Once again I wish to tout my love for Tropical Traditions. They are a fantastic company and seem to be working very hard at leaving a positive impression on, not only the environment, but also the world. I recently had the opportunity to review their coconut flakes. First things first: it is a wonderful product. However, when I first inquired about the size of the flakes, I was under the impression I was going to get something closer to this:
I wanted to demonstrate my recipe for Primal Special K.
What I got was this:
Recipe wise, I'm kind of stumped. I know I can look at the recipes on their site, but I pride myself with coming up with unique recipes in a "Hey, I wonder if those two things go together" manner. The best thing I've made lately with them involved La Nouba marshmallows, coconut cream concentrate, cacao butter, and chocolate in a sort of funky Frankenstein-ish rice crispy treat/ball. I also have a tiger tail recipe in the works, but haven't perfected it yet.
Anyway, back to the coconut flakes!
I was excited to see the box on my porch when I got home one day and hurriedly opened it. I was astounded at the size of the bucket (2 lbs), and eagerly got to work on opening it. There are instructions on how to properly open the bucket, but I still had trouble and it took about 10 mins. I also have to tap it closed with a hammer whenever I need to close it now. I probably ruined the closing mechanism when I was opening it. Me & the lid... we just don't get along. Once I got it open, however, I was hit with the lovely aroma of fresh coconut. I was disappointed it wasn't coconut chips as I had expected it to be (misunderstanding on my part entirely! Tropical Traditions clearly states what it is. I just got over excited and didn't read in enough), but the taste and superior texture more than made up for it!
Let's review pros and cons
- Superior product
- Excellent portion size
- Lovely, fresh smell and taste
- Difficult to open and close (for me anyway)
And just to reinforce the fact that Tropical Traditions is making a positive influence on the world, they have generously offered to give you your own supply of coconut flakes!
So, my friends, it is time to don your contest-entering Ninja apparel! Here's what you have to do:
The first person to bring me 5 new readers by Saturday, October 8, 2011, wins!
*small print* they must say who sent them, and they must subscribe to the RSS feed above
BONUS POINTS!In the event of a tie breaker, I will use the following to determine the winner:
- Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook
- Like The Primal Junk Foodie on Facebook
- Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter-- @troptraditions
- Follow The Primal Junk Foodie on Twitter-- @PrimalJnkFoodie
And now a word from Dug:
Did you catch that? I want you to bring me 5 new prisoners, er readers, cuz you love this woman here like I am your master :P
btw, I am NOT your master.
Tell your friends that this gal here says you are to take them prisoner. "Trish, stop bothering the readers!"
I am warning you, once again, readers... I am jumping on you now.
At this rate, we'll never give away the coconut! Now if you lot don't clear out of here by the time I count to three
1... 2... SQUIRREL!
Sorry. Do you want the coconut?
"Yes, I do. I do ever so much want the coconut!"
Then go and fetch me some folks who love food (and Tropical Traditions) as much as I do!
"Okay! I will get them and then bring them back."