Monday, December 28, 2009

Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour Giveaway





If you've been following along with An Herbal Bedfellow, you know that I have done two reviews and giveaways for Tropical Traditions and their coconut products. Today I want to talk about Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour.

I usually use regular white flour or wheat flour so this was something totally new to me.
Even though there is a long list of coconut product recipes on the Tropical Traditions web site. I went straight for the Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe on the back of the bag. We are very big brownie fans in this house, so I thought it would be fun to try something new.

We found the brownie to be very tasty and chocolaty in flavor, but if you are prepared for the same texture you're used to, you will be surprised.  This flour created a more dense brownie. We tried them both with and without frosting and preferred it with frosting.  It seemed to add the mositure that we are used to.  Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour is organic and USDA certified.  It's a product of the Phillipines,  producing a long list of items ranging from household products, to skin care, to pet care products. I have a new puppy just four months old, so that will be my next venture into the world of coconuts. It's so much fun to try something new, don't you think?
Tropical Traditions would like you to have a chance to try their Organic Coconut flour, too. Enter now to win a 2.2 lb bag -- here's how!

1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Tropical Traditions web site.


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.

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.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.


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 Canadian residents only, 18+.

Winners will be chosen by random.org.

Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.

This Giveaway ends on .........................Sunday, January 3, 2010 at midnuight EST


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.





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193 comments:

deb c said...

I learned that the coconut flour is gluten free, high in fiber, and high protein and has a lot of health benefits.

Milton said...

Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens

Tes283 said...

I learned that they have Gluten-free Recipes. I need to eat gluten-free for my health and coconut flour is gluten-free. Many of their products are gluten-free, so I am please that you have been offering them as part of your giveaways.

My dogs are not, but I look forward to your review.

Thank you for hosting gluten-free foods as giveaways,

Good luck to all.

Tes283 said...

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Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour http://www.anherbalbedfellow.com/2009/12/tropical-traditions-coconut-flour.html

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RR said...

Coconut flour has lots of health benefits (and it's gluten free). Hurrah! I'd love to try it.

Annie1 said...

I learned that cooking with Coconut Oil will NOT cause it to become hydrogenated and toxic!


A VERY good thing!


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mverno said...

they have Gluten-free Recipes mverno@roadrunner.com

Theron said...

I learned that coconut based products are gluten free. If I win I will experiment with using Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour as the basis for gluten free macaroons.

AshleyOhio said...

the gold label coconut oil has the highest level of antioxidants

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Katrina said...

That's cool that it is gluten free. I have a friend who's daughter has celiac's disease. I will have to let her know about this site. =)

Anonymous said...

About the Brownies recipe you tried: To make them extra fudgy and less cakelike, add 1/2 cup fudge topping ( not syrup) to batter. This works even with dollarstore brownie mixes!writer61@yahoo.com

bison61 said...

I read that Coconut oil is a food, not a medication, and therefore it does not have “side effects.

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Genny said...

Coconut oil is safe for pregnant women.

Genny said...

E-mail subscriber

Genny said...

Following via Google Connect (Genny Heavenly)

Genny said...

Signed up for the newsletter

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thaeter7 said...

They use the water from inside the coconuts to make the oil!
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409cope said...

Tropical Traditions coconut oil is made from organic coconuts from the Philippines. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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alldayj said...

I learned that coconut oil is not a medication therefore it doesn't have any side effects.

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Anonymous said...

I learned that coconut flour is high in protein and fibre - both things my dh needs more of to reduce his trigycerides.
Great giveaway for those of us who love to bake!
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intensev5 said...

On the website I learned that the founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy --- thanks for the great giveaway

Melissa said...

I learned that Coconut flour contains over 19% non-gluten protein and makes great protein shakes, yum!

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Adri17 said...

Subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter :) by email

Adri17 said...

Twitter Posted this great giveaway
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Adri17 said...

Found out about Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour containing its own natural sugar that I would need to use less sugar in my recipes. :)

cowboyswife said...

Coconut oil is an edible oil that has been consumed in tropical places for thousands of years

llinda29 said...

They have weekly specials

Kimberly L said...

I learned that Coconut oil is a food, not a medication, and therefore it does not have “side effects.”

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puye said...

I learned that the coconut flour is gluten free, high in fiber, and high protein and has a lot of health benefits.

CMC said...

I learned that their exfoliators "contain no alcohols, no artificial fragrances, and no petroleum products."

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elkaye said...

Coconut oil can be used as a skin and hair moisturizer.


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elkaye said...

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elkaye said...

I subscribe to tropical traditions newsletter.


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elkaye said...

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Anonymous said...

I learned the founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy.

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Arla said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions has organic apple sauce

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Arla said...

I am a google follower both by google connect and google reader.

Arla said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions email sales newsletter with this email- lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

elango said...

I learned that soy was not a major component of our diet prior to World War II. I just assumed it had always been a big US crop

Adri17 said...

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Adri17 said...

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daer0n said...

I learned that:
Tropical Traditions were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US market.

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daer0n said...

I am a google follower and an email subscriber :)

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daer0n said...

I blogged:
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daer0n said...

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Kimberly said...

I learned that coconut oil is not hydrogenated and is also loaded with antioxidants.

Kimberly said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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Kimberly said...

I follow with google friends connect. Thank you!

jennem said...

Coconut oil is a food, not a medication, and therefore it does not have “side effects.”
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amber said...

i learned that coconut flour is gluten free!

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CathyH said...

I learned that coconut oil is high in antioxidants

CathyH said...

i subscribe via email

pansy said...

I learned if you buy one coconut oil you get one free.

GabbyLowe said...

I learned they also sell extra virgin olive oil

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coriwestphal said...

I learned that they started making their coconut oil by grating fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours. After about 24 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a crystal clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts. Who would've known?!

coriwestphal said...

I'm an email subscriber.

coriwestphal said...

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coriwestphal said...

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Tazim said...

Their flour is Gluten Free!


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Anonymous said...

I have used TT products for years and love them! I liked learning about how they are so concerned with the local people and benefiting them.
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Anonymous said...

I subscribe to TT newsletter.
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Angela said...

I learned that palm oil is the second most consumed dietary oil in the world following soybean oil.

Angela said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

Angela said...

I am now a Google Follower.

Juanita said...

I am a subscriber to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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Juanita said...

I learned from Tropical Traditions website the difference between their Gold Label Coconut Oil and their Green Label Coconut Oil. In a nutshell, :) , Gold is made the old-fashioned way (better product) and Green is made by machine.

Sweetpeas said...

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil has the highest levels of antioxidants.

Sweetpeas said...

I'm a subscriber

Brooke said...

I learned that their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is TRULY unrefinded...that is why I purchase it....

Brooke said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions!

Anonymous said...

"We believe the traditional fats and oils that have been consumed in traditional cultures for hundreds if not thousands of years are still the healthiest fats and oils available to us today, including coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sesame oil, and butter from the milk of pastured animals." I could not agree more!
Angie
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Anonymous said...

I get your emails.
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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog via google.
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Anonymous said...

I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro and tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/7246856535
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Anonymous said...

I get their newsletter.
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Anonymous said...

I learned that "...in 1862, about 48 percent of the people living in the U.S. were farmers. Today, that figure is less than 1%." That is SO sad!
Scott
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Anonymous said...

Coconut oil is more digestible than olive oil when it comes to cook eggs.

Adri17 said...

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. :)

Lois S said...

Coconut oil is liquid above 75 degrees F. (25 C.), and below that it will be a solid fat. It can be stored in either form, and it can be liquefied easily by applying low level heat

Lois S said...

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Vanessa said...

I learned that palm oil is the second most consumed dietary oil in the world following soybean oil.

Sew Bee It said...

I love that Tropical Traditions works with small farmers! That so rocks, to be helping the locals in a positive way!

Sew Bee It said...

I signed up for the Tropical Traditions sales newsletter. Can't miss out on those get onr free deals!

erma said...

I learned that they have Gluten-free Recipes.
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gsm57 said...

I learned there is a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconut, so that they didn’t have to buy the refined coconut oils found in all the stores in the Philippines. She said there was a method the older generation used to extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours.
These sound like great products.
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Pamela S said...

I learned that in addition to the coconut products, they carry many other organic products from peanut butter & honey, to fruit spreads and even meat products! Lots to choose from. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Katrina said...

I learned from their website that coconut oil has no side affects and is sometimes a liquid and sometimes a solid.

Pamela S said...

I'm signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Katrina said...

I already receive Tropical Traditions emails.

Katrina said...

I just became a follower of your blog.

Pamela S said...

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

Fran said...

Gluten free, high in fiber and protein..what more could you want from coconut?

MomUnion said...

I learned that Tropical Traditionscoconut oil is khigh in anti-oxidents
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Anonymous said...

Coconut flour is high in protein and fiber!

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Adri17 said...

Skin Care
Package Discounts
Tropical Traditions packages allow you to combine popular Tropical Traditions products at reduced prices!

It's good to know. Happy New Year everyone :)

colo08 said...

love to try this.. Hi Fiber so good for you. Love to win. thank you....

EILEEN said...

I learned that cooking with coconut oil is actually healthy!

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Anonymous said...

I learned that there is such a thing as coconut flour. I didn't know it was around. I've been looking for things that are Glutten free. I like coconut anyway. I have coconut oil. It helps you loose weight. I want to try the flour. I'm so glad I found this site.Thanks.

Brooke said...

They carry a ton of other things besides Coconut items such as Bison meat... Also I learned that coconut oil will become a solid at a certain temperature.. Didn't know that

Anonymous said...

gluten free

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Heather said...

Tropical Traditions allows you to buy some of their most popular items in packages at a discount.

Heather said...

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Heather said...

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karen said...

Coconut oil is a food, not a medication, and therefore it does not have “side effects.”

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cherdon said...

One of the things I learned is that the coconut flour is gluten free, high in fiber, and high protein and has a lot of health benefits.

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cherdon said...

I'm already a subscriber.

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Anonymous said...

I learned that they sell massage oils.

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Chris said...

Tropical Traditions coconut oil is made from organic coconuts from the Philippines

nightowl said...

I learned that their coconut oil is not mass produced by machines.

nightowl said...

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ladcraig said...

I learned that there are many health benefits.

Anonymous said...

I like all the gluten free recipes that can be made with the coconut flour.

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jeanne said...

That the 80's and 90's campaign against 'tropical' oils plunged the economy in that region, when now we find that organic coconut products can be some of the healthiest out there...

angie said...

Tropical Traditions has the #1 selling Virgin Coconut Oil in America.

ktgonyea said...

I learned that the coconut flour is gluten free, high in fiber, and high protein and has a lot of health benefits.

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ms mel said...

i learned that they sell grass-fed bison, and thank you for the chance!

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alexandrea said...

I learned they have organic condensed milk, I've never seen that at any of the health food stores I've frequented before!
I'd love to try this flour, I'd split it with my super healthy vegetarian ex husband who introduced me to coconut oil last year, and got me using coconut milk instead of milk in my coffee!

Adri17 said...

Virgin Coconut Oils retain the scent and taste of coconuts - made in a central location in the Philippines under strict quality control procedures to produce a consistent product that meets stringent USDA organic certification standards

helenlam said...

I learned that cooking with coconut oil does NOT introduce hydrogen into the oil or hydrogenate it.

kathy pease said...

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is slightly heated at the end of the processing prior to packaging. This is to ensure that no moisture is present, and to draw all the oil out of the curds (coconut solids) that are formed by the natural oil separation process. This heat is very low (less than boiling temperatures), and is for a very short duration (10-15 minutes). Commercial coconut oils, by contrast, undergo steam deodorization at temperatures of around 400 degrees. Traditional methods of making coconut oil naturally have always used heat in the process, and we are committed to honoring time-tested traditional methods that have nourished populations in the tropics for thousands of years. Failure to use some heat in the extraction process can result in higher moisture content and shorter shelf life for Virgin Coconut Oils that do not use heat.

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Gianna said...

This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts.

lisaray said...

coconut flour is gluten-free

purango said...

I learned that coconut flour is gluten free. garrettsambo@aol.com

kngmckellar said...

I learned this: Commercial coconut milks and creams are generally sold in cans, or sometimes boxes and tetra packs. The main ingredient in these products is water. If the fat content is 17%, it is called “coconut milk.” If the fat content is 24%, it is called “coconut cream.” But most of what you are purchasing is water. Coconut Cream Concentrate, on the other hand, has NO water, and is pure coconut.

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A Moms Rantings said...

I learned that they have a LOT of fantastic products that I would love to try. But most of all. the flour. amomsrantings at gmail dot com

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pish said...

One of the (many!) things I've learned at Tropical Traditions is that there are about a bazillion uses for Coconut Oil, including using it in your hair. Not sure if I should try that...the way anything coconut makes me drool, I might catch myself nibbling the end of my braid, LOL!!
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Kristine said...

I learned that virgin coconut oil is high in antioxidants!

Kristine said...

Just became a follower!

Nancy S. said...

I learned that coconut flour is gluten free.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog with google friend.

Kristine said...

I blogged about this giveaway.

Nancy S. said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

Kristine said...

I signed up for the newsletter, too!

Donna said...

They have coconut flakes that I want to try.
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Karen said...

I learned that coconut based products are gluten free.

nora said...

We have been using gluten Tropical traditions products such coconut oil in our house for many years.
We cook with them and use the oil directly on our skin. Great for chapped skin and lips!

Nishant said...

I am please that you have been offering them as part of your giveaways.

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ChelseaF said...

I receive the TT newsletter!

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ChelseaF said...

I learned that the couple who started the website put the coconut oil up thinking no one would buy it! look where they are now!

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