Monday, July 25, 2011

Tropical Traditions - Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

I've heard of coconut oil before but, to be honest with you, the thought of using it was kind of offputting to me.  After all, I've been cooking with vegetable and corn oils all my life.  I like coconuts for a whole lot of things, but using it as an oil sounded a little weird to me.  But hey, I'm willing to try anything once  and Tropical Traditions gave me that opportunity.

The Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is the highest quality coconut oil that the company has to offer.  It is made by hand and benefits families in the rurual areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow.  Independent laboratory analysis shows it to be one of the highest quality coconut oils on the market, having the highest levels of antioxidants.

Even after reading about the benefits of using coconut oil and how Tropical Traditions produces it, I hesitated to try it.  Now that I've cooked foods with the coconut oil, I don't know what my problem was.  I browsed the free coconut recipes and, with a few personal alterations and touches of my own,  found a couple to try.  My first was the Mexican Style Pepper Chicken. 

The coconut oil works the same as other oils you cook with.  It comes packaged in a jar and doesn't require refrigeration.  It doesn't have a strong coconut flavor to it so it doesn't taste like you're eating a coconut-infused food.  The coconut oil sells for a little more than what you'd pay for some corn or vegetable oils, but it doesn't take a lot to cook with so a jar should last a while.

If you'd like to learn more about virgin coconut oil, you can watch a video entitled: "How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions".  Also, you can acquire your own complimentary copy of the Virgin Coconut Oil book with your first online order.  The book will be automatically added to your order when you choose "Referred by a Friend" when ordering and enter 5601441.  Tropical Traditions customer service will assist you if you need help placing your first web order to capture the free book.


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I received product for review from Tropical Traditions.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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