I have been looking for organic coconut oil that comes in an eco-friendly glass jar. It seems like glass would be the standard container of choice, since most users of this product are health conscious people with green intentions. Alas, the brand I love seem to come in plastic jars. Nutiva and Nature’s Way are two brands that I LOVE. Both are so delicious I can eat them right out of the jar. The Nutiva is FABULOUS and I get a great deal on it at Amazon, the best price per ounce I have found is the 54 ounce container. I keep the Nature’s Way brand in the bathroom simply because it has a wide mouth container that makes it easy to fit my hand in when I apply it as body moisturizer. Why these two great companies don’t switch to glass, I have no idea.
Anyway, I found a brand that comes in a glass container and gave it a try. WHY? Two reasons: no leeching plastics and glass is MUCH more environmentally friendly with it’s 1:1 recycling ratio (one container will equal one new recycled container- not the case with plastics). Wilderness Family Naturals offers an extra virgin, organic, cold pressed coconut oil that comes in a glass jar. I gave it a try, and was surprised to find the oil tasted TERRIBLE. I spread the butter knife across the oil and found there was a large gap in the oil in the middle of the jar. I suspected that maybe the air trapped in the jar during packaging had made the oil turn rancid, so I returned it for another jar. Lo and behold the new jar tasted just as bad. Unlike the lovely coconut aroma and mild coconut taste of the Nutiva and Nature’s Way brand, this one smelled like vegetable shortening. It had an oily smell, but not a hint of coconut odor. The taste was worse than the smell because it had a nasty after taste that lingered. YUCK!
So for now back to my faves! Come on NUTIVA- switch to glass!! You too Nature’s Way!!!! Your products ROCK, let’s save the rock we live on by using a more friendly container.