Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway and Review

I have an exciting post for today...
A Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Giveaway!
Here is why I think it is exciting:

~You might win something!  (I love winning giveaways.)
~ The prize is useful - It is very easy to use food and I am sure that you or (probably and) your family eat.
~It tastes great! I love the subtle flavor it adds to granola and stuff like that.
~It smells really good. Cheap coconut oil doesn't have much of a smell but this stuff smells really, really good!
~It is good for you. It is a natural and real food.
~ You can use it for things other than eating like: making toothpaste, deodorant, lotion bars, lip balm, soap and poultices - and I am sure more things that I have never tried- I would love to hear how you like to use it.
Tropical Traditions very kindly sent me a 32 oz. jar (and it comes in glass jars which my mother-in-law - an expert in health food- says is best) of coconut oil to try out.
Here are some of the ways we enjoyed using it:
~On our popcorn instead of butter. Here is another place to enjoy that subtle flavor.

~Making "Caramel Corn". My simple recipe is to use either 1/2 cup of butter or coconut oil, melt that and then add 1/2 cup of honey (another fun way to use our own honey) and stir that over 4 quarts of popped corn. Then toast it in the oven at 350 degrees until they turn golden brown. It is pretty quick and easy, uses natural ingredients and is a good treat when you need to serve someone with gluten, dairy and/or nut allergies.
~Making Granola Bars. I love this quick and easy no-bake recipe:

Combine: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup honey and 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (it becomes solid if it is cool).
Then mix in: 1 c. oatmeal and 1/2 cup coconut and then 1/2 - 3/4 cup or so of any mixture (or just one) of the following: Sesame seeds, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, raisins, wheat germ, wheat bran, ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.

Put in an 8 X 8 pan and cool in the fridge. Cut when cool.

~Making Granola.

~Making Biscuits.

and much more. I even ate a spoonful or so plain. :-)

Here is a video that shows even more ways you can use it:

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.

You must subscribe to Tropical Traditions Special Sales E-mail newsletter (sent out weekly) and then leave a comment on this post telling me that you subscribed and a way you like (or would like to try ) to use coconut oil. Make sure you leave an e-mail address so that I can contact you.

1 entry per person. You must be a resident of the US or Canada to win. This giveaway will end on February 5th.

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.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. 


Katherine said...

I tried to subscribe, and it said I already had an account. I must have signed up a long time ago! I couldn't sign back up for the emails without entering credit card info, which I didn't want to do right now. Hopefully that's okay! I have been looking into alternative oils to canola oil, which is what we have been using, and I really want to try coconut oil!

Elena V said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! I have had Coconut Vanilla Fudge made with coconut oil a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I am a Tropical Traditions subscriber and the first thing I'd make with the oil would be coconut brownies :)

Elena Vo

Tiffany M. said...

I subscribed to Tropical Traditions weekly email.
If I won I would probably make granola or granola bars as my first recipe using coconut oil. Thank you for offering this great giveaway!

Jen Hen said...

I subscribed to this and I use coconut oil in place of almost all oil! I just made some pancakes and waffles with it. Used it for stir fry, eggs, etc. I haven't yet found when I can't use it instead of regular oil.

Sue D said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Special Sales E-mail newsletter. I use coconut oil for cooking and baking, making granola and making deodorant. After reading your post I would like to try it in my caramel corn recipe.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Erin said...

I've subscribed.

We recently moved out west and the air here is incredibly dry. For this reason, one of my dogs is constantly licking and scratching. I recently heard that a scoop of coconut oil in his dog food would help recondition his skin, in addition to topically applying it to irritated areas. I would like to try this home remedy and see if it actually works.

Donna said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions weekly emails. I'm trying to use coconut oil to replace the canola oil I've used for so long. I'm going to try your granola bars next! They sound delicious!

Martha said...

I subscribed- I hope it is a nice newsletter. ;)
I use coconut oil in the lotions I make. I just tried making toothpaste with it too. We'll see how our teeth like that.
I also like using it in cookies.

Kaylin said...

I just subscribed! I love coconut oil; so far I'm using it for a few things: I've made granola with it, and I'm using it as diaper rash cream to name a few. costelloka07 at yahoo dot com

Realia Mazing said...

i subscribe! i would love to try cooking with this coconut oil!
daniellex at gmail dot com

Vera Khule said...

I subscribe to the newsletter. I would like to make granola with the coconut oil. Vera Khule at gmail dot com.

throuthehaze said...

Subscribed. I like adding a little bit to my smoothies. Its good for you and adds a hint of coconut flavor.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

GracefullyCreated said...

gracefullycreated at email dot com
I use coconut oil in my cooking, deoderant, and toothpaste. I have not tried it in my popcorn,usualy I use olive oil for that, I like the fruity taste:).

Anonymous said...

I subscribed! Thanks for the giveaway. I would definitely use it in my granola for starters but I LOVE coconut so I would probably add it to everything.
Jessica H.
annette18 at live dot com

Beth said...

I subscribed to TT's newsletter.
I use coconut oil for cooking, baking, skin care & hair care.

rollerbeth at gmail dot com

Debby said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter.
I use coconut oil for cooking, baking, and as a skin moisturizer.

thank you for hosting the giveaway!

onealgenes at gmail . com

Mariana said...


Vesper Meikle said...

Subscribe to TT newsletter

I want to replace the rest of my cooking oils with the coconut

meikleblog at gmail dot com

eclairre said...

I subscribed-

Anonymous said...

Subscribed!!! My favorite and most awesome thing to make with coconut oil is healthy chocolate! Although, I use coconut oil for everything :-)

Michael Finsel said...

Hi there! What a great contest and lovely blog.

Tropical Traditions is a great company and coconut is so enriching!

I've subscribed to their email list.

Take Care,

Carolyn said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter. I use Tropical Traditions coconut oil every day to cook and bathe with.

Kristen said...

I subscribe.

I like to use coconut oil in my granola.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

michelle said...

I subscribed to the TT sales newsletter.

I love coconut oil...we use it to make brownies, popcorn, cookies, scrambled eggs.... one of my favorite uses is to put it on one slice of bread for my peanut butter sandwich.

rustyspud at aol dot com

Kristy said...

I am already subscribed to this newsletter :) We use coconut oil in everything...eggs, popcorn, chocolate coconut balls, peanut butter cups, mix with pb & pour over cut up fruit, I pour the pb oil out of the jar of natural pb & replace it with coconut oil....we have replaced all vegetable oils, canola oils etc with coconut oil....i even use it as a moisturizer.

Mariana said...

Thank you-great product! have awonderful day

Deb Peltier said...

I LOVE coconut oil, and am excited to find this site. I've started using coconut oil to fry with, in my baking...nearly everything! I also love that this company is Christian...

SallyAnn said...

I have been a subscriber to Tropical Traditions sales newsletter for a couple of months now and have used there coconut oil for frying, baking, and skin care. I love it. And I am also glad to have found this site. I love the caramel popcorn recipe and am going to try it soon.
Thanks for having this giveaway.

Jenny Deckard said...

Thank you for this giveaway! I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter. I would love to try coconut oil in my recipes to replace unhealthy oils as well as try it for diaper rash on my baby!
jennysr624 @

Mariana said...

Best Coconut Oil, Thank you, I appreciate it!

Mary the memesmoo said...

I subscribed. I so want to use coconut oil for almost everything. Due to my hubby not working we want to replace all those products that we buy at the store with homemade solutions, making coconut oil the base ingredient for most! It's what I use when cooking and's the all around good friend that we've recently discovered. A blessing from Yeshua(Jesus) absolutely! Mary

Rhonda said...

I am Subscribed. I love Tropical Traditions coconut oil! I also use their dish soap, dishwasher powder and coconut! I substitute the oil for butter in baked goods; use it to fry fish and chicken. I also use the oil and coconut in my Visalus protein shakes everyday. The coconut oil is a wonderful skin care item. I use it instead of lotion. It is also a great hair conditioner. I put a little in my dog’s food everyday as well. These products are amazing! Love them!!!

Cassandra said...

I have been subscribed for a week. I love to use coconut oil for facial acne treatment and a moisturizer, its also lovely to use in my hair! Im gonna try and make a deodorant using coconut oil, and hopefully figure out a shampoo and conditioner i could make with it too!

Mariana said...


Laura said...

I subscribed, and I would like to try to use it for making popcorn.

Laurasu82 at

Kathy Fields said...

I subscribe to T.T. newsletter. I completely cured my granddaughters diaper rash with coconut oil. Love the stuff for all baking and frying too. Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.

Sheryl said...

I subscribed!

Would love to try you "caramel" corn recipe. Sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

I am an email subscriber, vickismail at I love to use coconut oil in place of vegetable oil when baking.

BarbFS said...

I subscribed to Tropical Traditions Special Sales E-mail newsletter and I use coconut oil for much of my cooking and baking, although I still have to try making some homemade deodorant and eye makeup remover.

BarbFS said...

I subscribed to Tropical Traditions Special Sales E-mail newsletter and I use coconut oil in much of my cooking and baking (just use it instead of oil or margarine) and would like to try to use coconut oil to make homemade deodorant. My e-mail address is

DeniseL said...

I'm subscribed to the TT newsletter & I'd like to try coconut oil in my fave brownie recipe.
dmarie824 at aol dot com

Carmen Nuland said...

I want to try using coconut oil for baking - esp cookies

Travis said...

I get their newsletter and I use coconut oil in bread and really like it.

Miss Sarah said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter, and I LOVE using this oil in baked oatmeal. The light coconut flavor is super yummy there! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!
joyfullysewn at gmail dot com

daniellejudith said...

I subscriibed :-)
I use the coconut oil to make my daily smoothie. I also use it to make my body and hair creams. I put it in my shampoo, conditioner and body wash. At night I put this oil on my face and neck (argan, coconut, apricot, grapeseed, advocado and almond oil.)
easy smoothie 1 banana 1orange 1slice or 1spoon or a couple of chunks of pineapple, 1/4cup of water; more or less depending on how thick you want it. coconut oil (2tablespoons, more or less depending on your tolerance) you can also use silk or blue diamond almond coconut milk if you have it. most of the time i use water. i don't count calories but don't need to add if i don't have to. i also cut fruits then freeze to eliminate ice. tastes like a tropical pina colada yummy. i only use 1/2 of fruits because i'm el cheapo and need them to last. if you have an Aldi's store, most of the time you can get a 4lb bag of oranges for $1.49 if you don't have an Aldi's, pull the store paper off the internet and take to walmart. they accept competitors newspaper ads. i also put a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in my smoothie to avoid the insulin spike from sugar(sugar is sugar natural or not)my mom and brother have diabetes so i try to avoid it like the plague with preventatives. i even cook with cinnamon. google the great things about cinnamon

Kari S. said...

I subscribed! I would like to try it on popcorn and make biscuits with it :)

Anna said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter.
I love to use CO as a healthy alternative in all my cooking.

Margaret McLaughlin said...

I subscribed with margmclaug at yahoo dot com and I want to make coconut shrimp.

Giant Sis said...

I subscribed. I want to try coconut oil in my bath - I heard it makes VERY soft skin!
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

Courtney Tucker said...

I am subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter with the email!

My favorite way to use coconut oil is in skincare products such as cold process soaps and body butters, body melts! I also like to eat it raw, very good for you.


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