Monday, May 21, 2012

Product Review - Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

New favorite
I have been using coconut oil for a few months now and was using the Whole Foods brand (seen below).  


For obvious Paleo reasons, and most recently because I found out that coconut oil is so wonderful on so many levels.  I am in no way offering advice on any health benefits that may be or not be attained by the use of coconut oil, only that there are so many other uses for it...Or for a visual you can view some uses on YouTube.

Prior to receiving my complimentary quart size container of Tropical Traditions, I had went in on a deal with NC where you buy 1 get one free, so now I have a gallon of coconut oil!  Won't have to buy any for a long time!


One of the great things about coconut oil is that it takes a lot less oil than any other type you may want to cook with, so like I said, I will be set for quite some time!

Old Standby

Since I had about a 1/3 of a cup left in my 365 jar, I added some salt to it and use is as a scrub to get any dry skin off during the shower sessions.  You could also use sugar, but I don't keep sugar in the house, so that was not an option.

I am just in the process of implementing the use of coconut oil in more and more of not only food but in everyday life.

The one thing I immediately noticed (and liked) about Tropical Traditions is that it does not have an overwhelming smell of coconut.  It gives a hint of it to your food, but not like other coconut oils I have used, which seem to be a bit overbearing.

Today instead of EVOO and balsamic on my salad that I brought for lunch, I drizzled some of the Tropical Traditions.  SO GOOD!

Tropical Traditions is allowing for a giveaway to a lucky reader of All That Glitters!

Here are the 'rules' and one entry per method:


  • Sign up for the Tropical Traditions Newsletter
  • Leave a comment here on if you use coconut oil now, or why you want to try it
  • Leave a separate comment if you are a follower
  • Facebook the giveaway (leave separate comment)
  • Tweet the giveaway (leave separate comment)
You will get one entry for each comment left but only one comment per requirement stated above.

Contest will end at 3:30pm CST on Tuesday, May 22nd.  I will do a random draw using random.org




Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz. 
 Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?


Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

33 comments:

JunieB said...

What? No one likes to be the first commenter?

OK, well I will take that off the table right off the bat.

Now come on! Who doesn't want free stuff????

Renee said...

I want free stuff! ;)

I actually bought my first jar of coconut oil this week - I used it to make homemade granola in place of the oil and it was awesome! Look forward to trying it in other recipes as well...

Debbie said...

I want free stuff too! I already use Tropical Traditions and it is the best!

Mel said...

I love coconut oil. I put it my shrimp stir fry for lunch today!

Mel said...

I follow you :-)

Gina M Maddox said...

Signed up for the Tropical Traditions Newsletter

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina M Maddox said...

I use coconut oil in my cooking now and I love it!

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Gina M Maddox said...

I follow you publicly on GFC! -- Gina M
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Gina M Maddox said...

shared on fb-https://www.facebook.com/crave.tosave/posts/463374427010375

Carol I said...

i signed up for the newletter. i have never used coconut oil but i've heard wonderful stories about it and looking forward to trying it out.

Tamara said...

I have not tried it yet..I'm missing out cuz all my friends are raving about it. My family sure needs the benefits.

Anonymous said...

trop trad is the best. try the coconut oil as a moisturizer..excellent.

JLP said...

TT subcriber

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Rusthawk said...

I am subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

Rusthawk said...

I use it now as a skin moisturizer, in my baking, and for frying.

Rusthawk said...

I am following you on GFC.

Rusthawk said...

I posted your giveaway on facebook https://www.facebook.com/rusthawk/posts/298857873535829

Rusthawk said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/204811514316734464

N Nakamura said...

I love coconut oil. Thank you for the chance to win. Crossing my fingers...

Brittany said...

I have never used coconut oil, but I am going to be starting soon! I was actually going to buy some today.

Brittany said...

I am subscribed to tropical traditions

Brittany said...

I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/brittany.b.hansen?ref=tn_tnmn

Anash said...

I subscribe via email

email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Amy said...

I love coconut oil, but I've never tried the Tropical Traditions kind. I love it on everything and use it on my skin too. I need to stock up again soon and will check out TT.

Kristen said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter.

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Kristen said...

I would use the coconut oil to make granola and kale chips.

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Kristen said...

GFC follower

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Sue D said...

I signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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Sue D said...

I just started using coconut oil.
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Sue D said...

I am a follower.
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Kylie said...

I'm signed up for the TT newsletter- kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kylie said...

I'm a GFC follower- kylie c. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

coconut oil is known for its benefits in helping slow/reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's!