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Does anyone know good UK sources for coconut milk / cream and other paleo-related goodies please? :)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 04, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Hey guys, so I've been looking in local shops and the only coconut milk in my local supermarket (tesco, haven't tried asda though a new one opened up near to me now) is "amoy" in tins (I wonder if there is BPA in the lining of the tins, and it seems to have a few added ingredients that I haven't looked into yet)... but anyway... do any UK-based paleo folk on here know of any good sources (online or otherwise) of coconut milk or unsweetened coconut strips(or flakes).

By all means please recommend any of you're own personal favourite "paleo" snacks / foods and where you get them from in the UK also :) (or any international place with low shipping if there is such a thing).

Thanks for any answers/help

133b2610b1fcd5eef4ff8d78ff0dd58b

on August 02, 2014
at 03:07 PM

Hi

I use http://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/ for coconut milk etc. :)

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on October 03, 2012
at 12:53 PM

thanks! saved for future use :)

6f939d0e0c38d7c86ad9dac75bb8c26a

(10)

on March 12, 2012
at 06:40 PM

Heera coconut milk. I get mine from a local Pakistani shop in Longsight, Manchester. Here's a link for it http://heeraspices.com/products-page/groceries/coconut-milk/

B1859f696e88d25460a6b8a333412ea3

(837)

on August 06, 2011
at 07:48 PM

It's my favorite brand, too. They have a lot of different formulations - including powdered (which unfortunately contains maltodextrin but not guar gum or sulphites). The powered stuff tastes amazing. Really amazingly good tasting. I've been unable to find the UHT stuff locally, yet, as it appears to be the most additive free. Still have a few more Asian stores to dig around in. http://www.tcc-chaokoh.com/product_en.php

D42a1f9a7a687e5354cc362d50bced56

(80)

on July 05, 2011
at 04:55 PM

Good shout on the Chaokoh - it's the only brand I buy now, the others are all watered down and taste like pish as far as I'm concerned. #coconutmilksnobbery. I think I'm a bit spoilt though because I can get this in my local tesco West London. Cheapest decent coconut Oil I've found is from Essential and they've got a few stockists around the place. http://www.essential-trading.coop/stockists.aspx

D42a1f9a7a687e5354cc362d50bced56

(80)

on July 05, 2011
at 04:41 PM

If you've got a half decent blender I can strongly recommend making your own coconut milk from fresh coconuts. Drain the coconut water, pop them in the oven till they split, blend the flesh with hot water and strain out the resulting milk. The taste is absolutely incredible.

51c2cdd55bf287026db68cf31a6d0a0b

on July 05, 2011
at 10:28 AM

That Raw dairy source looks fantastic. Thank you!

51c2cdd55bf287026db68cf31a6d0a0b

on July 05, 2011
at 09:30 AM

I agree Paleo_BLaZeDRas, it is hard to find pure products beacause so much manufactutring is about saving money and not increasing quailty. Sadly we live in a world where true natural eating is for the minority and so we have to do the best we can or make it ourselves. I'm sure Higher Nature also has some products that contain things we don't want to eat but I do find their Omega 3 oils and multi vitamins to be excellent.

51c2cdd55bf287026db68cf31a6d0a0b

on July 05, 2011
at 09:27 AM

Hi simibee, I'm sorry you feel that 'Graze' is suspect, although I can understand why, so many companies use the free trials trick to get people to automatically continue. All I can tell you is about my experience and I found 'graze' to be really easy to use - not at all suspect. I took a free trial ages ago and was quite easily able to stop an automatic continuation before it ended, all I needed to do was untick a box on their website and I was never charged. A while later I started again on a basic budget and have never been hassled to change to a more expensive plan.

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on July 05, 2011
at 05:56 AM

In Germany they are never sweetend... This Shop delivers to UK - http://www.shop.konzelmanns.de/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=kokos&x=0&y=0 It sells coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut flakes (without added sugar) shipping to UK 7,95 €

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on July 04, 2011
at 10:48 PM

nice, where do you get you're shredded coconut used for the coconut milk? I can never find any that isn't loaded with sugar/other crap

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on July 04, 2011
at 10:46 PM

some nice info here, thanks. I have checked holland and barret for some things but they don't tend to stock things I'm looking for ^^... and I would say similar things about suspect ingredients in some oft he products they do stock; saying that I find its hard to find really pure/high quality stuff in any shop/supermarket/health shop I've been in... always some nasty stuff added

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on July 04, 2011
at 10:42 PM

another source for raw dairy btw: http://www.red23.co.uk/Raw-Unpasteurised-Dairy_c_60.html?osCsid=vbom1lhclao3ef3qmumaljvsq1

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 04, 2011
at 09:30 PM

+1 thanks for that! I've been looking for a raw dairy source for a while now. :)

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 04, 2011
at 09:20 PM

It's true that you have to check a lot of the Holland & Barrett own brand supplements for dodgy ingredients, but the ones that are Ok (like magnesium) are good value. Although when it comes to dodgy health food sellers, I find Graze is also rather suspect. I had a coupon for some free samples from them, and almost signed up until I read the small print. They automatically start charging you for a monthly delivery until you jump through all sorts of hoops to unregister. Legal it may be, but not entirely above board as far as I'm concerned.

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on July 04, 2011
at 09:26 PM

Don't know about coconut but these people have the most amazing raw butter/cream, and even deliver it!

and these people have fantastic meat delivery

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on July 04, 2011
at 10:42 PM

another source for raw dairy btw: http://www.red23.co.uk/Raw-Unpasteurised-Dairy_c_60.html?osCsid=vbom1lhclao3ef3qmumaljvsq1

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 04, 2011
at 09:30 PM

+1 thanks for that! I've been looking for a raw dairy source for a while now. :)

51c2cdd55bf287026db68cf31a6d0a0b

on July 05, 2011
at 10:28 AM

That Raw dairy source looks fantastic. Thank you!

2
1e68c6909db3ce6c272a7a0bf2c2978b

on July 04, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Tradewinds sell various Chaokoh coconut products at a good price (no guar gum etc). I buy 20 or so at a time to make the most of the shipping cost.Tradewinds

Also Goodness Direct do good prices on coconut oil. I get the Biona brand.

D42a1f9a7a687e5354cc362d50bced56

(80)

on July 05, 2011
at 04:55 PM

Good shout on the Chaokoh - it's the only brand I buy now, the others are all watered down and taste like pish as far as I'm concerned. #coconutmilksnobbery. I think I'm a bit spoilt though because I can get this in my local tesco West London. Cheapest decent coconut Oil I've found is from Essential and they've got a few stockists around the place. http://www.essential-trading.coop/stockists.aspx

B1859f696e88d25460a6b8a333412ea3

(837)

on August 06, 2011
at 07:48 PM

It's my favorite brand, too. They have a lot of different formulations - including powdered (which unfortunately contains maltodextrin but not guar gum or sulphites). The powered stuff tastes amazing. Really amazingly good tasting. I've been unable to find the UHT stuff locally, yet, as it appears to be the most additive free. Still have a few more Asian stores to dig around in. http://www.tcc-chaokoh.com/product_en.php

1
87408ee74c4cc8484214c7e7f8ee60d1

on October 09, 2012
at 06:15 PM

Ive given up with canned coconut milk in the uk because it all has suspect ingredients in, ive started making my own almond milk instead all you need is almonds and a jam strainer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Milk-an-Almond-fresh-homemade-almond-milk/

1
9d5acd193ba1bcab9c98cdbbc6b77a71

on October 02, 2012
at 08:09 PM

I run www.coconutty.co.uk and we make it our business to source and supply the purest coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut flour, coconut oil etc... Hope this helps! Matthew

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on October 03, 2012
at 12:53 PM

thanks! saved for future use :)

1
51c2cdd55bf287026db68cf31a6d0a0b

on July 04, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Hi there,

We get most of our coconut related products from http://www.tiana-coconut.com/ it's very good quality stuff but a little pricey, as I'm sure you expect as it is all organic, but they do good deals for bulk buying.

You can also get some good Paleo related products at a health food shop called The Nutricentre. A list of their stores is here: http://www.nutricentre.com/t-ourstores.aspx

We get all our supplements from http://www.highernature.co.uk/ they do some really high purity vitamins, minerals and oils of a quality that I've not seen anywhere else. Personally, I'd stay away from large chains like Holland and Barrett as their purity is not very high and there are a lot of hidden ingredients in a lot of their own brand supplements.

If you're looking for snacks then I recommend you sign up for Graze boxes. You get a box of four 'punnets' delivered every week (or at a rate you like). I get the 'energy' boxes and they are delicious as well as being varied to keep the boredom down, although they can contain a lot of dried fruit but you can tell them exactly what you want to get sent. Their website is http://www.graze.com/ but if you Google them you might find some free trial codes.

Finally we get our meat from: http://www.primalstore.co.uk/shop/ it's really good quality and a large Paleo box will feed provide enough meat for two adults for about 4-5 weeks.

OK, that's all the sources I know, if any find any others then I'd be happy to hear them too as it's always good to shop around.

Let us know how you get on.

Paul.

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on July 04, 2011
at 10:46 PM

some nice info here, thanks. I have checked holland and barret for some things but they don't tend to stock things I'm looking for ^^... and I would say similar things about suspect ingredients in some oft he products they do stock; saying that I find its hard to find really pure/high quality stuff in any shop/supermarket/health shop I've been in... always some nasty stuff added

51c2cdd55bf287026db68cf31a6d0a0b

on July 05, 2011
at 09:30 AM

I agree Paleo_BLaZeDRas, it is hard to find pure products beacause so much manufactutring is about saving money and not increasing quailty. Sadly we live in a world where true natural eating is for the minority and so we have to do the best we can or make it ourselves. I'm sure Higher Nature also has some products that contain things we don't want to eat but I do find their Omega 3 oils and multi vitamins to be excellent.

51c2cdd55bf287026db68cf31a6d0a0b

on July 05, 2011
at 09:27 AM

Hi simibee, I'm sorry you feel that 'Graze' is suspect, although I can understand why, so many companies use the free trials trick to get people to automatically continue. All I can tell you is about my experience and I found 'graze' to be really easy to use - not at all suspect. I took a free trial ages ago and was quite easily able to stop an automatic continuation before it ended, all I needed to do was untick a box on their website and I was never charged. A while later I started again on a basic budget and have never been hassled to change to a more expensive plan.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 04, 2011
at 09:20 PM

It's true that you have to check a lot of the Holland & Barrett own brand supplements for dodgy ingredients, but the ones that are Ok (like magnesium) are good value. Although when it comes to dodgy health food sellers, I find Graze is also rather suspect. I had a coupon for some free samples from them, and almost signed up until I read the small print. They automatically start charging you for a monthly delivery until you jump through all sorts of hoops to unregister. Legal it may be, but not entirely above board as far as I'm concerned.

1
Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 04, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Sadly all the canned coconut milk/cream available in local supermarkets that I've checked (Tescos, Waitrose, Sainsburys) has some unwanted ingredients added. You might try and find a local Asian market, although I would take it as a given that BPA is in the tin lining.

The high-street health food chains Holland & Barrett and Health Matters might stock some purer versions. They also sell assorted Paleo goodies like coconut oil, natural toiletries and cod liver oil. Holland & Barrett almost always has some sort of sale going on, so you might want to wait and see before purchasing anything non-urgent in bulk.

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0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on July 04, 2011
at 06:25 PM

You can find organic coconut oil on http://www.amazon.co.uk

...and make your own coconut milk: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_HomemadeCoconutMilk.htm

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on July 04, 2011
at 10:48 PM

nice, where do you get you're shredded coconut used for the coconut milk? I can never find any that isn't loaded with sugar/other crap

D42a1f9a7a687e5354cc362d50bced56

(80)

on July 05, 2011
at 04:41 PM

If you've got a half decent blender I can strongly recommend making your own coconut milk from fresh coconuts. Drain the coconut water, pop them in the oven till they split, blend the flesh with hot water and strain out the resulting milk. The taste is absolutely incredible.

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on July 05, 2011
at 05:56 AM

In Germany they are never sweetend... This Shop delivers to UK - http://www.shop.konzelmanns.de/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=kokos&x=0&y=0 It sells coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut flakes (without added sugar) shipping to UK 7,95 €

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D42f051f7e1237a24e59a3a73e7a0c7b

on March 07, 2013
at 06:13 PM

I have for the last 9 months been testing and sourcing the best vco . I have now set up my business, and have vco, unrefined, organic and cold pressed. My website is wwww.coconutuk.co.uk. Thank you

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51963180bb0904c9953e6f3e298b0702

on December 19, 2012
at 12:10 PM

You can get freshly ground coconut (you have to ask at the counter; they grind it out at the back of the shop while you wait) at Pinoy Supermarket in Earl's Court, on Hogarth Road. It's the only place I've found thus far in London. From that you can make your own coconut milk: soak the coconut strands in warm water, blend it up and then squeeze the juice out.

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C4824a67626179af685a2383ad581877

(0)

on October 09, 2012
at 01:37 PM

Here's the essential coconut oil the other chap mentioned, Organic and raw/cold pressed.. http://www.store.thehealthcloud.co.uk/organic-raw-virgin-coconut-oil-690ml

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6f939d0e0c38d7c86ad9dac75bb8c26a

on March 12, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Heera coconut milk. I get mine from a local Pakistani shop in Longsight Manchester. Here's a link for it http://heeraspices.com/products-page/groceries/coconut-milk/

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