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Has anyone tried Trader Joe's coconut oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM

I've been hearing recently that Trader Joe's now sells coconut oil. Has anyone tried it yet? Thoughts? How does it compare to the other coconut oils that you normally use?

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:37 PM

It's not hydrogenated. It's saturated fat and melts at a very low temperature compared to other saturated fats.

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Coconut butter is not coconut oil. Coconut butter is manna from heaven. Or maybe it's just heaven itself.

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Someone should create a paleo/primal-oriented market. It's a pain to have to shop so many different stores, dodging all the junk food and vegan dogma just to find out there's no kerrygold, coconut oil or grassfed/pastured anything.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Just make goat milk yogurt yourself. It's not difficult and it comes out super runny and delicious.

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on February 22, 2012
at 05:57 PM

"Extra virgin" coconut oil doesn't exist. It's either virgin or it's not.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on February 19, 2012
at 11:51 PM

NFC Apple K Kosher.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on February 19, 2012
at 11:46 PM

the thickening is normal if the room temp is under 76.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on February 19, 2012
at 11:46 PM

I found it WAY better than spectrum.

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:47 AM

I like it much better than spectrum. The taste is much closer to nutiva in my opinion.

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:46 AM

I like it much better than spectrum. The taste is much closer to nutiva in my opinion.

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on February 04, 2012
at 01:26 AM

i dont think so, coconut oil has a high melting point, so its often a solid at room temperature.

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on February 04, 2012
at 01:20 AM

@Christopher, do you know if they carry the Kerrygold butter? I've only just recently heard of it. Typically shop at Market Street and they don't carry it. As for the coconut oil - yes, definitely try cooking with it! I love to use it for frying paleo chicken fingers with almond meal. SO YUM!!!

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on January 15, 2012
at 03:57 AM

I believe "virgin" means unrefined.

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on January 08, 2012
at 07:15 AM

I touch it.OOOOOOOO...I touch it!

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on January 02, 2012
at 05:08 AM

Cooked with its today. It has a bit of coconut oil smell, but not nearly as much as the unrefined versions do. If Whole Foods' has 0% smell, and the unrefined have 90% smell, the Trader Joe's has about 20% smell, that usually goes away after cooking with it. It's all good.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on December 31, 2011
at 02:20 AM

BTW, picked up two pounds of Kerrygold cheese today (all grass-fed) at Aldi for cheap--I tolerate dairy pretty well but stick with cultured/fermented. It'll last until late in 2012, so I'm not worried about using it up.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on December 31, 2011
at 02:19 AM

Well, TJ's has grass-fed butter, grass-fed (ground) beef, and grass-fed cheese, so why not coconut butter? Paleo can take over TJ's--it would be so terrific, since their price point is almost universally cheaper than anywhere else except Aldi. Now if only they would carry grass-fed non-ground beef products--especially flank steak for jerky.

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on December 07, 2011
at 03:42 AM

@JuBa: Trader Joes started in Southern California, but they do have some in NY according to http://www.traderjoes.com/stores/index.asp

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on December 01, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Mine doesn't carry it at all. It's too bad that they can't be consistent with stock in all the stores, I'm sure demographics play a huge part. Oh, well. I'll continue with my asking.

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on December 01, 2011
at 06:31 AM

ROB, the TJ goat yoghurt has tapioca in it, it's not fully pure, neither is fermented enough, to keep it sweet.

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on December 01, 2011
at 06:19 AM

I'm not a fan of Spectrum either. I'll buy some of the TJ's but I'm not hopeful:(

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 01, 2011
at 04:11 AM

Excuse me please Rob, or ROB, but I think Eugenia and I need to know where this magical TJ'is.

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on December 01, 2011
at 12:53 AM

My TJ's carries goat milk yogurt.

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on December 01, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Well I am super happy to find this out; hopefully the MD & VA ones will have it!

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on November 30, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Been using it lately, tastes exactly like Spectrum.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on November 30, 2011
at 09:11 PM

Bought the Coconut oil from TJs, haven't opening it yet though, really cheap though! Agreed about the yoghurt too. My TJs has some, but it has tapioca in it, I just want pure, probiotic, 20-hour fermented (bitter, less lactose), runny goat yoghurt (goat yoghurt is runny naturally).

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 30, 2011
at 08:44 PM

Get it! IMO tastes and operates the same as Spectrum, etc. And hello.. half the price and organic? A win for sure.

I had been asking forever, obviously not the only one, and I have to say they actually do kind of listen to the masses. Approve.

TJ's evil plan 1: complete. Now on to Evil plan 2: goat or sheep milk yogurt.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 01, 2011
at 12:53 AM

My TJ's carries goat milk yogurt.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on November 30, 2011
at 09:11 PM

Bought the Coconut oil from TJs, haven't opening it yet though, really cheap though! Agreed about the yoghurt too. My TJs has some, but it has tapioca in it, I just want pure, probiotic, 20-hour fermented (bitter, less lactose), runny goat yoghurt (goat yoghurt is runny naturally).

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on December 01, 2011
at 06:31 AM

ROB, the TJ goat yoghurt has tapioca in it, it's not fully pure, neither is fermented enough, to keep it sweet.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 01, 2011
at 04:11 AM

Excuse me please Rob, or ROB, but I think Eugenia and I need to know where this magical TJ'is.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 01, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Mine doesn't carry it at all. It's too bad that they can't be consistent with stock in all the stores, I'm sure demographics play a huge part. Oh, well. I'll continue with my asking.

9d4ca743fec1ba6bec1ba75cb0f05e5b

(10)

on December 07, 2011
at 03:42 AM

@JuBa: Trader Joes started in Southern California, but they do have some in NY according to http://www.traderjoes.com/stores/index.asp

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on January 02, 2012
at 05:08 AM

Cooked with its today. It has a bit of coconut oil smell, but not nearly as much as the unrefined versions do. If Whole Foods' has 0% smell, and the unrefined have 90% smell, the Trader Joe's has about 20% smell, that usually goes away after cooking with it. It's all good.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:47 AM

I like it much better than spectrum. The taste is much closer to nutiva in my opinion.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on October 24, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Just make goat milk yogurt yourself. It's not difficult and it comes out super runny and delicious.

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Ae1581ea56a39cdb22cac4db3d8cf84f

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:51 PM

I wrote to their customer service folks yesterday, and this was their response:

Thank you for contacting us. The coconuts come from the Philippines but the it is processed here in the U.S. The coconuts are dehusked, grated, and the fresh coconut meat is cold pressed and filtered with no chemicals or preservatives added. This process retains the enzymes, lauric acid and all the other nutrients.

Our Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted from certified organic fresh coconuts without using excessive heat or harsh conditions in processing. No chemical is added. No bleaching is done. The natural nutrients and characteristics including aroma of fresh coconuts are therefore preserved. The result is a crystal clear liquid at room temperature (26 deg C) but turns solid white at temperatures below 26 deg C. It is pure 100% oil and contains no trans-fatty acid or cholesterol.

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on December 01, 2011
at 06:03 AM

I work at Trader joes and never knew anything about Coconut Oil until we started carrying it a week or two ago. And it has been flying off the shelf! I found it that it was one of our most requested items before we started carrying it.

I haven't used it for cooking yet. But I have used it as moisturizer for my hands and I must say it is amazing! My hands and cuticles look awesome after I apply it and I don't have to reapply for the rest of the day!

For that reason alone, I bought myself a jar. Btw, it's organic and extra virgin.

Hope that helps.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on December 31, 2011
at 02:20 AM

BTW, picked up two pounds of Kerrygold cheese today (all grass-fed) at Aldi for cheap--I tolerate dairy pretty well but stick with cultured/fermented. It'll last until late in 2012, so I'm not worried about using it up.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on December 31, 2011
at 02:19 AM

Well, TJ's has grass-fed butter, grass-fed (ground) beef, and grass-fed cheese, so why not coconut butter? Paleo can take over TJ's--it would be so terrific, since their price point is almost universally cheaper than anywhere else except Aldi. Now if only they would carry grass-fed non-ground beef products--especially flank steak for jerky.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on February 04, 2012
at 01:20 AM

@Christopher, do you know if they carry the Kerrygold butter? I've only just recently heard of it. Typically shop at Market Street and they don't carry it. As for the coconut oil - yes, definitely try cooking with it! I love to use it for frying paleo chicken fingers with almond meal. SO YUM!!!

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:46 AM

I like it much better than spectrum. The taste is much closer to nutiva in my opinion.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on October 24, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Someone should create a paleo/primal-oriented market. It's a pain to have to shop so many different stores, dodging all the junk food and vegan dogma just to find out there's no kerrygold, coconut oil or grassfed/pastured anything.

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on December 07, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Its virgin, not extra virgin. Its also from mature coconuts. I still bought it, and think its good stuff. For me just knowing its in a glass jar is important to me.

I'm a massage therapist and skin care expert, and only use coconut oil on my body.

If you cant eat it, then NEVER put it on your skin.

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on November 30, 2011
at 10:10 PM

I was buying (and liking) Whole Foods brand virgin coconut oil, and the jars of TJ's that I've tried taste very similar. Yet, it is $2 cheaper. Sounds good to me! I'd be curious to know how these stack up to the Tropical Traditions brand, which I have yet to bother ordering.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

There is no such thing as "extra virgin" coconut oil - it's just marketing. For my opinion on marketing, listen to Bill Hicks on the subject.

Virgin coconut oil is indeed what you want.

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on February 07, 2012
at 04:02 PM

I have it, and like it, but be warned, it does taste a bit like coconut. I know some people like the coconut oils that are flavorless, and this is not flavorless. That said, I like the coconut flavor it adds to my cooking, and appreciate that it's so easily and cheaply available.

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on December 30, 2011
at 09:14 PM

They never have it in stock. It sells out too fast. Small container too. I could use like a gallon.

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on November 30, 2011
at 09:26 PM

YUCK! Spectrum is the worse tasting to me--and total heartburn. Thanks for letting me know before I spent $$$ on it.

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on December 01, 2011
at 06:19 AM

I'm not a fan of Spectrum either. I'll buy some of the TJ's but I'm not hopeful:(

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on February 19, 2012
at 11:46 PM

I found it WAY better than spectrum.

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on April 04, 2013
at 05:03 PM

I'm wondering if it is Fair Trade. I don't think I saw that on the label.

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on February 10, 2013
at 09:11 AM

I work for Tjs and love the stuff I was just curious as to where it came from I dont want to help hurt orangutans. Im gonna have to make sure we're not harming the planet, cuz its the only thing works good to mae my beard soft

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:31 PM

i love it. it's the main coconut oil i use to cook with. i use different coconut oil on my body though.

0
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on October 24, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I was using sprout's brand on my skin til the jar was gone and loved it. My skin was clear and soft. I used tj's for a little over a week and my face broke out.

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on February 07, 2012
at 03:24 PM

is it Kosher certified?

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on February 19, 2012
at 11:51 PM

NFC Apple K Kosher.

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on February 03, 2012
at 11:49 PM

I bought some today and it tastes great. I was curious though since it was like wax does that mean it is partially hydrogenated? It doesn't say so.

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on February 04, 2012
at 01:26 AM

i dont think so, coconut oil has a high melting point, so its often a solid at room temperature.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on February 19, 2012
at 11:46 PM

the thickening is normal if the room temp is under 76.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:37 PM

It's not hydrogenated. It's saturated fat and melts at a very low temperature compared to other saturated fats.

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on January 15, 2012
at 03:20 AM

Is the TJs coconut oil also unrefined? I just bought a jar because it was organic and virgin, but i heard that you shouldn't eat it unless it's unrefined.

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on January 15, 2012
at 03:57 AM

I believe "virgin" means unrefined.

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on December 30, 2011
at 07:25 PM

It is extra virgin, even though the jar only says virgin. Call the TJs customer service number and they will tell you. It's the best oil on the market. It's smells and tastes amazing, is organic and a phenomenal value. I won't buy any other.

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on February 22, 2012
at 05:57 PM

"Extra virgin" coconut oil doesn't exist. It's either virgin or it's not.

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on December 07, 2011
at 02:52 AM

I'm using it, it isn't bad but nothing touches this stuff right here:

has-anyone-tried-trader-joe's-coconut-oil?

149af6e19a06675614dfbb6838a7d7c0

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on January 08, 2012
at 07:15 AM

I touch it.OOOOOOOO...I touch it!

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on October 24, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Coconut butter is not coconut oil. Coconut butter is manna from heaven. Or maybe it's just heaven itself.

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on December 07, 2011
at 05:57 AM

I love Artisana coconut oil. Also yummy is their coconut butter!!

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