Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review + Giveaway

A few weeks back I received a bottle of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil to review.  I had read quite a bit about using coconut oil for cooking but I had never taken the plunge.  In all honesty, the only time I had used coconut oil before was in making lotion with Jill in December. 

As soon as my coconut oil came, I started using it as an olive oil or butter substitute.  It was that easy.   I used it in my favorite pinterest low mein recipe.

Then I used it in my Strawberry Rhubbarb Puff recipe. 

I used it in a quick dinner of sauted kale and onions with tomatoes and goat cheese over couscous. 

I even used it when I made Rhubbarb Scones

The results.  With the scones, the coconut oil added a little bit of crispiness.  A very welcome texture to the scones.    With the rest of the recipes/substitutions, I thought that using coconut oil was easier to use than oil because there wasn't the risk of dumping too much oil in (which I've been guilty of several times) as it's a solid.  The taste was light and I didn't taste coconut at all. I would not have minded at all if I tasted coconut with those recipes. 

Have you ever used Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil before?  Would you like a chance to win a quart for yourself? 

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality

coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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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 giveaway in return for the free product.


  1. my family jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon HARD this past weekend.
    we loved it!!
    no need to enter me :-)

  2. Did all of the above! I started using coconut oil this year, in cooking and baking. Recently ran out actually, but would like to keep experimenting and make my switch over a permanent one. Got the only brand my local store had, but this sounds top-notch! Thanks for hosting

  3. I've been so curious about coconut oil for a while and have been wondering about how to use it. Thanks for sharing this great information!

  4. I have yet to try Coconut Oil! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Love this product! Used it today baking some almond flour banana bread.

  6. I LOVE COCONUT OIL!!! It's very satisfying to me. I also love running so I think I'll start reading your blog. =)

  7. I am a huge fan of coconut oil. As a Natural Chef, I use it often to cook with and recently added it to my beauty regimen. I just returned from the beach, not burnt and my friends can't stop raving about my bronzed skin. I didn't intentionally use it as sunscreen, just moisturizer but discovered that it does act as a sunscreen. Also purchased the book by Tropical Traditions a year ago and am currently reading it and becoming increasingly more excited at all the benefits of this great product. I am eager to try their brand!

  8. Entered the rafflecopter form as "crave to save"
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. I'm obsessed with coconut oil!
    I first heard Dr. Oz talking about it on a radio show, them I saw a lot of tweets about it, and so I jumped on the bandwagon. <3 it! Can't wait to try some of your recipes!


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