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    the best coconut milk?

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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?

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

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

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    native forest

    thai kitchen has bpa in the cans
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    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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    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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    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.

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    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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