Review and Giveaway – Tropical Traditions Shredded Coconut

What is it?

Guess what I got in the mail a few days ago! If you guessed YET ANOTHER Department of Defense survey (this time addressed to my baby), you’d be right! If you guessed a HUGE tub of organic dried shredded coconut from Tropical Traditions, you’d also be right!

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There’s nothing but coconut in this bucket, my friends. And ain’t life grand?

My Thoughts:

First of all, let me say I’m a HUGE fan of coconut.

I’m a HUGE fan of coconut. There, I said it.

Coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut flakes, coconut oil… You name it. If you’re a primal/paleo/WAPF/”real food” reader (which most of you are), by now you’ve embraced the idea that modern humans eat way too much processed food, way too many carbs, far too many grains, and not nearly enough fat. Fat’s the good stuff. Stable, saturated fat. When you don’t have a ton of insulin floating around in your blood from eating cereal with skim milk, half a bagel, and orange juice (holy sugar overload!), your body LOVES to use fat as fuel.

So check it out. Nutrition facts for oats on the left. Coconut on the right. Also consider dried coconut is lighter than oats are, so 1 oz is “bigger” when we’re talking coconut.

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*nutrition facts from fatsecret.com

Those little charts at the bottom? I’ll take the fat-filled one please!

Tropical Traditions specializes in coconut products, and they know what they’re doing. Plus, they give it to you in a HUGE stinkin’ bucket, for a reasonable price. Before I found Tropical traditions, I had bought little bags of dried coconut … probably about 8oz in a bag, for $6-7. Special-ordered and delivered to my local gourmet shop. Because of course, the grocery stores are only interested in carrying sugar-infused sticky coconut.

Conversely, Tropical Traditions makes it easy for coconut to become part of your regular diet. This GINORMOUS tub of shreds only costs $17 (and they often have sales or deals where you can get other products free, if you’re subscribed to their email list). I could only get 2 or 3 little baggies of it from the gourmet shop for that price. So you can stop treating it like a “special treat” or an exotic ingredient (am I the only one who does that with expensive foods?), and start USING it.

And why did I compare it to oats? Well, the first thing I did when I got the coconut in the mail was use it to replace the oats in my homemade granola bars. And it did beautifully. So much so that the granola bars are almost gone. And I have to make some more tomorrow because my husband and I both love them, and my mother is coming into town and also requested them.

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I’ve also used dried coconut in my grain-free gluten-free cookies of awesomeness. Again, like oats would have, it added another texture profile to the cookies. Perfect. It’s also delicious added to fruit salads.

There are also a ton more coconut-based recipes here at Free Coconut Recipes.

Buy it:

Go to Tropical Traditions and check out all their products – they don’t just have coconut stuff (their pumpkin seeds are also great, I promise). And if you make a purchase and use my referral ID: 6533374, you’ll get a free book about coconut oil with 85 recipes in it. I’ll also get free coconut oil if you use me as your referral.

Win it: (CLOSED)

One lucky Joyful Abode reader will win a huge honkin’ tub of organic dried shredded coconut.

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. I am also not responsible for anything that may happen as a result of the winner falling face-first into a bucket full of shredded coconut.

SAHM & Navy Wife blogging grain-free real-food recipes, cloth diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, crafts, decor, & more.

214 Comments

  1. Julie
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 06:36:16

    I totally subscribed (and probably did a couple of other things on the list already but I’m too lazy to figure out which). Anyway, I wanted to mention that because of you and coconut I make some AWESOME peppermint patties! All people reading this should make them immediately.

  2. Virginia
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 21:06:58

    i never win these things, so i don’t know why i bother… but i follow you and tropical traditions on twitter, and i liked their page on facebook (i already like you ;))….

    :)

  3. Natural Health Goodies
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 20:30:21

    I’m also a tweeter friend thing (again twitter newbie… mind blank… follower there we go)

  4. Natural Health Goodies
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 20:27:33

    and I’m subscribed to your rss – well I will be after I press the ‘ol subscribe button…

  5. Natural Health Goodies
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 20:25:41

    and I tweeted http://twitter.com/cmygoodies (how do you link to the actual tweet – I’m a twitter newbie)

    plus I should get an extra entry for being the 200th comment. :)

    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 26, 2010 @ 20:38:58

      to link to the actual tweet, click the time stamp on your tweet (like where it says “22 minutes ago”) and then copy THAT url.

  6. Natural Health Goodies
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 20:23:04

    Wowza now that’s a vat of coconut! I signed up for the newsletter

  7. Christa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 19:08:39

    I follow you both on Facebook

  8. Christa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 19:06:57

    I follow both of you on Twitter!

  9. Christa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 19:05:51

    I subscribed to their newsletter

  10. Melissa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 18:15:33

    I just Emailed 10+ friends/family! :D

  11. Melissa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 18:05:48

    I just Subscribed to RSS for email updates!! :D

  12. Melissa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 17:59:14

  13. Melissa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 17:50:32

    Commented here:
    http://www.joyfulabode.com/2010/09/12/grain-free-granola-bars/

    Can’t wait to try these!!

  14. Melissa
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 17:49:15

    I just Subscribed to the Tropical Traditions email newsletter!

  15. Melissa W.
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 23:13:04

  16. Melissa W.
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 23:09:19

    Subscribe to Joyful Abode via RSS

  17. Melissa W.
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 23:06:57

  18. Melissa W.
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 23:05:56

    “Like” Tropical Traditions AND Joyful Abode on Facebook

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  19. Melissa W.
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 23:05:24

    Follow @TropTraditions AND @JoyfulAbode on Twitter @matt4melis

  20. Melissa W.
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 23:04:27

    subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email newsletter

  21. AngelaEtc
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 22:09:40

  22. AngelaEtc
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 22:07:39

    Followed @TropTraditions on Twitter as well.

  23. AngelaEtc
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 22:07:01

    I subscribed to Tropical Traditions’ newsletter. :)

  24. Echo Zard
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 19:06:19

    Well I subscribed to the newsletter and liked on facebook. So put me in for 2 entries please!

  25. Jamie
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 15:28:52

    I tweeted about the giveaway :)

  26. Jamie
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 15:27:14

    I follow JoyfulAbode and TT on twitter

  27. Jamie
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 15:24:43

    I sub’d to the TT newsletter :)

  28. mick
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 13:12:57

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

    Coconut is awesome! A full tub is even better!

  29. PamelaJD
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 12:25:53

    Tweet – http://twitter.com/PamelaJD/status/25524917715

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  30. PamelaJD
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 12:23:43

    I Like Tropical Traditions AND Joyful Abode on Facebook as Pamela Jd
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  31. PamelaJD
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 12:21:49

    I follow @TropTraditions AND @JoyfulAbode on Twitter @PamelaJD
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  32. PamelaJD
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 12:16:59

    I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email newsletter

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  33. Kat
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 12:03:45

    I already subscribe to Tropical Traditions. Love their products and really hope I win this!

  34. Nirinjan
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 05:28:12

    Yum! I love coconut! These granola bars look awesome too, I’ll try them this week/ Thanks!

  35. Jeanne
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 04:48:22

    I just subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter. I love coconut in all forms – flakes, milk, oil – it’s all good.

  36. Auntie M
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 21:34:48

    I’m a subscriber. By the way…your gluten-free cookies of awesomeness are…awesome. Thanks for creating that recipe!

  37. Paleo Dan
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 05:59:30

    Tweeted again. Woot! Woot! Woot! Woot! Woot!

  38. Robyn
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 18:52:54

    I subscribed to their newsletter :)

  39. loura
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 16:21:42

    I already subscribe to Joyful abode

  40. loura
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 16:20:35

    i subscribed to tt

  41. Mel
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 11:46:26

    I’m a subscriber to TT newsletter.

  42. Paleo Dan
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 06:39:02

    Tweeted again. Woot! Woot! Woot! Woot!

  43. nourishthespirit
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 23:28:57

    I subscribed, thanks! Seems like a great company

  44. Annette
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 16:35:24

    Love this site, so happy I found it!
    Looking forward to trying these in mini muffin tins with a tiny drizzle of dark chocolate on top! Perfect for my primal diet treat!
    Look forward to you asking wear to send my prize!

  45. sally rummler
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 14:01:39

    i already subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter-have for a few months now. thanks.
    i have a son who was recently diagnosed gluten-intolerant and am looking forward to using coconut in ways i haven’t even heard of before, so would love to try this in everything!!

  46. Jane
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 11:20:31

    I’ve been on their mailing list – they’re terrific!!

  47. Elise
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 10:08:52

    I subscribed to the tropical traditions newsletter. I am happy that I found your site!

  48. Sue D
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 08:23:32

    I made a comment on your recipe for cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins–they sound yummy!

    http://www.joyfulabode.com/2008/09/12/cinnamon-sugar-doughnut-muffins/#comment-34405

  49. Joan
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 20:01:07

    I’m definitely going to try your recipe for Husband-Approved Cole Slaw. We grow our own cabbage and do like cole slaw so I’m interested in trying a new recipe.

  50. Joan
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 19:43:30

    I renewed my subscription to Tropical Traditions. I’m a huge fan of coconut and coconut oil! Did you know coconut oil is the BEST product for healing all sorts of diaper rashes, etc. I have had great success with it for my grandkids. Sometimes healed within the hour.

  51. Sue D
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 16:27:09

    I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

  52. Lauren
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 11:50:46

    I also follow you on Twitter! Your baby girl is just so precious!

  53. Lauren
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 11:45:29

    Yay! I LOVE coconut!! Those granola bars look amazing! I can’t wait to try my own version!

  54. monica
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:21:36

    I just commented on your granola bars here: http://www.joyfulabode.com/2010/09/12/grain-free-granola-bars/

    I think I’m going to order some coconut! My family is a huge fan of coconut and I foresee lots of granola bar making in my future :)

  55. monica
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:17:29

    i already subscribe via google reader.

  56. monica
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:16:30

    I subscribed to the TT newsletter.

  57. Stacy
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 07:01:20

    I “liked” you on FB!

  58. Stacy
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 07:00:57

    I follow you on twitter!

  59. Stacy
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 07:00:29

    I subscribed by RSS Feeds!

  60. Stacy
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 06:59:59

    I’ve subscribed to the newsletter!

  61. Priscilla
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 21:52:08

    I just subscribed, thanks for telling me about the benefits of subscribing. I’d love to win this shredded coconut & make yummy treats for our 6 children.

  62. Carrie Laughlin
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 21:17:12

    I subscribed to the newsletter.

  63. Susan R
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 19:50:23

    I subscribe to TT newsletter.
    sejotess@yahoo.com

  64. Small Footprints
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 19:00:40

    I’m an email subscriber (reducefootprints at gmail dot com)

  65. Small Footprints
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 18:58:48

    I think this Penne Pasta Salad looks great:

    http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_Penne_Pasta_Salad.htm

    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  66. Small Footprints
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 18:57:05

    I’m following Tropical Traditions and you on twitter (@smallftprints)

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  67. Small Footprints
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 18:52:07

    I’m a Tropical Traditions newsletter subscriber (reducefootprints at gmail dot com)

  68. Boyde
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 18:35:35

    I subscribed…. Wonderful website placing an order now !

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  69. Tiffany
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 19:53:27

  70. Tiffany
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 19:52:42

    Follow you both on Twitter!

  71. Briana
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 16:23:08

    I subscribed to tropical traditions!!

  72. Ben
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 15:39:09

    I subscribed to your blog!

    AND I like both you and Tropical Traditions on Facebook!

  73. Ben
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 15:37:36

    I am subscribed to Tropical Traditions

  74. PamelaJD
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 09:38:20

    Tweet – http://twitter.com/PamelaJD/status/24862646336

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  75. PamelaJD
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 09:36:57

    I follow @TropTraditions AND @JoyfulAbode on Twitter @PamelaJD

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  76. PamelaJD
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 09:35:42

    I Like Tropical Traditions AND Joyful Abode on Facebook as Pamela Jd

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  77. PamelaJD
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 09:33:14

    I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter!

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  78. Daniel
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 10:10:04

    Just subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter, can’t believe I hadn’t done it sooner! I have been thinking about ordering their red palm oil for a while now… much better deal than what I get at my local health store.

  79. Sarah
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 08:50:35

    Just subscribed to TT! I can’t wait to make the grain-free granola bars!

  80. keaton davis
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 07:22:24

    i subscribed to the tropical traditions newsletter. and let me just say quickly im the mama of 4 beautiful children with one on the way and i really enjoy your recipes. IM IN LOVE WITH THE PAPRIKA-ISH CHICKEN AND RICE…O TO DIE FOR GIRL!!!! Have a blessed day!!!!

  81. Paleo Dan
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 06:16:30

    Tweeted again. Woot! Woot! Woot!

  82. Shauna
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 22:12:29

    Subscribed.

    Ohh, coco for coconuts, especially after making your pancake recipe. I’ve made 3 batches so far…

  83. amanda milosavljevic
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 19:32:32

    i just subscribed to the newsletter. i can’t wait to try those grain free granola bars

  84. Catherine B
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 17:02:07

    Yay! I just subscribed to their email and I hope I win and then fall face-forward into a vat of ACTUAL coconut! :D

  85. dr rona thau
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 17:01:21

    ohhhhhh i love love love coconut
    wanna win

    please visit my blog too (it’s linked to my name)
    i’ve got lots more recipes and more coming!

    i cook paleo/primal
    gluten and sugar free

    :)
    yay coconut! hugs tubs
    mmm

  86. abby
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 16:15:09

    Huge fan of coconut, does that get me an extra entry?
    I subscribed to your feed :)

  87. Abby
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 16:13:24

    I am a huge fan of coconut, extra entry?
    I subscribed to your feed as well :)

  88. Eileen
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 15:38:35

    I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter!

  89. Brittany @ The MamaZine
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 15:07:03

    Tweeted again!

  90. aubrey
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 14:56:32

    I just subscribed! You’re enabling my coconut addiction :)

  91. melissa @ the delicate place
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:58:25

    i subscribe to the newsletter and follow TT on twitter. mmmm love me some coconut!

  92. Primal Toad
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:25:52

    I just left a comment on your grain free granola bars… I used to love these damn things… maybe i can start enjoying them again without the granola!

  93. Primal Toad
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:23:34

    I just tweeted about the giveaway

  94. Primal Toad
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:22:50

    I like you both on facebook.

  95. Primal Toad
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:22:29

    I follow you both on twitter.

  96. Primal Toad
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:19:33

    I’m already a subscriber to the Tropical Traditions e-mail newsletter.

  97. Debbie Schwab
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 09:24:53

    I already “liked” Tropical Traditions on FB but added Joyful Abode today! And, I subscribe to the Joyful Abode newsletter too. Good luck with that new little one of yours.

  98. Debbie Schwab
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 09:22:41

    Twitter tweeted link: https://twitter.com/debdoesfotos

  99. Michael
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 09:25:11

    You have successfully subscribed to our Sales Newsletter!

    I’m already following both on Twitter. :)

  100. Paleo Dan
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 06:32:23

    Tweeted again. Woot! Woot!

  101. JB
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 18:19:41

    I subscribed and follow via RSS

  102. Paleo Dan
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 11:35:01

    Tweeted again. Woot!

  103. rachel
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 10:07:45

    I subscribed.
    thanks for the opportunity- we go through tons of the stuff around here.

  104. Amber
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 22:15:53

    I subscribed to TT email list. yummmmy!

  105. Amber
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 22:13:09

    I’m following you on twitter love the baby moments (‘:

  106. Amber
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 22:08:47

    I like Joyful Abode and Tropical Traditions on Facebook

  107. Leah
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 21:28:08

    I commented on the cauliflower salad which I really need to try because I have tons in the garden right now!

    http://www.joyfulabode.com/2010/09/01/zingy-cauliflower-salad/#comment-34308

  108. Leah
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 21:25:56

    I already subscribe to your RSS!

  109. Leah
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 21:24:36

    I subbed to the newsletter!

  110. Annika
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 17:24:25

    Oops! I have no idea how that other link snuck in there. Here’s the tweet:
    http://twitter.com/NEKLocalvore/status/24522171133

  111. Annika
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 17:22:18

    ….And I tweeted your giveaway! http://twitter.com/NEKLocalvore/status/24522171133

  112. Annika
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 17:13:38

    Hi Emily! I just subscribed to TT’s newsletter. Crossing my fingers – I’d love to have a big bucket o’ coconut!
    -Annika (@NEKLocalvore)

  113. Anna
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 16:49:41

    I subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter, and now I’m on my way to liking both on Facebook. Thanks for the info.

  114. Julie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 16:33:46

  115. Julie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 16:28:48

    I like Joyful Abode and Tropical Traditions on Facebook

  116. Julie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 16:24:05

    subscribed to the tropical traditions newsletter and am studying the Tropical Traditions website. The creams and lotions look pretty good too. I think I am going to try that coconut since I love it too.

  117. Kim G.
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:57:35

  118. Jordan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:49:36

    oh and tweeted about it

  119. Kim G.
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:49:32

    I already subscribe to you on my google reader!! :)

  120. Kim G.
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:48:31

    “Like”d you both on facebook! (And I happened to come across something you have posted on ravelry this morning, thought that was neat!

  121. Kim G.
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:47:01

    I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter!!

  122. Jordan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:42:59

    annnd following you on twitter. woo!

  123. .ambre. @ weareoftheday
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:42:18

    I commented on your coconut drink recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  124. Jordan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:41:08

    commented on the “cookies of awesomeness” recipe

  125. Jordan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:39:25

    liked you on facebook

  126. .ambre. @ weareoftheday
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:39:00

    I like you on Facebook!

  127. Jordan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:38:54

    subscribed to the tropical traditions newsletter

  128. .ambre. @ weareoftheday
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:37:57

    I’m subscribed here!

  129. .ambre. @ weareoftheday
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:37:27

    I subscribed to TT newsletter!

  130. Stormimay
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:31:43

    I subscribed! Hope I win…we love coconut around here!

  131. Valerie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:01:48

    Subscribed to the newsletter :)

  132. Roya
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 12:37:33

    Joined, shared, FB’ing and LJ. I follow you there.

    Your granola recipe sounds amazing, as well.

    R.

  133. Sassy
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 12:05:01

    I subscribed to their newsletter (thanks for posting about it – I didn’t know!), And I already had you followed in my Google Reader.

  134. Sally
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:42:39

    Ok- subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter and liked the new “Joyful Abode” FB page!! WOOHOO!

  135. Brittany @ The MamaZine
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:38:26

    I just subscribed in my google feed reader, and I’m glad I did! Looking forward to reading more of your posts. : )

    After all these entries can you tell I could really use all this coconut? Thanks for hosting such a useful giveaway!

  136. Brittany @ The MamaZine
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:31:41

  137. Brittany @ The MamaZine
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:19:48

  138. ran
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:18:40

    I subscribed, and WOW! I love coconut, but had no idea. So I’m busy over there learning more. Must get some of this coconut.

  139. Brittany @ The MamaZine
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:15:46

    Follow you and now following Tropical Traditions too!

  140. Brittany @ The MamaZine
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:13:24

    What an awesome giveaway! I just subscribed.

  141. Jenn
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:10:00

    Commented on GFGFCoA recipe (how’s that for an abbreviation): http://www.joyfulabode.com/2010/07/21/grain-free-gluten-free-cookies-of-awesomeness/#comment-34259

  142. Jenn
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:07:57

    Subscribed to newsletter (official entry)

  143. Jenn
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:07:05

    I follow you both on Twitter

  144. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:52:16

    I signed up for the newsletter and I am already following you on Twitter and your RSS feed.

  145. Jennifer
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:20:24

    Subscribed to joyful abode. Thanks!

  146. Brenna
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:19:16

  147. Brenna
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:16:57

  148. Brenna
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:15:26

    And I’m now following you both on Twitter!

  149. Jennifer
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:14:38

    Subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

  150. Brenna
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:12:31

    Okay, I subscribed! So excited about this! Am I the only one who didn’t know that you could get coconut any other way than sticky sweet from the baking aisle? This is a revelation for me!

  151. Jason
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:48:08

    I retweeted your contest promo @jgrantmarshall

    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:51:47

      just saw it, thanks. :) Next time, can you please include a link to the tweet though? Thanks!

  152. GW
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:43:30

    Subscribed!

  153. Jason
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:37:52

    I just ‘Like’d both on FB

  154. Jason
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:37:15

    Following both of you on Twitter

  155. Jason
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:35:24

    Subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

  156. Tyson
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:26:15

    I have subscribed! Woohoo!

  157. amy byrd /waylandcook
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:19:42

    I follow both on twitter like both on facebook get thier newsletter and tweeted about the contest

    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:46:43

      Amy, you need to leave a separate comment for each entry, otherwise they won’t all “count.”

      So leave 1 more comment for FB, 1 more for their newsletter, and 1 more for tweeting (and include the link to your tweet please)

      Good luck!

  158. stacey
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:35:23

    Hi Emily!!

    Love the new FB page, it’s about time:P
    I just filled out my info to my favorite coconut company,
    now if I could only make those yummy bars of yours.

    Clayberg

  159. Arlington Mama
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:22:11

    5) Just emailed 10 friends and BCCed you!

  160. Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:18:48

    I subscribed to their newsletter.

  161. Paleo Dan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:11:14

    And you have to believe that I was already subscribed to your blog’s RSS feed…

  162. Paleo Dan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:09:57

    And I just tweeted about it again this morning, so bam! that’s today’s entry. :-P

  163. Arlington Mama
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:09:47

    4) I subscribe to Joyful Abode in my Google Reader (have for a while). :)

  164. Becky
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:09:00

    2. I’m a fan of tropical traditions and Joyful Abode on FB!

  165. Arlington Mama
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:08:54

    3) I commented on your Grain-Free Granola Bars recipe.

  166. Paleo Dan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:08:31

    I RT’d your initial announcement so that was yesterday’s twitter entry… right?

  167. Becky
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:08:01

    I subscribed to the tropical traditions email letter!

  168. Arlington Mama
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:07:55

    2) I’m a fan (like) of Joyful Abode and Tropical Traditions on FB.

  169. Paleo Dan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:07:26

    However, surprisingly, I wasn’t a fan of either of you on FB… that has been rectified.

  170. Arlington Mama
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:06:48

    Great contest! OK, so here I go with my entries…
    1) I signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

  171. Paleo Dan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:05:04

    And of course I already follow you and Tropical Traditions on twitter, don’t be silly!

  172. Paleo Dan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:04:01

    I love Tropical Traditions… so I was already subscribed to their newsletter. :)

  173. Mayness
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:01:59

  174. Amber
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:57:51

    So cool that you’ve started contests! I have never won any so heres to another sign up! I ‘liked’ you on FB although I am pretty private with my stuff though, so I wont link anything. I already subscribe (yay! always look forward to your updates!) but I dont twitter! LOL!

    Anyhow, I just spent 5$ for a SMALL bag of unsweetened organic coconut at my grocery store yesterday. It made me a little sick to my stomach for the tiny amount I got and the expensive price tag. But I do enjoy coconut, especially in my granola and granola bars.

    Thanks for the inspiration to do more whole food stuff. I am making the transition slowly and my family have been accepting it thus far.

    Give your little sweetie girls hugs and kisses for me!

  175. Katie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:56:56

    I’ve been an email subscriber for a while. Love your recipes!

  176. Katie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:55:35

    I “liked” you on facebook before I read this, and “liked” Tropical Traditions after reading it.

  177. Marie S.
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:53:43

    I signed up for TT, and liked both them and you on FB :)

  178. Mayness
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:51:11

    I “liked” you on facebook before I read this, and “liked” Tropical Traditions after reading it.

  179. Mayness
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:50:26

    I’ve been subscribed to your RSS feed for a looong time.

  180. Mayness
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:49:49

    I signed up for the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

  181. Michelle DeLorenzo
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:55:54

    I have registered. Thanks so much!

  182. Karen
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:55:25

  183. Karen
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:52:30

    I subscribed via RSS!

  184. Karen
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:51:40

    I tweeted “If I don’t #win @TropTraditions organic coconut from @JoyfulAbode, maybe you will! http://bit.ly/bBxZkp #realfood #primal #paleo #WAPF” @luvs_chicago.

  185. Karen
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:50:20

    I’m following both on Twitter!

  186. Karen
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:49:22

    I liked both Joyful Abode & Tropical Traditions on Facebook.

  187. Paleo Dan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 06:16:32

    I’ve never been much of a blog commenter, but I done done it today…

    Paleo Dan’s comment on Grain-Free Granola Bars.

  188. Jennifer
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:07:41

    Following both on Twitter.

  189. Jennifer
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:02:46

    I am tweeting about it. Do I need to add comments for that?

  190. Jennifer
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 03:39:08

    I just subscribed to the newsletter :-) I’m using shredded dried coconut today to make an Autumn in a Jar trail mix. You are right, it is HARD to find the good stuff!

  191. Sandy in Fort Worth
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 02:07:44

    Hi Emily,

    1st congratulations on your new baby girl! I have enjoyed reading your accounts of her.

    I subscribed to Tropical Traditions to receive their newsletter.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Sandy

  192. Erin
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 21:53:42

    I subscribed! Fingers crossed! :-D

  193. shanon
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:52:36

    Feeling lucky

  194. Annie
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:52:08

    You know, I think I’m planning on trying those granola bars. How cool that I get an extra entry for that!

  195. Whitney
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:50:32

    Of course I follow you on RSS – it’s how I found out about this post, too!

  196. Annie
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:50:08

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  197. Whitney
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:49:49

    I just subscribed – good thing, too because I pay like five dollars per ounce of shredded coconut!

  198. Marisa
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:26:49

    Gonna try those grain-free granola bars ASAP (thanks for all the recipes you provide to us primal folk!)

  199. Marisa
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:25:51

    Already subscribed to the Joyful Abode RSS, it’s how I found out about this content :)

  200. Marisa
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:24:03

    I “Like” Tropical Traditions AND Joyful Abode on Facebook.

  201. Marisa
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:23:42

    I follow @TropTraditions AND @JoyfulAbode on Twitter

  202. Marisa
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:23:10

    I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter!

  203. Hallie Lord
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:19:57

    Just subscribed to their email newsletter. Awesome contest! Thanks!

  204. Mamatha
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:31:29

    I’ve liked both Tropical Traditions and Joyful Abode on Facebook. Thanks for providing this opportunity.

  205. Mamatha
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 18:50:32

    I already subscribe to TT newsletter. I just “liked” them on FB.

    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 13, 2010 @ 18:51:54

      if you like them and like joyful abode on FB, then that’s ANOTHER entry… you have to leave another comment for both your entries to “register.”

      • Mamatha
        Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:03:15

        I already like Joyful Abode. How can I not!