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Why does my coconut milk taste soapy?

Commented on March 22, 2015
Created July 06, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I got the So Delicious brand coconut milk (I know it contains additives but I got this before I learned how to make my own coconut milk). Why does it taste soapy? Is it due to rancid fats?

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on March 22, 2015
at 03:19 PM

I just tarted the BUlletproof diet and love it. Experimented with a fresh cocout from the super market. Drilled a hole and sipped the clear milk  yuk! soapy.... cracked it ope and saw that the meat was creamy not too much hard stuff.  also Yuk! SOAP!  Did we buy the wrong thing?  Was it old?  Where can I find answers.

Holly

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on July 21, 2012
at 12:13 PM

AROY-D brand is free of gums and preservatives.

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(2422)

on July 21, 2012
at 05:33 AM

thanks for the interesting info about SLS!

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on July 21, 2012
at 12:27 AM

The Goya Coco de Leche (or whatever it's called) also claims to be gum-free. Stuff is delicious! The crap in a carton doesn't even compare. So Delicious = Cardboard.

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:35 PM

@Christopher Gagnon: LOL, you make the stuff in the box sound so appealing! I think I'll go straight for the stuff in the can. I have great almond milk for when I want milk (Which is virtually never anyhow).

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:31 PM

I don't think So Delicious and Goya are comparable products--they are two totally different kinds of "coconut milk" for different purposes. So Delicious is a refrigerated, watery dairy milk replacement with unpersuasive coconut flavor and overly-thickened (with gums) texture. Goya (yes, it's in a can) is a real coconut milk, the thick, fatty, yummy stuff made from coconuts and water (though seemingly every brand has at least *some* additive, either a stabilizing gum, or a preservative, or both). So Goya is great, but it's not really a substitute for So Delicious, nor vice-versa.

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:25 PM

Thanks for the tip. Is it in a can?

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:28 PM

They all taste varying degrees of soapy to me. So far the least soapy is aroy-d in a box. It tastes the most like fresh coconut.

I doubt it's from rancid fats. I would guess coconut contains some natural saponins or something.

Edit to add: Oh yeah, coconut is high in lauric acid, which is soapy. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which is a surfactant often found in shampoos and soaps, is derived from the lauric acid in coconut.

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on July 21, 2012
at 05:33 AM

thanks for the interesting info about SLS!

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:25 PM

Try Goya?? coconut milk, i've tried a bunch of brands, this one is the best by far

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on July 06, 2012
at 11:31 PM

I don't think So Delicious and Goya are comparable products--they are two totally different kinds of "coconut milk" for different purposes. So Delicious is a refrigerated, watery dairy milk replacement with unpersuasive coconut flavor and overly-thickened (with gums) texture. Goya (yes, it's in a can) is a real coconut milk, the thick, fatty, yummy stuff made from coconuts and water (though seemingly every brand has at least *some* additive, either a stabilizing gum, or a preservative, or both). So Goya is great, but it's not really a substitute for So Delicious, nor vice-versa.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

(4100)

on July 06, 2012
at 11:35 PM

@Christopher Gagnon: LOL, you make the stuff in the box sound so appealing! I think I'll go straight for the stuff in the can. I have great almond milk for when I want milk (Which is virtually never anyhow).

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

(4100)

on July 06, 2012
at 11:25 PM

Thanks for the tip. Is it in a can?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 21, 2012
at 12:13 PM

AROY-D brand is free of gums and preservatives.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 21, 2012
at 12:27 AM

The Goya Coco de Leche (or whatever it's called) also claims to be gum-free. Stuff is delicious! The crap in a carton doesn't even compare. So Delicious = Cardboard.

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Aa5154ef908fc4a5c255c552f32e334e

on July 06, 2012
at 11:43 PM

Golden Star coconut milk has only two ingredients: coconut and water. Does not taste soapy at all. I have tried the Goya, Thai, etc. and have found this brand to be the only coconut milk in a can that actually tastes GOOD. I think the funky taste you are getting is from the gums added to thicken. Golden Star doesn't have this taste. I don't use any of the refrigerated carton variety milk replacements to make a comment.

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03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

on July 06, 2012
at 11:21 PM

I am not sure about soapy, but I tried So Delicious coconut milk and was really disappointed. It tasted very sour to me, even though it was fresh. I have not bought it since.

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