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So delicious coconut cream

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 06, 2012 at 3:11 AM

I was thinking that this might make a better substitute for canned coconut milk than fresh coconut milk, which is known to be thinner, but the ingredients don't list any fat, which makes me suspicious. What do you all think? Is it just that the serving size is small and it's getting rounded down?

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 07, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Just ordered some so will see how it comes out. If it's got a similar texture to coconut oil, though, then it may not make a good creamed spinach. Maybe I need to dilute it with water? Do they even mix?

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on February 06, 2012
at 10:23 PM

It appears like the Aroy-D in the can is a different version, and does contain potassium metabisulfite as a preservative... However, the Aroy-D in the carton is 100% coconut milk (no preservatives, no BPA) as far as I know, please correct me if I'm wrong...

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on February 06, 2012
at 07:32 PM

And that goes for all of their products...

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

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on February 06, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Hmm. I'm stumped. It works in my draft (I tried again) but not when I post it. If you're interested in the product, go to Amazon and enter Artisana coconut butter into a search and it comes up first on the results page.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 06, 2012
at 06:10 PM

That link doesn't seem to be working.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 06, 2012
at 06:05 PM

Aroy-D contains potassium metabisulfite (E224)(even though it is not printed on the can). Here in Spain, Aroy-D has a sticker on the top of the can, listing. http://importfood.com/cfch1301.html

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Awesome product! Too bad I can't star your answer since it was just a comment. Will check the local ethnic stores for it. If not, then they only charge $7 for shipping which isn't bad for a box but I need to wait until I live somewhere with place to store it.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Recipe drool...

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:37 PM

How do you think it would compare to So Delicious Coconut Milk? I realize it's just a guess. Maybe I should email them :)

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Canning at home is probably ok. Most commercial cans are lined with some kind of plastic and can sit that way for months or years, allowing chemicals from the plastics to leach into them. BPA was just one of those.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on February 06, 2012
at 02:10 PM

Aroy-D has a good coconut milk and cream: http://importfood.com/naturalcoconutmilk.html... You might also be able to find it at a local oriental market. Both are just coconut milk, no fillers, "enrichment", additives or preservatives. You'd think that would be easy to find, but from what I've found they're one of the only ones; even Native Forest has guar gum. They also sell it in cartons, so no cans or BPA!

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on February 06, 2012
at 09:23 AM

http://www.ayam.com/coconut-quality.html

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on February 06, 2012
at 09:21 AM

coconut cream does not necessarily have sugar in it. Proper coconut cream is just less diluted coconut milk.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on February 06, 2012
at 06:09 AM

Well, it's illegal to put stuff in a food that's not of the label. I can assure you it has less chemicals than so delicious coconut cream. BTW I can stuff all the time at home and no scary chemicals are involved.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on February 06, 2012
at 05:34 AM

It really does has some fat - it would have to - but the serving size is tiny and they've watered it down as suggested elsewhere - not to mention the fact that they're allowed to round down or claim zero if it's below a certain amount.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on February 06, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Yeah I have a can of it but haven't tried it. I consider canning to be the worst form of processing and even though it's BPA it's probably tainted with lots of other chemicals whose safety is not well studied or mildly toxic at best. It's also been hard to find as my Whole Foods doesn't carry it though clearly I recently discovered a local if slightly out of the way source.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 06, 2012
at 04:30 AM

I picked the unsweetened variety, which has 1g of sugars (in 2tbs). It's not marketed as low-fat and I'd be happy with regular.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 06, 2012
at 04:28 AM

That's it. I'm trying to determine if it really has no fat.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on February 06, 2012
at 03:20 AM

It's watered down so they can market it to the low-fat "healthy" crowd. Plus tons of additives. Why not try a BPA-free coconut milk brand like Native Forest?

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:23 AM

Do you mean the coconut creamer?

http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/product.php?p=so_delicious_creamer_original

It's got too much junk in it for my tastes. And yes, a coconut based product with no fat tips off warning flags in my mind.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on February 06, 2012
at 04:28 AM

That's it. I'm trying to determine if it really has no fat.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on February 06, 2012
at 03:37 PM

How do you think it would compare to So Delicious Coconut Milk? I realize it's just a guess. Maybe I should email them :)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on February 06, 2012
at 05:34 AM

It really does has some fat - it would have to - but the serving size is tiny and they've watered it down as suggested elsewhere - not to mention the fact that they're allowed to round down or claim zero if it's below a certain amount.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on February 06, 2012
at 07:31 PM

It has some kind of added gum that gives it a really yucky taste and mouth feel to me. I bought some once thinking it would be easy for camping, but I couldn't consume it at all, and none of the friends I was camping with would touch it either. I'm guessing the gums are an attempt to replace fats...doesn't work at all, imo.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on February 06, 2012
at 07:32 PM

And that goes for all of their products...

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F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

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on February 06, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Here is coconut cream (it's the same as coconut butter) that is pure, organic, and so good that you'll want to eat it right out of the jar. You do have to heat it and stir it first but once you've done that, it stays mixed:

http://www.amazon.com/Artisana-100%25-Organic-Coconut-Butter/dp/B000WV153I/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1319294859&sr=1-1

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 06, 2012
at 06:10 PM

That link doesn't seem to be working.

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

(938)

on February 06, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Hmm. I'm stumped. It works in my draft (I tried again) but not when I post it. If you're interested in the product, go to Amazon and enter Artisana coconut butter into a search and it comes up first on the results page.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on February 07, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Just ordered some so will see how it comes out. If it's got a similar texture to coconut oil, though, then it may not make a good creamed spinach. Maybe I need to dilute it with water? Do they even mix?

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Dea5f440698f5488b975ada2f61daa0d

on February 06, 2012
at 03:35 AM

I think you're right that the coconut fat is good for you. i do not like to buy coconut products that have the good fats removed.

We use coconut cream very rarely since it has so much sugar in it. Since I just looked at the label, I realize we need to find a better brand since there are some chemicals in it which I had not noticed before.

We use regular (not low-fat) coconut milk a lot. Sometimes I make a warm, turmeric tea with it, which is yummy, with or without a touch of honey.

I am currently addicted to coconut water which has coconut pieces in it, and -- unfortunately -- sugar added. I need to eat more coconut oil and green tea, and less of this.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on February 06, 2012
at 09:23 AM

http://www.ayam.com/coconut-quality.html

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on February 06, 2012
at 04:30 AM

I picked the unsweetened variety, which has 1g of sugars (in 2tbs). It's not marketed as low-fat and I'd be happy with regular.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on February 06, 2012
at 09:21 AM

coconut cream does not necessarily have sugar in it. Proper coconut cream is just less diluted coconut milk.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on February 06, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Recipe drool...

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