August 25, 2012

Philippine Brand Dried Young Coconut

Product: Dried Young Coconut
Manufacturer: Philippine Brand
Price: $8.99 (18oz)

One of my all-time favorite snacks at Costco is the Philippine Brand Dried Mangos. To this day, I have yet to find dried mangos that are so sweet, so juicy, and so flavorful. Come to think of it, it's weird that their "dried" mangos are so juicy...

In any case, browsing down the aisle of Costco today, I happened to come across a new product from the Philippine Brand: Dried Young Coconut. I love coconuts so I had to try it!

For those who are unfamiliar with "young coconut," here's a little primer. The meat of young coconuts are a lot softer and gelatinous than your traditional coconut meat. In fact, young coconut meat is often referred to as "coconut jelly." If you've ever tried one of those exotic flavored drinks from Vietnamese restaurants, you probably have tasted coconut jelly. There are lots of nutritional value found in young coconuts (especially its "coconut water"), but you can google that for yourself.

Thick pieces of dried young coconut meat.
Unlike the dried mangos, these dried young coconuts aren't bursting with flavor. Instead, the taste is more subtle. You can definitely taste the coconut, but it's not overwhelming. These won't replace your traditional dried coconut flakes used for baking, but these young coconuts weren't meant to. Philippine Dried Young Coconuts are to be enjoyed one chew at a time.

If you love coconuts, definitely give these a try at your next Costco visit. Look for it in the dried fruit aisle.

38 comments :

  1. This is a prefect sample page of a post regarding on dried coconut online, so keep on posting!

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  2. I bought this at Costco once and love it. The next time I went back there, Costco didn't have it anymore and I was so disappointed. I need to go back there and see if they carry it again. It's a really good snack .. besides the almond.

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  3. i just tried this today for the first time. with 55% of the daily recommendation for fiber, i thought it would a great addition to my diet. on top of that, it's SOOOOO YUMM!

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  4. It seems Costco has dried young coconut off and on. One time, they didn't have it, another time, they did. Maybe seasonal?

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  5. I am completely addicted to this stuff and my two local Cosctos do not carry them anymore. I was told by customer service, that the product appeared to not sell very well and that is has been "deleted" from their system. They don't know if or when they'll have it back. You can still get it online (Amazon had several resellers carrying stock) but Costco had the best price. Stock up if you can find it!

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  6. You gotta bring this back!! Keep it in stock!! It goes to fast in our house!

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  7. please please bring it back!!!

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  8. I love this product and hope they always have it in stock!!!

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  9. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, BRING IT BACK I AM ALSO ADDICTED TO IT!!!

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  10. Found it last week at the Costco in St. Peters, Mo.

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    1. Found it at Costco at the Mall of Georgia.

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  11. I will be devastated if they quit carrying it at my costco...I am VERY addicted! I found it on amazon but it is twice the price! :(

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  12. I bought this once and now I'm hooked! I find myself going back once a week now just to buy a bag. When my late-nite sweet tooth comes out I grab a handful of coconut instead of a handful of candy. LOVE it and my kids do too :)

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  13. I am in love! I have currently eaten half the bag while online tonight, I just can't stop eating them. What a wonderful treat that doesn't make me feel too guilty. So happy I got them. Maybe my kids will get to try them, but I doubt it!

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  14. My Costco no longer carries this brand of coconut. They now have a different brand but it has added sugar. I don't want the added sugar. I liked the taste of the Philippine brand.

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  15. Philippine brand dried coconuts, taste like a rancid plastic.
    I just recently tried a bag of these with expiration date of December 10, 2013 from Cosco. They taste of like a rancid plastic cardboard absolutely disgusting. You could smell the plastic upon opening the bag. The plastic smell came off of the coconuts, not the bag or the little stay dry packet. I always wondered what this could be and I suspected the preservatives that they sprayed on the coconuts is the culprit.

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    1. Had the same problem with December 28, 2013 expiry. It sure didn't taste like that when they were promoing the product.

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    2. I bought one with exp. date of Feb 22, 2014 with the same problem. It's the same plastic odor as the chicken jerky from China I bought for my dog a few years ago. Also from Costco if that means anything (big bags).

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  16. i love this..this is available here in Costco Houston.

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  17. I just bought this at the Costco Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD.

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  18. Bought some at the Costco in South Austin last week ... fantastic! It costs twice as much on Amazon Prime. I'll have to ask my daughter to send me more from Austin!

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  19. Just wanted to give a heads up abouy this product. I too love it buy wondered about the high fiber and low fat content. The coconut jelly you are referring to is actually a product of coconut water that has been fermented. Then, they dry it and this is the product you get. The packaging is a bit misleading but the product is delicious. It is called nata de coco. If you looked up coconut jelly on Wikipedia you can read a little.

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  20. Picked up a bag for the first time this weekend in Everett, MA on a whim. I opened it, unsure of the contents, and after trying the first piece I scarfed down at least a third of the bag.

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  21. I eat this all the time, and just picked up a bag today, but when i ate some with my lunch a hard piece broke my tooth, be careful when you eat it

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  22. I'm disappointed that Costco does not make it easy for us to search the availability of this product...and which warehouses have it.

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  23. Wholesale coconut suppliers always come up with new by-products of coconuts which are healthy as well as tastes good!

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  24. I also have a bag marked to expire Dec 14, 2013 that tastes like rancid plastic!

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  25. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start carrying Philippines Brand Dried Young Coconut again!

    Saint John, NB

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  26. In Holland or the Netherlands,it cost1,95 euro so cheap and at Ebay so expensive i don't understand,i live in Holland

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  27. The last two batches of this purchased at Costco (April 12, 2014 exp.) have tasted tainted in some way. We used to love it. But something is off now.

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  28. Yes, PLEASE start carrying the Philippine Dried Coconut again! We absolutely love it!

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  29. I agree they need to bring it back. My 2 yr old loves it and everytime we go in Costco she ask me for it but doesn't understand that they no longer carry it. I priced it on ebay and amazon and it's to much monye plus i love shopping at Costco

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  30. I found today they are only carrying the dried Coconut in Hawaii stores. UGH!!! Bring back my snack !!!

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  31. Please bring it back. My students work for coconut!

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  32. They keep it at both my Anchorage, Alaska Costcos, and in Bakersfield, CA too. If they no longer carry something you like, you should fill out a comment card at the front to request it. I have done that and they resumed carrying my fav. shelf stable milk product.

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  33. Costco in New Orleans has been out of stock for three weeks. Very disappointing. Try using in smoothies with other fresh fruit like blueberries and pineapple. Creates chewy little chunks.

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  34. Bring it back. Went to Costco this week and the product is not even in the company computer. Please please please bring it back.

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