So, you know we shop at lot with Amazon. Now, let’s tackle another online place where I shop – Tropical Traditions. Since discovering that I really do love coconut, and not the “stuff” they sell at the store labeled as “coconut,” I’ve really embraced Tropical Traditions. They offer GREAT stuff that I cannot find locally – and when you live in the country, that’s a lot of stuff. However, I wouldn’t trade where I live for anything in this world…so it’s nice to have the option to shop online.
Is Tropical Traditions the cheapest place? No, it’s not…but you can find stuff from them you cannot find easily in other places AND their business ethics are fantastic. I’m not sure about you, but I would rather pay a little extra and support someone with good ethics than to give money to someone I’m not entirely sure about.
We have a strong commitment to family farming and organic standards. We stand firmly against genetically modified foods (No GMOs). But the organic label is not enough for us. We research and find out where the products are produced, and how they are produced. We find that some organic standards too loose for our trust, so we look beyond what is claimed on a label. We find out as much as possible about those who provide the products. And if a certain quality of product does not exist, we will work with others to produce that product and offer it to our consumers. We did that with Virgin Coconut Oil in the Philippines, and we have done the same thing since coming back to live here in the US. –Tropical Traditions
The shipping from Tropical Traditions can be pricey because they use UPS – so I always wait for a free shipping promotion. That’s when I get my best deals from them. They offer a free shipping code about once a month. And if you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get notification when that happens.
So, what do I buy from Tropical Traditions? I really like their coconut oil – it’s very high quality. I don’t use it exclusively, but I do use it a lot. I enjoy their Expeller Pressed oil which has no coconut flavor – and I like that depending on what I am cooking.
They run sales on their coconut oil A LOT. You’ll also get notification of this in their newsletters.
I always get my Palm Shortening from Tropical Traditions. I get one gallon and it lasts me about a year. I don’t use it often, but any time a recipe calls for “shortening,” this is what I use. It’s a great oil for frying because it can handle high heat. I love frying doughnuts in it. It also makes a mean pie crust! It is tasteless. So, if you’re new to real food, or old to real food, you would really like having this healthy fat in your pantry. And now, I need a doughnut.
I also love the coconut flour from Tropical Traditions. It’s the highest quality I’ve ever used. It smells divine and I wish I could rub it all over my body…but that might be weird. Pair coconut flour with bacon, and I’m in heaven over here. It’s very reasonably priced, so I don’t even have to wait for a sale to buy it. I’m running low and need to place an order soon!
I also purchase my coconut flakes and chips from Tropical Traditions. I go through both of those sooooooooooooooo fast. I put coconut in everything. My mom is quite concerned. “Is there coconut in this again?”
There are a few other things I order from them, but I’m not set on getting those things from Tropical Traditions like the things listed above. I like their coffee beans, einkorn berries, tomato paste, and sometimes I order freeze-dried fruit from them.