Another vote for Dr. Bronner's. Best I've ever tried.
I never know what to put in these things. I write songs!
I buy the Nutivia extra virgin organic online from vitacost.
I love the taste of the Nutiva and use that regularly when I want more of that coconut taste. However, my wife doesn't love the taste of coconut, so for things that she also ate I tried the Wilderness Family Naturals "expeller pressed." It really just a neutral oil with very little taste/smell, but what I noticed was that it actually made better tasting roasted veggies than using Nutiva, bacon fat or olive oil. Compared to those, it just allows the sweeter flavors of the veggies to come through without interfering, and it may even reduce the bitterness comparatively a bit too. So I love both the Wilderness Family and the Nutiva, but i use them for different things.
Tropical Traditions has been in the market longer than anyone, and we have never had a jar of coconut oil go rancid. It is nearly impossible, and would take probably 20 years or more. However, our Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, which is actually recommended by Mark, is different from any other coconut oil on the market, because it is made by hand the traditional way. It is the highest quality oil we sell, but if you are used to mass-produced machine-made coconut oils, it will definitely taste different. Taste is subjective, however, and this oil has the highest levels of antioxidants of any of the coconut oils, verified by independent lab tests. It is most definitely not rancid.
Last edited by Tropical Traditions; 05-17-2012 at 06:01 PM.
But if you wanna send me a free sample of the gold label coconut oil, I'll volunteer to objectively eat huge spoonfuls thereof and post my review on this very thread for all to see.