I detest low-fat coconut milk, TJ's included. If I want to water it down whilst using it, I'll do that myself. I buy 6 cans a week, either Aroy-D (which = 'very tasty' in Thai) or Chaokoh ("it's a favorite brand among Thais"), sometimes some other brand, whichever is on sale that week. I shop @ a couple of ginormous Asian supermarkets not far from our apt. I used to buy Whole Foods 365 whole fat org coconut milk (in the Asian section with other Thai foods) by the case @ 10% off, but got out of the habit whilst trimming my budget last year.
I am SO trying this.
Just got back from Whole Foods to get my 6 cans of coconut milk.
I looked at the Thai Kitchen stuff, which is what I usually get, but it's 2.59 a can, so
I looked at the Whole Foods 365 brand which has two grams LESS of fat (which
I don't care about, I'm just saying), but the same ingredients:
organic coconut milk
I do like the Thai Kitchen better because of the extra fat in it - but mama
dun say hells no to the extra $1.10 for two grams of extra fat.
I'm gonna whip up some of that stuff Miss Demuralist makes and see what's what.
p.s. just wanted to add that I think the Trader Joes lite stuff tastes disgusting
as well. I hope they get the full fat stuff in SOON.
Last edited by InSearchOfAbs; 07-05-2012 at 05:17 PM.
Savoy Coconut Cream is really good.
Savoy Coconut Cream: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food
The Chaokoh is good, too. I was disappointed by the Aroy-D. I thought the TJ's light was good as a smoothie base with frozen fruit. A little less thick than full-fat stuff.
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The local Wally World sells Golden Star from Thailand, not only the cheapest, but also the best tasting/thickest I've found in a can. I can't say about the BPA but the only listed ingredients are coconut milk and water.
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Just wanted to share that I found Chao Thai coconut cream powder at my local Asian market. I noticed after I bought it that it has some extra glucose added, but the macros when reconstituted look to be about the same as regular canned coconut milk. Now I can make it as thick and rich as I want!
The only ingredients are "organic coconut milk, organic guar gum." It's the best I could find. It was marked down from $3.19/can to $1.19/can at Superfresh so I bought the whole damn shelf.
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A quick search online says they do:
filtered water, coconut cream, tricalcium phosphate, carrageenan, gellan gum, sea salt, natural flavors, vitamin A palmitate, ergocalciferol (vitamin D12), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)
Mehhhhh I'll wait until their canned version comes out
Last edited by sakura_girl; 07-05-2012 at 08:28 PM.