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Whither Sweetened Shredded Coconut?

PAO Aug 7, 2012 04:01 PM

In my childhood there were tons of cooky and cake recipes that called for this product. Bakers produced sweetened shredded coconut. No more. I've contacted Bakers and they're not making it anymore. I've gone to three grocery stores in my area. Nada. Of any brand. What has happened to sweetened shredded coconut? Is there an affordable source?

  1. pikawicca Aug 7, 2012 04:06 PM

    I don't know where you live, but it's in every grocery store in my town.

    1. k
      KSlink Aug 7, 2012 04:27 PM

      I'm in MA and have a bag of sweetened coconut flakes in my freezer right now that I had no trouble finding at the local store.....

      1. m
        mpjmph Aug 7, 2012 04:49 PM

        I bought a bag just a few weeks ago. It's store brand, but I'm pretty sure I saw Baker's right next to it. Coconut cake is alive and well in the Southeast. There would probably be riots if stores stopped carrying sweetened coconut.

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          acgold7 Aug 8, 2012 12:21 AM

          Flakes are still very common. Shredded, slightly less so, but still available. I've listed several sources I found, on your other thread.

          1. sunshine842 Aug 8, 2012 12:43 AM

            Somebody's told you a fib -- http://www.kraftbrands.com/bakerschoc...

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              ferret Aug 8, 2012 06:21 AM

              Angel Flake sweetened coconut is still listed on Baker's (Kraft's) site. Amazon is selling it among other online retailers

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                MrsJonesey Aug 8, 2012 06:53 AM

                I find it much harder to find unsweetened shredded coconut.

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                1. re: MrsJonesey
                  ferret Aug 8, 2012 02:38 PM

                  Amazon has a large selection of both.

                  1. re: ferret
                    MrsJonesey Aug 8, 2012 05:42 PM

                    The problem with ordering from Amazon is having to order 6-12 bags at a time or paying exorbitant shipping for one bag from an outside seller. Thanks though.

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