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    On my last trip to Whole Foods I was in the cold section to grab a small container of coconut milk for a recipe I wanted to try ... I saw a product that caught my eye ... at first.
    Earth Balance has come out with an organic Coconut Spread. I love my coconut so I picked up a container to check the ingredients.
    "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).

    Needless to say, this won't be a coconut product in my house ! Appears that there are a lot of manufacturers jumping on the coconut cart now, trying to perfect a natural food that needs no adulteration !
    Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.





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    There are a lot of new salad dressings out calling themselves "Olive Oil (Caesar/Balsamic/etc)" but if you check the ingredients it's a mix of olive and sunflower, etc.

    Yeah...they're moving along in the marketing process.
    carl's cave

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    • #3
      Not to justify the ingredients, but when you look at the price of say pure coconut butter @ $12 for 16oz you have to figure they are aiming at a price point for the "spread" that casual shoppers are willing to pay.
      Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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      • #4
        I see those in the Asian supermarket, the ingredients are pretty much margerine with coconut flavour..
        I'm a paleo foodie, come check out my recipes: http://strangekitty.ca/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by IvyBlue View Post
          Not to justify the ingredients, but when you look at the price of say pure coconut butter @ $12 for 16oz you have to figure they are aiming at a price point for the "spread" that casual shoppers are willing to pay.
          Likely so ... and especially since most casual shoppers would not bother to make coconut butter at home for very little cost and minimal time. Sadly for most, they are willing to grab the newest thing on the shelves, esp. if it states that it's organic or heart-healthy, or what ever the buzz word may be at that time.
          Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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          • #6
            And Whole Foods are no better than the others. Promoting/selling it. Kinda contradicting of them if ya ask me!
            Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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            • #7
              My grocery store sells PurOliva oil. Sure it's pure. 50/50 blend of olive oil and canola oil. Sheesh!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by SoccerGrok View Post
                And Whole Foods are no better than the others. Promoting/selling it. Kinda contradicting of them if ya ask me!
                The middle aisles of WF are no different than any other grocery store except their crap is more expensive.
                Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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                • #9
                  There are 'coconut bars' in the 'health food shop' over here now. 50% coconut, 50% rice syrup. Yay.

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