There are a couple of other brands of coconut oil that I’ve used in the past that I thought were okay. I was really curious to see what the difference in this particular brand would be. One thing I noticed right away, was that the consistency was creamier than the other brands. I of course had to do a straight from the spoon taste test (Hey, I do these obligatory experiments strictly for you guys, honest!). 😉 I found that it had a nice “toasted” coconut flavor. The coconut flavor was also more subtle than others I’ve tried, so for those of you that don’t enjoy that flavor, this might be a good option for you. My husband liked that it didn’t have any aftertaste either.
Fun Fact: Coconut oil is solid at room temp (below 76°F) and liquid when heated.
“This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world!”
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online.
Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
To sum up what I thought about this particular coconut oil:
Pros: I like that it’s made in small batches from family producers. The Tropical Traditions coconut oil has by far the best texture and flavor of all the ones I’ve tried.
Cons: It costs more, but that’s to be expected with a higher quality product. I know some people that go in together and order the big 5 gallon bucket and then split it between each other. I can’t buy it locally, but that’s not a total deal breaker.
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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 or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.