Virgin Coconut Oil Review

When Tropical Traditions offered me the opportunity to test and review their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, I was really excited to give it a try.  I’ve used expeller-pressed coconut oil for years, for both cooking and personal care, but I have never given virgin coconut oil a try before.

I had always heard that virgin coconut oil has more of an actual coconut taste.  While I don’t mind the taste of coconut at all, I don’t always want everything to taste like it! But sometimes, it would be nice to add that flavor to certain dishes.

The Test
First, I tried adding some melted virgin coconut oil to my smoothie for breakfast.  I also included some coconut milk, egg yolks, berries, a frozen banana, vanilla, and cinnamon.  So yummy!  I loved the coconut taste and the extra fat helped me feel very satisfied until lunchtime.

Chicken Curry

The Tropical Traditions website has some great recipes posted and I decided to browse through those to find a dinner recipe which included virgin coconut oil.  I ended up making this Chicken Curry recipe which both my hubby and I really enjoyed.  The taste of coconut was very subtle in this dish, and paired really well with the curry.

The Verdict
So what’s my verdict?  I will definitely keep using the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  It’s perfect for those times when you do want to impart a slight coconut taste to your dishes.  I will keep using my expeller-pressed oil, too.  And honestly, that will probably get more use than the virgin coconut oil.  But I’m really glad I got to try it and when this jar runs out, I’m sure I’ll be wanting to order some more!

To learn a little more about how Tropical Traditions makes their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  Be sure to watch this video.

Give It a Try
If you want to give it a try, you can order some here.  If you’ve never ordered from Tropical Traditions and you go through my link, you’ll get a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Also, Tropical Traditions is providing a 32 ounce jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for me to giveaway to one lucky reader.  Check back next week to enter!

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.

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Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    This just made me drool! I want to try!

    • Mindy says:

      I’m glad it was so successful! ;-) You’ll have to come over for dinner sometime and I’ll make the chicken curry!

  2. Meghan says:

    That’s funny that you’ve never had virgin coconut oil before! That was one of the first things that I bought when I started getting into real food.

    In case you’re looking for some other ideas, I find that virgin coconut oil is great in most baking. I usually just substitute it for whatever oil/fat the recipe calls for. We also love it in our chocolates recipe.

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