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#1 of 2 Old 11-13-2006, 03:24 PM - Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a bunch of coconut oil off eBay. It is organic, virgin, it seemed to be everything that it should be, although I had never heard of the brand. It tastes awful! I usually mix a tablespoon or two in my hot cocoa, and the stuff I get at the store tastes just fine, in fact it really hardly tastes at all. This new stuff has a strong taste, but not even a coconut taste. I can't stand it in my cocoa, I can try baking with it, but is something wrong with it? Also, it has a slightly more yellowish tint to it than my other stuff. I wrote the guy I bought it from and asked him, but of course he hasn't written me back yet. I would hate to send it back, I would have to "eat" the $20 dollar shipping cost. Anyway, anyone know?
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The only coconut oil I have ever had like that was rancid. Not only was it not tasty, it was downright nasty! I took it back to the store, which I see is not an option for you. I wouldn't eat it. Rancid oils are not health-giving foods. That sucks about the ebay policy. : By the way, you said that the kind you usually buy doesn't have much of a taste. I am wondering if the kind you are buying is refined-- the unrefined kind is the most health-giving and has an amazing, wonderful fresh coconut flavor. YUMMY!!! I used to make a chocolate spread out of 1 TBSP. coconut oil, 1 tsp. flax oil, 1 tsp. maple syrup, 1 tsp. cashew (or any other nut) butter and 2 tsp. organic cocoa powder. I would blend it all together and then put it in the freezer for about 5 minutes until it gets solid. It absolutely melts in your mouth! Heaven!! What a way to get your EFA's!
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