DkMommy Spot has reviewed Tropical Traditions’ coconut oil and their moisturizing lotion, both with positive results. But I was curious: how would their coconut be? I like coconut and I often use it in various healthy snack recipes, so when given the opportunity to try some of their shredded coconut, I gladly accepted.
The coconut arrived here in a large 3.5-lb. tub, which is a heck of a lot of coconut! Plenty to experiment with, for certain. And since it arrived shortly before Christmas, I knew I’d have no problems finding things to do with it. No doubt the tub would be successful at keeping the product fresh – it’s a bear to open! But I’ve been able to keep smaller amounts of the coconut in a sealed glass jar in the kitchen. The rest I store in the pantry.
First thing I did with the coconut was, of course, to taste it. Surprisingly very fresh, this coconut is also organic and loaded with flavor. Many times I’ve purchased fresh coconuts, and this tasted as though it was just opened. No preservatives either, like the stuff in little plastic bags at the grocery store, and the expiration date says I have until April of 2011 to use it, so no preservatives necessary.
What have I made with the product? I made coconut date balls, I sprinkled it atop many Christmas goodies, and I added plenty of it to all the green smoothies we enjoy around our house. And with all the healthy coconut recipes available on the Tropical Traditions website, I’ve got plenty more to try. I can even mix some of the coconut with water in my blender to make my own coconut milk, which is great to have on hand for the various Indian recipes I like making.
It’s been a fun review process, but it’s not over yet! Tropical Traditions would like to give one of you a 3.5-lb. container of shredded coconut to try, a $22.50 retail value. If you’re a coconut lover, you’re really going to enjoy this giveaway.
Sale going on now: Can’t wait to win it? You can purchase tubs of the shredded, flaked or chipped coconut for 50% off through January 17, 2010!
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