Sunday, February 21, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter CLOSED



I can't seem to get enough of Tropical Traditions products. I've already reviewed their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Cream Concentrate, both of which have tickled our taste buds and enhanced our culinary creations. But the folks at Tropical Traditions were kind enough to offer me yet another yummy product to share with you all: their brand new Coconut Peanut Butter.

As with their Coconut Oil and Coconut Cream Concentrate, Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter is all-natural and 100% organic. There are only two ingredients: organic peanuts and organic coconut. No fillers, sweeteners or preservatives! The peanuts are free from aflatoxins, grown by small family farmers in both New Mexico and Texas. The dried coconut is pure coconut meat from the Philippines, grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. It contains no additives and is unsweetened. Just fruit and nut combined for a tasty, healthy snack!

I recieved a 16 oz. jar of Coconut Peanut Butter to review. The texture was very similar to regular peanut butter. It was smooth and easy to scoop and spread. But it had a lovely, light coconut aroma. I used it on toast, bananas and celery (with raisins, aka "Ants On A Log") as a substitute to my Jif for midday snacks. And it was mmm, mmm, good! I found the coconut flavor to be very subtle, allowing the peanuts to remain centerstage. Overall, a unique but fulfilling morsel!



I wanted more recipe ideas so I browsed the Tropical Traditions website and decided upon the Coconut Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa.

Coconut Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
Serves 4 - 5
Preparation Time: 3 minutes
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar/honey, more or less to taste*
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Peanut Butter

Combine dry ingredients in a medium saucepan and whisk in water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Whisk in Coconut Peanut Butter. Add milk and whisk and heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Serve topping with whipped cream.

(c) Tropical Traditions, recipe courtesy of Sarah Shilhavy

It was extremely rich and chocolately with a hint of coconut and peanut butter. I personally prefer a thinner consistency so I diluted it with a little more hot water for a more palatable texture. However, it was perfect as an after-dinner treat on a cold February evening. I just wish I had whipped cream on hand to top it off!



Next on my "to-bake" list are these to-die-for Inside-Out Coconut Peanut Butter Cups. My mouth is watering at the sight of these candy confections. I'd also like to thicken up my morning smoothie with some Coconut Peanut Butter, or use it to take my PB&J to a new dimension.

Bottom line: Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter is a fun way to add some gusto to an old favorite. It is a good bit pricier than Nutella or other nut butters but I like knowing I am supporting family farms and a company committed to quality, fine-tasting goods.

BUY IT: You can purchase Coconut Peanut Butter exclusively from the Tropical Traditions website (ARV $9.99).

DELECTABLE DEAL: When you place your order, make sure you choose "referred by friend" from the "How did you hear about us?" drop-down box and reference ID 5429861 to receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people's lives, and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Jader Shilhavy!

WIN IT: Tropical Traditions is giving one lucky reader their own jar of Coconut Peanut Butter!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Take a look around Tropical Traditions and tell me about another product you'd like to try. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me and @troptraditions on Twitter and tweet about the contest. You can do this daily! You may use the following tweet or come up with one of your own:

Win a jar of delicious, nutritious @troptraditions organic coconut peanut butter from @kris10chumley! Ends 3/7 http://bit.ly/cVYqlY


Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter. (2 entries!)

4.) Become a fan of Tropical Traditions on Facebook. (1 entry)

5.) Add my button to your site and comment with a link where I can find it. (1 entry)

Giveaway will end on March 7, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. and Canada. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: As I mentioned, I was sent a jar of Coconut Peanut Butter from Tropical Traditions to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review and mine and mine alone. Your experience may differ.

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would like to try the organic cream moisturizer, too.

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Organic coconut flakes.
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Food Historian said...

I cook alot and the 100% natural Shredded Coconut has me interested: This is extremely hard to find!

Theron said...

I would like to experiment with using Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour to make organic gluten free macaroons.

Theron said...

I would like to experiment with Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour as an ingredient for Coconut Macaroons. Organic, unleavened, and gluten free.

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the organic pumpkin seeds sound good.

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Ashlei said...

I'd love to try the coconut cream concentrate!

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jade said...

I would love to try their coconut concentrate.

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Valancia said...

Organic Apple Sauce.
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Coconut oil

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd love to try the Coconut Chips :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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mel said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Southwestern Peanut Butter. I'm a nut butter aficianado!

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Karen said...

I want to try the coconut cream concentrate

aledol said...

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sweepmom said...

I would like to try the organic coconut flakes.

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I want to try out their organic "very dark" chocolate bar!

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clc408 said...

I'd love to try some of their organic spices.

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I want to try Raw Coconut Water Vinegar

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sksweeps said...

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The coconut water vinegar because I have a cupboard full of different vinegars but have never heard of coconut water vinegar. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

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the monkeys' mama said...

i'm intrigued by the pastured raw chicken steaks for cats. I think my two kitties would LOVE that kind of wholesome raw pet food!

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Smooshy said...

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Jenn said...

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angie lilly said...

I would love to try the coconut flour! I bet bread made with that stuff would be wonderful!
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ms mel said...

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Emily B said...

The organic sundried tomatoes look yummy!
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Scott said...

I would like to try the lavender organic foaming hand soap they sell. I love those kinds of soaps!
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karen said...

I would love to try the Coconut Cream Concentrate. Thanks.

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Valancia said...

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Derk Thomas said...

Organic maple syrup would be good.

Tamara said...

I would love to try their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

Tamara said...

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Evan said...

Their grassfed butter sounds perfect
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Organic Apple Sauce is my choice!

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4tmama said...

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Melodic Mom said...

I would like to try the Rapunzel Organic Swiss Chocolate

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Brooke said...

Would love to try some of their bison!! Also some of the Skin exfoliators and lotions..

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daer0n said...

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Melissa said...

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Betty C said...

I'd like to try the organic cream moisturizer. Sounds like it would be really nice.

Betty C said...

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Betty C said...

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