ISO: Large shred or 'chip' coconut
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...
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.
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.