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May 10, 2010 06:28 PM

Coconut Oil in Sacramento?

An indian grocery near me carries it, but it's nasty stuff: it smells scorched and is yellowish in color with a brown sediment at the bottom. It's $3 per lb, but YUCK! A natural foods store carries lovely, white, deodorized stuff, but it's $14 per lb. I just drove 40 miles to Little Saigon and back in search for it, but Vinh Phat doesn't carry it and neither does Happy (Something) Chinese grocery. I've already tried the asian groceries in the north area and they don't carry it either.

So where can I find it? Someone here MUST carry it at a reasonable price.

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  1. Have you tried Whole Foods? They carry a wide variety of oils.

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    1. re: lovmesweet

      I am thinking Whole Foods is more towards the $14 a lb level.

    2. You're right. I just checked WalMart today and they want $20 for 29 ounces of the stuff. The kicker is that I can buy fifty pounds of it from Ohio for a buck a pound and have it shipped for fifty cents a pound.

      Surely there must be SOME PLACE in the greater Sacramento area that has it for a decent price...

      1. I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for, but I buy organic coconut oil at Bel Air in the Natural Food aisle, it's in a jar next to the salad dressings and I think the brand is Spectrum but I'm not sure. There are two different kinds usually, one smells and tastes like coconut and I use that for lotion and one doesn't, and I use it for cooking. Also, you can find it at the Sacramento Food Co-Op which is on Alhambra and S I think... Google it and you'll find it no problem.

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        1. re: breezy178

          Which Bel Air are you finding it in, breezy178? I went into the one in Carmichael and they had lard, Crisco, store-brand shortning and cooking oils. Haven't made it to to the Co-op yet.

        2. Yes, I buy it at Cost Less in Jackson (Amador County) and I pay around $6 - $7 as I recall.