Friday, April 23, 2010

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review

Anyone familiar with my tastes would know that I'm coconut crazy.  Especially being dairy free, coconut milk is one of my favorites.  I also use coconut aminos (like soy sauce), coconut vinegar, regular shredded coconut, coconut sugar, coconut yogurt, coconut ice-cream, coconut flour, and of course coconut oil. Call me coco crazy, but it's so versatile, healthy, and tastes great.

I was recently sent a jar of coconut oil by my new favorite company Tropical Traditions to review, and couldn't wait to try it out.  I've been using Nutiva Naturals coconut oil (I usually buy their largest jug), but I definitely saw a difference between the two.  What really stands out about Tropical Traditions' Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is its great texture.  It is smooth and creamy, and much lighter than other brands that I have tried.  The taste is great, and it also melts quickly for when you want it in liquid form.  I've used it in baking and cooking, as well as just a spread on things like waffles.  For people (shockingly) opposed to the flavor of coconuts, it is also very mild and the coconut flavor is not really detectable.  Overall I give TT two thumbs up for this product- they also run great deals on their products all the time including buy one get one free deals and more, so price-wise you can definitely be flexibly in your budget.

If you are interested in trying this or other products by Tropical Traditions, definitely take part in their Referral Program.  If you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number 5685168. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.  I also get a free gift! :)

To see a recent recipe I created using this coconut oil, try out my Coconut Biscuits!

If you're still not convinced, I definitely recommend watching this video:

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.

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1 comment:

  1. We use their products too! love them!! the 100% coconut products are produced in a tree-nut free facility (my daughter has severe allergies). they have coconut peanut butter, but that is produced in a different facility.

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