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    Trader Joe's light coconut milk

    I tried drinking this on its own yesterday and it tastes like ass. Furthermore, it seems like some kind of thickener was used in it, but it's not listed in the ingredients. What do the rest of you guys think?

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    I agree that it's kinda lame. The flavor was ok but it was too watered down.

    While we're on the subject: I know there is already a thread for "best coconut milk" but what is everyone's opinion? Currently my vote is for Thai Kitchen, but I'm thinking of trying Aroy-D. Any thoughts? I'm not super-concerned about BPA, otherwise I'd get Native Forest. I tried it and it was not as good as Thai Kitchen. I'm asking for preference based purely on taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    I agree that it's kinda lame. Too watered down.

    While we're on the subject: I know there is already a thread for "best coconut milk" but what is everyone's opinion? Currently my vote is for Thai Kitchen, but I'm thinking of trying Aroy-D. Any thoughts? I'm not super-concerned about BPA, otherwise I'd get Native Forest. I tried it and it was not as good as Thai Kitchen. I'm asking for preference based purely on taste.
    Ugh, so not a fan of Thai Kitchen. That coconut milk tastes even worse to me, and that brand for sure contains thickeners. I liked Arroy-D back when I was using it, but my Walmart stopped stocking it, and the cans I've seen elsewhere cost more than Whole Foods and TJs, so I don't use it anymore.

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    Well it is light so it's probably quite watered down.

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    I think it tastes fine, and it's also quite thin compared to most coconut milks I've tried. Maybe it was a bad can or just preference?
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    Sometime within the next couple of months Trader Joe's will be selling a full-fat coconut milk. Keeping my fingers crossed about lack of other ingredients, BPA free cans, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmamma View Post
    Sometime within the next couple of months Trader Joe's will be selling a full-fat coconut milk. Keeping my fingers crossed about lack of other ingredients, BPA free cans, etc.
    TJ's here in Northern CA has had full fat Coconut Milk for several months. No Guar gum and rather tasty. Made with filtered water and coconut cream. It's packaged with the other aeseptic nut milks, not in the canned food section of the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karma View Post
    TJ's here in Northern CA has had full fat Coconut Milk for several months. No Guar gum and rather tasty. Made with filtered water and coconut cream. It's packaged with the other aeseptic nut milks, not in the canned food section of the store.
    REALLY? Are there any fillers? I'm checking that out next time I'm there!

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmamma View Post
    Sometime within the next couple of months Trader Joe's will be selling a full-fat coconut milk. Keeping my fingers crossed about lack of other ingredients, BPA free cans, etc.
    I heard it will be out in a few weeks. I just checked on Tuesday and they only had light crap, but the ONLY ingredient was coconut and water. I just bought this to hold me over:



    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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    I used it to make a non-dairy primal creamer, blended a can of it with an egg and about 1/2C melted coconut oil couple of drops of stevia for taste=YUM. Put it in the fridge and it thickens up to a tight whipped cream consistency, very nice on berries. Thinking it is a personal taste thing?
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