Gluten-free Giveaway and Review: Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

In addition to my gluten sensitivity, I have had allergic reactions to many coconut products.  Therefore, I was hesitant on testing this product, but lo and behold I had no reaction at all to this product!  The probable reason?  I read that many people who have food allergies may not have an allergic reaction to a food when consuming their organic version.  Avoiding chemicals, artificial ingredients, etc. is supposed to help those with food allergies.  Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is not refined.  The coconut is shredded (wet milled); cold pressed using the water from the inside of the coconut to make coconut milk; allowing it to sit for about a day to allow the oil to naturally separate from the milk; and then naturally separating the oil from the milk.  Their process is highly commended and makes recipes tastes wonderful!

Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut Oil

You may have already checked out my recent recipe, Gluten-free Almond Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Oh so good!  They taste like gourmet gluten-free macaroons, and I didn’t even add any coconut!

Why Tropical Traditions brand?

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest).
  • Gold Label is made by hand
  • Their Gold Label Coconut oil was tested by a professor in Philippines to have 2 times the amount of antioxidants than any other coconut oil on the market.


You  will be able to acquire a complimentary copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book by taking part in their Referral Program. When you choose “Referred by a Friend” and enter my user ID: 7342685 on your first online order, and the book will be automatically added to your order.

If you do place an order, currently they are offering $5.00 off shipping using this code: 210311.





One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • One 32 oz. jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut Oil!

How to Enter

  • Comment on this post requesting to be entered in the giveaway and tell us why you why to enter. (mandatory)

Ways of Entering Additional Times

Tell us what extra things you have done below in your comment:

  1. Like “Gluten Free Carla” on Facebook Page  and tell me you did so by stating so and leave your FB name in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  2. Share this page on Facebook either by using the link above or by clicking “share” on Facebook below; and leave a separate comment below stating what you did. (1 extra entry)
  3. Follow me on Twitter “GFrecipebox” and leave me your Twitter name in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  4. Retweet this post dated March 16, 2011 on Twitter from “GFrecipebox“ by using “RT @GFrecipebox” in your tweet and leave me a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  5. Leave a comment on any other post on this site, limit two, and state what you did below, in a separate comment.  Other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
  6. Share this on any of the 328 social net works by clicking the share button below and leave a separate comment below for each share you did. (1 extra entry for each share).
  7. “Like” Tropical Traditions on Facebook and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)
  8. Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter (@troptraditions)  and leave a separate comment below with your Twitter user name. (1 extra entry)
  9. Sign up for the Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter and enter a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)

What you should know

  • Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on April 2, 2011.
  • The winner will have until 11:59pm PST on April 5, 2011 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply us with their U.S. shipping address and phone number.  If they do not respond within that time period of time, a new winner will be chosen.  Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this site on April 3, 2011 to view the winner announcement.  The winner’s shipping address, phone number and email address will be kept confidential between us and Tropical Traditions.
  • The name of the winner will be announced on this page, right below this line, on April 3, 2011.

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.

And the winner is…


Kathryn has until 11:59pm PST on April 5, 2011 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply us with her U.S. shipping address and phone number.  If she does not respond within that time period of time a new winner will be chosen.

The winner was chosen at random, using

96 Replies to “Gluten-free Giveaway and Review: Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil”

  1. I just ran out of my coconut oil. It is a staple of my very limited sugar & gluten free diet. I would be so grateful if I won!

  2. I would like to be entered in this giveaway because I have heard so many good things about Tropical Traditions and their coconut oil. I have never tried coconut oil before.

  3. I would like to be entered into this giveaway because I know coconut oil is a healthy choice. I have tried TT’s expeller-pressed coconut oil and liked it very much and would like to try the Gold Label.

  4. Please enter my name for the free jar of gold label virgin coconut oil.
    I read that it is good for dementia – memory loss.
    Thank you.

  5. I have tried other brands of coconut oil and coconut cream, but am eager to try Tropical Traditions brand. I like their philosophy and methods of harvesting and producing the oils As a breast cancer survivor I am always looking for the healthiest products to use for food and skin care products. I am entering the giveaway because I have 2 daughters and a granddaughter who are gluten-free people, and I am always looking for the best food and skin care products for them also.

  6. Because I just found this site. I am interested in getting back good health. I will try most any healthy product so I can be on my way to being better

  7. I have been using T.T. coconut oil on my hair skin and nails for years now and nothing could ever be better. Remember that your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything you put on it. We never have to worry about absorbing any toxic substances with Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Oil. It is for use with all ages whenever, whereever!

  8. I want to enter this give-away. I recently started working with a nutritionist and am just learning about the benefits of coconut oil. I plan to order but at this time money is a bit tight. Thanks for the opportunity to try it!

  9. And as for why I’d like to enter… Coconut oil is my main oil but I’ve yet to try this brand. And I’d love to!

  10. I’m excited to try this! We usually buy another brand, but we’d love to give this one a whirl to compare. (The shipping is less on our regular brand.)

  11. I just read and commented on Aluminum Foil Dangers; was happy to find out there is an alternative…now all I have to do is find out how to purchase it…

  12. I also already like Tropical Traditions on FB. Hopefully that counts for an extra entry still. Combine my name and my e-mail to get my Facebook name!

  13. I’ve really been wanting to give this brand a try – but I’m hesitant due to shipping costs. If it turns out I like it better than what I can buy locally at my health food store, then I can look past the shipping costs and order in bulk!

  14. I have “liked” Gluten Free Carla and am looking forward to learning more about Gluten Free living. My Facebook name is Nancy Gay Simmonds.

  15. Please enter me for the give-away! I regularly use coconut oil, but have never tried this brand…would love the chance!

  16. I am entering this giveaway because I know the benefits of coconut oil and the high quality standards of this company. I haven’t been able to try the gold label yet, as it is the most expensive, but am looking forward to trying it!!

  17. I’ve been hearing so many great comments about Tropical Traditions coconut products and I have been hoping to try them. I want to get better at baking and cooking with coconut oil. I know all the great benefits and would like to start reaping them :)

  18. Please enter me. I have just recently (in the past 2 weeks taken Gluten out of my diet after suffering for years :(
    I would love to try this product.

  19. I am the only GF in a household of folks who refuse to give up their goodies. I am constantly searching for recipes that my family will love, and that I can eat. This has been a great site, and I would be excited to try the coconut oil to further enhance the recipes! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  20. I am entering because I have been wanting to try this brand of coconut oil for quite some time, but have been hesitant to order because some coconut oils I’ve tried have had no coconut flavor. I’d love to try this brand & become a regular customer:)

  21. I am a fan of coconut oil! I know it has incredible health benefits and when I remember to use it I will use it. It just would never hurt to have a brand new jar of coconut oil on hand, especially a new brand that is highly recommended. :) That is why I’m entering this giveaway.

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