The deeper I dig into all things “healthy” and “healthful” for my family, the more I am amazed at the incredible products out there that I’ve never even heard of! Sadly 2 years ago if you’d have asked me what quinoa was I would have answered “A country in the Mediterranean?” We’ve embraced Spelt flour, Bulgar, quinoa (it’s a yummy grain!) and most recently Coconut Oil.
The fantastic people over at Tropical Traditions heard that I wanted to give coconut oil a try and they sent over a jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for me to try! I can’t even tell you how excited I was – seriously I can’t, it was that big (it had been a long day).
I’ve heard of all the fantastic uses for coconut oil and I was itching to dive in and give them a whirl myself. When the parcel arrived last week I was surprised by two things. First the jar was HUGE and two, the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil was a solid, something like vegetable shortening. I’d never seen coconut oil before and it surprised me.
None the less I headed home, hit the internet for recipes and ideas on how to use it and off I went. Tropical Traditions has a page on their website for all the different uses for the coconut oil and it was super informative, gotta think outside the box ya know.
Thanks to Tropical Traditions I am basically a rockstar to my husband and Audrey, you see thanks to their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and THIS recipe for health(ier) oreo cookies I made the best cookies in the entire world. On top of that, it’s the very first time I’ve been able to eat an Orea in 6 years! Thanks to my corn allergy store bought ones have been off limits and I never thought I’d get the chance to have them again. WRONG!
I was blow away at how well the coconut oil blended in and how delicious the cream filling was with a teeny hint of coconut. I also did a batch with a mint flavouring and it easily masked the coconut flavour if that’s something you have an aversion to.
Although I’ve yet to try it, I’m also planning on shaving my legs with the coconut oil and I have a massage bar recipe to try – stay tuned, I have a feeling it’s going to fantastic.
Without a doubt I will be buying Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil again when this runs out, if for nothing more than to supply my husband, daughter and customers with the worlds most fantastic Oreo like cookies!
Want to try Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for yourself? Guess what? You can! The fantastic people at Tropical Traditions who showed so much love for me are going to show it to you too! Open to residents of Canada and the United States this contest is perfect for almost everyone. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and wait to see if you win.
Don’t want to wait to win? Head on over to the Tropical Traditions website to find out how you can purchase your own Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Then, once you’ve tried it come back and tell me what you think!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.