Coconut Oil Review – and Giveaway!

I am SUPER excited to tell you about my favorite Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions. It is hands-down the best-tasting coconut oil I have tried (and I’ve tried a lot of brands). Besides their coconut oil TASTING super yummy, I also really like their “story” and how their coconut oil is made.

Plus, Tropical Traditions has also offered to give one of my lucky readers a FREE 32oz Gold Label Organic Coconut Oil! I’ll show you how to enter in a minute, but for now I’d like to tell you why I simply LOVE this coconut oil.

I first encountered the Tropical Traditions brand through the buying club I was a part of while living in Washington. It was the first coconut oil I had ever tried – maybe that’s why I am in love with it so much??? Anyway, since then I have tasted and tried MANY other brands but I keep coming back to the Gold Label Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions.

I love the Tropical Traditions story. They were the FIRST company to bring coconut oil to the U.S. Plus, they are USDA certified organic. Here’s a quick video to share where they source their coconut oil and why it’s special:

I appreciate that their coconut oil is NOT mass-produced by machines like most other coconut oils are (they DO have a couple options in their line that ARE produced by centrifuge, but their premier brands are NOT). They are made by hand by small-scale family producers.

My FAVORITE part of the video is where they mention that they had a professor at the University of the Philippines  test their coconut oil against other coconut oil brands that are also produced there. He found that the Gold Label coconut oil had TWICE the antioxidant levels than other coconut oils on the market!

In my opinion, this coconut oil is more smooth and has a more pleasant, mild coconut taste than others I have tried. I love taking spoonfuls of it (helps to give me that pick-me-up I sometimes need during the day), putting it in my oatmeal, using it to saute’ things and to made homemade stovetop popcorn. If you aren’t familiar with the MANY potential benefits of coconut oil, hop on over to my post called Coconut Series – Part 2: Coconut Oil to read more. And, once again, please remember NOT to take any of the advice or ideas I share on here as medical advice – please save that for a qualified healthcare practitioner!

Tropical Traditions also has great videos on their site as well as a page on “How to Use Coconut Oil: There are Hundreds of Uses for Coconut Oil!” that you can check out.

Also, in addition to the giveaway below, Tropical Traditions is having a SALE on their 1-gallon size of Gold Label Coconut Oil for THIS WEEK ONLY!!! This is the kind I use – and a gallon lasts me a good while:

Special Price! Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label – 1 gallon

*Please Note: If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you! And, if you DO plan to purchase, please use this link to the 1-gallon size to get to the website, even if this isn’t the exact item you are purchasing. Thanks in advance!

Now for the giveaway!

Tropical Traditions has offered to give one of my readers a 32oz size of the Gold Label Coconut Oil shown here:

Use the Rafflecopter to enter – Good Luck!


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Click here to visit the Tropical Traditions Home page!

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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If you could message me with some hints about how you made your site look this cool, Id be thankful.

molly
molly

I really hope I win! I have not tried coconut oil either and actually had never heard of it until this blog post. :-)

Caitlin
Caitlin

I have never tried coconut oil before...Hope I win!

Melissa
Melissa

Oooh - you are missing out Caitlin! Good luck!

Emily
Emily

I love using coconut oil on popcorn, i am interested in how different brands compare in taste.

Melissa
Melissa

Emily - i love it on popcorn too, and have been know to also add a little melted butter and salt at the end! Yum! Good luck and thanks for entering! :-)

Rhett L
Rhett L

I have tried other brands of coconut oil, some I like - some are just okay, but from what I keep hearing, I would really love to try Tropical Traditions and do some baking with it!! Have already tried their coconut flour, and makes great snacks/ treats.

Melissa
Melissa

I love their coconut flour, too! Comparing brands is fun, but I always keep coming back to Tropical Traditions. Good luck!

Amanda E
Amanda E

I would love to try their coconut oil because I've only ever tried one other brand and I would like to see how others taste. I love coconut oil!

Melissa
Melissa

I love coconut oil too! What brand have you tried? I think you'll really love Tropical Traditions!

Stormy
Stormy

I have heard so many things about your products, cant wait to try them

Melissa
Melissa

Stormy - They really are great! You'll definitely want to try their coconut oil, coconut flour, etc, etc! Good luck and thanks for entering!

Amanda
Amanda

LOVE Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil! Really think they're the best around. I use it in all my recipes and in my personal care products (like my homemade toothpaste!) :)

Melissa
Melissa

Amanda - Thanks for entering! And I think it is super-cool that you make your own toothpaste!

Sara
Sara

I have not yet tried coconut oil but plan to. Hear it's great for so many things besides cooking...like hair & skin. Would so love to give this a try!

Melissa
Melissa

Good Luck Sara - and thanks for entering!

Callie
Callie

I haven't tried TT coconut oil yet because of the price. I currently use Nutiva, but would love to try TT in order to compare to see if the price difference is really worth it.

Melissa
Melissa

Yes, it is a bit pricier, but in my opinion you get what you pay for!! Good luck Callie!

Priscilla
Priscilla

I would love to try it because I love to try differant things and would totally love to change the way all the food I cook taste by trying this oil with all the recipes available on the Tropical Traditions Recipe site. priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

Melissa
Melissa

Priscilla - yes, they sure do have some yummy recipes on their site!! Hope you get the chance to try some of them!

Dona
Dona

Hi Melissa....you've never steered me wrong...so this must be the best coconut oil! I have been popping corn in olive oil & that's so yummy that my grandsons like it better than Mommy's buttered (& that's saying alot!). so would like to try it in coconut oil.

Melissa
Melissa

Dona - Thanks for entering! One note on olive oil - while it IS a super healthy oil, it's chemical make-up means we should enjoy it uncooked (in salad dressings, etc) or gently heated. When it gets above a certain temp (sorry, can't remember what that temp is) it can oxidize and release free radicals. Coconut oil is a great high-temp oil (such as needed for popping corn!) and the taste is SO yummy in popcorn!!!! Hope you get to try some!

Laura Graham
Laura Graham

TT's Gold label coconut oil has an amazing story.

Melissa
Melissa

It sure does! I really love how they continue to use small-scale family farms, don't you?

Rust
Rust

I'd like to try the Coconut Oil because it has been shown to have the highest level of antioxidants of any coconut oil on the market.

Melissa
Melissa

That is true - I love that about their Gold Label Coconut oil!

Shanelle
Shanelle

I've only ever ordered from tropical traditions because I see no need to go to others when I obviously have the best right here! I hope I win :)

Melissa
Melissa

You are so smart. I tried others b/c sometimes they were cheaper or easier to get, but I really think TT is the best!! Glad you agree, too!

Jaclyn
Jaclyn

I love their raw honey, it's the best i've ever tasted!

Melissa
Melissa

Oh great! I just bought some of their Raw Canadian Honey and can't wait to try it!

Elle
Elle

Love this oil and also their organic Canadian honey.

Melissa
Melissa

Great - sounds like I made a good choice to buy their honey, too!

Meghan Finley
Meghan Finley

I'd love to try because it's so versatile

Melissa
Melissa

Meghan - it sure is! The uses are practically endless! Enjoy!

ZuZu
ZuZu

I'd like the coconut oil because it's healthy and tasty. I'd also like to try their raw honey.

Melissa
Melissa

I've heard it's great and I just bought some too! Their Raw Canadian Honey is currently on sale!!

Ann Parker
Ann Parker

Well many reasons, my sister just recently told me about all of the benefits and gave me some to try on a rash I had that I tried many things to get rid of it, and sure enough coconut oil did the trick! I'd love to try organic coconut oil, as well as my hubby is jamaican and I'd love to cook and surprise him. I would also like to increase my metabolism and so much more I am still learning about. :) truwinner@gmail.com

Melissa
Melissa

I'm happy to hear it worked on your rash! It is pretty awesome stuff that has SO many uses!

DebbyM
DebbyM

I have never tried coconut oil and have heard such WONDERFUL things about Tropical Traditions oil. I have tried their coconut and their honey and loved both. I hope I get a chance to try their oil. Thanks for the great chance!! DebbyM

Irina
Irina

I just got my fist 5 gal Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, it is yellowish color and smells sour rather than sweet, is it normal or did I get a bad batch? Thanks.

Melissa
Melissa

Irina - I would call Tropical Traditions and let them know. Doesn't sound right to me - it should be a nice creamy white color with a very light coconut/sweet smell. Their customer service is wonderful so I am sure they will replace it if needed!

Mariana
Mariana

Coconut Oil is a great product! Thank you, have a wonderful week.

Melissa
Melissa

Thanks Marian - it sure is a wonderful thing. Hope you find even more ways to use it! Have a great week, too!

joni loper
joni loper

awesome article!

Melissa
Melissa

Thanks Joni! And thanks for stopping by!

Kristen
Kristen

I love using the coconut oil in my granola.

Sue D
Sue D

The gold label coconut oil is my favorite--I like how it is made.

Melissa
Melissa

Oh yay! Glad it is your favorite too! I really appreciate how it is made as well! THanks for visiting Real Food Eater!

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