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Can anyone recommend a good brand of coconut milk?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

The Silk and So Delicious brands of coconut milk appear to have lots of things in them I don't want. I've heard people recommend Aroy-D, but a 6-pack of 8.5 oz boxes in $23.95 on Amazon. Does anyone know of an equally good brand at a cheaper price?

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Wow, little surprised this got a downvote... Not showing enough concern for BPA, metabisulfite and guar gum? Bah.

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I think Goya is vile stuff...

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on February 16, 2013
at 01:53 AM

I recommend making your own, its easy, and you can make so much good thick sweet coconut milk with only one coconut, whereas the store bought cans are diluted.

http://ilovetraditionalfoods.blogspot.ca/2013/02/how-to-make-coconut-milk.html

Otherwise, the only brand that I've seen with no additives is Aroy-D. Go to your local Asian or South-Asian grocery store and you will be able to find coconut milk for cheap.

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on February 15, 2013
at 04:06 PM

If you have a local Asian market look in the freezer section for frozen coconut milk from the Philippines with NO additives. Really tasty!

You can make your own coconut milk from dried coconut flakes very inexpensively, lots of recipes on the net. I bought a set of nylon vegetable bags meant for replacing plastic bags when shopping for veggies. These work as well as "nuts milk bags" for a fraction of the cost.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 15, 2013
at 03:49 PM

My opinion: Chaokoh is good. Thai Kitchen is good. Goya is garbage. Chaokoh nearly as cheap as store brands so I'm sticking with that.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 15, 2013
at 07:29 PM

Wow, little surprised this got a downvote... Not showing enough concern for BPA, metabisulfite and guar gum? Bah.

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on February 15, 2013
at 12:56 PM

Whole Foods' brand contains only organic coconut milk, water, and organic guar gum.

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on February 16, 2013
at 02:51 AM

i was gonna say aroy d. i just ordered some off of amazon today. the price is great if you ask me!

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on February 15, 2013
at 06:32 PM

If you can find Golden Star that's the best. No weird additives and it's usually one of the cheaper options. I've heard of many people finding it at Wal-mart. I live in the LA area and pick it up at the Ralphs in Thai Town.

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on February 15, 2013
at 01:30 PM

I do NOT recommend So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk. The first ingredient is water and it makes my coffee tastes like water. Plus it has guar gum, and apparently people with FODMAPs intolerance should avoid Guar Gum. Next time at the grocery store I'm going to try the Goya brand because it is only Coconut Milk, Water, Potassium Metabisulfite (as a Preservative).

Please let me know if you find any you find you like. I want one that's very thick for my coffee :)

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on February 15, 2013
at 01:07 PM

Native Forest @ Whole Foods. It's full fat, unsweetened, and BPA-free cans. No additives. Oops, it has organic guar gum in it.

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on February 15, 2013
at 12:54 PM

In Australia Ayam brand coconut milk/cream is pretty clean. No doubt you either don't have it at your locale or it is re branded as something else...but you never know.

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