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HELP! What the heck is canned flaked coconut?

post #1 of 4
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I have a recipe that calls for a 3 oz CAN of flaked coconut. I've been to three different grocery stores and cannot find it anywhere. I even scoured the Indian/Thai food section. Does anyone know what this is, or if I can sub for bagged flaked coconut? 

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 4

it's in a little blue can in the baking aisle probably by the pie fillings or the cocoa near the bagged coconut--or near the baking powder & baking soda

 

it's literally coconut in a can--super moist and fresh

 

and yes you can substitue the bagged kind

 

i used frozen coconut for the first time (that i can remember) and i was sincerely not impressed--was dry--probably been thawed & re-frozen a thousand times but the canned is always super fresh/moist

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post #3 of 4
Baker's used to make a canned angel flake coconut, but I haven't seen it in years. Last I heard Walmart carried it, however, I have not seen it there. I have several recipes with coconut and substitute the bagged coconut. Just make sure to weigh it to get an accurate measurement.

HTH
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YAY!  You ladies are awesome. Thank you so much!  I did purchase a can of coconut milk in case I had to do some sort of mad scientist concoction, but I think I'll just use that for some coconut curry icon_biggrin.gif
 

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