Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway!

Photo of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil is hand-made in small batches by farmers and families in the Philippines.


In case you hadn't noticed, I am a huge fan of coconut oil.  I first discovered it when we learned about real food and the importance of a traditional diet.    Immediately, I fell in love with it.  I was completely amazed at its versatility; I could use it to cook an egg, roast vegetables, fry doughnuts or make candy.  I also use it topically - it feels wonderful on the skin, and smells great! I use it as a make-up remover and moisturizer. There is always a small jar of coconut oil in my bathroom.

I feel good about using this natural, traditional oil in my home: for my children as well as myself.   We go through a lot of coconut oil, too; Jeff and I estimate that we purchase a good 20-25 gallons each year.  Therefore I'm always looking for a good price for a quality product, and from a seller I trust.

I have purchased coconut oil from several different sources over the past several years, and recently I had an opportunity to try Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for the first time.    This is the highest quality of coconut oil the company offers, which is saying something.  I have used expeller-pressed as well as cold-pressed coconut oils, and honestly I believe that they're both nice products.

However, I've been reminded that all coconut oils are not created equal.  The Gold Label virgin coconut oil is a nice consistency and much easier to scoop out of its container.  It also seems to work much better as a frying oil; my eggs are beautifully done and come out of the pan without getting stuck on the bottom of it...something with which I'd been fairly frustrated recently.  It also makes delicious raw fudge; see the link in the Recipes section of my sidebar.

I found this coconut oil to have a pleasant coconut scent.  I did not notice a coconut flavor in the foods prepared with it.   The thing I most enjoy about it is the texture - it is quite a bit more smooth than some of the coconut oils I have tried, which is quite nice.

Would you like to give it a try?  Well then...this is your lucky day - because I am hosting my very first giveaway!  You have the chance to win a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.   Just follow the directions below.


To enter this giveaway, simply subscribe to Tropical Traditions' email news Newsletter by clicking on THIS LINK.  Then come back and tell me in a comment that you are subscribed!  It's that easy.  If you already subscribe to this newsletter, you can just post a comment on this post stating the fact.

This giveaway is available only to those in the U.S. and Canada.

This giveaway is running from Thursday February 28th through Monday March 4th.

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.


How to use Coconut Oil:




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?



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.






46 comments:

Jeff said...
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Jill Gehring said...

My first comment didn't post...
I am already a subscriber of Tropical Traditions! I am so excited you are doing a give away, thanks so much!!!

Stephanie M. said...

Oh Mindy! I'm so excited you are doing this give away! I really hope to win, as I would love to try the gold label oil, I've only ever used TT's organic expeller pressed oils. TT is actually the only CO my hubby can tolerate, because there is not a coconut taste to the oil. :) I already subscribe to their newsletter, so here's my comment.

Anna Olson said...

Yay, Mindy!! I love giveaways and I love coconut oil even more! :) Thanks for doing this. And I subscribed to the TT newsletter.

Kathleen said...

I'm so excited you're having your first give away! I already subscribe to Tropical Traditions. I love that they are employing the local farmers to make their oil. So cool.

Jennifer Bernstein said...

I have been reading about you loving coconut oil and I am read to take the leap! I have NEVER used it!

Elena Vo said...

Thank you so much for the generous giveaway! My cousins told me about coconut oil not too long ago. They mostly use it for cooking and baking, and I on the other hand would love to try my hand at soap-making (the kids would love it, too!).

I subscribed to the TT newsletter at tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This would be super to win. I have subscribed to the newsletter. Thanks for sharing, Mindy!

Charlie Nonhof said...

I am the one who chose Anonymous just now. Sorry. I guess you need to know who did this!

Nancy Kerr said...

I am already subscribed to TT. I get the expeller pressed in the 5 gal. The video about their gold product is convincing. Would like to try it!

Ami said...

I subscribed! :)

Jon and Erin said...

I already subscribe! Love coconut oil. It makes great popcorn too

Dawna Leonard said...

Thanks for hosting a give-a-way. I have subscribed.

Mike Platz said...

suhhhbcribed I love coconut oil! I haven't tried it as a make-up remover yet though...YET! :)

Emily Dicks said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions email newsletter, thanks for a great giveaway!

Linda said...

I subscribe! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mariana said...

I LOVE IT< THANK YOU!

Vesper Meikle said...

I subscribe - meikleblog at gmail dot com

eclairre said...

subscribed.

Beth said...

I'm signed up for TT's newsletter
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Sue D said...

I already subscribe and love their coconut oil.
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Carolyn said...

I just signed up -- I have been reading your posts about coconut oil, but haven't bought any yet to try it. Maybe I'll get lucky and win? :-) Thanks for the info!

Lindsay said...

I've subscribed! Love the site!

Juanita () said...

I have subscribed. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane Estrella said...

I do subscribe. Thanks for the giveaway!

dianemestrella at gmail dot com
www.dianeestrella.com

Anonymous said...

I am a happy subscriber...will be even happier if I win!!!
Shirley
Godsstarfish@mediacombb.net

MojoandZen said...

I'm a subscriber to TT

and I would love to use the oil for some gluten free baking!

thanks!

krystel warden said...

suscribed

Mariana said...

GREAT PRODUCT, THANKS!

Julie said...

I subscribed
thanks
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Meadowlark said...

Already a subscriber and about the taste...I notice the same thing. It's not "too" coconutty, but is a very pleasant and subtle addition. Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

I subscribed and hope to win. Finding many new recipes that use coconut oil!

Kylie Carlson said...

I'm subscribed to the T.T. newsletter. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

BethElderton said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Kathleen said...

I am subscribed to their newsletter! Thank you for the giveaway!
kathleenandkieran@hotmail.com

karmakaytlyn said...

I subscribe as karmakaytlyn(at)yahoo.com.
Thanks!

Danielle T said...

i already subscribe!
daniellex at gmail dot com

LC said...

Already a subscriber!!! Love love love this coconut oil!!! And love giveaways!!!

Debby said...

I'm already a subscriber to Tropical Traditions Newsletter!

Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I've subscribed! :)

Vera Khule said...

I subscribe to the newsletter.

Mindy said...

The contest is officially closed. Here is the link to the winner.

Mariana said...

GREAT PRODUCT, THANKS!

Melissa said...

subscribe to TT newsletter under mjeaustin at yahoo dot com

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Tareka Tetemamaz Riley said...

I subscribe to the newsletter
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