Saturday, July 16, 2011
Trader Joes Coconut Milk
I discovered this wonderful product a few weeks ago and I am addicted to it. I can't drink full fat coconut milk, the ol gall bladder doesn't like it. I have tried So Delicious Brand unsweetened but it is so chalky. I don't know how people drink that stuff. The other day I was in Trader Joes and my little bunhead (aka the ballerina in my life) picked up a sample and immediately glided over to me in the nut aisle and pointed out the loveliness of the coconut milk. I tried it and I bought six containers. I am now scared of shortages and will be buying as much as I can.
Whole Foods, yes, I am talking about you!, sold out of my favorite full fat coconut milk and has not had it on the shelves for months. If you live near a Whole Foods and are fortunate enough to see the 365 brand of Coconut Milk buy it! It is amazing over fruit. Yes, I know I was talking about Trader Joes. Sorry, I get distracted easily sometimes. If you are lucky enough to live next to a Trader Joes check out their Unsweetened Coconut Beverage. It is creamy but not overly so with no chalky aftertaste. 1 cup has 1 gram of carbs, and 5 grams of fat. And for those of you who are still concerned about calories - 60 calories. It is excellent mixed with ice tea! This is not a product I would cook or bake with but it is fantastic to drink by the glassful. I save the cooking and baking for the 365 brand.