Tropical Traditions was generous enough to send me a quart of their virgin coconut oil to try and to then write a review on.
I have had this for a little over a month now and I have used very little at this point. 1. The portion they sent me was very generous; and 2. I had a reaction to the product that was not the fault of the product – - I will explain.
Upon receipt of the supply of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions I tasted a little directly out of the jar. It had a pleasant light coconut flavor (this is what makes it in the “virgin” category). I then proceeded to cook with it using it to coat my frying pan for a chicken stir fry. All of those things were pleasant and positive about the product. A few hours later, however, the product had produced a laxative effect on me and after doing some searches on the internet I found that it could be because I no longer have a gallbladder. I haven’t had a gallbladder since I was 20 years old. This was my first time ever consuming coconut oil and some of the articles I read suggest that those of us without gallbladders may have to build up a tolerance to it.
I will reiterate that I think the product itself is fine and I’m not just saying that because I was supplied with it. I truly believe that it happen due to circumstances beyond my control.
Needless to say, I will continue to use the product. There are a couple of recipes I want to try that call for it, like black bean fudge and chocolate chip cookie dough balls. I also hear that it’s great for your skin.
Virgin Coconut Oil: America’s First Traditional Handcrafted Virgin Coconut Oil
How to Use Coconut oil: There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x28yuVzwrMk
Tropical Traditions’ YouTube Channel for Recipes http://www.youtube.com/user/TropicalTraditions
Now if you would like to try your own one person will be selected randomly (winner will be chosen on May 1st). Here is what you need to do:
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Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/virgin_coconut_oil.htm
Tropical Traditions Home Page: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com
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MORE INFORMATION ON COCONUT OIL:
o How to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses! http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/how-to-use-coconut-oil.htm
o Where to Buy Coconut Oil? http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/buy-coconut-oil.htm
o What is Virgin Coconut Oil? http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/what_is_virgin_coconut_oil.htm
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.