Last week, I was contacted by tropicaltraditions.com to try a free sample of their coconut oil.I usually am on the hunt for trying different brands of coconut oils through the local health food store, but once I was offered a sample, I could not turn down a free sample....but................
I was hesitant at first, because this was a company I had never heard of, so I went to their website, browse around, and watch some of their videos, especially this one "“How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h6eycjf29M
After I watch the video, I accepted their offer and soon after that, I received another email from the company saying they wanted to send me another free expeller- pressed coconut oil sample for my kitty cats! The Expeller Pressed coconut oil, is not strongly scented with coconut, but it is expeller pressed the traditional way, not by machine.
Tropical Traditions Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil DOES NOT use solvent extracts. It is made the “old” way by expeller-pressed mechanical extraction. This oil is also NOT hydrogenated, and contains NO trans fatty acids. It is a very good quality food-grade coconut oil.
I made a recent video with the coconut oil and my kitty cats--both cats seem to like the new coconut oil, I received a large 32oz jar that I also use for cooking and tried it out on fried eggs, which I loved, because sometimes, the coconut flavor is too intense for eggs, and this oil was perfect and certainly easy to consume for the cats who can be very picky.
Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly un-refined coconut oil
I received the coconut oil fast, I wasn't expecting it so soon, when I opened the box, the glass jar was packed very securely and undamaged. I was so excited to see this huge jar(32oz) of coconut oil. Once I opened the jar, the first thing I saw was the consistency of creamy creamy oil yet solid, very cold, but once you touch the oil, it warmed to a soft silky, smooth, clear consistency. The solid oil was "swirled" into the jar, which was unique for me to see, since I have been buying many different brands of virgin coconut oil, but this was the first oil, that really caught my eye, the smoothness and texture. Next, was the smell, very light, yet clean, almost a pure smell. I quickly went to the coconut oil that I have been using, and compared the 2 to smell. Tropical Tradition's Gold Label Coconut Oil was truly a winner in texture, smell and touch. Now, for the taste...all I can say is "wow" this was the smoothest coconut oil I have tasted so far, very creamy, I can see it replacing butter,as this creamy taste reminded me of whipped butter, but thick and not airy.The taste was very pleasant and mild, not strong or bitter.
I have been experimenting with oil pulling for about 3 weeks now, and at first, I just tasted the oil and I was so surprised of the rich, creamy taste, no grit, nothing like some of the coconut oils I had tried in the past. I have to say, this was easy to taste right off the spoon, but oil pulling was something I had to wait to try till the next morning, as it works best for me on an empty stomach.
The next morning, I took 1 huge tablespoon and let it melt in my mouth and swished for 15 minute, and not once did I feel the overwhelming desire to spit out the oil, until the 15 minutes was up. I didn't notice any different , except that I had a little bit of "bathroom urgency" which shows to me, that the coconut oil is top quality and I knew it was removing "more toxins", I felt great knowing this oil is quality oil.
So, to sum things up---I would definably purchase this coconut oil. I will continue to consume coconut oil as a supplement to my low carb lifestyle, I enjoy cooking with it, and also using it daily as my moisturize on my skin, conditioner on my hair and my Kitty Cats are showing more energy and also my Cats will be going for a 6 month check up, and more results will be provided on their health since I started adding coconut oil to their diet.
Tropical Traditions also hasExcellent, kitchen-tested recipes can be found on our Free Coconut Recipes blog here: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com
Tropical Traditions carries a variety of product, take a peek at their website.
Now For You:You can receive a complimentary copy of the book"Virgin Coconut Oil: How It Has Changed People’s Lives and How It Can Change Yours" http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/book_virgin_coconut_oil.htm . All you have to do is place the items you want into your cart and select Checkout. In the box “How did you hear of us?” select “Referred by a friend” in the drop down box. Enter the referral id (7228267) into the sponsor box, you will receive a complimentary copy of this book and yes, this is a referral program and I will also receive a free coupon good for complimentary products for each referral made. So, we all can benefit from good stuff!
Here is the web link to Tropical Traditions customer service page http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/customerservice.cfm you can send an email if you need some help placing your first web order to capture the free book.
I am very impressed with this coconut oil.
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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 in return for the free product.