Friday Finds: A Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway!

by Maggie on March 12, 2010

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If you have yet to buy some coconut oil for baking, you must do so NOW.

Or you can enter my first giveaway and win a jar!

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am not a coconut fan.  Especially the shredded coconut variety.  And don’t bother buying me a pina colada.  Yuck.

However, I have really grown to love baking with coconut oil.  I even like the faint taste that is the result in my baked goods.

I have been baking with coconut oil for about 8 months now, and I don’t know what I’d do without it.  There are nutritional benefits to using coconut oil in your cooking and baking.  Heck, you can even use it to treat your hair (Go Jenny).

Coconut oil is a good fat!  Kind of like avocados.

I try to avoid processed foods in my baking and in our cooking.  I use Earth Balance here and there but I am much happier relying on things like coconut oil and other simple oils.

I first discovered Tropical Traditions on twitter.  They were offering bloggers free product and a giveaway so I totally took them up on their offer!  They sent me a 32 ounce jar of their Gold Label Coconut Oil and have generously offered to send one of my readers a 32 ounce jar as well.

I really like the Tropical Traditions oil.  I used it in a yummy cookie that I made yesterday (I will share it next week) and in my cinnamon apple coffee cake recipe.  I did notice that it has a smell to it, but apparently that’s a good thing when it’s coconut oil!  I like that it comes in a glass jar – less plastic!  Like all coconut oils, you need to melt it first (the Babycakes cookbook fails to mention this…woops).

Here’s how you can enter the giveaway (I’m trying to keep it simple):

First, you must subscribe to their email newsletter in order to enter the giveaway (they don’t share any of your information and in my dealings with them have been fantastic).

Click here to subscribe.

Second, you must leave a comment telling me why you want to win and what you would do with your coconut oil (keep it clean people!).  Make sure you also mention that you subscribed to the newsletter.

The contest lasts until Monday, March 15th, 2010 at midnight night.

A winner will be randomly selected with the help of

I will notify the winner via email.

In case you’re interested, you can become a Fan of the Tropical Traditions’ Facebook page and follow them on Twitter
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.

Note for Canadian contestants: Tropical Traditions is not responsible
for customs or duties that Canada may charge if you decide to participate in
this Tropical Traditions sponsored blog giveaway.  THAT SAID, I paid no duties or extra charges for my coconut oil.

P.S. This is my first giveaway so please let me know what you think!  I want to make this freebie thing easy for you.