Monday, June 4, 2012

Palm Shortening {Giveaway}

One of my favorite parts and the popular book "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett is when Minnie is teaching Miss Celia how to cook and sings the praises of Crisco. I've gotta admit to using it and loving it. Making twinkies with my grandma as a child always brought out the glorious blue can of snow-white, solid vegetable oil. Since then, we have all learned the dangers of transfats and have learned to do without once again, the laboratory made cooking fat.

There are oils that are highly saturated in nature with very little processing. Lard, tallow and palm oil. Good quality lard and tallow are hard to find, many will have hydrogenated fats added to them and most of them will be from poorly raised animals in feed lots eating corn and soy.  You will spend a pretty penny sourcing out pastured lard and tallow products. Palm oil is bright orange in color and has a very strong flavor. It is an incredibly healthy tropical oil.  The flavor takes some getting used to and every dish will have bright tumeric-colored look. It withstands high heat and is mostly solid at room temperature.

Tropical Traditions makes Palm shortening by removing some of the unsaturated fats in palm oil, leaving it colorless and tasteless, similar to Crisco with no hydrogenated fats. It an excellent substitute in grandma's recipes. It is also great in baking, frying and because it is ultra stable it is perfect for food storage. Palm shortening gives homemade flour tortillas an incredibly light texture.

To enter for your chance to win 1 gallon organic palm shortening  ($40.75 value) from Tropical Traditions, simply follow the link to subscribe to the Coconut Oil Newsletter, come back here to Taste is Trump and leave a comment telling me that you did. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. mountain time on Friday, June 8, 2012 and the winner will be announced on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The winner will have three days to claim their prize, so be sure to check back. 

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered fromTropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. Click here to learn about Tropical Tradition's Virgin Coconut Oil.

36 comments:

  1. I just subscribed to the coconut oil newsletter. I am excited about this giveaway, since there are so many recipes out there that call for shortening and I either swap it for something else or just not make the recipe at all since I do not like to use shortening. What a great product!

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  2. I'd love to win! I've been wanting some of this for awhile.

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  3. i subscribed! i am excited :) thanks

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  4. I am a subscriber and would love to try this palm shortening.

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  5. I'm subscribed. I've heard great things about this oil and would love to try it.

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  6. I am a subscriber. One of these days I'm going to win your awesome giveaways!

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  7. I have subscribed to the newsletter. I was actually just looking into buying some today. I sure hope I win.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I checked 'em out and subscribed!

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  9. Oh boy do I ever want to win this one!!! I am already a subscriber to their newsletter.

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  10. I have subscribed! Thank you for all you do to help others.

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  11. Diane
    I am a subscriber. I have been using coconut oil for quite awhile, but have not tried palm shortening yet. I am excited to try it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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  12. I subscribe to tt newsletter.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I subscribed. Palm oil has been a welcome addition in my kitchen =0)

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  14. I am already subscribed. I think Palm Oil would be fun to experiment with!

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  15. I am a subscriber, thanks Kara!!

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  16. I am subscriber. I would love to try the shortening.

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  17. I subscribe.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  18. I'm subscribed. Great Giveaway!

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  19. I already subscribe :)

    richelle_grady at hotmail dot com

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  20. I subscribed. I'm excited to try palm shortening. I used some lard from our farmer as a substitute for crisco in my mother-in-law's famous cookies recently. They tasted okay, but my husband just couldn't get past the fact that there was lard in his cookies. I think he'll like this better.

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  21. subscribed and would love to give palm shortening a try as a healthy alternative!

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  22. I subscribed to the Coconut Oil Newsletter and would love to win this.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  23. I have subscribed to Coconut Oil Newsletter. I love their product. Have not tried the shortening, but looking forward to if I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. I subscribe, hope to win! Thx.

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  25. Already Subscribed!! :)

    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  26. I subscribe to the TT newsletter!
    bjjam at aol dot com

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  27. I subscribed to the newsletter!!

    RAj
    charityaboveall@yahoo.com

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  28. I subscribe to the newsletter :)

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