Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tropical Traditions Review & Giveaway

My husband and I use coconut oil for a million and one things. Okay, maybe not that many, but a lot. It's like the duct tape of the edible world! I can't think of a part of the body I haven't used it on! While there are many fabulous uses aside from food, I'm going to focus solely on the food aspect for this post. We were given Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions to try out and review.


http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/


I have actually had the product for about 2 months now, and have been using it for a myriad of things (both cooking and non). We have use it for cooking, baking, frying, and even straight consumption (obviously in small increments, not a bowl full!).


My husband makes delicious fried chicken strips, though sometimes we have had issues (in the past) with taste due to oil. I have a very sensitive palate, and some oils just bother me. I'm sorry, but I don't like my chicken tasting like coconut. Some brands taste very heavily of coconut. That is fine for somethings, but not so much for others (like hashbrowns... coconut flavoured hashbrowns are just weird!). He put the Tropical Traditions to the test with my favorite meal (the chicken strips), and it was the best dinner yet! It fried it perfectly, and the chicken tasted like fried chicken, not like coconut. I devoured it, and so did Bobble! I used it for frying eggs, and it did a fabulous job for that, too!



My husband was most impressed with the texture. He pointed out that it was extremely smooth and not at all gritty like some of the other coconut oil brands.

To learn about virgin coconut oil and how it is produced, follow this link. You can learn all about how Tropical Traditions makes their delicious coconut oil!

Spoiler: Tropical Traditions uses the traditional wet-milling low-tech method called fermentation to produce their coconut oil.

It is a much more labor-intensive method of producing coconut oil, and cannot be replicated by machine through mass-production. Family producers in the rural areas of the Philippines make the Gold Label standard in small batches.
This oil is not mass produced, but made by hand just as it has been done for hundreds of years. The coconuts are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. In addition, all of the coconuts are hand-picked within 24-48 hours of harvest. Only those nuts that produce the highest quality coconut oil are chosen, while the rest of the crop is sold to copra dealers.

Because of the extremely selective procedure for choosing the coconuts, a higher price is paid to the farmer. Almost all other virgin coconut oils on the market are mass-produced and do not take this kind of attention to detail that begins with choosing the right nuts.
How fabulous is that?! I love the taste and quality of the product, but the fact that it's made by hand and that the farmers get a better wage makes me love it even more. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is truly a superior product all around!

Need more ideas on how to use coconut oil? Look no further! There are hundreds of ways to use it!

While I was given this product for a review, I can honestly say that this is, by far, my first choice in coconut oils now and in the future. If you want to try this coconut oil for yourself, they have a 100% Money Back Guarantee on 16 oz. trial size. If you don't love the oil within 30 days, you can get a full refund (no questions asked)!

You can also enter to win a quarter right here on the blog! This giveaway is open to both US & CANADA!


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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. Thoughts Of Fluff is not responsible for shipment of the prize. 

35 comments:

  1. I'd like to try their coconut flakes.

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  2. I'd love to try the organic coconut flour or the coconut flakes!!

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  3. I'd love to try the moisturizer.

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  4. I would like to try the Organic Unrefined Sesame Oil for oil pulling

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  5. I would like to try the Gold Coconut Oil to use in place of butter and veggie oil

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  6. I'd really like to try their Organic Coconut Flour.

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  7. I learned that tropical traditions coconut oil is all hand made!

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  8. I would love to try their all purpose cleaner.

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  9. I want to and would love to try the organic coconut flour! We occasionally make fried chicken with coconut oil, and it taste so delicious! I think it would be even better with coconut flour. I want to try it. :)

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    1. My husband makes a delicious beer batter for fish (and we fry in the coconut oil), but one time we used coconut flour for the beer batter (not this brand, mind you) and it just tasted gross to me. I would like to try the Tropical Traditions coconut oil, though :)

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  10. I would love to try their soy free eggs.

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  11. I would like to try their Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Creams

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  12. I would like to try their All Purpose Cleaner

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  13. The moisturizer caught my eye!

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  14. I would love to try their Essential Oils!

    Deborah

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  15. I'd love to try their Organic Brown Rice Syrup

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  16. I really want to try Tropical Traditions soy free eggs!

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  17. I'd like to try the Organic Coconut Oil Hair Oils

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    1. I had no idea they had hair oils and I'm also intrigued to try it.

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    2. They are on sale and my order is on it's way!! Excited!!

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  18. I'd like to try the raw honey.

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  19. I would also like to try their palm oil.

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  20. Love to use coconut oil for everything even as a furniture polish!!

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  21. The moisturizer looks real appealing to me.

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  22. I would like to try the essential oils!

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  23. I would really like to try the coconut flour!

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  24. I would love to try some of the Tropical Traditions Organic Maple Syrup.

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  25. I like their Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil.

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  26. I would love to try their organic maple syrup.

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  27. I would love to try the organic coconut peanut butter; however, I would be grateful for any of their products. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  28. I'd love to try the Organic coconut flour!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  29. I'd also like to try their Powdered Dishwasher Detergent.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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