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Best paleo foodstuffs on Amazon?

Asked on March 30, 2015
Created January 26, 2011 at 1:39 AM

I am a huge fan of Amazon's short shipping times, selection, and competitive pricing. I've bought macadamia nuts, macadamia oil, single-serve packets of almond butter, dried apple chips, and many, many other nonperishables from Amazon. Now I'd like to know: What paleo foodstuffs have YOU enjoyed via Amazon? On the flip side, are there any items that you thought would be a slam dunk but turned out to be major duds? Linking encouraged!

E7adfe31507efb7c935f618a829f56d6

(1507)

on April 29, 2012
at 11:05 PM

@henrydrn, this ghee, also available on amazon, is definitely pastured:http://www.amazon.com/Purity-Farm-Organic-Clarified-13-Ounce/dp/B0046IIPMW/ref=pd_sim_gro_1

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on April 25, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Haha! This question was asked sometime ago and just recently came up on the top bar on the home page. Sponsored by Amazon?? If so, well played PaleoHacks, well played.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on April 25, 2012
at 06:40 PM

Haha! This question was asked sometime ago and just recently came up on the top bar on the home page. Sponsored by Amazon?? If so, brilliant move!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 25, 2012
at 06:26 AM

Nice Post! I also like the WP produccts.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on April 25, 2012
at 12:07 AM

I'm all for living a little but some of this stuff REALLY stretches any paleo/primal/PHD definition.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on April 24, 2012
at 11:24 AM

You don't necessarily have to cancel the "subscribe & save" either... they usually have a few options (1-6mo), and the 6mo is long enough that you just have them make an "extra" delivery when you need it and skip the next delivery...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 24, 2012
at 08:53 AM

Just the 25kg-bags of epsom salt and the Crown Prince oysters.

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on March 03, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Roland's coconut milk is pretty awful. The Native Forest coconut milk I've had has been good, but there is a raging controversy on the Amazon review page because Native Forest switched from a Thai supplier to a Sri Lankan supplier, and the quality apparently took a nosedive. The product description does say its from Thailand, but some buyer claim that they bought CM that was supposedly from Thailand but turned out to be from Sri Lanka. It is cheaper, and I was considering it just yesterday. Coconut milk prices have gone through the roof here in Vermont!

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 03, 2012
at 05:17 AM

+1 Swansons does sell quality products at good prices. They do have some organic spices for cheap.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on March 03, 2012
at 04:25 AM

I second the Wild Planet sardines. Cole's also stated once that theirs was BPA free (and their smoked mackerel is to die for) but I can't find the info on their site right now for some reason.

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

(3808)

on March 03, 2012
at 03:41 AM

We buy the 22lb bag of shredded coconut - $2.68/lb instead of $4/lb for the 12-pack. We divide it up and store the unused portion in the freezer. You just have to catch it when it's available for <$60 - they don't always have it at a reasonable price.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 21, 2011
at 08:22 PM

Coconut oil naturally melts above 76 degrees F. It doesn't spoil or get rancid due to very high saturated fats, so no need to send it back for that. Leaking is another problem!

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on March 03, 2011
at 10:00 AM

can you tell me if the ghee product/link is grass-fed or pasture raised?

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on February 08, 2011
at 11:36 AM

I've never heard of that brand. I like it better than the whole foods brand, and bps free seals the deal.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on February 08, 2011
at 07:45 AM

have you compared the Native Forest coconut milk with others? like Rolands?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 10:20 PM

I am so glad that you linked to that ketchup!! I'd been hoping for a conventional ketchup alternative (esp. for my scrambled eggs) and this just might do the trick.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Ooooo, oooo - could you share the unsweetened ketchup brand, please? <3 Bronner's so much!!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on January 26, 2011
at 07:27 PM

A big amen on the coconut oil twin pack!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on January 26, 2011
at 03:41 PM

Thank you! I will try them.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 26, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Wild planet Sardines! BPA free and the best tasting ones I have tried. And I've tried just about any pack I've seen. I eat a tin daily.

15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

(922)

on January 26, 2011
at 02:32 AM

oh wow at Amazon Mom - I just signed up! thanks for that suggestion.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 02:20 AM

See my list below. Caveat emptor: They are seriously compelling, which is why I rarely order them. Even if I gagged them, put them in a straightjacket, and locked them in a sound proof room, I'd still hear them calling my name.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 02:19 AM

I got Prime via Amazon Mom, and since we order diapers from Amazon, our free Prime keeps getting extended indefinitely. Details here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mom/signup/welcome

15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

(922)

on January 26, 2011
at 02:13 AM

which dried apple chips do you recommend?

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on January 26, 2011
at 02:11 AM

That happened to me over the summer- I'd ordered two packs of the two 15oz jars and one of the jars leaked. I emailed them, and they sent me another pack of two jars free of charge. Their Nutiva 2 jar packs really are an amazing deal (in any size).

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 26, 2011
at 02:11 AM

I don't know if you guys know it, but college students get prime for free. You have to register with your college email, though. You can google it to find out more, but that's how I got prime. :)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 02:01 AM

I don't know how I lived without Amazon Prime. A while back I saw my usual organic canned pumpkin priced to clear at less than half the original price, so I had two HUGE boxes (total 48 cans!) shipped to my door. No way I could have bought that much - or carried it! - with two kids in tow. My poor UPS man is getting his share of weight training ever since we became a Prime household. Also, I <3 Nutiva as well. Coconut oil melts at 70 degrees, I think I've read somewhere, so ordering in late spring or summer could result in it arriving at least semi-liquid.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 01:57 AM

Oooooo on the coconut milk. BPA free is icing on the...err... well, you know. Thanks for the tip. :)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on January 26, 2011
at 01:51 AM

Prime is absolutely worth it - if you need _anything_, buy it from amazon for a likely better price than a local brick & mortar, no tax (probably) and no shipping. And it shows up within a couple of days.

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89a3eb9e05b04102f0a584e438a7da3e

(1136)

on April 24, 2012
at 03:26 PM

This question cost me $50...

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on April 25, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Haha! This question was asked sometime ago and just recently came up on the top bar on the home page. Sponsored by Amazon?? If so, well played PaleoHacks, well played.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on April 25, 2012
at 06:40 PM

Haha! This question was asked sometime ago and just recently came up on the top bar on the home page. Sponsored by Amazon?? If so, brilliant move!

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 02:15 AM

Here's my list of paleo-friendly Amazon buys I've received with good results. Subscribe and Save is the bomb if you want to save a bit extra (and then cancel after placing your order).

  • Farmer's Market Foods Organic Canned Pumpkin
  • Foods Alive Onion Garlic Flax Crackers (hearty!)
  • Go Raw Freeland Flax Snax crackers in Pizza flavor
  • Madhava Honey Stix - straws of honey @ 4.3 g carbs/ea. Good for portion control.
  • Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil - go for the 15 oz. twin pack; it's the best deal
  • Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts with Sea Salt (3 x 12 oz. bags)
  • Floravital - nonpreservative nondye nonalcohol gluten free iron supplement, used for my baby with good results
  • Let's Do Organic shredded unsweetened coconut - so many applications here, including crusting chicken, shrimp, etc. when you're feeling desperate for some 'breaded' fried comfort food like schnitzel
  • Justin's Nut Butter Classic Almond Butter 10 ct. Squeeze Packs (again, very nice for portion control; one packet is around 200 calories' worth)
  • San J Organic Wheat-Free Tamari
  • Bare Fruit Baked Organic Apple Chips - the best deal is the 2 x 1 lb. bag on Subscribe and Save, though it's not good for portion/blood sugar control in such large bags because they are crispy yet at the same time melt in your mouth (in other words: NOM!). Terrific as a snack alternative with nuts in a trail mix, say, at the movie theater.

ETA some more I forgot:

  • Navitas Naturals Raw Organic Cacao powder
  • Navitas Naturals Raw Cacao Nibs (these are great a chocolate fix sans sugar)

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on January 26, 2011
at 07:27 PM

A big amen on the coconut oil twin pack!

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

(3808)

on March 03, 2012
at 03:41 AM

We buy the 22lb bag of shredded coconut - $2.68/lb instead of $4/lb for the 12-pack. We divide it up and store the unused portion in the freezer. You just have to catch it when it's available for <$60 - they don't always have it at a reasonable price.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on April 24, 2012
at 11:24 AM

You don't necessarily have to cancel the "subscribe & save" either... they usually have a few options (1-6mo), and the 6mo is long enough that you just have them make an "extra" delivery when you need it and skip the next delivery...

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44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on April 24, 2012
at 11:46 AM

Someone mentioned Wild Planet (WP) sardines above, but Amazon offers their whole line of seafood products (absolutely the best canned seafood: Wild/Sustainably caught, BPA free cans, no added liquids/MSG, actually tastes good right out of the can, etc.)... I mainly buy Albacore, skipjack and salmon w/ SS. Zoe Organic EVOO is amazing as well, a very mild buttery tasting olive oil. Also, the Numi bulk teas are priced very well and are pretty good IMHO.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 25, 2012
at 06:26 AM

Nice Post! I also like the WP produccts.

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03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

on January 26, 2011
at 06:45 PM

In addition to some of the things above:

Not foodstuffs, but I also get most supplements and household supplies (Dr. Bronner's soap, etc) from Amazon.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Ooooo, oooo - could you share the unsweetened ketchup brand, please? <3 Bronner's so much!!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 10:20 PM

I am so glad that you linked to that ketchup!! I'd been hoping for a conventional ketchup alternative (esp. for my scrambled eggs) and this just might do the trick.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on March 03, 2011
at 10:00 AM

can you tell me if the ghee product/link is grass-fed or pasture raised?

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on April 25, 2012
at 12:07 AM

I'm all for living a little but some of this stuff REALLY stretches any paleo/primal/PHD definition.

E7adfe31507efb7c935f618a829f56d6

(1507)

on April 29, 2012
at 11:05 PM

@henrydrn, this ghee, also available on amazon, is definitely pastured:http://www.amazon.com/Purity-Farm-Organic-Clarified-13-Ounce/dp/B0046IIPMW/ref=pd_sim_gro_1

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15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

(922)

on January 26, 2011
at 01:49 AM

I was going to start a thread like this last week when the Prime shipping I'd been gifted expired. So cheers to you for asking because it will help me decide if I want to shell out for another year of Prime.

A staple for me from Amazon is the Nutiva unrefined extra virgin coconut oil. They have really good prices there... About half what I'll see it for elsewhere. Though I had a weird experience my last time buying it. The stuff came in a sort of soft melted state. Not at all like the first two batches we'd gotten on Amazon. We still used it for cooking but I wonder if maybe we should have just sent it back.

Good supplement deals on Amazon too... I get Fish Oil and Vitamin D there. Oh and they have tinned cod liver if you want to eat the delicious real thing instead of going for the oil.

I see they also have good bulk prices for coconut flakes or shredded coconut. I've purchased that same brand from a local market and it's good quality.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on January 26, 2011
at 02:11 AM

That happened to me over the summer- I'd ordered two packs of the two 15oz jars and one of the jars leaked. I emailed them, and they sent me another pack of two jars free of charge. Their Nutiva 2 jar packs really are an amazing deal (in any size).

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 02:01 AM

I don't know how I lived without Amazon Prime. A while back I saw my usual organic canned pumpkin priced to clear at less than half the original price, so I had two HUGE boxes (total 48 cans!) shipped to my door. No way I could have bought that much - or carried it! - with two kids in tow. My poor UPS man is getting his share of weight training ever since we became a Prime household. Also, I <3 Nutiva as well. Coconut oil melts at 70 degrees, I think I've read somewhere, so ordering in late spring or summer could result in it arriving at least semi-liquid.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 02:19 AM

I got Prime via Amazon Mom, and since we order diapers from Amazon, our free Prime keeps getting extended indefinitely. Details here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mom/signup/welcome

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 26, 2011
at 02:11 AM

I don't know if you guys know it, but college students get prime for free. You have to register with your college email, though. You can google it to find out more, but that's how I got prime. :)

15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

(922)

on January 26, 2011
at 02:32 AM

oh wow at Amazon Mom - I just signed up! thanks for that suggestion.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on January 26, 2011
at 01:51 AM

Prime is absolutely worth it - if you need _anything_, buy it from amazon for a likely better price than a local brick & mortar, no tax (probably) and no shipping. And it shows up within a couple of days.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 21, 2011
at 08:22 PM

Coconut oil naturally melts above 76 degrees F. It doesn't spoil or get rancid due to very high saturated fats, so no need to send it back for that. Leaking is another problem!

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Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

on March 03, 2012
at 04:26 AM

You guys should check out Swanson Health Products at www.swansonvitamins.com. I did a quick search and a lot of the products you mentioned in this thread are actually cheaper on that site. I absolutely love it for any vitamins, supplements, and even things like coconut oil and spices. Best deal of anywhere I've found. And they do promotions all the time for free shipping or buy one get one items.

Check it out! :)

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 03, 2012
at 05:17 AM

+1 Swansons does sell quality products at good prices. They do have some organic spices for cheap.

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on January 26, 2011
at 01:53 AM

Native forest coconut milk is significantly cheaper. Its also bpa free.

Big packs of sardines are good too. Does anyone know of bpa free brands?

I've gotten the azar nut company macadamias for a pretty decent price too.
The lets do organic coconut products are good.
I also get some of my supplements there like k2 and magnesium that are cheaper than at whole foods.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 26, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Wild planet Sardines! BPA free and the best tasting ones I have tried. And I've tried just about any pack I've seen. I eat a tin daily.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 26, 2011
at 01:57 AM

Oooooo on the coconut milk. BPA free is icing on the...err... well, you know. Thanks for the tip. :)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on January 26, 2011
at 03:41 PM

Thank you! I will try them.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on February 08, 2011
at 11:36 AM

I've never heard of that brand. I like it better than the whole foods brand, and bps free seals the deal.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on February 08, 2011
at 07:45 AM

have you compared the Native Forest coconut milk with others? like Rolands?

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on March 03, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Roland's coconut milk is pretty awful. The Native Forest coconut milk I've had has been good, but there is a raging controversy on the Amazon review page because Native Forest switched from a Thai supplier to a Sri Lankan supplier, and the quality apparently took a nosedive. The product description does say its from Thailand, but some buyer claim that they bought CM that was supposedly from Thailand but turned out to be from Sri Lanka. It is cheaper, and I was considering it just yesterday. Coconut milk prices have gone through the roof here in Vermont!

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on March 03, 2012
at 04:25 AM

I second the Wild Planet sardines. Cole's also stated once that theirs was BPA free (and their smoked mackerel is to die for) but I can't find the info on their site right now for some reason.

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004d08b6edf7473c15fbb634abb6d88a

(281)

on April 26, 2012
at 09:57 AM

My favorite stuff on Amazon, most of which I buy through Subscribe & Save:

Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil -- the best stuff EVER. I would take a bath in this stuff if I could afford it. The price can vary wildly at times. I just wait and stock up when it's a good deal, usually I can get it at half the price of the same stuff in the local health food stores.

Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour -- works great in every recipe I've tried and each bag lasts a long time. I am thinking about making my own almond flour but then I'd really need a burr grinder to get the consistency I like and those puppies are expensive, so this works for now.

Azukar Organic Unrefined Coconut Flour -- sometimes hard to find but it's wonderful and comes in a 3 pack.

Zoe Extra Virgin Olive Oil -- has a delicious, rich flavor with a pleasant, mild olive taste. Perfect for cooking, drizzling over salads, and using in homemade skin care products

Now Foods 5000iu Chewable Vitamin D -- best price and has the least "extra" crap of any chewable supplement I could find. Got it for the kids but we all take it

Great Lakes Honey -- good flavor and they don't buy from any countries that sell or import the fake corn syrup "honey" from China, however, I'd like to switch to raw honey if I can find a good price once I use up the rest of what I have on hand

The following products are obviously not strict paleo but are gluten-free and minimally processed:

Ener'G Foods Rice Flax Loaf -- not first choice for meals but it works in a pinch for sandwich bread when I need to pack a quick and easy lunch for the kids for field trips, sleepovers, etc. The flax loaf has the best texture and flavor, the other varieties are dry and crumbly.

Bob's Red Mill GF Rolled Oats -- grown from heirloom seeds, it has a robust texture and a surprisingly good, slightly nutty flavor. I know oatmeal is a 4 letter word for some folks. I eat it sparingly, but I do find this to be perfect for making homemade granola.

Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta -- we rarely eat pasta but if we do this is what we use. It's hearty, doesn't dissolve into a mess, and stores well in the pantry.

Other things I buy on Amazon (brand varies depending on price and availability):

Dried Fruits & Berries -- to get us through winter until the local pick-your-own farms open

Vitamin C supplements -- usually Now Foods chewables but occasionally we get gummies for the kiddos

Canned Coconut Milk -- still trying to find the best affordable brand online. I do not recommend ordering Taste of Thai, no matter how cheap the offer is. The cans were all dented (even the replacement shipment) and the quality was not great. (Not to be confused with Thai Kitchen, which has great coconut milk, just wish it was in BPA-free cans).

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(41747)

on April 25, 2012
at 02:02 AM

I can get most of what others have mentioned locally and often cheaper than is available on Amazon. The few things I do use Amazon for:

  • Nutiva Coconut Oil - Good stuff, can't get it local.
  • Mauna Loa Macadamias - 25% cheaper than crappy ones from the local grocery.
  • Supplements of all sorts - D, K2, Fish oil, etc...

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 03, 2012
at 06:01 AM

I would suggest this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001216DA2/ref=oh_o04_s00_i01_details It's pretty expensive, but it's worth it in my opinion, because it's got 6 different varieties! Sea vegetables are important on Paleo for their different kind of vitamins and iodide, should be consumed once a week or so.

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Eb0ca37d18e4bb74fb31b2a6918e1809

(333)

on April 26, 2012
at 01:28 PM

Blue Diamond, Whole Natural Almonds, 1.5 ounce packages

I love these because they're convenient and you know exactly how much you're eating at a time.

Blue Diamond, Oven Roasted Almonds, Cinnamon/Brown Sugar, 8 ounce jars

I love cinnamon flavored snacks. These are all natural, no added vegetable oils like other brands. They're also very cheap compared to when buying them in the store. They also have other flavors like Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Mint, and Toffee. The Mint flavor is also delicious.

Good Sense Omega Munchies, Caramelized Flaxseed Walnuts, Cinnamon, 5-Ounce Bags

Yes, more cinnamon! These have a bit more sugar than some people might want, 10 grams per serving, so you want to watch your intake. I treat these like a dessert, good for an occasional treat. Also good mixed in with full-fat Greek Yogurt.

Pumpkorn Organic Shelled Pumpkin Seeds, Garlic and Pepper, 2.75-ounce bags

A nice combination of crunch and spice. These also come in a variety of flavors.

As you can see I mainly stick to snacks when ordering on Amazon, but I may have to check out this Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil you guys keep mentioning.

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Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

(1387)

on April 25, 2012
at 10:29 AM

Great answers. Hitherto I've only bought supplements on amazon. Going to order the WP seafood, Mauna Loa Macadamias, and the BPA free coconut milk right away.

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on March 03, 2012
at 04:20 AM

Good timing - I just discovered you can get Mae Ploy Thai curry pastes on Amazon.

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on March 03, 2012
at 01:33 AM

While not quite as wholesome as the Organic things listed here, I should mention that Amazon also sells Microwavable Pork Rinds, and they are just as good as any other ones I've had. (pay attention to the cook time, though). I like the spicy ones.

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