Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tropical Traditions Coconut Giveaway



Usually this blog is about recipes -- healthy, low fat recipes. Sometimes I like to vary from that specific area and delve into other parts of the cooking process.


In October I sponsored a giveaway of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, and I was so impressed with the product that I asked to try something else that they produce -- coconut flakes.
One of the things I wanted to talk about was the use of fresh ingredients. I'm sure you know that the best ingredients produce the best dishes. It's also important to feel secure with the producer of the item you are using.
Tropical Traditions is a company that takes pride in their product and they are USDA Certified Organic. The coconut arrived in a large 1 gallon/ 2 pound tub. It was sealed so tightly that it took quite a bit of work to get it open, but it was well worth the effort. When I finally lifted the lid,the aromas released were of fresh coconuts. I felt as though I was right there when the coconut was collected from the tree and cracked open.
After trying some of my favorite recipes and a few from Tropical Traditions web site, I was convinced. This is the best flaked coconut I have had to date.

Here are a few of the recipes to be found at their site. Great for the many Christmas gatherings that you are sure to be cooking for.

Banana Coconut Cake

Chocolate Coconut Bark

Coconut Almond Balls

So go ahead and eat lightly but enjoy the taste of the tropics.

Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number… 5502694. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.

Giveaway Alert:


Would like you to have a chance to win the same 2 pound tub of coconut flakes that I received? Here's how you can enter:


1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Tropical Traditions web site or tell me what your favorite product is.
 
2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.
 
3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.
 
4. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email sales newsletter, then come back and tell me that you have done that.
 
5. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.
Good Luck!!
 
Open to US and Canada residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Monday, November 30,2009 at midnight.

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.

 



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93 comments:

Theron said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions coconut products are imported from the Philippines. Hope to win!

mverno said...

Coconut oil is safe for pregnant women
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Brian said...

Coconut oil is a healthy alternative for cooking. It's high in medium chain fatty acids and natural plant sterols.

Lorry said...

Citrus Moisturizing Lotion

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deb c said...

I learned that coconut flour is gluten free, and high in fiber and protein. I like the coconut oil.

jennem said...

At Tropical Traditions, I'd like to try the cinnamon tooth cleaner.

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

dsja761 said...

i learned that coconut flour is high in fiber.

Gianna said...

I'd love to try the organic chocolate :)

Gianna said...

I subscribed :)

llinda29 said...

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oilis my fave

RR said...

The Cinnamon Tooth Cleaner looks great.

maxfate said...

I was looking through the healthy oils,it's interesting to see that Palm Oil is the # 2 most used dietary oil in the world,and if you exclude the USA, it is #1.I don't think I've ever thought about using it or coconut oil-it's good to know.

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maxfate said...

I am an email subscriber. Thanks!

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Linda said...

My favorite product is the organic shredded coconut.

Linda said...

I am subscribed to the Tropical Traditions email sales newsletter.

dor said...

I like the Lavender Massage Oil.

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dor said...

I now follow on google friend.

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dor said...

subscribed to the Tropical Traditions

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Lisa said...

The difference between Tropical Tradition's Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and Green Label is that the green label has been extracted through machines, while the gold label is handmade.
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VickieB said...

The Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil does not have the scent or taste of coconut

VickieB said...

blogged http://vickieb52.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-tropical-traditions-coconut-flakes.html

VickieB said...

already subscribe to TT newsletter

VickieB said...

Google follower

VickieB said...

subscribe in reader

Audrey said...

I like the coconut oil. Thankyou! :)

Audrey said...

I love the coconut oil. Thankyou! :)

Anonymous said...

I use coconut products everyday and drink coconut milk too.

mmentor said...

sign me up

Anonymous said...

I subscribe via Google Reader

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Anonymous said...

I learned that "Unlike most other modern-day oils containing high amounts of polyunsaturated oil, sesame oil is not prone to oxidation due to the presence of sesamin and sesamol, natural antioxidants."

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Anonymous said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower

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Juanita said...

I am a big fan of Tropical Traditions products. I love cooking and baking with coconut oil. I like the coconut vinegar a lot and the coconut cream concentrate. Would love to try out the coconut flakes. :) luvmyspringer(at)hotmail(dot)com

Juanita said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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bison61 said...

I read that Cooking with coconut oil does NOT introduce hydrogen into the oil or hydrogenate it. Coconut oil is a very stable oil even at higher temperatures.

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Anonymous said...

tweet

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email newsletter

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe to TT newsletter.
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Anonymous said...

I like their coconut oil
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Lisa said...

The Citrus Lip Moisturizer looks nice. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I follow your blog.

Michelle said...

I learned that they are a very stable oil and high in fiber!

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Pamela said...

We use Tropical Traditions Coconut Chips for all of our cuury dishes. I would love to win the coconut flakes to use in baking!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Pamela said...

Following you via Google.

Pamela said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email newsletter.

Nan said...

I love to cook EVERYTHING with the Virgin Coconut Oil, from eggs to cookies to squash! It's fantastic! I LOVE the fact that this company is owned by fellow believers! Great Products! Great Peeps! Awesome God!!

SeahorseLady said...

I learned that the founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy.
I like their Organic Liquid Soaps as well as Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow your blog.

SeahorseLady said...

I subscribe in google.

erma said...

I'd love to try the Lavender
Moisturizing Lotion.
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Arla said...

Organic Apple Sauce.
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Arla said...

email subscriber!

Arla said...

Following your blog thru blogger- google connect

Arla said...

tweeted, http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/6183513383

Arla said...

I'm subscribed to the Tropical Traditions email sales newsletter.

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ms mel said...

my fave product is their coconut cream concentrate, and thank you for the chance!

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

ms mel said...

i subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email sales newsletter!

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Deb said...

"Any recipe calling for butter, margarine, or any other oil can be substituted for coconut oil." wow.. can you imagine this on waffles, pancakes, and french toast?! yummy!!

Deb said...

I get your email

Deb said...

I get your rss feed

Deb said...

I'm a follower with google friend connect

Deb said...

tweeted here
http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/6188752637

Leigh said...

I am new to Tropical Traditions so all of their products are new to me as well. What I'm learning about is their Virgin Coconut Oil and it's wonderful health benefits.

Leigh said...

I've subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter

Leigh said...

I've subscribed to your blog via Bloglines. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!

Pamela S said...

I"m also interested in their organic foods such as their honey and fruit spreads. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Subscribed to TT newsletter. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

bems said...

The Unscented Moisturizing Cream
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karen said...

I would love to try the coconut cream concentrate.

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Smooshy said...

i like the lavender massage oil!

coriwestphal said...

I would love to try the Coconut Oil. It sounds like it could add a nice flavor to lots of things.

coriwestphal said...

I'm an email subscriber.

coriwestphal said...

I'm subscribed via google reader.

coriwestphal said...

I'm a google follower.

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/6205076426

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Tropical Traditions subscriber at coriwestphal at netzero dot com.

Linjoh said...

Hi,

I learned that the sesame seed oil I bought from them has been used around the world for at least 5000 years.
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Thanks,
Linda

Linjoh said...

I already subscribe to TT's newsletter.
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Thanks,
Linda

ktgonyea said...

I just recently started using coconut oil and am pleased to learn all of the healthy things about it :)

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Mary B. said...

For another 12 days, I am on a special diet, but can hardly wait to bake with coconut flour and use the concentrate in my shakes..previously I used coconut oil in my morning oatmeal.

JenniferB said...

I would like coconut oil

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JenniferB said...

email subscriber

JenniferB said...

following blog

JenniferB said...

signed up for TT newsletter

skytoucher said...

I've heard so many great things about this product and this company's 100% virgin coconut oil. Not only great for cooking with, but has a host of health-giving benefits.

Gianna said...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil :)

Mrs Yoder said...

I'm not sure if they mention this on their website, but coconut oil is great for diabetics. My grandmother uses cinnamon and coconut oil with gymnema to control her blood sugar instead in pills or insulin.

Coconut is one of my favorite herbs and I look forward to doing an herb of the week on coconut at my blog. In fact, I may go ahead and do it this week and I'll leave a link to here so other people can enter your fun little contest.

Tropical Traditions is one of my favourite and most trusted brands. I used to purchase from them a lot back when I was part of a buying club. I miss them. :(

Mrs. Yoder

http://mrsyodersherbgarden.blogspot.com

One Southern Girl said...

I'd really like to try the Swiss Dark Chocolate. I love good chocolate!

~One Southern Girl
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One Southern Girl said...

subscriber to the TT newsletter.

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Frugal Freebies and Deals said...

I really want to try their coconut oil

jen

frugal freebies and deals said...

I get their newsletter

thaeter7 said...

I would love to also try their extra virgin olive oil.
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thaeter7 said...

I subscribe
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