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    so i'm trying out this primal thing and want to get some good coconut milk. i've noticed that on various brands each seem to list coconut milk as the first ingredient with a % in brackets followed by water as the second ingredient. ex. coconut milk (60%), water, etc.

    what % of coconut milk should i be looking for? i've seen values ranging from 40-60 and also 1 can labeled as "coconut cream" which seemed to have identical ingredients as the others but had a coconut milk % of 80?

  • #2
    I'm a big fan of Thai Kitchen - although I ordered a 12pack via some place on Amazon and there were chunks of coconut in it. Normally it's really smooth, but I must have received a bunk batch.

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    • #3
      Biona and Dunn's River are excellent, Blue Dragon and KTC pretty dire.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by barryman9000 View Post
        I'm a big fan of Thai Kitchen - although I ordered a 12pack via some place on Amazon and there were chunks of coconut in it. Normally it's really smooth, but I must have received a bunk batch.
        I've had this happen multiple times now. Normally they break up when I stir it, but sometimes the milk can be really chunky (especially in the organic)

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        • #5
          native forest is the only brand without bpa, so that's what I get

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          • #6
            native forest

            thai kitchen has bpa in the cans
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            • #7
              thanks for the brand recommendations. anyone know what the deal is with the coconut milk %? is there a minimum i should look for?

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              • #8
                Would you believe that I found some today called, I believe, Seven Moons in the Asian section with the ingredients listed as: Water, coconut extract 38%. That's it! But all is okay because the word "Natural" was on the front label. Well, water is natural but the product is supposed to be coconut milk for goodness sake.
                Sorry I didn't answer your question but I would go with the coconut cream as long as it wasn't loaded with sugar and other nasties.

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                • #9
                  I just found a new kind labeled coconut cream rather than coconut milk for the first time. Brand is Savoy, product of Thailand. It has coconut milk 70% with water and a lot cheaper than Thai Kitchen or Native Forest (yes, not organic however). I refrigerated it before opening, and it was as thick as the Thai Kitchen brand, very similar in taste and texture. I find most of the cheaper brands are pretty watery, though they mostly don't have a % on the ingredient list. It was really good, I'll likely buy it again when I'm not getting the organic stuff.
                  My musings

                  The old stuff

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                  • #10
                    I love the Savoy coconut cream! It's very creamy and delicious. But I only use it as a back up when my local Asian market is out of Aroy-D which has no preservatives and is packaged in a six-pack of small boxes. All the other brands seem to have preservatives and if I'm going to ingest the preservatives, I might as well get the good stuff. I'm too cheap to spring for the Thai Kitchen brand which isn't carried at the Asian market and is $$ at the regular supermarket.

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                    • #11
                      "So Delicious." Green Label (unsweetened). USDA Organic, with some nice vitamins added. It is awesome.

                      http://www.turtlemountain.com/produc..._beverage.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Roguls View Post
                        "So Delicious." Green Label (unsweetened). USDA Organic, with some nice vitamins added. It is awesome.

                        http://www.turtlemountain.com/produc..._beverage.html

                        Yep, that's my favorite, too!

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                        • #13
                          I like the Whole Foods 365 Brand. I used to only get Native Forest too but one time I picked up 3 cans at a different, mostly non-organic store and the texture and taste was funny. Sadly because of this one incident I'm afraid to go back lol.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AnneArchy View Post
                            I like the Whole Foods 365 Brand. I used to only get Native Forest too but one time I picked up 3 cans at a different, mostly non-organic store and the texture and taste was funny. Sadly because of this one incident I'm afraid to go back lol.
                            I was wondering about their brand. It is actually priced fairly reasonably. I have a can in my cupboard to try out.

                            Thai Kitchen has been the brand I have purchased the most, but lately all of the cans I have gotten have been separated and chunky.

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                            • #15
                              Whole Foods 365 brand. $1.49/can, and organic guar gum is the only additive ^_______^
                              “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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