Tropical Traditions Review & $100 Giveaway

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We use a lot of coconut products in our family.

Coconut oil, Coconut Butter (typically I make my own Homemade Coconut Butter), Coconut Milk (we make this homemade too), Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Coconut Flour.

Pretty much–you name it.

If it’s coconut, we love it.

Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite places to buy coconut products–

(Please note, the links that follow are referral links. If you purchase after clicking on them I might make a commission.  I so appreciate your support that helps to keep my blog going!)

And I have a great treat for you. A giveaway of $100 of wonderful products from one of my favorite coconut purveyors, Tropical Traditions.

I’ve been using Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil for a loooong time.

We use mainly their Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil, but we also use their Gold Label Coconut Oil from time to time.

But Tropical Traditions doesn’t only have coconut products.

And recently I had the opportunity to try a few more of their product lines to get better acquainted with them–

And I love what I got to try.

1.  Virgin Red Palm Oil

For years I’ve heard that Red Palm Oil is THE oil of choice for popping popcorn.

And if you’ve been around my blog for awhile, you know what popcorn fans we are. (Check out my Surprise Seasoning Popcorn, Herbes de Provence Popcorn and Dorito® Popcorn for a look at some of our favorite recipes.)

Thanks to Tropical Traditions, I finally got the chance to pop some corn in this oil.

It’s amazing.

The taste is superb, it smells fabulous when popping, and the color–the popcorn comes out looking just like the yellow-ey tinged popcorn at movie theaters, only more vibrant.

And it’s all natural. The reddish color of the oil turns to a deep yellow that coats the popcorn beautifully.  No “Yellow No. 5” in this stuff :).

2.  Shredded Coconut

We use shredded coconut in my Easiest Coconut Milk, for making Coconut Butter, Homemade Almond Joy® Bars, and for these delicious No Bake Coconut Delights.  I decided to use them to make the Almond Joy® Bars first.

The Tropical Traditions Coconut Shreds were light and larger than most, but not chunky like the coconut chips you typically find in snack mixes.  The topping of the bars required a little more coconut oil than usual, but the bars had a heartier feel to them which was really pleasing.  And if you haven’t tried that Almond Joy® Bar recipe yet, you don’t know what you are missing :).

3.  Natural Dish Detergent

I really like this dish detergent. We haven’t bought a “typical store brand” for a long time (I’ve been working on a homemade version) but thought I would give this one a try.  And it’s great. Gets the job done without all the chemical nasties.  Those chemical nasties and I don’t get along. At all.

4. Coconut Cream Concentrate

The label on the Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate says that it really is another name for Coconut Butter.  Even though I make my own Homemade Coconut Butter all the time (it’s SUCH a bargain), I wanted to test the quality of Tropical Traditions’ product.  I made an interesting apple and coconut treat and it turned out fabulously.  TT’s Coconut Butter is a different texture than mine–I suspect it’s because they make their Coconut Concentrate from fresh coconuts, and I made mine from the dried variety.

The fragrance reminds me of their Gold Label Coconut Oil somewhat.

So–the giveaway entry is below, but in the meantime I wanted to mention some sales that Tropical Traditions has going on right now.

Special Sale

Right now, through September 5, you can Buy One Get One Free of Tropical Traditions’ Gold Label Coconut Oil Gallons.

This coconut oil apparently has more antioxidants than any on the market.

Now you can get 2 gallons for $99 and they typically sell for $110 each–this is a really good deal!

You can click here to check out their site.

Giveaway Details:

1.  One winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to Tropical Traditions for use towards any of their great products (including their amazing grass-fed beef products).

2.  The giveaway will run from today through Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013 at 12:00 am.

3.  I will notify the winner by email and will give the winner 48 hours to respond.  If I don’t hear back I will choose another winner.

4.  All entries will be verified, so please don’t say you did something that you didn’t do.  That’s not honest, folks :)!

Enter by Following the Directions in the Rafflecopter Widget here….

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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of these products 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–I simply really love their stuff :)!

Thanks for being such wonderful readers. I look forward to announcing the winner!

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  1. I love reading about WHY they got into the business!

  2. Celena Thomas says:

    I love Tropical Traditions! This would be a great chance to try some of their other items.

  3. Celena Thomas says:

    I just learned about their chickens being raised on a special formula with no soy and Cocofeed.

  4. Lori Houston says:

    Coconut can be classified as a fruit, nut, and vegetable in it’s different forms.

  5. Hello, I can’t wait to try the palm oil for popcorn. Love my popcorn!

  6. There are no Omega 3 fatty acids in coconut oil.

  7. I learned that I can easily swap out butter for coconut oil in recipes to make it healthier!

  8. One thing I can say, is that the recipes look delicious! I learned:
    There are many uses of coconut oil and many ways to incorporate it into one’s diet. Since it is a stable cooking oil, one can simply replace unhealthy oils in their diet with coconut oil. Since it is a solid most of the time at room temperature or when refrigerated, it can be a butter or margarine substitute for spreads or for baking. Any recipe calling for butter, margarine, or any other oil can be substituted for coconut oil.

  9. Coconut oil is not a source of Omega 3 fatty acids

  10. It’s really important to be aware that coconut oil is considered a good and safe food for pregnant and lactating mothers! :)

  11. I learned they have the best coconut oil for the best prices anywhere!

  12. I was surprised to think that anyone would think coconut oil was a source of omega-3 day acids

  13. Love coconut oil! Would love to win this!

  14. I’d love to try this coconut oil! Hoping to win!

  15. I LOVE coconut oil. This would be an amazing giveaway to win!!

  16. I think it’s amazing that TT is a family business run by Christians! What an amazing company to support. :)

  17. I love that coconut oil is either liquid or solid and I can use it more than one way and it’s better than vegetable shortening and vegetable oil!

  18. Nancy Simmonds says:

    Just read from the Tropical Traditions’ FAQs that I should eat 3.5 T. Of coconut oil each day…I got pretty close to that today!

  19. I learned that the reason Tropical Traditions does not carry a coconut oil capsule, is you would need to take 49 of them to get the recommended daily dose! Oh my word!! Guess, I will stick to a scoop in my coffee and a scoop on my peanut butter toast! :)

  20. I can’t enter for the twitter one. :( I tried twittering a while ago, but it’s not for me! I’m more of a tweeker…hahaha… whatever that is… 😉

  21. I learned that an adult should consume 3.5 tbs of coconut oil per day.

  22. So excited to try some of these products you mentioned!!

  23. Love, love, love coconut oil!

  24. I haven’t tried this brand of coconut oil, but I would love to.

  25. I learned that expeller pressed coconut oil does not retain the coconut flavor, so perhaps I will get some expeller pressed the next time I order. DH is not fond of the coconut taste that accompanies the coconut oil I currently use.

  26. I knew coconut oil was great for you but I didn’t know that “The best comparison in nature as to the percentage of MCFAs being consumed in a diet is human breast milk.” WOW!!

  27. Coconut oil is 50% lauric acid. I didn’t realize it was that much. :)

  28. Lisa Lawton says:

    I really am interested in trying some of TT’s products–just need to get my hubby back to work!!
    :)

  29. Tammie Mathos says:

    I found everything on their website interesting and learned a lot.

  30. I didn’t know their coconut oil was handmade from fresh coconuts.

  31. My friend has been telling me about TT for the last year or so but I never made the time to check into them. I am amazed at what all they sell!! I had no idea they sold an alternative to toothpaste. I’ll be buying some of that and their insect repellent.

  32. Are there side effects from coconut oil….LOL. NOT!!

  33. I didn’t realize antioxidants increased with heating

  34. I loved reading about how their gold label coconut oil is hand crafted in small batches, the traditional way! Very neat!

  35. Trisha DeVelis says:

    I love that pregnant woman can take it and that it contains Lauric acid just like breast milk, but pregnant women need to be careful especially if they were not using it before becoming pregnant because their bodies are not use to it. Coconut Oil and all coconut products are the very best!! If ever I was addicted to something…it is coconut oil!!

  36. I learned that you should eat about 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil daily to get all the good stuff from it.

  37. Hi Adrienne, thanks for the great giveaway!! I learned and love, that it’s produced in small batches by family farmers, and as they said, much like it’s been done for thousands of years. That’s pretty great that they are dedicated to keeping this tradition and helping the small farmer families.

  38. I had no idea that coconut could be used in so many different things.

  39. I love TT. I use the coconut cream concentrate to make yummy treats for my children.

  40. I learned about the gold label standard in processing the coconut oil very interesting and no chemical or other “bad” ingrediants!

  41. Coconut cream concentrate has fewer carbs than coconut milk :0 great for my low carb lifestyle

  42. I learned that a coconut can be classified as a nut, a fruit, and a vegetable!

  43. I’ve been ordering from Tropical Traditions for years! I’m still waiting for their Cocofeed to be available!

  44. I learned about their expiration dates!

  45. Danyelle Cotten says:

    I love coconut oil and use alot of it when I can,I would love to win some!I have been wanting to try oil pulling as well so this would come in at a great time

  46. Tropical traditions has so many great coconut products. I want to try them all!

  47. Danyelle Cotten says:

    Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is slightly heated at the end of the processing prior to packaging to ensure that no moisture is present, and to draw all the oil out of the curds (coconut solids) that are formed by the natural oil separation process

  48. It is better to eat coconuts from where they are grown. The ones in the store are not fresh, they have traveled several thousands of miles to us. A fresh coconut does not have a long shelf life. If you have allergys to mold, coconuts in stores may have mold. Eat the dried coconut instead.

  49. I didn’t realize that both human breast milk and coconut oil contained lauric acid! The things I learn when I read stuff… :)

  50. I learned that Tropical Traditions offers raw organic pet food and raw meat pet treats! definitely interested in these products!

  51. Wow…all this great information! I am still reading and reading and reading. I started out reading about EO’s to get ideas on what were the best. I am attending a seminar on YLO’s and heard from a friend about the controversy. She said they are good products, but don’t get caught up with the selling etc. I said I was just going to listen and see what this person has to say about EO. Not sure if this person is with YLO. I read all the parts of the oils and found myself linking to other things you suggested. Thanks for the info!