Coconut’s reign as an alternative to dairy and traditional oils like olive or vegetable is still going strong.
And it’s no wonder why. Providing a sweet, slightly nutty taste, coconut can be used as an ingredient in dishes to add flavor, or as a crunchy, chewy snack all by itself. And the best part? You don’t have to get stranded on a desert island to enjoy it.
Coconut Island Dark Chocolate Coco Bites – Original Recipe. Dark Chocolate Coco Bites are made of moist shredded coconut drenched in rich dark chocolate, topped with toasted coconut. Each sweet bite will transport you to your own personal island getaway. Another one of Coconut Island’s products, Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle, was the winner of the 2017 Product of the Year and Best Sweet Snack sofi Awards from the Specialty Food Association. coconutislandsnacks.com
Cornelia Confections Cocomos Toasted Coconut Chips – Orange & Sunflower Seeds. Cornelia Confections’ Cocomos are a coconut chips snack made with all-natural ingredients. As a reflection of Cornelia’s Jamaican roots, she has always had a passion for creating flavor combinations using different herbs and spices. This snack has a light citrus tone, great for orange-lovers, and a slight nutty note of sunflower seeds. With zero corn syrup and trans fats, the brittle is also vegan and gluten-free. corneliaconfections.com
Dewey’s Bakery Moravian Style Toasted Coconut Cookie Thins. This light, indulgent cookie is baked with unprocessed coconuts from the Pacific, with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Moravian-style cookies are thin and date back to the Colonial American communities of the Moravian Church. Since it was founded in 1930 in North Carolina, Dewey’s Bakery has crafted a delicious baking tradition based on simple ingredients and unique flavors. deweys.com
Fat Badger Bakery Toasted Coconut Cookie. Buttery, chewy, and nutty, Fat Badger Bakery’s Toasted Coconut Cookie is made with no preservatives and all-natural ingredients. Available in packs of 12, the cookies are also vegan, kosher, and Non-GMO Project Verified. In addition to Toasted Coconut, the cookies come in seven flavors and several sampler and gift packs. fatbadgerbakery.com
Green Joy Cinnamon Coconut Superfood Salad Mixer. Cinnamon Coconut Superfood Salad Mixer can be added to salads, yogurt, fruit, and ice cream. Made with ingredients like organic coconut, pumpkin seeds, pecans, and brown sugar, this mixer can even be eaten straight out of the bag. Using only the highest-quality, clean, whole food ingredients, Green Joy’s purpose is to make it exciting to eat your greens. The company uses responsible sourcing to reduce food waste. greenjoylife.com
Leaner Creamer Coconut Oil-Based Coffee Creamer – French Vanilla. Made with coconut oil and other natural herbal supplements like Citrus Aurantium Extract, Hoddie, and Green Tea Extract, which suppress appetite and may promote weight loss, Leaner Creamer is a healthy, guilt-free powdered coffee creamer. The creamer is shelf-stable for one year and balances creaminess and sweetness. It is lactose-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and kosher certified. leanercreamer.com
LQD Hard Coconut Water. LQD is a collective of brewmasters and curious creators who are inspired by the transformative power of fermentation. LQD products offer a fresh take on an age-old brewing process, transforming simple, quality ingredients into something unexpected. LQD Hard Coconut Water, in Original and Pineapple flavors, begins with coconut water and pure cane sugar that are naturally fermented into alcohol, and blended with fresh coconut water to create a beverage with no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. LQD also offers two Hard Green Tea products in Passion Fruit and Peach flavors. drinklqd.com
Minute Mixology Coconut Mojito Cocktail Mixer. Minute Mixology has reinvented the category with convenient, cocktail mixers offered in single-serve packets. The Coconut Mojito powdered cocktail mixer is made with natural lime, mint, and coconut flavors. Each box contains eight mix packets to be stirred in and enjoyed on the rocks. Low on sugar, this mix is also non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher certified. minutemixology.com
Rodgers’ Coconut Pudding. Rodgers’ Puddings satisfy sweet cravings with none of the guilt, while also providing a good source or protein and calcium. This Coconut Pudding is available in 4- and 16-ounce sizes. The ready-to-eat pudding is produced with organic, pasture-raised whole milk, pure cane sugar, and coconut flakes. It is Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher certified, and a good source of protein and calcium. When refrigerated, the puddings have a three-month shelf life. rodgerspuddings.com
Weller Original Coconut Bites. Made with coconut, cane sugar, and tapioca, this product is a bite-sized crunchy treat. Each serving contains full-spectrum hemp, which is extracted using a clean process called CO2 extraction, free of solvents like butane. Weller also offers Caramel Coconut Bites, Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites, and several sampler packs. The Boulder, Colorado-based wellness company believes that snacks should be both delicious and functional. With a focus on simple, high-quality ingredients, Weller treats satisfy cravings for feel-good, taste-good food. welleryou.com
Arielle Feger is a content associate with Specialty Food Magazine.