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    Coconut Extract? In MY Coconut Milk?

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    A question about coconut milk.

    I saw Aroy-D brand coconut milk on sale for $0.78 per can, down from $1.48 or so. Score. The ingredients are: coconut extract 60%; water. Previously I was using a bulk can from a different brand, whose ingredients were coconut extract (no percentage), water, and some preservative.

    Now I know what coconut extract is in regards to cooking. What is it in terms of coconut milk? Both taste and feel pretty similar if not the same as Thai "Highway Robbery" Kitchen. Is it the same stuff?
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    Coconut extract is an artificial flavour. I'd pay a little more for a better brand.

    I pay 3.49 for my coconut milk. But that is a premium version. It's just organic coconut milk and organic guar gum. No additional water added or flavour.

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    If it's just flavouring and water, then why is it thick and creamy like coconut milk?
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    Mine is thick because it has guar gum. There must be a thickener in your brand as well otherwise it would normally be watery.

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    From what I can tell, I think it's normal straight CM.

    Technically, CM is coconut extract.

    I suspect it's a label translation thing.

    It looks like this, right?
    http://www.importfood.com/cfch1301.html (Can't post pics for some stupid reason. sorry)

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    I thought you were referring to the coconut extract in the little bottles like you find vanilla etc. That was why I said it was artificial.

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    If you look at Chaokoh, it says coconut extract too. Aroy-D is apparently not alone.
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    Yeah, that's the stuff. Chaokoh is the other brand I used. Looks like it's all good, then. Although the "60%" stuff might be "lite," I guess.
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    So why is Thai Kitchen highway robbery? Is it a price thing? It's only $1.48 here.
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