Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil (Closed)


I saw my very first coconut tree many years ago while on vacation in Jamaica. I was in awe of the beauty of these tropical palms. I also had a chance to try the water, milk, and flesh of coconut - right off the tree. Coconut was already one of my favorite things, but after that trip...I loved it even more.

Despite my up-close and personal experience with coconut in Jamaica, I'd never actually tried coconut oil. My mother raves about the skin and health benefits of coconut oil, so I was curious. When I received a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to review, the smell immediately transported me back to the Caribbean!


After perusing the Tropical Tradition website for recipe ideas, I decided to make Hot Roasted Butternut Squash, can you say delicious???  I changed the recipe up a little bit, but the results were divine!


We also had a dinner party for my sister's birthday last week and coconut was the theme ingredient.  We used coconut oil in Coconut Rice, Coconut Cream Spinach, and in Honey Glazed Green Beans.  The entire meal was magical (I didn't think to take a photo, sorry about that).

I could never have imagined that coconut oil could be so very versatile. I have even used it as a skin moisturizer and let me tell you little goes a very long way!



Here are a few fact about Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • 100% unrefined
  • Made from fresh coconuts (not dried)
  • Completely handmade 
  • Contains no trans fats
  • Contains the full scent and taste of coconut
My favorite thing about Tropical Traditions is that the products are handmade, using coconut oil making methods that have been passed down for generations. This is a product that I will be keeping in my pantry from now on.

Buy it:
You can purchase several different varieties of coconut oil on the Tropical Tradition website.

Win it:
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This giveaway is open to US Residents only. The winner will be selected by random.org. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond (or another winner will be selected). Giveaway ends at 11:59PST on May 19, 2012.

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. The views expressed are the opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

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