Wednesday, February 20

Tropical Traditions (a Giveaway!)

I LOVE cooking with coconut oil.  I love doing hundreds of other things with coconut oil also, but cooking is my favorite, especially since our health journey has led us toward more traditional and whole foods, and our food sensitivities have led two of us away from dairy (for the moment).  Coconut oil is a fantastic substitute for butter and usually works for shortening.  It always works as a substitute for canola, corn and vegetable oil in recipes (which is a big plus for us - I won't get into it here, but trust me, there is a lot to be said about fats and health and which ones are best).

Tropical Traditions has been my go-to source for excellent quality coconut oil. The bonus with this company is that the customer service is fantastic, shipping is very quick, and the quality is very consistent.  I am happy with their ethical farming practices, and when I purchase in bulk, the prices are great! They also have a great referral program - if you choose to order through my link (see sidebar), and you are a first time customer, I get a credit! Yay! At first I started with their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, and then as I also needed something without the coconut flavor, I added  their expeller pressed coconut oil to our pantry, which is completely unflavored.  We use the expeller pressed for frying and sauteing, roasting vegetables, and more.  The Gold Label is sooooo delicious in baked goods - I am a huge fan of coconutty brownies and cupcakes!

If you've never used coconut oil before, it's important to know this - coconut oil is solid at temperatures under 76 degrees!  Around here, that makes it pourable in the summer and solid in winter.  It's also important to know that you should melt it before adding it to recipes! (ask me how I know! ha!)

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.


Here's how to enter (open to the US/Canada):
1. Sign up for Tropical Traditions Newsletter (this one is required)
2.  Leave a comment telling me whether you have tried coconut oil before
3. For bonus entries, "Like" Tropical Traditions on Facebook, follow on Twitter (@troptraditions and @ttspecialdeals or Pinterest 

You MUST leave a comment telling me which items you have completed.  (one comment including all of them is fine). Giveaway ends one week from today!  (Next Wednesday, Feb 27th @midnight EST)

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.

59 comments:

Joshua, Rebekah, Ethan, Elysia, Eoin, and Evrett Shaver said...

I subscribed to Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

I use expeller pressed coconut oil in place of oil in many different recipes, but I have never tried the virgin coconut oil. I LOVE coconut flavor, so I think it would be DELISH in baked goods. :)

I liked Tropical Traditions on FB. I now follow BOTH their pages on Twitter and their Pinterest page.

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Mom and Dad Muth said...

Hi Jenny,

I signed up for Tropical Traditions Newsletter. Mary and I have used coconut oil in our cooking and I used the oil in a different form for a skin softener. I love the way coconut smells (reminds me of our Punta Cana trip - aahhhh!) I "liked" Tropical Traditons on facebook.
Thanks for a reminder of how nice coconut oil is.
Love ya, Mom Muth

Elena Vo said...

Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! I have never tried coconut oil before but I heard really good things about coconut hair masks and body moisturizers. Would love to experience it for myself.

I am a Tropical Traditions subscriber at tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com.

Elena Vo said...

I followed Tropical Traditions on Pinterest as EV, on Facebook as Elena Vo and on Twitter as @lifesdeepcolors.

kelly wells said...

I follow Tropical traditions on pintrest and facebook and subscribe to their newsletter as Kelly Wells. I love using coconut oil when cooking, as a moisturizer and giving it to my dog for her coat.

Laura N said...

I recently used it for an ear infection. As a moisturizer for face/body and deep conditioner on my hair.
I follow Tropical Traditions on Pinterest and Facebook and i subscribe to their newsletter.

disfordelicate said...

1. I am signed up for TT's newsletter.

2. I have used coconut oil before. Like you, I use coconut oil for so many things, but cooking is one of my favorite ways to use.

3. I "Like" TT on Facebook, and I follow on Twitter and Pinterest.

Beth said...

Signed up for Tropical Traditions Newsletter
I have tried coconut oil before - TT's is the best out there
I "Like" Tropical Traditions on Facebook, and follow on Twitter (@troptraditions and @ttspecialdeals)

rollerbeth at gmail dot com

Sue D said...

I signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter and I love using coconut oil for cooking and baking.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mommy the Milk Wagon said...

I subscribed to the newsletter!

I use coconut oil in place of butter and oil in a LOT of recipes!

I liked tropical traditions on FB!

the other Sherry said...

I signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

I have used coconut oil in cooking and baking, and am using it a *lot* right now while our family of 6 is on an allergen elimination diet. I want to try it as a moisturizer, too.

I liked the Tropical Traditions page on Facebook.

Vesper Meikle said...

signed up for the TT newsletter meikleblog at gmail dot com

Vesper Meikle said...

I am using coconut oil at the moment in my dinner making

Vesper Meikle said...

I follow on Twitter (@troptraditions and @ttspecialdeals and on Pinterest

Autum said...

Hey Jenny!

I subscribed to the newsletter.

I liked their FB page.

We have started using Coconut Oil and really like using it. I can't wait to use it again.

eclairre said...

i subscribe & ive baked with it in the past and it is great!

Carrie said...

I already subscribe to the newsletter . . .

We LOVE coconut oil and use it all the time now in place of canola or vegetable oil. In fact, I bought one of the 5 gallon pails from Tropical Traditions a while back, and we are working our way through it. :) So I don't really *need* to win the giveaway . . . but who can say no to the chance to win free coconut oil! ;)

I liked TT on FB and also follow them on Pinterest (had no idea they had a Pinterest page, so THANKS for that info--yay!!).

AlHeather Chupp said...

I am receiving Tropical Traditions newsletter.

I use coconut oil every day and have been for several years.

I like them on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Pinterest :)
Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

Awesome giveaway! I subscribe to the newsletter

Anna said...

I use CO for everyt9ing: cooking, diaper rashes, etc. I even feed it to my dog for her coat

Debby said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter!

Debby said...

I have used coconut oil for years! Love it.

dramamama13 said...

I have never used coconut oil, but I want to try it.

MojoandZen said...

subscribed to TT newsletter

love to try coconut oil for Gluten free baking

thanks!

MojoandZen said...

liked TT on facebook

2kidsblogger

Amy Kellogg said...

I am subscribed to the newsletter.
I liked Tropical traditions on FB.
I am following them on pinterest.

I have used coconut oil as a replacement for oil in baked goods. So excited to see your comments on the no flavor variety - gonna have to get some of that!

Zoe E. said...

I love coconut oil, although I have never used this brand before. I'm eager/excited to try it!

I'm now subscribed to Tropical Traditions' newsletter and have liked them on Facebook.

Mariana said...

I LOVE IT,THANK YOU!

billiec2000 said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

I love coconut oil--I eat it every day for its benefits. I cook with it and actually, throw it in my coffee. Yes, oily coffee is a funny thing to get used to. =)

I liked Tropical Traditions on FB.

I follow TT on twitter and Pinterest.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Billie

Alicia said...

I subscribed to their newsletter and liked them on FB.

YES, I too love using coconut oil! I haven't been too adventurous with it yet though. Mainly use it in baking and also melt some with butter for our popcorn.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Caroline Bond said...

College student with limited resources. I've been Paleo for about 2 years and eager to try a better quality coconut oil! Use for cooking, coffee, shaving, moisturizer, and hair!

I am subscribed, I liked on facebook and follow on twitter!

Kathy Fields said...

I am subscribed to the T.T. newsletter and I have used coconut oil many times. I love it on popcorn! I follow T.T. on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest too. Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.

Mariana said...

Would love to try it-great product,thanks!

Erica said...

I signed up for newsletter!! I Love coconut oil with a passion-I use for everything but haven't tried TT oil yet!! I also like them on Facebook!

Ari said...

I subscribed, liked on fb, follow on pinterest. I use coconut oil as moisturizer for eczema and diaper rash.

Mariana said...

LOVELY GIVEAWAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

greenhills said...

hi, i signed up for the newsletter, follow them on facebook and twitter. thank you!!

also, have used the refined one before, never the gold label. I want to use it to try in baking, and eating a spoonful a day for the health benefits!

Lisa Brown said...

Signed up for Tropical Traditions Newsletter with email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

I have tried coconut oil before as a skin moisturizer.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

Follow TT on Pinterest as - http://pinterest.com/lisalu24/
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Kathryn Swift said...

I subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter

I have tried coconut oil before...my family LOVES coconut oil.

I liked Tropical Traditions on FB

I follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter and Pinterest

Jessica said...

I'm signed up for TT's newsletter!
justinsgirl 06 (at) gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I'm also a fan of TT on facebook. Thank yoU!
justinsgirl 06 (at) gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I have tried coconut oil before and LOVE it for everything!!

Anne-Marie said...

-I receive the TT newsletter

-I use coconut oil all the time....love it in my baking!

-I like TT on FB (Anne-Marie Otvos Cain)

-I follow TT on Twitter (@AnneMarieCain2)

-I follow on Pinterest (annemariecain)

I HOPE I WIN!!!!! :) email: amc (at) tcain (dot) com

Melissa said...

TT newsletter subscriber under
mjeaustin at yahoo dot com

frugalmelissa at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Love coconut oil. try it in pie crust.
frugalmelissa at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

TT like on FB
frugalmelissa at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

follow on TT pinterest (melissa austin)
frugalmelissa at gmail dot com

christi39 said...

I subscribed to the newsletter.
christilynn262 at yahoo dot com

christi39 said...

I have never tried it but I am just starting to make my own products and alot of the recipes call for this..I am so excited to try it= )
christilynn262 at yahoo dot com

christi39 said...

I also liked on facebook under Christine Halverson
I follow on pinterest under christixxoo
I follow on twitter under @christi38

Jenny and Gary said...

I subscribe
Jayce43k at gmail dot com
We use coconut oil as a main cooking oil.
Like on FB as Jennifer Coster Close

Kathleen said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter!
kathleenandkieran@hotmail.com

Yes, I love using coconut oil for many things!!

I like TT on Facebook

I follow both of Tropical Tradition's Twitter accounts

I follow TT on Pinterest

Thank you! :)

Mariana said...

Thank you-lovely giveaway!

Alexandrea Finney said...

Sweet giveaway!

I subscribed to the newsletter, followed on Pinterest, and liked on Facebook. :)

We use coconut oil for everything including sometimes cooking. Last week I mixed up a batch of peppermint lip gloss since my lips were chapped from being sick and when I knew I need to use it up after a few days I dumped the leftovers in a cup of coffee - lovely peppermint creamer. We use it for burns and skin moisturizer and . . . :)

Tracy said...

I just used coconut oil in my homemade oreo cookies.

I signed up for their newsletters,

I liked them on facebook.

MAMITASMERILICO said...

I subscribe to the newsletter
I have used coconut oil before moisturizer.
I like tropical traditions on facebook Papito Bello
I follow on twitter @troptraditions @ MAMITASMERILICO
I follow on twitter @ttspecialdeals.
I follow on pininterest Papito Bello

BlessedAssurance said...

I subscribe to the newsletter.
I have fried foods with coconut oil and use it on my scalp.
Like tropical traditions on facebook.
Followed @troptraditions on twitter @TEAMOISRAELAMOR.
Follow @ttspecialdeals on twitter @TEAMOISRAELAMOR.