This is the chosen winner from four different types of coconut cream
Coconut has many healthy benefits and I picked up my first can of coconut cream in an oriental store to see how I could do making some Thai coconut soup. After I opened the first can I sampled it, it was semi liquid so I tried it in a cup of coffee. It never got to the soup recipe.
While in our local grocery we searched for another can and my first visit to the baking aisle I could not find one so Deb found Cream of Coconut in the ethnic section. X Nope, it was sweetened and more for mixed drinks.
Regrettably I did not notice that until I got home and tasted it. I hate to throw food away but after trying it a few times in coffee, it had to go. I tried putting a teaspoon in our cat food mix but the sugar bothered me so...
Why cat food? It is supposed to be good for their skin and hair in small amounts. I will put some of a new can I got after asking for help at the store. They searched
I carried my prize back to the employees who tried to help and BINGO, one young lady recognized stocking it in baking (where I started). She said not many people seem to find it since it is only one column between many other cans. I feel a little better for missing it.
The can I originally got from the oriental store said it was Savoy Coconut Cream and 70% coconut. The second can pictured does not say a percentage. It is semisolid at room temps but the 70% was thick liquid and only became semi-solid in the refrigerator.
I also noticed that this was "coconut milk" and it does not stay separated in coffee. Maybe from the guar gum added? The stuff from the oriental store had nothing but coconut and water. Once it was mixed with my coffee, it stayed mixed.
Surprisingly ALL cans said it was only good for 10 days in the refrigerator. I don't know why, but I thought it would be longer. Can one freeze it. Anyone know?
The can pictured is MUCH better than the first one we got in the ethnic aisle but the can from the oriental store was better so I will be stocking up next time we go to M’boro.