UPDATED FOR 2018: Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Milk & Other Coconut Products – Kosher for Passover without Special P Hechsher!

Updated for 2018

Wow! KosherCheck (formerly BCK) is my favorite kashering organization EVER! They are incredibly responsive and kind. I reached out to them after my 2017 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! 

(Link Updated 3/6/18)

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 (our former Kosher Symbol, still in use by some companies) are acceptable for use on Pesach if purchased prior to the holiday.

Unsweetened Coconut Chips
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Coconut Flour
Triple Filtered Coconut Oil
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Reduced Fat Coconut Milk
Regular Coconut Milk
Coconut Cream – All Strengths

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. This link is to the 2017 list, which I am in the process of updating for 2018. (It takes a little longer when I’m in Israel and can’t just run over to TJs for a quick price check 😉 )


  1. Shari Levy says

    Love, love! Your site!!! Do you know if there is any KoP protein powder, either dairy or vegetaria, on the market?

  2. Thanks for the update!! I plan to use coconut milk to make smoothies. I’m also going to try this chicken cooked in coconut milk recipe for a mid-week meal. https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-a-whole-chicken-in-coconut-milk-in-the-slow-cooker-248235

  3. Devorah Simon says

    Trader Joe’s Almond Meal is NOT Klp this year. I checked into it with a mashgiach and they said that since it changed to the O-K this year it is not recommended. Almond meal needs a reliable hechsher for pesach due to probable contamination at the plant with chometz where it is produced.

  4. Laurel Wolfson says

    I’m unfamiliar with this hekhsher. Is it as reliable as OU Star-K and O-K. Thanks

  5. Coconut milk does indeed make a great whipped topping. Ideally, keep a can or two of full fat coconut milk in the refrigerator. The fatty solids separate from the liquid. You can open from the bottom and the liquid will pour out, or open the top and dig out the solids. Then, using, again ideally a small hand held mixer (my big mixer for some reason didn’t work so well) whip the coconut milk (l can’s solids to 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar–there are recipes for making Passover confectioner’s sugar if you want to use this during Passover) adding the confectioner’s sugar a bit at a time. You can add a little vanilla (1/2 tsp per can of milk) if it’s not Passover. Stop whipping when it’s smooth and creamy. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator. The longer it sits the stiffer it becomes. My best advice is always make at least two cans worth if you are having guests. It’s very popular and a small amount just looks chintzy.

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