I am so excited to have my first review and giveaway, especially from a great organic company called Tropical Traditions. I received a quart jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try and opened the box immediately. It was packed very securely and in a glass jar. Tropical Traditions has a video on Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and tells how the founder, Brian Shilhavy and his wife, discovered virgin coconut oil in the Philippines. They were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the United States in 2001.
I have never used coconut oil before so the first thing I did was look on their website to see what I could make with the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, since I like to cook. I decided to make the No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, which is on their recipe page. I only had to use 1/4 cup of the Coconut Oil for this recipe so you will get a lot of uses in a quart. The cookies turned out great and you could taste the coconut flavor in them. They didn't get real hard so I think I could have boiled the mixture a bit longer. I got 9 cookies from the recipe which were average sized cookies. Not many, but you could double the batch I'm sure. The ingredients are honey, peanut butter, cocoa, oatmeal, cinnamon, vanilla and the coconut oil.
There are lots of other uses for Virgin Coconut Oil also besides cooking. It's good for hair, body, and so much more! Right now their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Quart jar is $29.50 (Retail $40.00).
I was also amazed at how many other products Tropical Traditions has, from skin care products to household cleaners, pet products, and pest control products. They are all safe and non-toxic. All in all I would recommend this company to anyone!
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.
Giveaway: Tropical Traditions is giving a Gloria's Bits and Pieces reader a Quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try themselves! Giveaway ends on April 3, 2012. Click on "Read More" below to enter Rafflecopter.