Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil 1 Quart Review and Giveaway
Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil contains not only the highest levels of antioxidants, but it is also made with the best coconuts from each harvest. As an added bonus, the product is organic!
Research has shown that there are many beneficial effects of coconut oil to include positive effects on cholesterol, aging, weight loss and some research even supports anti-cancer effects. More information on research claims can be found here.
I have never tried coconut oil before, so I was very excited to try it out. I found the following fudge recipe on allrecipes.com:
Made-In-Minutes No-Cook Fudge
1cup virgin coconut oil, room temperature
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey
- Lightly grease 8x8 inch baking dish.
- Pour the coconut oil into a bowl, and sift in the cocoa, stirring to blend evenly. Stir in the honey, and mix until smooth. Spread mixture into prepared dish, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into 1 inch squares.
Before the fudge hardened I could tell that the coconut was going to be way to potent for me so I added some marshmallows. I might also recommend that you add some almonds to this fudge which would make it taste like an Almond Joy. This recipe would be good if you LOVE coconut. If you are ambivalent about coconut, I would not recommend this recipe as the coconut taste is very powerful.
Review: Although you can use this product for baking, I think I would recommend keeping it for cooking. The recipe I tried had very few ingredients and the coconut was a bit too powerful for me. However, I think that this product would work quite nicely as a frying or cooking oil rather than a main ingredient in baking. My guess is that it would give a nice hint of coconut flavor to things like shrimp, chicken, etc. I am not going to give up on this yet, I am just going to work it into my meals rather than my desserts.
Buy it here: 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 5891254. 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.
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