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Giveaway: 1 Gallon Tropical Traditions Coconut Chips

Posted May 30 2012 10:40pm

You probably already know that Tropical Traditions is famous for its Virgin Coconut Oil . ( Curious about coconut oil? Click here. ) And if coconut oil was the only thing available at Tropical Traditions, it would be totally worth it. Check out this video with all the uses of coconut oil if you don’t believe me.

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But as much as I love Tropical Traditions’ coconut oil, I’m not here to talk about that today. Today I want to focus on one of their other amazing coconut products: coconut chips.

Tropical Traditions generously sent me a gallon of their Coconut Chips to try, and I started digging in right away. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, to be honest. I’m familiar with coconut flakes, coconut shreds, desiccated coconut, and the like, but coconut chips? Wasn’t real sure exactly what that was. 

It turns out that coconut chips are basically like coconut flakes, just a little bit larger. I was expecting a thicker, crunchier piece of coconut, but it’s actually rather thin. Tropical Traditions recommends using their shredded coconut or coconut flakes rather than the chips for baking, but I personally think these coconut chips would also work in any dried-coconut-based recipe, like these Orange Chocolate Macaroons . The texture would probably be different, but I think it would work. You could also try this recipe for Gluten Free Coconut Fudge Cupcakes .

What did I do with my delicious coconut chips ?

Well, first of all, I ate them plain. Yummy!

Then I added them to a trail mix I made:

  • dried cranberries
  • raisins
  • sunflower seeds
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped walnuts,
  • and, of course, coconut chips

Dee. Lish. Us! And perfect for on-the-go snacking.

I also used the coconut chips to make home-made coconut milk for my Certain Little Someone. This is how I did it (in my Vitamix):

  • I placed 1 cup of coconut chips in the bottom of the Vitamix.
  • I poured 2 cups of boiling water over the chips, and let them soak for a while as I puttered around the kitchen doing other things.
  • I then put the lid on the Vitamix, turned it on, set it on variable 10 and then High. I let it run for 2-3 minutes to pulverize the coconut chips.
  • I strained the milk through a mesh sieve lined with a tea towel, and squeezed out the tea towel thoroughly after it had cooled some.

That’s it! I then used that homemade coconut milk to make some yogurt for the same Certain Little Someone. He loved it!

So now it’s your turn to win your own gallon of Tropical Traditions Coconut Chips !Then you can have fun experimenting with it yourself and trying out lots of new recipes! The giveaway ends next Tuesday at midnight, and I will send the winner an email to notify them.

Rafflecopter is not working today, so let’s do this the old-fashioned way! You can earn an entry by completing each of the following tasks. Leave a comment for each one.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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