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Coconutreat Coconut Oil Giveaway (US: 05/20)


Supply and demand is a beautiful thing.  You demand more coconut oil and I supply it! Ok, maybe I don’t personally supply it but I have the different task of vetting the best coconut oil out there! Sometimes I find the coconut oil and sometimes it finds me.

Coconutreat contacted me and asked if I would be interested in sampling their product.  I checked out their website and immediately got distracted (in a good way) by their catchy logo.  I thought it was pretty clever to use a coconut palm tree as the “t.”

After I stopped coveting their logo, I got down to the business of making sure that this company conformed to the same standards of the other coconut oil companies I have reviewed.  Although their website is fairly basic, there is a lot of really good information packed onto it. I liked what I read so I agreed to give their coconut oil a fair review.

Coconutreat has been providing the highest quality Organic Coconut Oil since 2004. All of their oil is Certified USDA Organic, Raw, Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Coconutreat was founded by Dr. Ross Lloyd to provide Organic Coconut Oil to his patients. As a Holistic Chiropractor and Whole Food Nutritionist he understands the value of the amazing health benefits of Coconut Oil. Dr. Lloyd moved his family of 7 to Southern Idaho in 2009 to live a more independent and self-sustaining lifestyle. He currently raises grass fed beef, rabbits, chickens, and milk goats and enjoys taking care of his mini farm with his family. I envy Dr. Lloyd.  I would love to be able to raise most of what I eat myself. The fact that he made this happen for his family impressed me.

Coconutreat carries coconut oil by the gallon, half gallon, and quart. They even offer a 4 ounce coconut oil skin cream. Coconutreat is committed to maintaining high standards of quality, superior value and prompt service. If the quality of their Coconut Oil does not meet the customer’s satisfaction they will promptly refund the purchase price of a 32-oz. canister minus the shipping cost. (Maximum of $22.99 ). They do not require they customer to return the product originally purchased.

So let’s get down to business…

Coconutreat sent me both a quart of coconut oil and a 4 ounce jar of skin cream to try out. When they arrived, I had to wrestle them away from Tiny per the usual.  That girl just KNOWS when a box has coconut oil in it.  She can smell it coming down the street.  I kid you not. It makes me a proud mama. 

We immediately had to try out the coconut oil skin crème.  This skin crème is just coconut oil, nothing else added. It is in a convenient 4 ounce jar which makes it handy to keep in the bathroom to use on chapped lips, wind burned/sunburned cheeks, and to attack those occasional blemishes. I would love to say that this is where our jar now lives but actually it has become Tiny’s personal coconut oil jar and she dives into regularly.  I have refilled it several times already.  So basically, thanks for the great 3-year-old sized jar of coconut oil Coconutreat! ;)

I did my standard tests on the Coconutreat Coconut Oil.  I first ate it off the spoon.  Good stuff and interestingly enough it had a lighter texture than I am used to. I did notice more air bubbles in this oil which may account for the texture difference. It tasted great – nothing different or concerning there. And I did really like the lighter texture.  It slid down a little easier that way.  I have no idea what makes this oil lighter as it is produced in the same manner as the other coconut oil I have reviewed but I’m not complaining.  Eating coconut oil day after day after day can get a little tedious.  This was a nice change.

I of course had to cook and bake with the oil to make sure it could hold its own. I scrambled my eggs in it, sautéed my cabbage in it, and baked coconut bread with it. Everything turned out delicious and much to my surprise, had very little coconut oil flavor.  Most unrefined coconut oils impart a distinct coconutty flavor.  The Coconutreat oil was much milder which I quite liked.  This makes is a bit more versatile as I do not always want all of my food tasting like coconut. Coconut flavored spinach isn’t exactly something I would beg for more of but when I used this oil to sauté my spinach, it was delicious.  The very subtle coconut flavor did not overpower or really even alter the great taste of my organic spinach!

The one downside was that although the containers are very eye catching, they are plastic but this is not uncommon.  On their website, Coconutreat actually addressed they they do not use glass containers for their Coconut Oil. “So as not to increase the cost of your Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, our packaging is in high quality USDA approved PETE plastic canisters. This is the same plastic used in water and soda bottles. The PETE canisters are guaranteed to not leach toxic materials into the oil. They are also safer than glass because they do not break and can be reused over and over again as canisters for other foods or more Coconut Oil! We know of no other company that supplies Coconut Oil in these wonderful easy to hold, wide mouth canisters. You’ll love them. We guarantee it!” So that made me feel better about the plastic.
 
On to this amazing giveaway! Coconutreat is generously giving away one container of their Extra Virgin Coconut Oil!

All you have to do to enter is to visit the Coconutreat FAQ page and tell me one thing you learned. Then, leave a comment on this post (be sure to include your email if it is not linked to your profile)!

That’s it. One simple entry gets you into this coconut oil giveaway!

This giveaway opens today, May 12, 2012 and closes May 20, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.  Contest open in to U.S. residents only. Winner will be selected via random.org.  I will email you and you will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected.

Want to purchase some of this delicious coconut oil? Enter coconutreat at checkout and receive 10% off of your order plus free shipping for orders over $25! Coupon ends May 31st so don’t wait too long!

Good Luck!

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Comments

  1. I learned coconut oil keeps for a very long time. Nice because other oils go rancid so quickly.

  2. “Some producers will also try to filter their fermented coconut in charcoal to try to remove the sour smell but instead that process gives the coconut a burnt smell and taste.”

    Not surprising, but this I didn’t know.

    By the way, my kids get excited when they see a Vitamin Shoppe box arrive, LOL

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  4. I was surprised that coconut oil will last that long without going bad. Most other types of oils go rancid quickly.

  5. All Philippines coconut trees used to be ORGANIC. Today however, we are SAD to SAY that the Philippines Coconut Authority has started promoting the use of fertilizer on the coconut trees to improve the yield of nuts from the coconut trees.

    Wow, this is sad. :(

  6. One should at least eat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil per day

  7. Jennifer says:

    That I need to consume 3 tablespoons per day. I think I’ll add it to my oatmeal! :)

  8. Coconut Oil is classified as a vegetable oil!!

    jenetta penner at gmail dot com

  9. That coconut oil is classified as vegetable oil is new to me!

  10. Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil can last from 3 years to 15 years .

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

  11. Dorothy says:

    That EVCO should be as clear as water. But I don’t understand. It’s always opaque white, in my experience. So I learned something that I need to learn more about! Good learning, leads to more learning ….

  12. I learned coconut oil is the only significant food source of Medium Chain Fatty Acids like those found in breast milk.

  13. Although I can’t apply for this great giveaway, love the fact Tiny just knows when coconut oil arrives!!! I’m still trying to get my kids on to it in it’s natural state! You definitely deserve to be such a proud momma!!!

    Faye xxx

  14. I did not know how much coconut oil was recommended per day, and was surprised to read it was 3 tablespoons. I need to find more ways to get it into our diets for if each person in our family needs 3 T a day…that is a lot!

    sistermomy at hotmail dot com

  15. This is interesting: It is normally bottled or packed within 8 hours from the time the nut is opened

  16. I learned it will still be good to use after many years! I had no idea it could keep up to 15 years.

  17. I learned…..Is Coconut Oil a Seed Oil?

    No. Coconut Oil is classified as a vegetable oil, even if the coconut fruit that matures is actually the seed from which the new coconut tree will grow from.

  18. cori jones white says:

    my babies tend to wean earlier than i like so i love the idea that coconut oil is the only significant food source of Medium Chain Fatty Acids like those found in breast milk. what is the recommended dosage for toddlers? 1 tsp?

  19. I learned that only extra virgin coconut oil has a coconut taste.

  20. I learned that coconut oil has a pretty long shelf life (3+ years). I think I go through it a lot more quickly than 3 years but it’s good to know and it’s pretty cool!

  21. I learned it has a long shelf life

  22. Marielle says:

    I learned that some people have the strength to not eat a jar of coconut oil in a week. Some are weird enough that they keep it around long enough to see that it maintains quality after 3, 7, and 15 years. I don’t think I’m strong enough to do that!

    (Okay, for real, I learned that one’s body might not be able to handle more than 3 tbsp of coconut oil per day. I’m pretty sure I’ve had more than that in a day, but to be fair I did work my way up to that tolerance. :P)

    (moskitchen[at]yahoo.com]

  23. Just found your blog when reading about coconut oil! LOVE IT!
    I had planned to start taking coconut oil 3 tblspoons per day, now I know to start of slowly.
    Also read your list of uses for CO. Will be trying in on my 7 week old’s cradle cap. This stuff sounds like magic!

  24. It was very informative. The long shelf life coconut oil has, it is surprising.

  25. I was surprised to learn that it needs no refrigeration and has a very long shelf life (sounds like indefinitely).
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

  26. Anonymous says:

    PETE plastic is the worse kind, and it definitely leaches. HDPE would be better, glass the best.

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  28. Anonymous says:

    I learned that not all Virgin Coconut Oils are alike. Just like not all Coconuts are Organic.

    mickyjm@live.co.uk

  29. I learned that Coconutreat Coconut Oil will last much longer than cheaper processed or expeller pressed coconut oils.
    Coconut Oil has so many uses and benefits, a good thing to keep in the house at all times!

    crystalhollow@gmail.com

  30. Anonymous says:

    I learned what the difference between Virgin Coconut Oil and Copra Coconut Oil is.
    this oil look great, would like to try this, thank you.

    Sandra

    annegeddesfly@yahoo.com

  31. @cori jones white My toddler would eat coconut oil like ice cream! I wold start off slow but most toddlers should be able to handle a tablespoon or so!

  32. @Tash Hi Tash! You are the winner but I cannot find a way to contact you! Please provide your email address by May 23rd, 8:00amPST. After than I will have to draw another winner!

  33. I realize this is a very old post, but I was curious why Coconutreat was not listed as one of your top three places to obtain coconut oil? Do you or would you still purchase from them?
    Thanks.

    • Yes, I would still purchase from them. I decided to only have a top three list, for simplicity sake. I felt like I had to look at the quality, value, and availability when making my selections. So there is nothing wrong with their oil. It mostly came down to availability.

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