Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tropical Traditions Shredded Coconut Review and Giveaway - CLOSED

I'm so excited to share with you about another great product from Tropical Traditions, their Shredded Coconut!



I received the bucket of Shredded Coconut a couple weeks ago and had to try it in the Chili-Coconut Crusted Shrimp recipe I found on their site. I made one adjustment to the recipe because my son doesn't like spicy stuff yet. I removed the peppers. This shrimp went over very well, even with my wife who's not a big shrimp fan! I have to admit it would have been even better if we could get fresh shrimp in Ohio instead of previously frozen shrimp. We made a dip using coconut cream, vanilla yogurt, and crushed pineapple for them. It was kind of similar to Red Lobster's dip for coconut shrimp.



I also made a batch of Classic Coconut Macaroons for our small group one Sunday night. They went over pretty well among those who like coconut! My wife said they were great just as they were. Other's thought dipping them in a little chocolate would make them even better. There's a recipe for the chocolate glaze right below the Macaroons recipe, so be sure to check that out too.



The best part is that the container (bucket) that their Shredded Coconut comes in is resealable. I mean it really seals tight to keep the coconut fresh! It has a rubber gasket inside the lid to make it seal air-tight. You don't get this from a bag of coconut bought in the store!

Hopefully, the recipes and pictures of foods using Tropical Traditions Shredded Coconut have enticed you a little!

The Giveaway

Tropical Traditions would like to give one of my readers their very own 1-gallon bucket of Shredded Coconut (2 lbs). (retails for $16.00).

Note: Please be sure to leave an email address in your comment if it's not public on your blogger profile.


Main Entry

Go here and look through the recipes at the bottom of the page. Come back here and tell me which recipe you'd like to try if you win the Shredded Coconut.

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  • Blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post and to Tropical Traditions. (5 entries. Please leave one comment per entry.)


Note: Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada residents only.

Contest ends April 30, 2010. I will choose a winner using random.org sometime on May 1, 2010 and contact the winner by email. You will have three days to respond by email with your contact information.

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.
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133 comments:

Linda Kish said...

Twice baked coconut sweet potatoes sound good.


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Frugal Science Gal said...

The cocconutty granola recipe looks great!

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Anonymous said...

Twice baked coconut sweet potatoes sound good.
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Twice baked coconut sweet potatoes sound good.
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thaeter7 said...

I would try the Light as a feather breakfast muffins.
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casey aubut said...

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies!!
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amanda said...

i'd love to try the chocolate coconut smoothie.
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paige said...

Hi!

I'm a gluten free cook and I go through pounds of coconut each month. I'd love to make the spicy coconut cilantro dressing--sounds scrumptious!

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Mary A said...

I would love to try the Honey Caramels with Chocolate, Almond and Coconut. Thanks for the giveaway.
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I love cilantro, so the spicy coconut cilantro dressing sounds interesting!

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

My four-year-old loves pancakes, so I'd try the Coconut Pancakes.

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bison61 said...

Coconut Snickerdoodle Delights Recipe sounds good

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daer0n said...

I would try the Bread Machine Honey Glazed Coconut-Cinnamon Rolls recipe :)

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sue14625 said...

Amazing Coconut Carrot Cake Recipe it sounds so good found several other recipes i would like to try too

lmurley2000 said...

i would love to make the coconut creme pie

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Estela said...

The Island Rice with Chicken sounds sooooo delish!!! (as do all the others!)

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Evan said...

I love macaroons so I would make the chocolate macaroons
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Juanita said...

Oh my! I think an easier question would be which recipe wouldn't I try. :) Any of the ones with shrimp, for a start. Then the Coconut Cream Pie.

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coconut carrot cake! :) but those coconut shrimp look REALLY good too

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Ashlei said...

I'd like to try the macaroons or the chocolate coconut gluten free protein bars.

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I would make the coconut granola recipe.

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Lisa said...

I would like to make coconut milk.

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Gaby said...

So many of those sound goof, I already do sweet potatoes with coconut frequently. I'd have to make the coconut cinnamon rolls! YUM

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Miranda said...

the coconut creme pie looks delish

susan said...

oh I would make the chocolate chip coconut cookies yum!

Domestic Diva said...

The Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe sounds perfect for curry. Yum!

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I'd like to try the recipe for Coconut Shrimp and Rice.
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Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Wow they've sure got a selection of recipes!

I am craving something cold so I choose the Chocolate Coconut Smoothie, like a mounds bar, right? =)

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Kimmy J. said...

Amazing Coconut Carrot Cake Recipe sounds awesome!

Michele P. said...

the fruit coconut smoothie recipe looks good.... and those macaroons look delish!

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Rachel McGuire said...

the recipe I would try first would be Coconut baked chicken sound absolutely mouth watering.

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I would use this to make coconut milk!

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That shrimp looks delicious!
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Melinda said...

I would love to try the Date Nut Coconut Bars Recipe!

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The Bookworm said...

I would love to try the Twice Baked Coconut Sweet Potatoes recipe!

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stephemery said...

Twice baked coconut sweet potatoes...yum!

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Jodi said...

I'd love to try the Creamy Coconut Oatmeal Recipe. It sounds wonderful! Thanks!

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I would try the coconut snickerdoodles
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matt4melis said...

I'd probably make the Coconut Cream Pie recipe

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Coconut in Chili? I'd like to try it. The Nourishing Chili with Coconut sounds inviting!
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