I am excited to review my very first product, especially because this is a great one. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil is amazing- the taste, texture and versatility. Coconut oil is solid until it reaches 76 degrees, then it liquifies, which means you can use it for a number of things. It’s a great oil to cook with. The coconut flavor is not overpowering; however, if you want to taste the coconut, use it when making a dish such as curry. I like using coconut oil as a butter alternative and enjoy it in the mornings, melted on gluten-free pancakes. It’s also a perfect addition to fruit or green smoothies. Excellent, kitchen-tested recipes can be found on Tropical Traditions Free Coconut Recipes blog.
One thing I especially like about this coconut oil, besides it’s great texture and flavor, is that it comes in a glass jar. I am trying to move away from using so much plastic. I want to finally take the plunge and invest in some glass ‘tupperware’ and recycle all the plastic stuff we have. With all the talk about BPA, I am always searching for a ‘BPA-free’ label on plastic containers. However, with a glass jar, that’s not a requirement. Plus, the jar is a great shape to reuse, whether it’s for food, spices, beads, buttons, etc.
Tropical Traditions exports their coconut oil from the Philippines, where small-scale family businesses produce this product. You can check out this video, titled “How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions” to learn more about this company.
The Gold Label Standard product provides the most antioxidants that are found in coconut oil; it’s of the finest quality. This coconut oil is also organic and I always appreciate that. I try to buy organic whenever I can, but it is expensive. So when something is both affordable and organic, I get excited.
Check out Tropical Traditions for all their great sales and specials. Also, for my readers, Tropical Traditions will give you a complimentary copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book, if you take part in their referral program. This is exceptionally easy- when placing your first order, choose “Referred by a Friend” and enter my userID: 6512018. Then your book will be added to your order, absolutely FREE! If you need any help checking out from Tropical Traditions, you can contact their customer service.
Tropical Traditions also offers many other great products, including palm shortening, which I am anxious to try. They also have poultry, which are raised on coconut-based feed. This means they are soy-free and with the holidays fast approaching, their turkey’s are a great option for that Thanksgiving feast.
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 in return for the free product.