Are your coconut products organic?
We do offer a wide range of organic products but not all of them are. We always state which products are organic on their individual pages, so you just need to refer to the description! You can also shop all of our organic goodies here.
Are your products made from GMO's?
All of our goodies are non-GMO and completely natural!
Are your coconut products raw?
Yes, wherever possible we ensure our coconut products are raw. This includes our Coconut Oil, which is prepared by cold-pressing dry coconut flesh - so no heat is used from pressing to bottling. Although, some of our products such as our Coconut Sugar need a little heat (because that's the only way we can create that delicious caramelly powder from simply coconut sap)! Under each of our products you can learn how that particular product is prepared and whether it's raw.
Is your Coconut Oil hydrogenated?
No, our Coconut Oil is unrefined, extra virgin, organic and kept raw to ensure that all of its original goodness is locked in!
What's the difference between Coconut Oil and CM La Vie?
Both are ethically sourced, raw, organic, extra virgin and high-quality coconut oil! The difference is that our CM La Vie is naturally filtered further to reduce the aroma slightly, making it perfect for beauty use. Our customers really like to have one jar for the bathroom and another for their kitchen! You can use our yellow label Coconut Oil and CM La Vie for both beauty and cooking, it just depends on your preference!
Why does my Coconut Oil appear marbled in the jar?
This is actually a sign of quality! Allow us to explain - our Coconut Oil is bottled at source, as opposed to being shipped to the UK and bottled at Coco HQ. By doing things this way, we can ensure that we don't need to re-heat the oil. The marbled texture is a result of the slow and gradual solidification that occurs in Europe’s cooler temperatures during the oil's journey to us.
Your Coconut Oil is Extra Virgin, what does this mean?
Awesome question - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has had the thin brown skin of the coconut removed before it's pressed. So when we say extra virgin, we're referring to the fact that just the white part of the coconut is used for our oil.
What's MCT Oil? Is it the same as Coconut Oil?
Coconut Oil and MCT Oil are not the same. Coconut Oil contains loads of great oils including Medium-chain triglycerides aka MCT - so MCT Oil is extracted from Coconut Oil! Coconut Oil is solid or liquid depending on the temperature and has a coconutty taste. You can cook it, fry it, bake it, roast it, spread it and even use for beauty purposes - just use it like any other oil!
On the other hand, MCT Oil is always liquid and can be added to absolutely any food or drink because it's odourless, taste free and clear. Our customers love adding MCT Oil to coffee, smoothies and salads so they can benefit from MCT's, which are fatty acids that can be absorbed easily by the body and used to make energy. Our MCT Oil is 97% C8, this stands for Caprylic Acid. C8 doesn’t need to be processed by the liver to be turned into fuel, so you can benefit from a rise in energy when you have our MCT Oil.
Why is my Coconut Oil liquid?
Our Coconut Oil can actually be delivered in either liquid or solid form – this depends on the temperature of the environment. In warmer climates or places above 24°C our oil is liquid and in lower temperatures it solidifies. Whether your Coconut Oil is liquid or solid, it retains all of the same nutritional benefits.
Can you heat Coconut Oil?
Our Coconut Oil is super versatile, you can cook it, fry it, bake it, roast it and spread it - just use it like any other oil! You can even use it as a beauty product for taking makeup off, moisturizing, shaving, the list goes on! When heating our Coconut Oil, it'll melt at 24°C. Every oil has a unique smoke point and with a smoke point of 171°C, coconut oil is best for mid-temperature cooking. You can learn all about smoke points in our learn section.
How can Coconut Oil help relieve sinuses?
If you're experiencing a sinus infection or a dry nose, give oil pulling a try! To oil pull, all you need to do is swish a tablespoon of coconut oil around your mouth for a moment and then spit it out. This should provide a deep cleanse and help reduce bacteria within the mouth. You can learn more about how our oil can help your sinuses here.
What's the difference between Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter?
We're glad you asked! Our Coconut Butter is quite similar to our Oil, but the main difference is that the butter has extra coconut pulp/coconut fibres. This gives it a creamier texture and flavour which is delicious in baking or for sauces.
We've been sharing UFC's drinks range for many years, ever since UFC chose us as their sole UK distributor. We now share their delicious dairy free and vegan milk alternatives alongside their Refresh range of coconut and watermelon drinks. You can shop all of the drinks we have to offer here.
What’s the difference between Coconut Milk in a can and UFC Coconut Milk?
With all the possible forms of this special fruit, it can get confusing - I mean, how can the same part of a coconut make such different products?! We get it, allow us to explain! Our UFC Coconut Milk is similar to regular dairy milk, it's very pourable and is great for cereals, hot drinks or just sipping on its own. You can try either the Coconut or Oat Velvet milk! On the other hand, our Coconut Milk in a can or Tetra Pak is made from grated coconut meat (76%), so it has a much thicker and creamier consistency. This Coconut Milk might act as more of a dairy cream alternative in recipes, while the UFC Milk would be a dairy milk alternative.
What's the difference between Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream?
Both Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream are made from coconut meat and water. The difference is that the Cream contains more coconut meat (97%) versus the Milk (76%). This small difference results in a thicker and creamier Coconut Cream which has a higher fat content. Don't get us wrong, the Coconut Milk is also super creamy, just less so!
How do you make your Coconut Honey?
Our Coconut Nectar is made from the sap of the palm, so it's totally plant based and there are no bees involved! You can spread it, bake it and cook with it - it does everything regular honey does!
Why has my Coconut Honey solidified?
Sometimes our Coconut Honey replicates honey TOO well and crystallises just like regular honey. This crystallisation is perfectly natural and nothing to worry about! Cold temperatures can speed up this process but it will return to liquid when gently heated. If this happens to your Honey then you can try resting the jar or bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes until liquid again. If you still have trouble then please just contact us, we'll help you out!
What’s the difference between Coconut Honey and Coconut Syrup?
Great question - both our Coconut Honey and Coconut Syrup are made by heating the coconut nectar, the difference is that the Syrup is heated for a little longer until it thickens further and reaches that syrupy consistency. Both are deliciously sweet and 100% natural - pretty sweet huh?
Why is there sugar in your Coconut Water?
As nature intended, no two coconuts are the same! This means that we sometimes need to include a dash of natural fruit sugar to ensure all the Coconut Water is equally delicious and up to scratch.
Jackfruit, Turmeric Powder, Cinnamon and Moringa - where are the coconuts?!
How very observant of you! You may have also noticed that all of our goodies are ethically sourced - this is very important to us. So whenever our farmers can grow other produce (such as turmeric, cinnamon, you get the gist!) we like to share these with you too. If we can ever help our farmers in other ways, we always will!
My Coconut Jam has separated, why?
Our Jam is a delicious combination of our Coconut Milk and Coconut Sugar - it's 100% coconut, with nothing else added and absolutely no refined sugars. So as an indication of its coco-purity, our Jam might vary in appearance, for instance you may notice white spots in your jar - this is just the coconut milk separating. Don't worry, it's completely normal, just give your Coconut Jam a stir and it'll be ready to go.
My Coconut Jam is too hard to spread, what can I do?
Because we keep all of our products completely natural, their state can be affected by the temperature of their environment. If your Jam is too hard to spread in colder temperatures, we recommend resting the jar in a bowl of warm water for a moment so the jam can soften - don't forget to spread the love too friends!
I'm baking with Coconut Flour and now the mixture is too thick. What do I do?
Coconut flour is full of goodness and vitamins, but it loves moisture and so it tends to require more wet ingredients. This means that it can't be replaced in a 1:1 ratio with regular flour. Head here, for our top tips.