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ISO: Large shred or 'chip' coconut

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tinybites Mar 12, 2010 02:17 PM

I'm on a mission to make a coconut cream pie for a friend's birthday and the recipe I'm using calls for unsweetened large shred or 'chip' coconut for the garnish (i.e. big curls). I know that I could shave a fresh coconut, but I'm not quite up for the task, so hoping someone has spied some to purchase somewhere in Toronto (downtown ideally)! I'm guessing this might be more of a US thing, but thought I'd ask around...

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    Whats_For_Dinner RE: tinybites Mar 12, 2010 08:27 PM

    Have you checked out Bulk Barn? I could swear I saw some large-flake coconut there once, but don't quote me on that... not sure whether it'd be large enough for your purposes, either.

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      doji RE: tinybites Mar 13, 2010 06:03 AM

      I think they have large flake at Noah's natural food store on Bloor just a few doors east of Spadina. Found in the back bulk section.

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        h2o RE: tinybites Mar 13, 2010 06:23 AM

        Tutti Frutti, a healthfood/bulk store in Kensington Market, carries it. I bought some as recently as last weekend, it seems to always be in stock.

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          tinybites RE: h2o Mar 13, 2010 06:42 AM

          Two great options, and both pretty close by, thanks!

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