Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour Review and Giveaway

I confess, I am becoming a fan of all things Tropical Traditions. If there were a withdrawal group to get off their products I would not join. I am so grateful to this company for allowing me to try and review their products. They have opened up a whole new way of cooking and eating for me.

When I asked if I could review another of their products and they said yes I was elated. Every since I first browsed their site I have been intrigued with the organic coconut flour. I can not eat any grains, starches well I can't eat most of the items I am used to eating and I miss my breads badly so when I found this gluten free
flour I had to try it. One of the things I love about Tropical Traditions is not only their wholesome organic products but their recipe pages also. There is nothing like getting something and not know how to use it.

When the flour arrived and I opened it, it smelled as I expected like coconut it wasn't a strong sent but I was still a bit worried. Did I want everything I used it with to taste like coconut? I had waited a long time to get my hands on this so I was not going to back down now, and I searched the recipes. I found a few like biscuits and gravy(WOW!), pancakes and then I saw one for Bacon, egg and cheese muffins and I knew this was the one I was going to try. I printed the recipe and gathered the ingredients:
 It was simple to make and really quick. It sort of reminded me of the cream puff dough I used to make for my family.
They smelled wonderful when I took them out of the oven. But the proof is in the pudding as my mom used to say and I tried one. I wasn't sure if I liked them or not when I first tried them. I could taste a slight coconut flavor but not really... it was different but as I worked on other things that flavor stayed with me and I found I wanted another.... Oh yeah I am hooked. When my husband got home from work he tried them also and he loved them right away in fact thing this morning
 he brought me another one with a cup of coffee.They were still great but I have to say that if you make these  and you are going to put some up don't add salt because the bacon caused them to taste really salty to me. But then I don't use salt in my recipes at all.I have gotten used to the clean natural flavors of my foods. So when I get the salt in my food I can really taste it. I want to try these with corn in them like corn fritters. My kids are coming home this weekend so I am going to make pineapple upside down cake from scratch using this flour and applesauce, I am betting that it will be the most delicious cake I have ever made. I will post a report after it is done! My opinion of the organic coconut flour is two thumbs up. I want to try using it to coat chicken and see how it tastes that way. I miss fried chicken and I know that the slight coconut flavor will go great.

If you want to check out my previous reviews you can go to these links to see what I had to say about
their Gold Label Coconut Oil and their Organic Shredded Dried Coconut. Tropical Traditions also has some great discounts right now and if you want to check out the prices you can find the Shredded Dried Organic Coconut, Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and Organic Flour on these links.

Tropical Traditions has generously offered one of my Bloggity readers the chance to win their own bag of Organic Coconut Flour to try out for themselves. To enter all you need to do is give me your name and email address. The rest of the entries are optional you don't have to do them, however the more you do the better your chances are of winning.

*** If you are a 1st time buyer on Tropical Traditions they will send you a free cookbook with your first order. Plus if you go through one of the links on my page I will get a reward also(gift card for future purchases!) so we both win!***

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 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.