Hi, my name is Angie O. I have had the fun opportunity to try Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil. First of all…. I love coconut anything!!!!! I like the flakes, I like the milk, I even like the flavoring you can find in the baking aisle. So it was not a very hard stretch for me to try something new in the coconut category, namely coconut oil. If you look up coconut oil on swagbucks or any other search engine, you are going to literally find thousands of references. Every one and their cat and monkey’s uncle is talking about coconut oil, its uses and the health benefits of it.
So whats the big deal? Why should you try it? My very first motivation was that this is 100% natural. There is not a person out there that is going to tell you that synthetic ingredients is good for you. One of the easiest ways to make healthy food for you and your family is to replace any fake food (AKA the ingredients you can’t pronounce) and replace them with food that is real. So this week I replaced some of the shady oil for coconut oil, and discovered that my family loves it!!! I used it in making popcorn, sauteing chicken, even making a few baked goods. The exchange I have found is one to one. If you would use one Tablespoon of butter…then use one Tablespoon of coconut oil. The oil itself has a mild tropical flavor that is easily hidden by other foods that have stronger flavors. That is….if you don’t like the flavor of coconuts! :o) Another benefit of using coconut oil is that there are apparently unending health improvements that can be had. Of course, as with anything, the more pure and unprocessed you go, the better it is for you. So splurging for Extra Virgin is going to get you more bang for your buck. I have not been using it long enough to really test out these claims….but even if half were true, it would be a great add to your diet! One neat thing I thought about this product from Tropical Traditions is that it is all small batch. Which means that the quality control is top notch.
So over all I would say this is a great product. It has a smooth light taste that will not bother you unless you don’t like coconut flavor. Even then you can easily hide it with other stronger flavors. This seems worth it, seeing as how incorporating this into your diet would only serve to improve the health of you and your family!