Thursday, February 2, 2012

Healthy fats giveaway from Tropical Traditions

On the heals of yesterday's post about healthy fats, I'm really excited to bring you a great giveaway from Tropical Traditions.

Tropical Traditions has partnered with me for giveaways in the past, and they are a great company to work with. They offer a large line of very high quality organic foods (including a variety of pantry staples and even pastured meats and eggs) and household products and their customer service is excellent.

The prices of their exceptional products are higher than you'll see at the grocery store (because, so is the quality), but they have weekly sales (often items are even Buy One Get One Free or 50% off) and they frequently offer free shipping or 10% off coupons on Mondays that offset the costs considerably.

Today they are giving away two products here at Covenant Homemaking!

Organic Palm Shortening


Tropical Traditions' Organic Palm Oil shortening is one of my favorite fats in my kitchen. Made from the saturated fats in palm oil, the shortening is non-hydrogenated. It is also odorless and tasteless, so it doesn't add a flavor to foods like coconut or olive oils. I use it in biscuits, pie crusts, cookies and for frying things (like potatoes) on the stove top. It is versatile, makes delicious food, and unlike most of the shortening you can buy, it is healthy.

They were kind enough to send me a gallon of the shortening for review purposes and are going to give one of y'all some as well!


Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

Tropical Traditions' Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is one of their premier products. Rather than being mass-produced, their coconut oil is made on small family farms from coconuts harvested just 24-48 hours before the oil is extracted from them. Their coconut oil is not only fabulously healthy, but it tastes really good. It is excellent for cooking and baking, both because it does very well at high temperatures (due to the stable nature of the fat structure) and because it adds so much nutrition and a light, pleasant coconut flavor.

Here is a video interview with Brian Shilhalvy, Tropical Traditions CEO, about how they discovered coconut oil:


I have used this coconut oil and been very please with it. Tropical Traditions is going to be giving a 32oz. jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to one of you all as well.

The giveaway will be open through next Wednesday, February 8. Two winners will be chosen, and each one will receive one of the products. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post.


For bonus entries, subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter, and/or subscribe to the Covenant Homemaking RSS Feed. Also feel free to promote this giveaway on facebook or twitter. Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. 

73 comments:

  1. I would love to win this, thank you!

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  2. I would love to win this, thank you
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  3. Love their coconut oil! Haven't tried the palm oil, but that makes sense to use it for things you don't want tasting like coconut. My favorite recipe with coconut oil is: 1 c. coconut oil (liquid), 1 c. cocoa powder, and 1/2 c. honey. Whisk oil and cocoa together first, then add the honey. Refrigerate for an hour. Makes the best chocolate fudge treat!

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  4. I've always wanted to try their coconut oil, I hear it's really awesome! Thanks for the chance to win...

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  5. I am signed up for Tropical Traditions email newsletter!

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  6. Would love to try either one of these products! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I'd love to win either of these! I do not like using shortening at all but the Palm Shortening might be a wonderful solution!

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  8. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  9. I subscribe to TT newsletter!

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  10. I subscribe to CH via Google Reader!

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  11. I would love to try the Palm shortening -- I've heard so much about it!

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  12. I really found your healthy fat post helpful! We have cut out 'mainstream' fats from our diet and have been using coconut oil and olive oil. I didn't know about palm shortening though, I really want to give it a try...I'd love to win!!

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  13. I enjoy using coconut oil...especially in granola bars. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  15. subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter

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  16. I am an RSS subscriber!
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  19. thanks for the chance! TT always has good customer service and fast shipping

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  20. already subscribed to TT newsletter

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  21. already e-mail subscriber to Covenant Homemaking blog

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  24. So pleased with this blog and the opportunity to win great products like these! Thanks!

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  25. Thanks so much for this blog and the opportunity to win great products like these!

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  26. I would love to win some coconut oil :)

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  27. Love both of these products!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  28. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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  29. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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  30. I would love to try the TT coconut oil as we are just beginning this healthier eating journey in our household!

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  31. Would love to try the palm shortening, already love the coconut oil!

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  32. I would love to win! I must follow a ketogenic diet and coconut is a major source of energy for me.

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  33. Wow, I would love to win this!! I am just getting started on changing our diet, but we love coconut oil and I've been wanting to try the palm shortening! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  34. Thanks so much for the chance to win this!

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  35. I also subscribed to the rss feed of covenant homemaking!

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  36. I am crossing my fingers, i want to see if theirs is that much better than nutiva!

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  37. I would love to win this, thank you!

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  38. Would love to win - already use TT coco oil, but have never tried the palm oil!

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  39. I'm signed up for Tropical Traditions newsletter

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  40. Ooh, I want to try both of these so badly!

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  41. I subscribe to the tropical traditions newsletter.

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  42. I would love to win TT's coconut oil
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

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  43. I'm subscribed to TT's newsletter
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  44. I would love to try their Palm Shortening.
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  45. I'd love to win!

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  46. I subscribe to the newsletter.

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  47. I have never tried there Coconut oil but have heard great things about it! I would love to win this to try it to find out if what I have heard about it is indeed true. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  48. Would love to try the coconut oil! I have heard great things about it, and would love to try it for myself. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  49. I just fried chicken in the palm shortening and it was so yummy!! Need some more so free would be awesome!

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  50. I would love to give these a try. Thank you.

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  51. I am a subscriber to Covenant Homemaking. :)

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  52. TT's coconut oil is outstanding and I would love to win some. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  53. We've started using coconut oil too and I'd love to try this brand!

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  54. Found your website through Tropical Traditions.

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  55. Just signed up for the newsletter.

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  56. love coconut oil! would love to try the palm shortening!

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  57. signed up for the TT newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  58. I love TT! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  59. my daughter and i are on our way to becomming healthier and fit this year. this would be a perfect addition to our diet. thank you for offering, winning this would be such a wonderful opportunity for us.

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  60. Awesome give away! I love coconut oil!

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  61. Just subscribed to your posts via google reader

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  62. I follow/like/subscribed to Tropical Traditions. :)

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  63. What happened to this giveaway that we all entered???

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  64. thanks for the chance :)

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  65. already subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter

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