana said...

Would love to try it-great product,thanks!

Beth said...

I'm signed up for TT's newsletter
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Beth said...

I use TT's coconut oil in cooking, baking, for skin care, hair care, and dental care.

Ari said...

I subscribed. ariana(dot)debussey(at)gmail(dot)com

Ari said...

I use it as a moisturizer for eczema and for diaper rash. ariana(dot)debussey(at)gmail(dot)com

greenhills said...

i would love to win, i subscribe to their newsletter!

greenhills said...

i would love to try it in baking to replace butter!

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April B said...

I would use it for my hair, baking, skin care, for my stir fry and lip balms!!!
I subscribed, abc84084@hotmail.com

Elizabeth B said...

I subscribed to TT with elannbe at gmail dot com

Elizabeth B said...

I would use it to replace all my oils, olive and vegetable oils.

Jessica said...

I subscribe to TT's email newsletter!
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Jessica said...

I'd use it to make some whipped body butter I recently saw the recipe for on pinterest!! Thank yoU!

Anonymous said...

I subscribed to the newsletter. ann.syracuse@hotmail.com and I'd like to use the oil for cooking but am really excited to use it for homemade beauty products.

Ann Fordock said...

I subscribed to the newsletter. ann.syracuse@hotmail.com and I'd like to use the oil for cooking but am really excited to use it for homemade beauty products.

Letticia Torres said...

I would like to try Coconut oil . I want to teach my Daughter a healthy way to live for my Grandchildren, :)I hear that this is a healthy for us both inside and out.

Shasha Andrews said...

Been subscribed to that newsletter for a while now! I use Coconut oil in just about everything I eat that requires oil. Sometimes I put in on my face, I put it on my body, and in my mouth for swishing! It would be super awesome to get it free as I use so much of it! Can't get enough of it!
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Anne-Marie said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter. amc (at) tcain (dot) com

Anne-Marie said...

I use coconut oil in all of my baking. I love it!

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Melissa said...

Subscriber to tropical traditions newsletter (different addy than this)
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Melissa said...

I love to make whole wheat pie crust with coconut oil
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Adella Gonzalez said...

I would use it for cooking...and also for my hair and skin!

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Ke Keiki's Primal Adventure said...

I would love to try some good quality coconut oil. I would use it for everything, but the first thing I would make is a new batch of mayonnaise.

Ke Keiki's Primal Adventure said...

I would love to try some good quality coconut oil, I would use it for every thing, but the first thing I would make is a new batch of mayonnaise.

Jenny and Gary said...

I subscribe
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Jenny and Gary said...

I use as main cooking oil.
thanks for give away

john hutchens said...

I Subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter

john hutchens said...

I would use it in raspberry cupcakes

Kathleen said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter!

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Kathleen said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter!
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Kathleen said...

I would use it for cooking, smoothies, making raw chocolate, making deodorant, and other topical uses. :)

Kylie Carlson said...

I'm subscribed to the TT newsletter. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Mariana said...

Thank you-lovely giveaway!

MAMITASMERILICO said...

I subscribe to the newsletter. hecruz37@gmail.com is where you can reach me.

Mariana said...

Thank you, be blessed!

BlessedAssurance said...

I Subscribe to the newsletter.

BlessedAssurance said...

I would use it to replace my butter in my hair fry foods mlblessed@msn.com

MAMITASMERILICO said...

I would use it as my moisturizer.

Kristen said...

I subscribe!

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Kristen said...

I use coconut oil to make granola and popcorn.

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