Earth Balance Coconut Spread... What are your thoughts?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 03, 2011 at 4:48 AM

If you are familiar with the product what are your thoughts/reviews? I know people hate it, but is this prodect paleo? I feel like it is, but I'm new to Paleo and I'm not sure... Also if you have any yummy recipes ideas I could use this with I'd welcome those!



on September 03, 2011
at 05:53 AM

Even if it contains only coconut oil and salt (which would surprise me), it is almost certainly extra processed to make it a smooth consistently colored product. Gross.



on September 03, 2011
at 05:28 AM

I can't find the ingredient. If it includes seed oil then it's not paleo. If it includes gums, it is not paleo.

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on September 03, 2011
at 01:50 PM

Ahhh... no. The ingredient list: Tropical oil blend (extra virgin coconut, palm oil, and coconut oils), canola oil, filtered water, contains less than 2% of salt, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, lactic acid (non dairy).

Canola oil is definitely on the no-no list. Natural flavor is always iffy and I don't know what sunflower lecithin is, but it doesn't sound very tasty.

Thanks to Diane from Balanced Bites for the ingredients. She posted a photo of the container on her facebook page a while back and I looked it up to read off the ingredients, just for you :)

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on September 03, 2011
at 09:12 PM

Wouldn't touch it myself, but the ingredients sound better than standard Earth Balance or Smart Balance, so if you could get someone eating the latter two to switch to this, it would certainly be an improvement.


on September 03, 2011
at 06:19 PM

I saw this in WF's recently ... needless to say, it's not paleo. Picked up and read the ingredients and put it right back.

I always question the so called 'natural' flavors concept. If it was fracking natural, the ingredient would be easy to say, easy to spell and it would be on the label ...


on September 03, 2011
at 05:30 AM

Leaving aside my revulsion Re: this company and Whole Paycheck--What's in it?

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