I've been hearing recently that Trader Joe's now sells coconut oil. Has anyone tried it yet? Thoughts? How does it compare to the other coconut oils that you normally use?
Get it! IMO tastes and operates the same as Spectrum, etc. And hello.. half the price and organic? A win for sure.
I had been asking forever, obviously not the only one, and I have to say they actually do kind of listen to the masses. Approve.
TJ's evil plan 1: complete. Now on to Evil plan 2: goat or sheep milk yogurt.
I wrote to their customer service folks yesterday, and this was their response:
Thank you for contacting us. The coconuts come from the Philippines but the it is processed here in the U.S. The coconuts are dehusked, grated, and the fresh coconut meat is cold pressed and filtered with no chemicals or preservatives added. This process retains the enzymes, lauric acid and all the other nutrients.
Our Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted from certified organic fresh coconuts without using excessive heat or harsh conditions in processing. No chemical is added. No bleaching is done. The natural nutrients and characteristics including aroma of fresh coconuts are therefore preserved. The result is a crystal clear liquid at room temperature (26 deg C) but turns solid white at temperatures below 26 deg C. It is pure 100% oil and contains no trans-fatty acid or cholesterol.
I work at Trader joes and never knew anything about Coconut Oil until we started carrying it a week or two ago. And it has been flying off the shelf! I found it that it was one of our most requested items before we started carrying it.
I haven't used it for cooking yet. But I have used it as moisturizer for my hands and I must say it is amazing! My hands and cuticles look awesome after I apply it and I don't have to reapply for the rest of the day!
For that reason alone, I bought myself a jar. Btw, it's organic and extra virgin.
Hope that helps.
I was buying (and liking) Whole Foods brand virgin coconut oil, and the jars of TJ's that I've tried taste very similar. Yet, it is $2 cheaper. Sounds good to me! I'd be curious to know how these stack up to the Tropical Traditions brand, which I have yet to bother ordering.
Its virgin, not extra virgin. Its also from mature coconuts. I still bought it, and think its good stuff. For me just knowing its in a glass jar is important to me.
I'm a massage therapist and skin care expert, and only use coconut oil on my body.
If you cant eat it, then NEVER put it on your skin.
I have it, and like it, but be warned, it does taste a bit like coconut. I know some people like the coconut oils that are flavorless, and this is not flavorless. That said, I like the coconut flavor it adds to my cooking, and appreciate that it's so easily and cheaply available.
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