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Old 09-14-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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where to buy coconut oil?

I just came back from my local supermarket, Stop and Shop, and they told me they don't carry coconut oil. Does Trader Joe's sell it? If not, where can I buy it?

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Old 09-14-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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Nah, TJs doesn't have it here anyway. Whole Foods, if you want it local, but Netrition has many kinds too.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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netrition, tropical traditions, Fred Meyer (Kroger) most grocery stores seem to have it here.
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Meijers Stores, Walmart all carry coconut oil and your health food stores as well.
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I don't seem to have all that much success with coconut oil. I tends to solidify at room temperature in the things I make. My coconut oil came from Whole Foods it's the 365 brand.
I'd sure like to make coconut macaroons, I tried two different recipes and they were lousy...just barely edible.

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:43 AM   #7
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We like the Nutivia brand organic virgin CO...as a matter of fact I just ordered more from Netrition...we should all patronize them as they are our hosts here plus the service is excellent...I get the orders in 1 or 2 days for only 4.95 shipping!
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I don't seem to have all that much success with coconut oil. I tends to solidify at room temperature in the things I make. My coconut oil came from Whole Foods it's the 365 brand.
Coconut oil changes from solid to liquid at 76F. Around here it will be solid in winter and liquid in summer, changing back and forth daily during some parts of spring and fall.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #9
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Yes, and for instance it gets solid in the macaroons I tried to make. When I use to eat without carb restriction the store bought macaroons were nice and moist and chewy.
Now,It's like I'm biting into a wax candle...
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What are the ingredients on the store bought ones though? Just hazarding a guess, but some partially hydrogenated vegetable oil would probably maintain a soft texture.

There should be a way to figure out a way to make it work.

I haven't made an exhaustive search, but I am not seeing recipes with coconut oil, but some with and some without flour. They all have sugar though, and my expertise doesn't go so far as figuring out how to substitute for that. Would be interesting to see how it would work with coconut or almond flour...

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I agree that more then likely they'd have hydrogenated oil in them.

Though I did try 2 eggs whites hoping that that would kind of keep them together a least, but that didn't seem to work either.
I wonder if glycerin would work. I've never used it before it sounds a little over the top like a chemical experiment but it's supposed to be edible...
I'll keep searching...
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Meijers Stores, Walmart all carry coconut oil and your health food stores as well.

Yup! We get ours at walmart for $5.99!
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:17 AM   #13
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Whenever i buy coconut oil, i always buy it online. I usually feel that I get better quality, than picking from the one or two options at your local stores. Sometimes it's a pain to have to pay for shipping and stuff. But worth it in the end.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:38 AM   #14
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I buy 5 gallons off ebay directly from the Philippines.
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I buy 5 gallons off ebay directly from the Philippines.
Goodness! What does one do with 5gal of oil? Doesn't it go rancid like other oils?
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I use to buy a 16 oz jar at my local H-E-B for $3.84. It is definitely refined, but I'm not sure if it is hydrogenated or not. It comes straight from the Philippines (Mary Enig said that is where the best coconut oil comes from, apparently).

Now I get my coconut oil from Tropical Traditions.
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Doesn't it go rancid like other oils?
no
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Goodness! What does one do with 5gal of oil? Doesn't it go rancid like other oils?
The shelf life of coconut oil is 2-3 years at room temp. I get mine from Tropical Traditions but have never bought 5 gallons!
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I've bought a jar at whole foods. I stopped using it, however, in favor of butter, olive oil, and canola oil. What are the health benefits again?
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