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.
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!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.
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)!
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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.