I can tell you the first time coconut oil was a blip on my radar. It was sample day at the Lemmon Ave Whole Foods (Dallas days) and they were handing out chocolate in the frozen food section. I questioned the need for freeze and the high saturated fat content and they gave me the spiel about how coconut oil is composed mainly of medium chain fatty acids and how the body processes this kind of fat better than other saturated fats (long chain fatty acids).
Every now and then I would google recipes that called for coconut oil and all I can think of is that none of them wooed me enough to justify purchasing a jar.
And just as I started researching coconut oil recipes again, Kelapo contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their product. I, of course, said yes. I also asked if they would provide an extra jar for one lucky FoodFash reader. And to that, they generously replied yes.
So this is where you come in!!!
Well almost. First, I’d like to tell you about The Great Sunday Chocolate Experiment. I’ll make it quick. I made 4 types: Original, “Milk”, Maple, and Coffee. They were all fairly similar, as I had no idea what I was doing, but they ended up tasting slightly different and uniquely delicious.
It was super easy. I stirred all of the ingredients together, let harden in the freezer for a few minutes, cut/formed them into little triangles, and then put them back in the freezer.
None of the ingredients were exceptionally fancy, but the use of the Kelapo coconut oil turned ordinary cocoa into fancy, fancy. You know that specialty chocolate you splurge on every once in a while? The kind where you take a bite and your eyes automatically shut because the chocolate is flat out dreamy?
Well, I made shut your eyes, dreamy chocolate tonight and you can too!
Kelapo Coconut Oil (8 oz) Contest Entry Instructions:
1. Follow me on Twitter and tweet “I just entered to win @Kelapo_Coconut oil at @FoodFash and you should too! http://foodfash.com/?p=1818″ and then leave a comment on this post indicating you have done so. (If you’re already following me on Twitter all you have to do is tweet and comment on this post)
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The contest will run between now and 8PM EST on May 9th (MY BIRTHDAY!!!) Please leave a separate comment for each entry as each individual comment represents a number and a random number generator will be used to select the winner.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 10th.
Best of luck to you all!