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Old Tue, Jan-05-10, 19:20
PinguChick PinguChick is offline
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Default Best price for coconut oil in canada?

Just wondering where you find your best price for virgin coconut oil in canada? Or is it cheaper to order from the USA? Or is it not allowed through the mail?
Thank you!
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Old Tue, Jan-05-10, 22:04
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Hi. What part of the country are you in? It's been a while for me since I've bought virgin CO - I prefer the unflavoured cold-pressed CO I get at a local Asian grocery store - but if I remember correctly, the best price I saw on virgin CO was at Zehr's or Superstore in their health food section. It was this brand: Omega Nutrition
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Old Wed, Jan-06-10, 01:02
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Given the price of gasoline these days, I usually opt for whatever's available at my neighbourhood, walk-to grocer rather than having to find, and probably drive to, somewhere less expensive.

I use the Omega Nutrition Certified Organic (unflavoured) for frying, and Heartland Gold Extra Virgin (flavoured) for baking. Only because that's what's available at the local store.
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Old Thu, Jan-07-10, 12:59
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We live in a border town and have a mailbox in the US, so ordering bulk from the USA is cheaper for us, especially as we use a lot. Not sure how it'd be for you. As far as I know, it's allowed into Canada through the mail.

The best price we've found for Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is at Mountain Rose Herbs. One gallon is $37.00 US. Been buying it from them for a couple years now.

It's fresh, and tastes as good or better than the brands we've tried at the health food store, with the exception of Garden of Life's Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, which is the DELICIOUS (and expensive). Mountain Rose Herb's has a mild coconut flavour and is very fresh, though.

Here's the link:
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/bulkoil/a-c.html

Gotta scroll down to the bottom to find it, right above the refined kind.
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Old Wed, Jul-14-10, 10:53
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I am in Calgary. I get mine from iHerb and also from realrawfood.com in BC which is a store that deals in food for raw foodists and mails it out. Good price on coconut oil.
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Old Sat, Jul-17-10, 19:04
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I am in Toronto and I can only buy nutiva 800ml for 20$ in a small "health" store and that's the cheapest one . It's good and smells nice but the selection is non existant .
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I found this and will probably buy when I run out of what I have now

http://www.rawnutrition.ca/html/nutiva.html
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Old Thu, Aug-19-10, 07:30
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Mountain Rose Herbs
No idea what these people charge for delivery but the bulk sizes may bring the price down to a reasonable amount.
I use cold pressed unrefined CO from a similar bulk supplier in the UK.
I use it every day and get through a normal size 450g pot each week.
I leave the bulk container in a cold place and just move it to a warm spot for a couple of days to melt then refill my smaller containers.
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Old Sun, Oct-24-10, 02:08
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So far the best price I've found for the virgin brand is at Sears in their health food/vitamin section. I buy the other flavourless kind only for baking/frying (it says that's all it's good for on the jar!)
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I bought mine from here:

http://www.rawnutrition.ca/html/nutiva_oils.html

I can buy 3x 54oz jars and get them shipped to Alberta for under $8, or buy 4 and get free shipping.

And I will implore you to NOT buy the NOW brand if you see it at your health food store, that stuff is NASTY!!! I can't even use it on my face it smells so bad. And the taste will turn you off of coconut oil forever.




The best unflavored coconut oil for cooking is this stuff, I can get it at a health food store:

http://www.omeganutrition.com/produ...met-coconut.php
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Old Mon, Dec-06-10, 10:44
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I have just bought rawnutrition.ca Nutiva coconut oil and it's good and smells delicious . I bought 1 gallon and 1 jar (over 5Kg) and it cost me 100$ with free shipping, came in quickly 1 day after I ordered it as well
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Old Tue, Mar-12-13, 16:50
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I have just bought rawnutrition.ca Nutiva coconut oil and it's good and smells delicious . I bought 1 gallon and 1 jar (over 5Kg) and it cost me 100$ with free shipping, came in quickly 1 day after I ordered it as well


Thanks for the advice regarding the Nutiva coconut oil from rawnutrition.ca.
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Old Tue, Mar-12-13, 18:45
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I am quite intrigued by coconut oil. Anyone in Metro Vancouver know a good place to buy it?
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I get mine at Costco. Big, giant tub for $16. But I'm in calgary - don't know about the lower mainland.
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Superstores (Loblaws, Real Canadian, Atlantic, etc) carry several brands of coconut oil in the health foods section . Here in my region (eastern ON), Nutiva Organic Virgin coconut oil is $17.99 for 860g jar. No shipping charge, and no waiting for Canada Post

p.s. - every now and then, it goes on sale .. recently I picked up a few at $14.99 each

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