Growing up, there were a few dishes my mom would always use coconut in. Her Khorma and Koftay used coconut milk. She makes a tasty fried beef dish called Karahi ka Pasanday that uses shredded coconut. We I got the opportunity to review Grace Kennedy's full line of coconut products I eagerly said yes! I had no idea how many different coconut products they make. They sent me Coconut Flour, Coconut Vinegar, Coconut Chips, Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil and Coconut Sugar.
We started with the Coconut Chips which were very tasty and loved by everyone. The Coconut Chips are made by gently slicing and roasting the coconut meat at a low temperature until they are crispy. They are sweetened with cane sugar. We couldn't stop snacking on them! They would make a wonderful garnish on cupcakes, on top of a cake or the Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango pictured later on in this post.
Next we tried the Coconut Water. My husband has had coconut water before. A lot of the other brands he has had in the past had a stale taste to it and didn't taste fresh. This was the first time for me and the boys trying coconut water. It did not have a strong coconut taste. My husband and kids loved Grace Coconut Water. My husband thought the Grace Kennedy Coconut Water was very high quality and very fresh. We liked that there is no sugar added.
|100% Whole Wheat Baked Chocolate Doughnuts|
I have used Grace Organic Coconut Sugar many times in the past. Coconut Sugar has a slight butterscotch and caramel taste. It is low glycemic so you don't get a sugar rush and crash as you would with granulated sugar. The Coconut Sugar worked great in Skinny Chocolate Fudge Banana Muffins, Baked Whole Wheat Cinnamon Applesauce Doughnuts and 100% Whole Wheat Baked Chocolate Doughnuts.
|Healthy Gingerbread Muffins|
I have been baking a lot with Grace Organic Coconut Oil and it has worked very well in all the recipes I have tried so far. I have used it to make Healthy Gingerbread Muffins (
In my box, I also received Grace Organic Coconut Flour. I've never worked with Coconut Flour before. Coconut Flour is made from dried, ground white meat from mature coconuts. It is high in fibre and gluten free. You cannot substitute coconut flour with regular flour in a 1:1 ratio. It is very absorbent and requires much more liquid.
I made Chocolate Chip Cookies (
The next item I tried was the Grace Organic Coconut Milk. I have used coconut milk in my cooking before. I add it to our traditional Hyderabadi Koftay and Khorma, both of my mom's recipes. This time I wanted to try coconut milk in something that wasn't a main dish. I came across a recipe for Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango (
|Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango|
|Brussels Sprout Salad with Almonds, Cranberries and Parmesan|
Overall, I enjoyed all the products I received and loved learning about some new coconut products I hadn't tried before. I found all of Grace Kennedy's products to be of high quality. I'm looking forward to experimenting more with their products in the kitchen!
Disclosure: I received free samples to try. All opinions are my own.