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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter - Recipe, Review and Giveaway


I have reviewed a few Tropical Traditions items with great success. I love their line of natural and unique products. I have reviewed the Gold Label Coconut Oil, Raw Honey and this month, the Organic Coconut Peanut Butter.

From their website:
"Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Peanut Butter is made from organic peanuts and organic coconut. Two ingredients: nothing else! No fillers, no binders, no sweeteners, and no preservatives. The peanuts are 100% organic Valencia peanuts grown organically by family farmers in New Mexico and Texas. Grown in the dry climate of the southwestern United States, these peanuts are certified organic and free from aflatoxins. The dried coconut is certified organic coconut meat from the Philippines from coconuts that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, our dried coconut products are not treated with sulfites to keep them white. Together, these premium organic roasted peanuts and the premium organic dried coconut are ground together to make a delicious and nutritious spread!"
My review:

I was SO excited to try this product. We use a lot of peanut butter. Lately I have been trying to purchase more of the natural varieties so was very interested to test this.

My kids tried this when making a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich and I did not get favorable reviews at first. I think it was more the texture than the taste. Instead of a smooth, sticky texture like peanut butter, this has more of a firm texture - similar to hard ice cream). I tried softening the peanut butter (which made a huge difference for something like a PB&J sandwich).

I decided to try this in cooking and I am glad I did! I received rave reviews from not only my kids, but also from my husband.

I like to make Asian inspired dishes - stir fry is easy to make, tasty and healthy. One of our favorites is rice noodles and stir fry covered in a peanut sauce. For the sauce I use a recipe from the Family Dinner cookbook that I reviewed a few months ago. It contains rice vinegar, sesame seed oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey and peanut butter. This time I made it with 1/2 regular peanut butter and 1/2 Coconut Peanut Butter (see pictures below).







So easy - stir-fry veggies over rice noodles, and topped with the tasty peanut sauce. Ironically I actually used all three Tropical Traditions products in this recipe! I used both the Raw Honey and the Organic Coconut Peanut Butter to make the peanut sauce and the Gold Label Coconut Oil for the stir fry (frozen veggies, fresh chopped carrots, celery, mushrooms and bok choy cabbage topped with sesame seeds).

My husband said it was much better with the Organic Coconut Peanut Butter because it was not as sweet. It has a milder taste and did not overwhelm the taste of the veggies. My kids also enjoyed it and cleaned their plates at dinner time :)

If you are interested in buying the Coconut Peanut Butter hurry! It is on sale now through March 31st, 2011 for 40% off!

Tropical Traditions has offered one of my readers the Coconut Peanut butter! To enter the giveaway post which recipe you would love to try: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm

* You must be a follower of this blog in order to be eligible to win


Extra entries:
- Follow Tropical Traditions on twitter @troptraditions
- Follow me in twitter @misaacmom and tweet this giveaway
- share this on facebook

RULES
* Winner will be selected via random.org or randomizer

* Winner will be contacted via email

* Winner must respond to email notification within 2 business days or another winner will be selected.

* Email address must be posted in your blogger profile OR you must post it with your entry.

* Only residents of the US are eligible to win

* No P.O. Boxes

* Tropical Traditions is responsible for prize fulfillment

* You must be 18 years old and above

* Ends 04/09/2011

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.. All opinions expressed are my own. For more information on this blog and my posting practices, please refer to the disclosure policy below at the bottom of this page.


50 comments:

Cal said...

I would like to try the No Bake Coconut Cocoa Chewy Bites

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

oatmeal cookies yum

Tessa.t said...

omg the coconut peanut butter balls look awesome!

sweepmom said...

I would like to try the Inside-Out Coconut Peanut Butter Cups.

crystletellerday said...

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BethElderton said...

I'm a new gfc friend--I want to try the No Bake Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies
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BethElderton said...

I follow Tropical Traditions on twitter as mbm218
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Laura C said...

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Laura C said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Coconut brownies recipe.
GFC Follower, Cindy M
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Anonymous said...

I follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter, Twitter name is foodhistorian.
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ktgonyea said...

I would like to try the Inside-Out Coconut Peanut Butter Cups.

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Karen Gonyea

GFC Follower :)

Cathy W said...

I want to try the Coconut Citrus Fudge
http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_Coconut_Citrus_Fudge.htm
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Cathy W said...

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Cathy W said...

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xoeskie1(at)gmail(dot)com said...

i'd like to try peanut butter coconut meltaways

xoeskie1(at)gmail(dot)com said...

i already follow TT on twitter @cabbie413

Mommy Minded said...

the cookies and smoothies sound good but your stir fry looks awesome!

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Mommy Minded said...

I follow them on twitter

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Maman A Droit said...

paprika coconut chicken sounds delicious. although as much as my husband loves coconut, I'm not sure I'd actually get to try any before he gobbled it all down :)

Anonymous said...

My recipe of choice is the Peanut Butter Coconut Meltaways!

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taylorbagels said...

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hiann88 said...

I would like to try the Cranberry Coconut Cookies recipe & GFC public follower.

hiann88 said...

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hity88 said...

GFC public follower and I want to try the Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies recipe.

hity88 said...

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cpage2323 said...

gfc follower (cpage2323) i think the recipe for chicken satay with coconut peanut sauce.
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cpage2323 said...

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carolpie said...

I already follow-carol lewis.
I would love to munch out on the Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies-with icing! Yum!
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carolpie said...

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Donna said...

I would like to try the Gluten Free Banana Avocado Quick Bread
recipe. I follow on GFC.
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Donna said...

I follow them on twitter(donnak4)
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Betty C said...

I'm a follower. I'd like to try the Rich Coconut Peanut Curry Chicken.

Betty C said...

I follow Tropical Traditions on twitter as willitara.

Betty C said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
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Gianna said...

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.

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