19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Great Coconut Milk,
This review is from: Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk ( 12x14 OZ) (Grocery)
I have not purchased Thai Kitchen from Amazon however I will be needing some soon and probably will. With that being said I want to say I have been consuming Thai kitchen coconut milk on a daily basis. It is rich thick and delicious. Ingredients are coconut milk, water, and guar gum(thickener). It is comparable to native forest brand. Which I also enjoy, their serving sizes are diffeernt but after doing out the math I think the Native Forest has a slightly higher by 1% total fat per can. Doing a taste test to compare the two I don't notice a difference. So in the future I will buy whichever is cheaper. I live in Texas and this summer when I would open a can that had been in my pantry I didn't notice any chunks or anything but I could clearly see the oil, and it looked very rich (as well as tasted). Now that the temperature has cooled off outside to about 80 I notice a big difference. When I open the can it is very thick with many chunks. I am writing this because I read reviews where someone complained about this. IT'S A GOOD THING TO SEE!!!! It's the oil in the milk. As far as someone talking about the BPA in the cans, maybe they have since changed this. It is my understanding that you can see whan a can has a coating hence the cans that are white on the inside. These cans are not white they are just the plain old tin cans. If I am incorrect and there is a new way they are doing this, then I apologize. But my cans DO NOT appear to have any type of BPA lining.
UPDATE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE ORGANIC BRAND WHICH MY LOCAL SPROUTS EVERY 3-4 MONTHS HAS ON SALE 2 CANS FOR 3 DOLLARS.
I purchased a few cans of the Native Forest classic on sale & I have found myself reaching for it before the Thai Kitchen. I find it to be a bit smoother with a little bit of a milder flavor. It's cold right now so I open the cans from the bottom so the liquid (oil & water) are on top. I poured the liquid from each into measuring cups. The Native forest had exactly 8oz of liquid with the rest being solid cream. The Thai Kitchen had just over 5oz of liquid with the rest being solid cream.
With this being said, it all comes down to personal preference. If the price on Native Forest was comparable to Thai Kitchen I would buy Native. Otherwise I will buy the Thai Kitchen because the price is much more affordable and there's not enough of a difference in tase to make me want to spend more.
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-5 of 5 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 15, 2010, 5:29:39 PM PDT
Don Wiss says:
It is not clear whether the reviewer is referring to the organic product, which this listing is for, or the more commonly available non-organic one.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2010, 2:58:39 PM PDT
A. Vens says:
Yes sorry it is for the organic brand. Since I left a reciew for the organic product I thought it would be clear thats what the review was for.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2012, 10:00:07 PM PST
R. Nina Milber says:
Thanks for measuring the water content - want more solids or less?? - I want more.
Posted on Nov 7, 2014, 5:02:50 PM PST
Clear yellow coating is also BPA. Anyone know if they still have BPA?
Posted on Jun 17, 2016, 1:11:51 PM PDT
Dana Seilhan says:
You can't tell whether a lining has BPA by looking at it. If it's a plastic liner then there's a risk. Unless it says BPA-free on the can label somewhere, assume it's got BPA in it. And coconut milk's the worst possible canned food you can get (short of canned butter, maybe--which yes, is a thing) because of the fat content, which slurps that BPA right up. I don't personally worry about it with things like canned green beans, which are pretty inert--not fatty, and not acidic (if acidity matters, I'm not schooled up on this).
‹ Previous 1 Next ›