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Traditional Foods > Coconut oil...what's up with it costing a million bucks now?
haurelia's Avatar haurelia 05:19 PM 08-02-2011

We have always gotten unrefined coconut oil from Mountain Rose $39 a gallon.  Just went to re-order and the cost is up to $69 a gallon...what gives??!?  Does anyone know if coconut oil costs are up everywhere? Anyone aware of deals/steals for unrefined CO?


Where do you get unrefined coconut oil for cooking? We generally use it unheated, or just gently melted, but sometimes fry with it; taste is important to us.  Hit me with your recommendations, please!



aecampbell's Avatar aecampbell 05:30 PM 08-02-2011

HIGH DEMAND! Everyone is realizing how awesome it is : )

nourishingmamma's Avatar nourishingmamma 10:45 PM 08-02-2011

We use Tropical Traditions.  A one gallon bucket of expeller pressed coconut oil - flavourless but nutrition packed is $44.  The flavoured kind is more expensive but still reasonable.


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 03:49 PM 08-10-2011

I noticed that, too.... Crazy. The unrefined didn't go up (I use that in soaps), so I wonder what the thing is?


I wouldn't eat anything other than organic and unrefined coconut oil, so I'll continue to buy from MRH. Between DH and I we go through about 3 gallons a year, so it's not that big of an investment. And MRH is a great company to support. I know I save lots of money elsewhere, so I don't feel too terribly about it. Quite a price hike, though.

yitlan's Avatar yitlan 06:03 PM 08-12-2011

I thought I had heard there was a coconut crop issue recently?  But I really don't remember WHAT the issue was. Anyone else hear this?

Zoeanne's Avatar Zoeanne 10:31 PM 08-12-2011

Vitacost sells virgin organic coconut oil for $20 for a 54 ounce container.  25% off right now with coupon code EMAUGNV and free shipping on orders over $49.  I've just bought it for the first time, and it seems nice.

Zoeanne's Avatar Zoeanne 10:32 PM 08-12-2011
ZahMah's Avatar ZahMah 02:40 PM 08-14-2011

I live in Costa Rica... land of plenty of coconuts!!

It costs about $40 a gallon here! Raw, organic, unrefined, locally produced... 

No idea why it costs so darn much!