And the winner of the coconut oil is….

Danielle T!  Congrats Danielle.  I have emailed you to get your information to ship you the prize.  Should you not respond in 48 hours, I will randomly draw another name.

Enjoy the coconut oil and let me know what you end up doing with it 🙂

Big thanks to Tropical Traditions for sponsoring such an awesome giveaway!


Product review and giveaway: Tropical Traditions coconut oil

I recently received a sample of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut oil to try out.  I immediately got to work on putting it to good use 😉

I love making bowls and stir fries.  I decided this was the perfect use for my coconut oil goodness.  I stir fried multicolored peppers, spinach, kabocha squash, Italian seasoning, quinoa, and tuna with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.  I topped my masterpiece with feta.  Viola!  Italian bowl.

kabocha stir fry

This stuff was awesome.  I tasted it straight too.  Very different from the kind i’d been purchasing at the local store.  I guess the only way I could explain the taste was more pure than what I was used to.  I will be getting more of this, tasting was believing!

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.


Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!


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 also 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.

How to Use Coconut oil: There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil!

Some things I use it for:  homemade body scrub, body moisturizer, and hand/foot treatment .  My favorite use is cooking!  Stir fries, baking, roasting veggies, adding moisture to dishes, adding to coffee, adding to oatmeal, adding to smoothies, lubricating crockpot or pans,  etc.  If you are a PB2 fan, it’s great mixed with coconut oil for healthier peanut butter.  It’s my go-to healthy fat.

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.” Failure to display a proper disclosure statement could result in discontinuation of the referral program.

HOW TO WIN (1 entry per step completed):

  1. Sign up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter here (mandatory for entry)
  2. Like MelissaDishes on Facebook here (mandatory for entry)
  3. Follow this blog
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  5. Tell me why you want to try Tropical Traditions coconut oil.

Please leave 1 comment below per action taken.  This giveaway will end in 2 weeks  on Wednesday March 12.  Winner will be announced via blog post and contacted through email. US residents only.