July 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm #9545scarlettsmumParticipant
Anybody uses refined deodorized coconut oil for cooking? Is it ok to use? I have tried lard, but stopped because of pufas, then virgin coconut oil, but the smell of it on my food turns me off eating. I seem to remember reading in one of Matt’s books, that that’s what he’s using..July 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm #9610RobModeratorJuly 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm #9646scarlettsmumParticipant
Thanks Rob!!July 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm #10019curiouscoconutParticipant
I was reading the reviews of that brand you linked to and some people complained about it arriving to their door melted and leaking out and into the box. Did you have that problem?July 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm #10032RobModerator
No problem for me. But I’m guessing it’d be more likely during summer. Coconut oil liquefies around 86? F, so if it’s hot out, it’s more likely that the liquid is sloshing and might leak.
If you’re very concerned, maybe wait ’til the weather cools in another couple months and place the order. Or just chance it. Amazon’s usually easy going about returns if something’s up.July 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm #10385FinngarianParticipant
Wow Rob thanks!!! That will save me a bundle, I go through the little pint jars so quickly! Spectrum and Tropical Traditions are two brands that I’ve used as well, both of them make the refined kind. My local grocery sells a brand called LouAnna, which I’m certain is not organic, and it comes in a bigger container than the Spectrum.
I too had issues with the virgin coconut oil, the flavor doesn’t bother me but it had a very low smoking point and I couldn’t even cook eggs in it. Now it’s sitting in my bathroom and I use it when my skin is dry.August 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm #10786Steven eParticipant
I like both virgin and refined, but refined sees way more use in my kitchen. I don’t like all of the virgin stuff though. In particular, the tropical traditions expensive gold label oil made by fermentation or something is particularly odious (and odorous). It smells and tastes like soap, shuddder. I developed a real aversion to it when we bought a tub, and can’t eat it now. Other virgin brands are hit and miss. I do like the flavor of good virgin stuff, but it just doesn’t go with all foods. Adding it to everything doesn’t work. Thanks for the cheap coconut oil tip. I was just thinking I need to order some. I might stock up since there will probably be a shortage ever since it brought peace to the middle east. Everyone knows now that it is essential to human health.August 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm #11168AshleyParticipant
Here’s the best deal I’ve found on it, 5 gallons: http://www.katom.com/231-2654.htmlAugust 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm #12115JenniferParticipant
I know this thread is a bit old, but I noticed the same thing as you, Steven with Tropical Traditions gold label oil. So it’s fermented? I was actually going to contact the company because it smells like mesquite to me. I thought the smell might be from the wood in the scrapers they use since it’s made the traditional way from local families in the philippines. I even had my family smell it and they said it didn’t smell funny to them. I thought I was going nuts. LOLSeptember 2, 2013 at 6:31 am #12299crinklyParticipant
Anybody know a UK stockist for bargain coconut oil?
Thanks, crinklyAugust 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm #17217raycinParticipant
This site ships internationally: http://tropicaltraditions.com/. The expeller-pressed has no flavor.August 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm #17218Steven eParticipant
I just got a gallon of Great Northern Popcorn co. coconut oil in the mail for 23.00 shipped off Amazon. I just finished a gallon of the snappy popcorn coconut oil that Rob recommended, and I think the Great northern might be a little better. It has a very slight coconut flavor, just barely detectable and no off flavors or rancidity that I can detect. Pretty hard to beat the price and the quality seems great. The snappy had just a little off flavor and maybe a tiny hint of rancidity. Might have just been the batch, but I’ll probably buy the great northern again when the time comes.
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