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04-15-2010, 06:20 PM
My co-op just got in the raw coconut crystals (sugar) from Coconut Secret. WOW. It is good. It tastes like brown sugar. It's raw, 100% pure coconut tree sap, gluten free, unbleached, unrefined, non-gmo, and vegan.
I wasn't sure what to do with it, so this is what I made.
1 tablespoon raw tahini
1 tablespoon coconut crystals
1 tablespoon raw sunflower seeds
1/2 tablespoon goji berry.
I just mixed it together with a spoon (kind of mashing it). Yum. Tasted like this peanut butter rice krispy pie crust we used to make when I was young. But has the consistancy of a cereal.
04-15-2010, 06:46 PM
Mmmmm... that sounds good! :p
04-15-2010, 08:03 PM
I'm really interested in getting some of this into Australia to sample, along with the nectar and aminos.
Thanks for the review!
04-15-2010, 11:15 PM
all i can find are items that are labeled "raw" but are actually boiled. I suppose not much different than maple syrup, and maybe a little better than that evil agave?
04-15-2010, 11:47 PM
How do you know they are actually boiled?
04-16-2010, 01:25 AM
all the descriptions i've read for the product on sale online say they boil the sap in order for it to crystalize.
04-16-2010, 02:22 AM
There is no such thing as raw maple syrup, so I'm highly suspicious of these "coconut crystals" which I haven't come across anywhere in Asia that has coconut trees.
These places should therefore have a plentiful supply if you really think about it. Now both coconut and palm sugar blocks ARE available here. So the crystallized form is probably produced for export for all you ignorant folks that always follow the "health food flavour of the month" ha ha SUCKERS!!!:eek: LOL - except that it's really sad too:(
04-16-2010, 04:11 AM
Rawk, these ones are raw, go read the website. They've taken pains to make sure it is clear and I've emailed the business myself.
Yes, coconut sugar is for idiots, cacao is poison, yada yada yada heard it a thousand times before from people who come and go from raw...... blah blah.
04-16-2010, 05:25 AM
Coconut Secret has some amazing looking raw products!
I can't wait to try the vinegar, nectar and aminos!
04-16-2010, 05:27 AM
It is exciting to see a company give us coconuts in such a variety of items.
Coconuts are such a miracle promoting food in the body!
04-16-2010, 09:43 AM
Coconut sugar is the next big thing to happen after virgin coconut oil was introduced in the market about three years ago. The raw coco sugar granules is dark brown in color like the moscuvado sugar from cane. It tastes like an ordinary cane sugar but with a difference, it smells like burnt coconut meat. The sugar particles look rough, but felt soft in one’s hand, easily melted in the mouth and tasted only slightly sweet.
04-16-2010, 10:06 AM
This is the first I have heard of this. Thanks for the info. For me, I am so high raw that I don't mind something along the line of maple syrup or some like this occasionally. The treats help me stay raw. One of my favorite beverages is the Master Cleanse Lemonade - I drink it as a beverage, not for the cleanse, and it's made with maply syrup. I find it very refreshing.
04-16-2010, 12:05 PM
Personally, I think that the only "ignorant" people out there, are the ones that always have to be right. I don't consider myself a sucker or ignorant. Thanks for the in-put.
04-16-2010, 05:13 PM
These look great! Do we know if the same problem can arise with the balance like with agave? I scanned through and didn't see anything about it on there, but i could be an idiot:)
04-16-2010, 07:15 PM
Personally, I think that the only "ignorant" people out there, are the ones that always have to be right. I don't consider myself a sucker or ignorant.
You'll notice I put LOL after my comment to indicate that it's made in jest.
Unfortunately, whether you accept or not, there are MANY foods and extracts that are marketed as the next health craze when their promoters know full well thats not the case. Generally, it's not a bad idea if one wishes to learn the truth about something to "follow the money". I'm personally apalled by such marketing and don't want to see any of you fellow raw fooders get taken in by falsehood. I do CARE about you all, you too Cathy
I'm willing to concede after looking at website (the link was put up AFTER I posted) that this is most likely an ethical company, and that this product would be a good third alternative to dates and honey(the only two sweeteners I would even consider using).
So, I'm quite unafraid to revise my stance in the face of new information.
04-16-2010, 07:16 PM
LOL!!! Not that I know of.:)
04-16-2010, 08:11 PM
I have a friend that uses the vinegar and she states that it is DELISH!
04-16-2010, 08:19 PM
The thing about food, is that it is food.
It's not the 'next big thing'...
It's not a 'superfood' that's going to cure everything from low self esteem to baldness to cancer...
It's not going to be something you can live on solely and be perfectly healthy.
Smart people realise this.
IMHO, the best way to approach food is to have a relaxed attitude to it. I've seen countless people on this board and others and IRL that stress over the most inconsequential of things.
If it's raw, you can eat it, if it's raw and you have a reaction, don't eat it, if it's raw and you'd rather not eat it because you're not sure if it's healthy, don't eat it.
I have a reaction to apples, but I'm not going to run around saying they are the DEVIL, and DON'T EAT THEM!
Yes, there are unscrupulous sellers out there, both in and out of the raw world. It's the nature of capitalism. Approach each product with an open mind, do your research and come to your own conclusion.
If you don't come to your own conclusion, and follow what others say, here are the rules you'll need to obey:
Fat: it's the DEVIL, stay away from it!
Fruit: it's the DEVIL, stay away from it!
Dates, bananas and other hybridised fruits and veg: they are the DEVIL, stay away from them!
Cacao, lucuma, maca etc: they are the DEVIL, stay away from them!
Conventional fruit and veg: it's all poison, stay away from it!
Have I forgotten anything? Please feel free to add to my list anyone if you think of things. :)
So the above list should make it easier for newbies, any questions, well... questions are the DEVIL, stop asking them! :D
04-17-2010, 02:51 AM
04-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Amen!!!!! I truely got a kick out of that. Thanks.
04-17-2010, 10:33 AM
klomasius for president!
04-18-2010, 08:41 AM
Is it possible to make this coconut sugar myself? would love to have a go.
04-18-2010, 06:28 PM
it's made from the sap of the coconut tree. If you had a coconut tree and did some research on the particulars... it is possible.
04-18-2010, 09:45 PM
I will definitely be bugging my local health food store to stock the whole line.
04-19-2010, 11:17 PM
I talked with the owner, and she said that the products should be available to purchase by the end of this month, or the first of May.
I have had their Aminos, and Vinegar, and they both are VERY good.
I'm excited to try the Nectar
04-20-2010, 09:09 AM
Hm. Never heard of it. Will check out the site. Thanks for sharing.
04-20-2010, 12:47 PM
I was surprised to see the whole line at my local health store recently. I bought all the ones labeled RAW, as I had been stalking the website for weeks & after reading all the info felt they were worth trying!
The coconut crystals (sugar) is really good! I just haven't thought of any recipe to use it in yet... I'm not very creative in the kitchen! I thought it might give a nice crunchy sugary topping to cookies from the dehydrator if sprinkled on top before dehydrating.
The aminos taste strange to me, I was looking for a nama shoyu replacement & this doesn't taste like that. I'll try to use them anyway though. Just need to think of what I can hide it in. I've never tried Bragg's aminos, so I don't know how it compares to that product.
The vinegar is yummy! Smells like malt vinegar, tastes mild. I like it A LOT & have been using it in place of ACV which was starting to be a bit strong for me.
I haven't opened the nectar yet. I'll go do that now...
Oh wow. It has a very distinct taste. It's not mild like agave nectar. It's not bad, but different. It almost has a caramel flavor. Very strong. Not what I expected, but I don't dislike it. I'm sure it's going to offer a really neat flavor to some kind of food. But like I said, I'm not creative that way. I can imagine someone will taste it & think this is just what they need to re-create some SAD food they remember. It's got a very unique flavor.
Hope some of this helps...
04-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Interesting post! :) I am definitely looking forward to trying the coconut secret products!
04-22-2010, 07:26 PM
wow - coconut sugar just arrived in my local health food store - along with Dr. Cow vegan cheeses!!!!
tried the coconut sugar - almost seems to good to be true - it is lovely!
i'm in heaven.:D
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