View Full Version : Coconuts in the UK?
11-06-2007, 11:07 AM
Hello, I live in Reading and I never see coconuts in the supermarkets, in fact anywhere except Chinatown, which is a bit of a trek. Ordering them off the internet isn't that possible as I don't have a credit card. Any tips for picking them up? Much appreciated x
lil fairy z girl
11-06-2007, 11:10 AM
hi, if you mean young coconuts they did have them in Tesco for 99p, however this was about 3 or 4 weeks ago. maybe they are only having them in the so called summer months?
11-06-2007, 11:20 AM
Ah, the only Tesco's near me is a tiny Tesco's express. I have Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Morrisons too, but haven't seen any there! It's a shame, Waitrose is usually good for exotic-type things. Maybe it is only the summer months!
11-06-2007, 12:17 PM
I've seen regular coconuts at Morissons and Asda, but no young coconuts.
11-06-2007, 12:53 PM
Tesco online dude..you can order mature and young coconuts :D
Ah, that's a good idea, Tesco Online. I never thought of that.
Otherwise, if you're in London, you can get them at the new Whole Foods in Kensington High Street -- wicked price, £4.99 each, but I was thrilled to buy a couple and at last try this delicacy.
11-07-2007, 03:19 AM
You live in Reading! So do I !!!! Where abouts are you? I'm live in East Reading
Fancy a raw pot luck sometime? :D
I've bought young coconuts from the big Tescos (Kings Meadow) in the past for 99p. They were ok I think but then I didn't have anything to compare it to. It was a bit of an event to get them open.
I have a friend who goes to the Oriental Supermarket near Macro so keep meaning to ask if they do them there.
11-07-2007, 03:35 AM
Look out for the asian/chinese supermarkets. You know the ones with sacks full of rice and spices. I asked in my local one but i have to say Tesco online seems a great idea
11-07-2007, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the help everyone :)
I'm in East Reading too shooting star! I'm just on the edge of Woodley. We might just be the only 2 raw foodies in Reading...any raw pot lucks we have may be a bit empty :o
I forgot there was a Tesco's at King's Meadow - how long do you reckon it'd take to walk there from the town centre?
11-09-2007, 02:55 PM
Debbie who runs the yahoo raw food discussion group is from Emmer Green which is just north of reading.
mmmm - tescos from town centre I'd guess 15 - 20 minute walk (but don't quote me on that). Might seem longer on the way back with a bunch of coconuts!
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