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    I recently got some organic coconut oil and its solid which is what I expected, but yesterday I went to trader joe's and I noticed they have finally gotten some "extra virgin" coconut oil but just when I'm about to grab it I noticed that its in a liquid for and completely clear and I walk away

    Am I wrong in assuming that coconut oil is usually solid until it heats up or was trader joe's coconut oil good?

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    what was the temp inside the store? or perhaps it had just arrived on the shelf off of a warmer truck? if I keep it in the cupboard in my kitchen, it is almost always liquid if the temperature is above 70/72
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    • #3
      It depends. Was it a hot day? When the temperatures reached 30 Celsius up here, my coconut oil completely melted. It's hardened back up now, since it's about 10 today. Brr!
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      • #4
        No, it wasn't a warm day. It was the usual 65-70 F, I'll check next time I'm in the store again

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        • #5
          I have often feared that my coconut oil will eat the fork I keep on top of it. Like a cheap trick, one day I'll pull the lid off the bucket and find a fresh, flat surface - innocent and smooth, with no fork in sight. Somewhere a coconut god laughs on his throne, his feet propped high on a mountain of lost cutlery pulled through the coconut void.
          Crohn's, doing SCD

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          • #6
            Originally posted by caboose413 View Post
            I recently got some organic coconut oil and its solid which is what I expected, but yesterday I went to trader joe's and I noticed they have finally gotten some "extra virgin" coconut oil but just when I'm about to grab it I noticed that its in a liquid for and completely clear and I walk away

            Am I wrong in assuming that coconut oil is usually solid until it heats up or was trader joe's coconut oil good?
            TJ's buys in bulk, negotiating low margin profits, coz they move a heap of product every day/week/month. To the envy of all their competitors. While not the highest quality, it's not crap either, far from it. For the money & convenience & freshness, it's fine. I recommend friends & clients to buy it there in quantities if TJ's is convenient & they don't want to buy a big bucket online or from a co-op. Coco oil, depending on how it's made, transported & stored, has a shelf life of 1-2 years.
            "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
            "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
            "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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            • #7
              Thanks, Knifegill. You made me smile.

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