2 Coconut Cream Concentrate/Coconut Butter Drink Comparisons

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I decided to do a taste test comparison on 2 different brands that offer the coconut butter or coconut cream concentrate products, just to see if there would be a difference in what I felt, was a pretty straight forward product. (Not a lot of room for differences, or so I thought.)

The 2 brands that I compared are Mara Natha’s Coconut Butter and Tropical Traditions’ Coconut Cream Concentrate. The Mara Natha brand is “all natural” and the Tropical Traditions brand is organic.

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To make the test fair, I did the exact same thing with each product before drinking it. I used 1/2 cup hot water each, in 2 separate mugs, then added about 1 Tblsp each coconut products, to both mugs. I stirred thoroughly with each, and then did my taste test.

One of the first things that I noticed, was that the Mara Natha brand had a strong off flavor to it. I am not sure what the flavor was or what it was from (The coconuts themselves, or part of the processing of the product?) but I know that I did not like it. It also had a heavier flavor than the Tropical Traditions brand, but overall was not too bad. I would give that product a 3 for making coconut drinks with.

The Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate had a lighter flavor overall, and no bad aftertaste. I would give this brand a 5, as it tasted creamier, and I would only use this brand for making coconut drinks with now. I will probably use this in other dishes now too, since I really like the flavor of it.

In this picture, the Mara Natha brand is on the left, and the Tropical Traditions is on the right.

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***Note – I was NOT paid, nor compensated in any way, shape, or form to review this product. I purchased these products with my husband’s hard earned money, and always strive to find the best tasting, and healthiest products available to our family.

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