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A combination of unrefined extra virgin coconut oil and extra virgin avocado oil, Cocavo has less saturated fat than regular coconut oil. In addition to being high in lauric acid, Cocavo also offers the added health benefits of avocado oil which includes high levels of mono-unsaturated fat, vitamin E and plant sterols. Cocavo has a very high smoke point, which makes it ideal for cooking and enhancing flavors.
Cocavo is made from premium all natural ingredients, providing a sweet and delicious, yet delicate flavor. It is the perfect cooking oil to enhance a wide variety of dishes from curries to stir-fries, and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
I'm a really big fan of nice oils to cook with, something well beyond the budget brand of spray oil, so I was pretty excited to try this product out. Reading the summary, it sounded fantastic; less saturated fat, health benefits of avocado oil, premium ingredients, delicate flavours, I couldn't wait to dive into this. It is a decent size tub and the price is on par with other nicer oils so that was also a positive. I have to be honest though and say that this is where my love affair began and ended with Cocavo.
The first thing is that it is not a traditional pourable oil, my partner described it as looking more like old fashioned lard, it is solid. This creates the first issue I had which was judging how much to use, normally I might pour say a teaspoon of oil in a pan and go for it but that doesn't work so much with this, a teaspoon first of all didn't seem enough then when I added a tiny bit more it was suddenly too much. While this oil has health benefits I still prefer to be careful how much I'm using so I wasn't very comfortable with this.
The other issue I had was that once the oil cools, it basically congeals over EVERYTHING. My pan had solid oil in the bottom, our steaks felt a bit too greasy and even the cooking utensils had a definite greasy layer to them. I really didn't like this and found it very off putting.
It does have a coconut taste to it, mild but it is detectable, I think you would have to pick and choose which foods you used this oil with as I didn't feel it was a flavour that complimented the foods we tried it with even though it was mild.
I really dislike giving bad reviews but this was not a product that I enjoyed using so not one that I would buy in the future. Sorry Covaco but I'm sticking with my pourable oil instead.
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Great mixed with sour cream to make a dip to eat with raw vegetables, or as a dressing for your favourite pasta or chicken salad. Add a spoonful to your mashed potatoes; use with seafood, on a chicken sandwich, or with hot wedges. Yum! Note: this product contains eggs and a food preservative, potassium sorbate.
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