Monday, August 23, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil - CLOSED

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I can honestly say that the most amazing smell is coconut oil and cocoa powder cooking over the stove!  I received a quart size jar of virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions for review and decided that although I had read about all the great uses for coconut oil in savory recipes, we were going to first make dessert!  I browsed through the selection of free recipes available through Tropical Traditions and opted to try the Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter No-Bakes!  I also used the no-bakes mix as a based for a layered dessert that included the no-bakes "crust", banana pudding, and crushed vanilla wafers.  The layered dessert was consumed too quickly to take pictures (sorry!)  I never make a recipe as it's written and had sweetened cocount on hand, so here's my modification:                               


Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter No-Bakes
1/2 cup sugar
2 rounded Tablespoons of cocoa
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
3/4 2% milk
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla
5 cups sweetened coconut
Mix sugar, cocoa, oil, and milk in saucepan.  Bring to a boil and while whisking continuously, boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla.  Once the peanut butter is melted, stir in the coconut and scoop onto a cookie sheet. I stuck the no-bakes in the freezer to harden, but they will need to be stored in the refrigerator or freezer because they get soft quickly!

My version of the No Bakes (at least what was left out of two dozen)!
We really liked the flavor of these no bakes!  They were sweet, but not too sweet!  Granted with this recipe you have to love coconut, but the coconut oil itself was only a light flavor before adding the flake coconut itself!  I can't wait to try some of the savory recipes for coconut oil as well!  Tropical Traditions offers so much more than coconut oil, so you should check out their site if you are in the market for organic foods or skin care products!  If you order today and use code 6462728 (in the referred by a friend) during your first online order at Tropical Traditions, you'll receive a copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil.

Giveaway Details:
One winner will receive a quart of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil ($37.50 value/sale price $27.50). This giveaway will end on September 6, 2010 at 9:30PM Central.  I'll email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen!

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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.  The opinions presented above are mine and may differ from others.
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188 comments:

supremevision Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 10:16:00 PM CDT  

The first recipe that I would try would be the Tropical Cocktail--Sounds Yummy!!

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Sue D Friday, August 27, 2010 at 11:43:00 AM CDT  

I would like to try the recipe for Rhubarb Strawberry pie with coconut oil pie crust.
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Sue D Friday, August 27, 2010 at 11:44:00 AM CDT  

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter #1.
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Sue D Friday, August 27, 2010 at 11:45:00 AM CDT  

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter #2.
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I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter #3.
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:13:00 PM CDT  

My fave recipe to try would have to be the coconut wild blueberry muffins.
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:23:00 PM CDT  

I receive Tropical Traditions' Newsletter Entry #1
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:24:00 PM CDT  

I receive Tropical Traditions' Newsletter Entry #2
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:25:00 PM CDT  

I receive Tropical Traditions' Newsletter Entry #3
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:26:00 PM CDT  

I just subscribed to your updates by email. Entry #4
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:26:00 PM CDT  

I just subscribed to your updates by email. Entry #5
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:27:00 PM CDT  

I just subscribed to your updates by email. Entry #6
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Indigorockstarr,  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:28:00 PM CDT  

I just subscribed to your updates by RSS, too. Entry #7
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Dani,  Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:17:00 PM CDT  

My favorite recipe I want to try is the coconut fruit smoothie.
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Dani Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:23:00 PM CDT  

I have a subscription for Tropical Traditions' Newsletter Entry #1
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Dani Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:24:00 PM CDT  

I have a subscription for Tropical Traditions' Newsletter Entry #2
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Dani Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:24:00 PM CDT  

I have a subscription for Tropical Traditions' Newsletter Entry #3
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Dani Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:26:00 PM CDT  

I just subbed to your updates by email. Entry #4
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Dani Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:28:00 PM CDT  

I just subbed to your updates by email. Entry #5
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Dani Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:28:00 PM CDT  

I just subbed to your updates by email. Entry #5
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Dani,  Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:29:00 PM CDT  

I just subbed to your updates by RSS. Entry #6
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Dani,  Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:29:00 PM CDT  

I just subbed to your updates by RSS. Entry #7
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Melinda Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 11:46:00 AM CDT  

Looking at those recipes is dangerous!!! I would love to make the Inside-Out Coconut Peanut Butter Cups!

Juanita Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 6:11:00 PM CDT  

I would love to try TT's Coconut Oil Hair Treatment.

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Angie Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:03:00 PM CDT  

I would love to try the organic coconut peanut butter. angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:05:00 PM CDT  

subscribe to tropical traditions newsletter with email scgodess at yahoo dot com #1

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supremevision Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 9:49:00 PM CDT  

I entered this giveaway in a linky on a fellow bloggers site--MelissaStuff--http://melissastuff.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html entry#1

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Amy Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 5:46:00 PM CDT  

I liked coconut oil and I now love it after having learned you can actually lose weight while using organic coconut oil!
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matt4melis Monday, September 6, 2010 at 4:21:00 PM CDT  

I'd love to try the Chocolate Almond Coconut Bites recipe

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Eve Monday, September 6, 2010 at 5:04:00 PM CDT  

I will be trying the Homemade Coconut Granola Bars recipe

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