Friday, January 17, 2014

Tropical Traditions' Gold Label Coconut Oil: a Review + a Giveaway!!


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There is no doubt that I love me some coconut oil. With a raw, vegan and a paleo in the house, coconut oil has become a serious staple in our home. I use it on our skin, in our food…it’s everywhere in my home and there’s a good reason why. It’s healthy, safe and versatile. I have 5, well now 4, jars in my cabinets right now and trust me when I say, I’ll run out within the next month or two.  I’ve tried several brands, but my favorite brand has always been and will always be Tropical Traditions' Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I find their coconut oil to be…what’s the word…genuine? Organic? Not Crisco? The coconut oil just matches the visual I get of the ending product every time I read the description on how it is made.

  “The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used”. - Tropical Traditions: "What Virgin Coconut Oil is and How it is made".

Can’t you just see it? 

Another reason why I fell in love with Tropical Traditions is the fact that their coconut oil is sourced and made from family-owned, coconut farms in the Philippines – a country close to my heart; my mom’s home country. It’s also the country where Tropical Traditions' roots lie. What started as a small idea to use a traditional method to make fresh coconut oil turned into a demanding business. Instead of abandoning their roots to start mass producing, they decided to extend them (their roots) and increase the number of families to support. It’s an amazing story that you can hear about more by watching the below video. For me, if my purchase means supporting a family in the Philippines, then I’m already 50% sold. 


As for the other 50%, the quality, texture, taste and mouth feel says it all. This stuff is edible with a spoon for goodness sake! Not something I can honestly say about other coconut oils. 

So why do I use it you ask? Well, just Google benefits and/or uses of coconut oil and I think you will see just exactly why I use coconut oil. Coconut oil contains good for you fats that support the body; the high smoke point makes it ideal for cooking and baking; it’s a great all-natural skin and hair moisturizer; and best of all, it’s not over-processed like vegetable oils or at a high risk of being genetically modified. It’s, dare I say, the purest form of plant-based oil that you can get.

As for its use, well it has hundreds. My family uses it on our skin as a moisturizer. I use it as a makeup remover and facial cleanser while my daughter uses it to keep her eczema moisturized. We also use it in a lot of recipes both raw and cooked. I like to use it to sauté or bake. I add it to smoothies and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making raw chocolates with it! There are so many uses for coconut oil in the kitchen alone. To learn more about how to use it in the kitchen, just watch the video below.


My personal favorite recipes that use coconut oil include:
Need more recipes? Tropical Traditions posts recipes regularly on their site here and they also have free recipe videos on their YouTube channel which you can find here

Once you get a taste of Tropical Traditions' Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, you are going to fall in love! Plus the health benefits are outstanding! Need some evidence, testimonies or even some research? Then just check out http://coconutoil.com/.
 
As I stated before, Tropical Tradition’s Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil has been and will always be my number one go to for coconut oil. The evidence is in the oil. Try it for yourself, compare it to others and you let me know which one you like best. I guarantee you it will be Tropical Traditions. 

Thanks to Tropical Traditions, I have been given the opportunity to gift one of our followers with a jar of Tropical Traditions' Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Yes, I get to share the awesomeness with you!! Isn't that great!? All you  have to do is follow the Rafflecoptor link below and enter way! Good Luck!

 
UPDATE: Thank you all so much for entering our giveaway! A HUGE welcome to all of our new followers. We hope you love all the new info and recipes that we at The Split Plate have to offer. 

Please help me congratulate Darryl C., our WINNER of one quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil! Congrats Darryl!

If you still want some Gold Label Coconut Oil of your own, click on the image and buy away! Tropical Traditions is currently offering an amazing deal which is when I always buy my coconut oil. BOGO on 16 ounces PLUS FREE SHIPPING! Only $20 for 32 ounces of coconut oil! A $40+ dollar value! Get it while you can!! Free Shipping ends on the 27th.

Can't wait to get your hands on some of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil? Click on the image below and buy away!

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  If you order by clicking on this link and  you 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.

What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? Mine? In raw chocolate treats of course!

- Beth

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.