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I should preface this by saying that I've never been a fan of shredded coconut, you know that stuff that you find in the baking section of grocery stores. With that in mind, is there something like that that is tasty? I'm thinking about using it in granola, cookies, that sort of baked thing. Where do you get it and what does it cost (ballpark figure here)?
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Well, I was hoping someone would be able to shed some light on this subject for me...
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You could buy a coconut and shred it yourself- a lot of work but wicked cheap. That way you KNOW there is nothing nasty in it. I'm sure you could go to your local HFS and find some that would be suitable

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Let's Do Organic has great coconut products. They have a store finder on their website:
http://www.edwardandsons.com/SellShe...t_Coconut.html

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Do you have a Vitamin Cottage-type store anywhere nearby? They have shredded, desciccated coconut - cheap! $1.25 - not sure about the weight, but packed container about 4 x 6 x 2". HTH . .
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Yes, Let's Do Organic has nice unsweetened organic coconut. I get it at Whole Foods or my local alternative grocers. About $2 for 8 oz. Goes a long way in granola or baked goods.
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You could buy a coconut and shred it yourself- a lot of work but wicked cheap. That way you KNOW there is nothing nasty in it. I'm sure you could go to your local HFS and find some that would be suitable
Ha! Now that would be the TF way to do it. I am too lazy and busy with other things, though, so I am looking for something (dare I say this??? GASP!!) packaged.
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My HFS has organic unsweetened dessicated coconut in bulk and it's quite cheap. That's pretty much where I get it. They have it in several sizes, the largest one is 'chips' and you can probably use that in trailmix though I've never tried myself.
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Thanks! I was just at the HFS yesterday, and for some reason didn't think to look for it. I have to drive by a different one today, so I will stop in and look for it.
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I bought some in bulk at Tropical Traditions when I bought my coconut oil. I still have a ton left.
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I buy the unsweetened coconut, I can find it in several different places in several different forms. The only stuff the supermarket carries though is the sweetened stuff.

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Well, I did stop at the HFS yesterday. They had two brands, in different sizes. I got the bigger package. It is just like these coconut curls sort of thing (reminds me of soap curls, lol). Unsweetened. I couldn't wait to get home to taste it, so I opened the bag in the parking lot while DH got his coffee fix. The babe enjoyed them, too. Thanks for the tips!
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