Palm Shortening Gallon Buckets Just $23.59 Plus FREE SHIPPING at Tropical Traditions!

Oooh, I’ve been WAITING for this deal to pop up, and here it is!

Tropical Traditions is running a 42% off sale on their Organic Palm Shortening, plus they are offering free shipping this weekend.  This is the perfect time to grab Palm Shortening to use in the Whole Wheat Quick Mix!!  (Or for anything else you need it for.  I use it to fry food and to make Whole Wheat Pie Crust also.)

It is hard to find a better deal than this one on high quality palm shortening.  Take advantage!  The Palm Shortening price is only good through Sunday, March 17 – so hurry!  Free shipping lasts through Monday, the 18th.  Use the code 183313 at check-out for free shipping.

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If you’re concerned that you may not use up a gallon bucket of Palm Shortening in a timely manner, rest assured that this has a very long shelf life!

Keep in mind that new customers who click through any of the referral links in this post will automatically receive Tropical Tradition’s Virgin Coconut Oil Book for free!  It’s a great resource.  :)

 

Comments

  1. says

    Okay now what about the coconut oil.. Have you stopped using it? And is one better than the other?

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    Heather T. Reply:

    I wondered that also

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    Laura Reply:

    Oh, I definitely still use coconut oil ALL the time for all kinds of recipes. I just really love the Palm Shortening for the Quick Mix (although yes, coconut oil works too). Palm shortening makes a great pie crust, better than coconut oil in my experience. I just love having palm shortening on hand for any recipe that calls for crisco. And the quick mix with palm shortening – awesome!

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    Lyndsay Reply:

    Having to be dairy and soy free, I have found that for things like pies and cookies palm shortening works better than coconut oil, but I always use melted coconut oil in place of veggie oil in recipes. It pains me to buy my tiny little package of palm shortening for $9 at the only store I have found that sells it. I will be ordering more than one of these- and probably some coconut oil, I am getting low!

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  2. Angie says

    How often does this deal happen? I jus ordered a gallon yesterday.

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    Laura Reply:

    Oh bummer that you missed the free shipping. I’d say about once every three months or so the free shipping will hit alongside the palm shortening sale. :)

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    Tabitha Reply:

    Thats great to know! I just ordered palm shorting for the first time. I can’t wait to make the quick
    mix!

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  3. says

    I am afraid of anything called “shortening.” Do you have a previous post outlining the benefits and /or non-scariness (like that word?!) of palm shortening? Or a link to a site with the info? Your homemade quick mix recipes look so great but I’ve been in such an anti-shortening frame of mind for so long that I’m a bit wary. I’m a butter gal. Thank you!! (And I look forward to recieving your book soon!! Congrats and I know it will be well-used in my house!).

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    Laura Reply:

    I TOTALLY understand! The word “shortening” sounds evil, doesn’t it?! I promise palm shortening is not only bad for you, it’s actually good for you! Palm oil is a healthy, stable oil that can be heated to high temps without going rancid or becoming a trans fat. Click on the link in my post and you’ll find the information Tropical Traditions shares about palm shortening. Hopefully that will help explain better why it’s good for you.

    I have LOVED discovering palm shortening. I love my butter and coconut oil, but palm shortening just offers one more great option!

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  4. Kristy says

    Been waiting to try Palm Shortening so I could make your quick mix! I was waiting for a sale, and this was it! Thank you for letting us know! Now just waiting for my order to come in! I love your website, and can’t wait to get your book. Thanks for being an example to us Mom’s of healthy eating and cooking for our families! I’ve got 3 young boys and they LOVE everything I make off your website! Thanks for all you do, God bless!

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  5. Jessica says

    Thank you for sharing this deal, Laura. I have never used this before as I always use coconut oil, but I am going to try it! It is cheaper per gallon than coconut oil, so that helps. No arm twisting needed. :)

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  6. Marty B says

    Thank you so much. I am really trying to switch over to organic and whole foods and getting this deal really helped a lot. Can’t wait to use it. Picked up some raw honey while I was at it since it was on sale as well. :) The free shipping helped keep the total down to make it a great price for all.

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  7. Ingrid says

    So if you melt this down could it replace oil in a recipe?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, typically I use coconut oil in a recipe that calls for oil, but palm shortening would work too – melted down.

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  8. Beth F says

    Do you use this for frying? If you do, do you reuse the oil and how many times can you generally reuse it?

    I’ve been eyeballing that bucket since last week, but decided to hold off, because I didn’t really want to pay shipping :) I’m glad I did!

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    Laura Reply:

    Yep, I either use expeller pressed coconut oil or palm shortening for frying – depending on what I’ve been able to get on sale! In my deep fryer, I do reuse it over and over. I’m not sure how many times I use it – I put it in at Christmas time and haven’t changed it yet. :)

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  9. says

    Hi there…I hate to be the voice of gloom and doom, but I wanted to make sure you are aware that the harvesting of palm oil is wreaking quite a bit of havoc in Southeast Asia. Huge tracts of land are being deforested (about 6 football fields per day) and the habitats of many endangered and critically endangered species are being destroyed. I’m not judging here…Please don’t take my comments that way. I just thinking, since we all care very much about our food choices, I would share this information with you so you can make an informed choice.

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    Laura Reply:

    Very interesting, thanks for mentioning this! I’ll have to check to be sure, but I would say for almost certain that Tropical Traditions harvests their palm oil in an environmentally friendly and safe way. They are SO careful about everything they do. I’ll look into it further. Thanks!

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    Adrienne Kirschner Reply:

    Thanks Laura! I checked their website and it looks like their palm shortening is sourced from South America on land that has not been deforested (which is awesome!), but the only thing they say about their palm oil is that it comes from small family farms in Africa with no indication of what their farming practices are. I emailed a few folks to see what I could find out, but haven’t heard back yet. If I had to guess, it sounds like Tropical Traditions is a pretty safe bet, but I would caution everyone to avoid other brands since something like 80 or 90% of palm oil products are sourced from Southeast Asia. (P.S. I love your site!) :-)

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  10. Maria Smith says

    Has anyone read the article about the 2 girls scouts that are fighting the use of palm oil because of the deforestation? Might want to think twice about using these products.

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    Laura Reply:

    I haven’t read about that, and am glad to know about the issue. However, I trust Tropical Traditions as a source for food because they are SOO careful about how they obtain everything they offer. :)

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  11. Linda Hayes says

    Tropical Traditions website makes it very clear their products are NOT grown on deforested lands. You might want to take a look because this seems to be a very honorable and thoughtful company. I am so glad you posted the sale. I was able to get the palm oil bucket and virgin coconut oil 2 for 1 AND free shipping plus the book I’ve wanted to order, but was too cheap to do so because I wanted to spend all my money on their products.

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    Adrienne Kirschner Reply:

    Hi Linda…See my comments above. They do state that about their palm shortening, but not about their palm oil. Thanks!

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  12. Mary G says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve been wanting to try it, and this is such a good deal. I don’t have the space to store the gallon bucket in my pantry or kitchen, so I was just wondering if I can store a smaller amount in a glass jar or container in a cupboard.

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  13. abbie says

    I currently buy spectrum palm shortening and coconut oil. Is tropical traditions comparable?

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    Laura Reply:

    I’ve not tried Spectrum brand, but I do know that Tropical Traditions is among the best quality you can ever find!

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  14. Jen says

    Thanks, Laura! I’ve been wanting to try the palm shortening too, and what a great deal. I always order the Bionaturae strained tomatoes and tomato paste in glass jars from TT on free shipping days, and I’m almost out. Looking forward to making the Quick Baking Mix when my order arrives.

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  15. Amanda Yoder says

    Bummer, I missed this sale this time–I am finally hooked on using coconut oil (we already loved butter, but it took us a while to get used to the solid oil in winter), but want to get some palm oil or shortening for deep frying as it seems cheaper, so I hope to catch this sale next time around!

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  16. Coleen says

    Does anyone else have trouble with palm shortening getting little hard lumps in it? I’m not sure what I did wrong with it, but now it really doesn’t work for making cake decorating icing (which is why I bought it). I’m wondering if I were to melt the whole tub of shortening, maybe when it hardened the lumps would be gone?

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