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Unsweetened Coconut Strips in NYC?

mcopenhagen Jul 17, 2013 10:36 AM

The product I'm looking for is basically this Trader Joe's product (http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Lig...) only without the sugar.

I'm not looking for coconut flakes - they are too insubstantial for my taste. I live in Manhattan (Flatiron) but would also be happy to order a product like this online. Thanks in advance for your help!

  1. h
    hungrycomposer Jul 21, 2013 11:38 AM

    Have you tried Dual Specialty on 1st Avenue just south of 6 st.?

    1. t
      tex.s.toast Jul 17, 2013 01:21 PM

      Nut box. Bought some at the Chelsea Market location recently (even though the brooklyn store is closer to home - was out and saw them).

      the downside: they are damn addicting.

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      1. re: tex.s.toast
        mcopenhagen Jul 17, 2013 04:47 PM

        Good shout.

        I can imagine they'd be addicting but I figure it's better than stuffing my face with candy or cookies.

        1. re: mcopenhagen
          tex.s.toast Jul 18, 2013 07:21 AM

          oh yeah, for sure. i find in the high high humidity of summer they sometimes benefit from a few seconds in a dry non-stick pan, sometimes finished with a pinch of curry powder and salt.

          now im hungry.

          1. re: mcopenhagen
            Ttrockwood Jul 19, 2013 06:20 PM

            If/when you can imagine turning on the oven this recipe for "coconut bacon" is the very definition of addictive.....

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          City Kid Jul 17, 2013 11:25 AM

          I believe I saw some at Costco, but more like chunks.

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          1. re: City Kid
            MVNYC Jul 17, 2013 11:41 AM

            Was this the one you saw in Costco?


            Tasty but has sugar.

            I have purchased unsweetened coconut at Fairway in their organic section.

            1. re: MVNYC
              City Kid Jul 17, 2013 01:16 PM

              I believe so.

              1. re: MVNYC
                mcopenhagen Jul 17, 2013 04:47 PM

                There's a fairway opening up near me next week - will give it a try.

                1. re: MVNYC
                  UES Mayor Jul 18, 2013 04:13 AM

                  that's exactly the one I saw

              2. k
                knucklesandwich Jul 17, 2013 10:51 AM

                Kalustyan's on Lexington has 56 sku's in their coconut department, many of them dry and unsweetened.

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                1. re: knucklesandwich
                  mcopenhagen Jul 17, 2013 11:12 AM

                  Thanks for the recommendation! I'll try to check them out this week.

                  1. re: mcopenhagen
                    Ttrockwood Jul 17, 2013 02:10 PM

                    +1 on kalustyan's rec, their prices are competitive too

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