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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tropical Traditions~ Virgin Coconut Oil *Review and #Giveaway* US & Canada! 11/28

I have seen Tropical Traditions products on numerous blogs with great reviews and I couldn't help but be curious. I contacted Tropical Traditions to request a product for review so I could see for myself. I was sent a 32 oz jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for review. I had never used coconut oil before so I did some research and found some great recipes in their coconut oil recipe section.
My family loves carrots so I tried out the Coconut Oil Sauteed Carrot recipe.

Coconut Oil Sautéed Carrots Prepared by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy
It was super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. The coconut oil melts almost instantly and is ready to be cooked in, in no time. I served this as a side with tilapia and rice and it was a big hit. The coconut oil left a hint of sweet coconut flavor. It was delish!

I have been substituting butter with coconut oil.(glad I made the switch, by the way!) I made fried eggs with my coconut oil, pancakes and more. I created two delicious recipes I would like to share with you.

Recipe #1~ Coconut Chicken with Onions

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into small pieces
  • 1 med Onion, thinly slices
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire
  • 2 tbs Soy Sauce
  • 2tbs Coconut Oil
  • pinch of Salt
  • pinch of Pepper
  • pinch of Adobo
Easy Cooking Instructions
  • Melt Coconut Oil in large saucepan
  • Add Chicken and all other ingredients
  • Cook on Medium-High heat for 20 minutes stirring occasionally
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Serve on white rice
I am very happy with how this meal turned out. I love adding my coconut oil to my dishes because I love the hint of coconut it leaves in the flavor. Absolutely delicious!

Recipe #2~ Vanilla Coconut Pancakes with Strawberries

  • 2 cups easy pancake mix ( I used Hungry Jack)
  • 1 & 1/4 cups water
  • about 3 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Syrup ( I used Davinci)
  • 4 Large Strawberries
Super Easy Cooking Instructions
  • Mix together pancake mix, water and syrup
  • Heat Coconut Oil in a large saucepan
  • Pour pancake mix into pan to create desired size pancake
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all pancake mix is finished
  • Once all pancakes are finished, top with diced strawberries
With the above recipes, I have created two new favorites in this house. Thanks to Tropical Traditions and their delicious Coconut Oil! Now that I have tried this amazing oil, I know why all of their reviews are great ones! I am looking forward to trying more of their products!
Tropical Traditions offers more than just food products. They also offer household products such as Laundry Detergent, All purpose Household Cleaner, Dish Liquid and lots more! And to my surprise, they also offer pet supplies!

To Purchase
You can purchase Tropical Traditions~Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for $29.50 at TropicalTraditions.com
Until November 3rd, it is B1G1Free!

Connect with Tropical Traditions on facebook and twitter

Tropical Traditions would like to give one Green Mam-a Jam-a reader their own 32 oz jar, like the one I received! To enter, use the rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is opened to US AND Canada and ends Nov 28. Thanks for entering and good luck!! 
  **Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. Another product I would like to try is the organic shredded coconut

    Moniquebbon at yahoo dot com

  2. I'd love to try their Herbal Breath Spray!


    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  3. Powdered Dishwasher Detergent With Enzymes is what I want to try

    anjellfire at gmail dot com
    Brooke Schwaderer

  4. Peanut butter!

  5. I want to trytheir Shredded Coconut


  6. The Organic Shredded Coconut


  7. I'd love to try the Lavender
    Moisturizing Lotion.
    akritical at yahoo dot com

  8. I'd like to try the shredded coconut.
    lulutoo7 at gmail dot com

  9. I am like you as far as I have seen many reviews on Tropical Traditions. I would like to try this oil AND their detergent. And the Lid-Off Plastic Pail Opener.
    geneveve2 at gmail dot com

  10. I would also love to have the organic raw honey!!

  11. I'd love to try their non-toxic dish detergent

  12. I would love to have TT's Coconut Cream Concentrate
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

  13. I'd love to try their raw honey.

  14. I would love to try the palm oil.

  15. I would love to try their coconut cream and their shredded coconut :)
    niquemel (at) hotmail (dot) com

  16. I would also like to try their brown rice syrup.