Monday, July 18, 2011

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

Up until recently I had never heard of cooking with coconut oil.  I've always been a vegetable oil kind of girl.  To be completely honest I was both nervous and skeptical when given the opportunity to review a jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil.

When it arrived I thought it looked like coconut milk.  White, smooth and creamy.  When I opened the jar I was immediately taken to a tropical island by the sweet smell of coconut!  Pina Coladas, palm trees and sandy beaches were on my mind!



Imagine my surprise when I learned that you can use coconut oil in everything from baking desserts to your dinner entree' and everything in between including soups and dips.   I decided to try it first in walnut brownies.  I substituted the vegetable oil that I would normally use for a 1/2 cup of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil.

The brownies were delicious!  I could most definitely taste the difference and was very pleased with the results.  I think that coconut oil may just be my newest "secret" ingredient!  What my husband and children don't know can't hurt me, right?!

Tropical Traditions is positive that you will love their coconut oil, so positive in fact, that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their 16 oz. trial size.  If you are not 100% satisfied for ANY reason with your trial size in the first 30 days, you get a full refund - no questions asked!




About Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil:

Virgin Coconut Oil is a food, and is one of the best cooking oils you can use. It has been a staple cooking oil for thousands of years in tropical climates. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. Research shows that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, raises body temperatures, and helps provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss.

For hundreds of tasty recipes from people who use coconut oil, visit FreeCoconutRecipes.com.

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 ONE lucky Being Frugal and Making it Work reader is going to receive a Quart of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Tropical Traditions and tell me which coconut recipe you would most like to try.




This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on Monday August 8th

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using Random.org, with the winner will be notified by e-mail. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. You can leave your email, or link to your blog site. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, if there is no response another winner will be chosen.



**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.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.  Results may vary.  I was not compensated in any other way for this review.  The generous sponsor of this giveaway will mail the prize directly to the winner.  

A special thanks to Tropical Traditions for this wonderful opportunity!

193 comments:

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The coconut cream sweet potato bake looks to die for!

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