Wow! KosherCheck (formerly BCK) is my favorite kashering organization EVER! They are incredibly responsive and kind. I reached out to them after this post went viral and got verbal confirmation that this product IS permitted without a P. I then asked if it was possible to get that in writing – because so many of you have asked for confirmation. Ask and ye shall receive!
Further to many phone calls we have received from the Jewish Community. This is confirm that the following Kosher Check certified products, sold under the Trader Joes label bearing the BCK Symbol are acceptable for use on Pesach if purchased prior to the holiday.
- Unsweetened Coconut Chips
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- Coconut Flour
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Reduced Fat Coconut Milk
- Regular Coconut Milk
- Coconut Cream
Well, this is very exciting news!
Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Milk (canned) and Reduced Fat Organic Coconut Milk (canned) are both kosher for Passover when bearing the Kosher Check hechsher. They do not require a special P hechsher.
I popped into my Trader Joe’s this evening for a quick price check – and found that it’s just $1.69 per can. What a bargain!!!
I’d love to know what your favorite recipes are for coconut milk. I use it to make creamy soups and Indian-flavored stews all the time. And the cream part that sets up at the top of the can is supposed to be great for whipping.
While you’re at Trader Joe’s getting your coconut milk, you may also want to pick up some of these other Kosher for Passover TJs products.
P.S. For those who have asked, I’m also working on the official word from the OU et al on coconut oil this year.