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Where to get young Thai coconuts

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Jan 15, 2010

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I’m local and can’t find young Thai coconuts! Where do you get them?

Answer: I get them at 1st Oriental Market, 286 North State Street in Orem (Utah), a case of 9 for $15.   (They also have inexpensive, interesting Asian greens, and cheap fresh ginger. Stay away from the Asian processed foods in the middle of the store–they’re even worse than American foods. I’m sure it’s hard for you to imagine, but they’re less savvy about MSG, corn syrup, etc.)

If you aren’t local, try Asian markets first. Even if they don’t sell fresh coconuts by the case, they can probably start ordering for you.   And if not, ask about canned coconut liquid.   NOT COCONUT MILK. (Coconut milk is good for other things, some of my 12 Steps recipes call for it, but for Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie, in 12 Steps or the breakfast recipe collection, uses coconut LIQUID–or COCONUT WATER, same thing.)

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8 thoughts on “Where to get young Thai coconuts”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    does anyone in idaho know where to get them? There are no asian markets that we can find.

  2. Anonymous says:

    If you live in Utah County, I have seen them at Buy Low in Provo and they have ranged from 1.49 – 1.99 each.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What is the difference between milk and liquid? Also, have you found additive-free canned milk & liquid?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! This is exactly what I have been looking for!

  5. I’m also local and you can get them, plus a TON of great, fresh organic food at a terrific price, from Allison Organics Market. http://www.allisonorganics.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1

  6. I live in Provo and work in Sandy. I priced out a couple of Asian Markets between Utah and Salt Lake Counties and Kim Long Oriental Market ( 3450 South Redwood Road, West Valley, UT (801) 972-8440 ) gave them to me for $11.00 per case (9 coconuts) for Young Thai Coconuts. That’s $1.22 each (with out tax). Their normal price is $1.39 each. They get delivery on Wednesdays. I usually call to make sure that they have cases for me. I bought 7 cases this past Thursday. Good Luck!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    How long do Young Thai Coconuts last before they need to be used? Also, how should they be stored (room temperature, fridge, etc.)?

  8. Anonymous says:

    How about Los Angeles – where can you get these cheaply by the case? Thanks!

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