Friday, October 2, 2009

Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening Review and Giveaway


Once in a while, we like having our fried food or baked goods. What we don't like is all the unhealthy things like trans fats that come with frying food or baking with using standard shortenings. That's one of the reasons I was interested in trying Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening.

Organic Palm Shortening is made from Palm Oil, with some of the unsaturated fats removed, making it solid, odorless and colorless. It has a pretty high smoke point, 450 degrees, making it great for frying. It's very shelf stable AND IT IS TRANS FAT FREE. Like Organic Coconut Oil and butter, it's a saturated fat that up until modern history has been considered healthy. In fact, much of what we were taught about certain saturated fats has been reversed and their hydrogenated replacements have been found to carry even more health risks.


Anyways, one of the things I've been really hungry for is Indian Fry Bread. So, I made up a batch of dough and used the Organic Palm Shortening to fry it up. It turned out great. We also used it for some good old fried potatoes and onions. Although we don't plan on going crazy with fried foods, it is great to know that our occasional splurge isn't so bad for us anymore. I definitely give it a thumbs up.

Now that the weather has cooled a bit I'm more likely to bake and I'm looking forward to trying it out in other ways as well (with temps in or over the mid 90's until this week, and just starting a new job two weeks ago, after over a year of being unemployed, baking has been the last thing on my mind).

You can also learn more about Tropical Traditions by watching the video How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions

Thanks to Tropical Traditions you have a chance to win a gallon bucket of Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening, a $35.75 value, to try for yourself! To enter:

Mandatory: check out Tropical Traditions and comment with a recipe you would like to try, leave the link to the recipe in the comment.

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This giveaway ends Saturday October 24, 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Rules:
  • Open to those 18 years of age or older
  • Open to US residents
  • Email must available in profile or be in comment
  • Winners chosen by random.org and notified by email
  • Winner has 72 hours to claim, if prize is not claimed within 72 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen
  • The prize will be shipped by the sponsor
  • Entries are per person

Special Offer for First-Time Tropical Traditions Customers

Edit: This review and giveaway is based on sample product I received from Tropical Traditions.

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  2. I'd like to try the coconut flour based Gluten Free Coconut Cream Cheese Squares.

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  3. I like the Banana Coconut Shake.
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  4. Amazing Coconut Pie sounds like an amazing dessert! Thank you. http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_Amazing_Coconut_Pie.htm

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  6. I would like to try the Coconut Pancakes. I would add chocolate chips to the recipe. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good!!! I love coconut in with anything!

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  10. I would like to try the Crispy Baked Coconut Chicken.

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  12. The apple chicken stir fry sounds yummy.

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  13. I would love to try the Chicken Cacciatore recipie as it sounds delicious.

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  15. I'd like to try the Coconut Fried Shrimp.

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  21. I'd like to fry some potato pancakes with this.

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  24. The Coconut Baked Chicken sounds delicious! I might have to try it for dinner tonight!

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  27. I like the Gluten Free Banana Coconut Flour Muffins Coconut Flour Recipe!

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  38. I think I'd want to try the Coconut Baked Chicken Recipe.

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  39. i am trying the Banana Coconut Flour Muffins Coconut Flour Recipe this week!

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  40. i'd like to make the Crispy Baked Coconut Chicken. thanks!

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  45. Would try newly posted Coconut flour biscuits
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  59. Wow, a shortening that is trans fatty acid free. I'm there. Their chocolate coconut peanut butter balls sound quite enticing as well.

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  60. Mmm, coconut shrimp for sure! Droool...

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  66. I would love to try the Coffee Heaven recipe as I love coffee and I love coconut cream!! Mmm mmm, an excuse for both!

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  71. Oatmeal Pumpkin Coconut Cookies sound good!

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  77. I would love to try the recipe for the Banana Coconut Shake. JD

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  103. The Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Balls looks delicious! Thank you for the giveaway

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  117. The Coconut Shrimp would do it for me!

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  118. The Pumpkin-Coconut Squares sounds delicous. However if I were to win, I would use some of the shortening for all organic homemade soap. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  126. The coconut pancakes sound really cood, especially topped with bananas. :)

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  130. Yum, I want to make the Vanilla Coconut Cream Candy!

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  135. I'd try the Crispy Baked Coconut Chicken

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  136. I'd like to try the Chicken Curry.
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  137. I would like to try the Gluten Free Apple Pecan Turkey Salad Recipe.

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  138. I would like to try Flourless Coconut Pancakes.

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  148. I'd love to try the Coconut Shrimp. I alwasy get that in a restaurant, but have never tried making it at home! This would be my chance! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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