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Organic Coconut Products | Gluten-free Products
October 2016 Issue | Vol. 4, No. 19
                                               Cracking the (organic) coconut code






 










 
 
 
 

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Let's Do . . . Organic | Edward & Sons | Organic Coconut Products | Gluten-free Products Back in the day, when gluten-free and vegan food first came into existence, taste had nothing to do with the product. Vegans, celiac sufferers and dairy-sensitives took what they could get. This did not include coconut. Back then, coconut didn’t much rate beyond baking or bar ingredients. If you wanted something fresher, get an awl. Natural food innovator, Edwards & Sons, did something. “We like to bring different foods to the market,” explained Alison Cox, VP Sales & Marketing of Edwards & Sons Foods. “Something that’s not being offered. There was coconut milk being sold, and it was a good item because people are looking for that creaminess, and the Caribbean culture and Thai cuisine. But nobody was doing organic. So we went on a hunt to source organic coconut milk. That led us to Thailand. “When we were there,” Cox continued, “already sourcing organic ingredients, we thought, What else can we do that’s not being done organically that we can bring that’s different and not yet being offered? And it’s worked for 38 years.” Cox, always a natural foods shopper and a vegan, described Edwards and & Sons as “vegetarian”. She knows exactly how far the gluten-free/vegan market has come. “Gluten-free foods,” Cox said, “years ago, sold because they were gluten-free not because they tasted good. They tasted worse than the cardboard they were packaged in. Nowadays, definitely it has to taste good because I’m not going to eat it just because it’s good for me or fits in with my diets. It has to taste good and please people. We don’t want people to have to settle. We want to really please them.”