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Silk coconut milk

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Created March 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Is silk brand coconut milk good?

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2626 · May 28, 2013 at 11:12 PM

How big is the can? If you're talking about a normal soup-can size, then no -- $1 - $3 is normal depending on where you live. And that's for real coconut cream / coconut milk (two names for the same thing), with nothing added.

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160 · March 28, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Yeah..."evaporated cane juice" is one of my all-time favorite euphemisms for sugar. It's the same molecule, folks!

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6107 · March 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Can you substantiate this claim?

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2890 · March 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM

They do have an unsweetened version; my sons used it in their transition to paleo

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45 · March 28, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Um, why is this bad. I put down 1 can every three days.

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5509 · March 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Some brands have bpa-free lining if that's what you're worried about

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24271 · March 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Good? No. There's some good stuff in there to be sure but lots of added sugar, guar gum and natural flavors. I'd use it in a pinch but I wouldn't make a habit of it.

Having said that if you are just starting out and are used to using Coffeemate creamer in your coffee I say buy the Silk and enjoy. You'll get some good benefit from the coconut and you can move on to a more unadulterated product when you're ready.

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0 · October 01, 2014 at 2:00 PM

 I just bought my first Coconut milk and Almond milk yesterday, the Coconut milk was under the "Silk" brand. Is it any good? Not really. It's very thin in spite of having some thickening agents in it(guar gum) that seem absent. It has the consistency of water, a VERY slight taste of coconut. It should be called Coconut Milk Extra Lite because it's just not what I THOUGHT I was paying for...a healthy alternative that tastes like it's description...COCONUT! This is a total fail in my opinion. If anybody wants to start drinking coconut milk, my advice is skip the SILK brand and buy something else until you find one that actually has a rich, full bodied flavor and mouth feel, that this brand sorely lacks in both. As a side note, the Almond milk I got was a store brand, and I absolutely LOVE it! So out of the two, I at least got ONE winner out of it. : /

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69 · August 18, 2013 at 2:26 AM

I prefer linen coconut milk myself. Or polyester if I'm desperate.

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965 · August 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The very healthiest product would be coconut milk strained from fresh coconuts you cracked yourself. Most people don't go that route, for obvious reasons. Next best would be canned coconut milk, but it will have a preservative or 2. Least ideal would be the coconut milk in a carton: watered down, sweetened, with thickeners, synthetic vitamins and added flavors.

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0 · August 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM

DELICIOUS... CREAMY, SMOOTH, A LITTLE SWEET. VERY TASTY. NICE CHANGE FROM JUST DRINKING PURIFIED WATER AND HERBAL TEAS.

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0 · May 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Thanks everyone I'm just starting and of course didn't read the lable very well. I know better now. I checked the priced on the real deal pricey pricey. Is 5.00 a normal price for one can? The one I found had sugarcane in it, the rest of the ingredients seemed ok

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2626 · May 28, 2013 at 11:12 PM

How big is the can? If you're talking about a normal soup-can size, then no -- $1 - $3 is normal depending on where you live. And that's for real coconut cream / coconut milk (two names for the same thing), with nothing added.

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6107 · March 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I find that most of these products seem overly thickened. I'm not personally bothered by the vanishingly small amount of guar gum required to thicken a couple quarts of liquid, it's just the texture I have trouble with.

I liked the Almond Breeze coconut-almond blend better, though I've only had the one in the shelf-stable TetraPak cartoons.

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1472 · March 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Nasty stuff. We bought some and ended up throwing it away. Save you money for the good stuff.

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3043 · March 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Silk is usually contaminated with soy or gluten.

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6107 · March 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Can you substantiate this claim?

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661 · March 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

i like the thai kitchens coconut milk full fat and canned (yes i know that's bad) diluted with water

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5509 · March 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Some brands have bpa-free lining if that's what you're worried about

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45 · March 28, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Um, why is this bad. I put down 1 can every three days.

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941 · March 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

It depends on how strict you are. It is sweetened with evaporated cane juice, which is just sugar, it is thickened with guar gum and it is enriched. I would bet that it is pasteurized too. That said, these ingredients are from natural sources, that does not mean organic, and coconut milk is good for you.

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2890 · March 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM

They do have an unsweetened version; my sons used it in their transition to paleo

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160 · March 28, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Yeah..."evaporated cane juice" is one of my all-time favorite euphemisms for sugar. It's the same molecule, folks!

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0 · March 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I may pick some up tonight and try it! I didn't know it existed.

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