Monday, September 20, 2010

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

Tropical Traditions recently sent me their Gold Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for review.  It literally sat on my counter for days before I got the nerve to open it up and decide to experiment with it.  See, I am not that great of a cook and I tend to get intimidated with new recipes and thinking outside the box.  Coupled with the idea that I don't like to follow recipes, I always am adding this or that, taking this out or healthify-ing this to that.
I know, I am a mess.
So I decided to just play it safe and start small.  I started with sauteing bell peppers for dinner, and then I moved on to making homemade french fries seasoned with coconut oil and spices.
Fries all spiced and schmeared with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
And I love the results.  The food came out excellent with a slightly sweet taste...which we all LOVED.  One cool thing to note (IMO) is that above 76 degrees Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil hardens to a solid but above 76 degrees it turns into liquid.  When Jet Pilot first pulled it out of the cabinet for dinner he was like "Oh great you broke it....it changed" !!  Such a joker.

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in its solid state

Here is a more detailed description of the great products that I had for review:

"Tropical Traditions Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is a high quality refined coconut oil. This oil is processed the “old” way by what is called “physical refining.” Tropical Traditions Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil DOES NOT  use solvent extracts. It is made the “old” way by expeller-pressed mechanical extraction. This oil is also NOT hydrogenated, and contains NO trans fatty acids. It is a very good quality food-grade coconut oil.

Tropical Traditions Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is made from certified organic coconuts that have NOT been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. It is certified organic according to European and USDA standards. Our Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is high in the medium chain fatty acids, such as Lauric acid. Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is less expensive than Virgin Coconut Oil, and because it goes through a steam deodorizing process the taste is very bland, unlike Virgin Coconut Oil which retains the odor and taste of fresh coconuts."

Virgin Organic Coconut Oil in its liquid state (I know my Christmas bowl in September is classy you don't have to tell me!! LOL!)

I love that this oil is organic, better tasting and cleaner than most store bought oils.  My family while leary at first to try new "healthy" things, warmed right up to this product and now its definitely considered a staple in our home!!

Check out the Tropical Traditions Master Recipe list/blog for good tips and eats here

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Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received products from Tropical Traditions for review but was under no . All information on Gain was obtained from literature sent to me or published online on their website.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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Now I definitely have to try doing the fries!

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