Monday, December 27, 2010

Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening Review and Giveaway


Ever since I made the switch from vegetable oil to coconut oil, I've been thinking about a healthier alternative for shortening, since I have the family recipe for homemade pies! A friend recommended palm shortening, and I had the opportunity to review (and now to give away) Tropical Traditions' Organic Palm Oil Shortening.

As part of our Christmas menu, I wanted to make an apple pie and give the organic palm oil shortening a try! The shortening felt much like Crisco, and while making the crust, it seemed a bit more tacky -- although, my crust making skills are quite weak, and the crusts seem to vary each time I do make them. The dough rolled out the same way it normally does for me, and the TASTE -- it's was great! My husband couldn't tell the difference! The crust was just as flakey as before, and I liked knowing that the pie is healthier. For avid, health-conscious bakers out there, this is for you, since it's not hydrogenated and has no trans fats!



BUY IT!!
You can purchase a gallon (it's massive) of Organic Palm Shortening for $35.75. (Tropical Traditions often runs specials, which they advertise through their sales email; right now you can get it for $25.95.) Right now, you'll also be able to receive a FREE copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil, from the Referral program! Choose “Referred by a Friend” and enter User ID: 6608836 on their first online order, and the book will be automatically added to your order. If you need assistance, contact Customer Service.

WIN IT!!
Tropical Traditions is giving away a gallon of Organic Palm Shortening! This is open to U.S. To enter, you must Like Discovering the Me in Mommy on Facebook. This is required and must be done before the extra entries count! PLEASE leave your name and email address with your entry.


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1- For ONE extra entry, Follow me via Google Friend Connect.

2- For ONE extra entry, Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway.

3 - For ONE extra entry, Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter.

4 - For ONE extra entry, Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook.

5 - For ONE extra entry, Enter any other active giveaways.

6 - For ONE extra entry, Subscribe to Tropical Traditions' Newsletter.

7 - For TWO extra entries, Subscribe to my blog via email.

Contest ends at 10pm EST on Sunday, January 16, 2011 when I will draw a winner at random. PLEASE leave your email address in your entry. I will notify the winner, and s/he will have 36 hours to respond!


****This is not a paid post. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Tropical Traditions who supplied the products for the review and giveaway!****

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