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Coconut oil is a staple in my kitchen. I use it for everything from cooking and baking to skin care and as a nutritional supplement. I’m sure you’ve heard about coconut oil, though you may or may not know that it really is good for you. Throughout history, coconut oil has been used as a central part of many traditional diets. The highest rates of use are in the tropical regions where coconuts are plentiful. In the mid-1950’s, however, things changed. Coconut oil was blamed for increased heart disease and it was immediately scorned in the public’s eye. Warnings were released about the dangers of coconut and palm oils and the public was encouraged to avoid it and choose “healthier” vegetable-based fats.

Science has come full circle in the last 50 years and now coconut oil is reappearing as a food that can, and should, be added to the diet. Mainstream science is not completely on board yet, and you won’t hear many doctors prescribing coconut oil for what ails you, but it is gradually becoming more popular and accepted. And, those of us who have been using coconut oil for years are starting to come out of the woodwork in support of this fantastic fat because we no longer have the fear of being shamed!

In my post, “Coconut Oil – Why Is It So Wonderful?“, I discuss the potential health benefits of coconut oil and why I feel that it should be a regular source of fat in your diet. I am not a doctor, nor do I intend for the information I provide on this website to be used as medical advice. I am simply sharing information that I have discovered, whether it be from personal experience, testimony of friends and family, or research from some of the leaders in coconut oil research.

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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

Like I said above, I have been using coconut oil for years. I have tried a multitude of brands and the one I keep coming back to is Tropical Traditions’ Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I find the quality of this oil to be superior to other brands, plus, their prices are some of the most affordable I can find, even with the special care with their processing. Their prices are even better if you keep an eye on their sales and stock up when they’re running a special. The oil is pure and unrefined and has a very mild coconut flavor. Some might notice the coconut flavor if they cook with it, but if you continue to use it, you’ll get so used to it that you’ll never even notice. I use it in pretty much everything I cook and I never notice a coconutty taste.

Tropical Traditions was nice enough to provide me with a sample of their Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil, and like all of their other products, it hasn’t disappointed me. This is the first time I’ve received an individual quart jar of it – I usually buy it by the gallon and then portion it up myself, so this was nice to not have to go through the extra work!

Coconut Oil Giveaway

If you would like to try a sample of Tropical Traditions’ coconut oil, now is your chance! Tropical Traditions will be providing the winner of this contest with one quart of their coconut oil for you to try out for yourself. This specific contest is open to US and Canadian residents only. You can receive a total of six entries into the giveaway – The first two are required, the remaining four are extra credit!

~~ Main Entries (you must do these first two to be entered) ~~

To be entered into the contest (this will automatically give you two entries), you must do the following:

1. Sign up for the Delicious Obsessions monthly newsletter. Even if you’re already subscribed, make sure you leave a comment!

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2. Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions special sales newsletter, which will give you the inside scoop on sales, freebies, recipes and more. Even if you’re already subscribed, make sure you leave a comment telling me that!

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DON’T FORGET to leave a separate comment on this post for EACH item that you do!

~~ Bonus Entries (if you want some extra chances to win!) ~~

Do you want some bonus entries? Then you can do any, or all, of the following, but just remember that you MUST leave a separate comment on here for EACH item that you do! You can receive a total of 4 bonus entries.

1. If you are not already, become a fan of Delicious Obsessions and Tropical Traditions on Facebook and leave a comment below letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a fan of these pages, that’s fine, just make sure you still leave me a comment telling me that you are. This counts as one bonus entry.

2. Subscribe to Delicious Obsessions updates via email. Your email is safe with me. I will never sell, rent, or give away your email address. You can read my privacy policy here. If you are already subscribed to my email updates, that’s fine, just leave me a comment below and tell me that. This counts as one bonus entry.

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3. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post from your blog. This counts as one bonus entry.

4. Follow @DeliciousObsess and @Troptraditions and then tweet the following:

I just entered to win a quart of Coconut Oil from @deliciousobsess and @Troptraditions. Enter here: http://ow.ly/491Z6

Make sure you come back and leave a comment below letting me know you have followed and tweeted! If you’re already following us, just send out the tweet and then come back leave me a comment! This counts as one bonus entry.

No purchase necessary. Contest closes Monday, March 14th at 11:59pm MST. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced on the blog, Facebook and Twitter within 24 hours of the close of the contest. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his or her full name, address, and phone number. If the winner does not contact me within that time frame, another winner will be selected at random.

DON’T FORGET to leave a separate comment on this post for EACH item that you do!

The Winner Is: RL Fox! Congrats RL!! You have 48 hours to contact me with your shipping information for your bottle of coconut oil – [email protected]. A BIG thank you to everyone who participated!

Added Bonus!

If, after exploring the Tropical Traditions’ website, you decide to place an order, you are eligible to receive a FREE copy of their book, Virgin Coconut Oil, a $25.00 value, which is full of great information about coconut oil, as well as recipes, tips and more. This is part of their Referral Program, of which, I am a part of:


All you have to do is, upon your first checkout, choose “Referred by a Friend” and enter this code: 6965958. The book will be automatically added to your order at no charge. The awesome thing about this is that once you place your first order, you can then become part of the refer a friend program too! It’s a great way to spread the word about Tropical Traditions’ products while earning products for yourself!

If you run into any problems while placing your order, please contact customer service so that you ensure you receive your free book.

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