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May 7, 2011

Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna – Coconut spread

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I don’t know if you have this issue but I am constantly looking for something different to eat at breakfast. With the morning rush and getting my family ready for work and school, I get bored of just eggs, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, and the staple of breads. I know what I love. I love peanut butter, but even that has a limit (5 days straight and I’m ready to eat plain bread!).

I stumbled across this coconut delight during a recent trip to the grocery store. I call it a coconut spread but some might call it coconut butter or coconut cream. I think spread because my intention was to spread it on my morning piece of toast.

Right off the bat, I loved what I read under the ingredient list: organic coconut. That’s it!! No preservatives, additives, nothing I can’t read or spell. Organic, natural goodness. I felt like I’d hit a home run already.

Product review: What happened?

I buy it, take it home, and get to work on it after dinner because I’m desperate to try it. As soon as you crack open the lid, the scent of coconut permeates the air and I kid you not, I start salivating (thank you, Pavlov!). However, my attempt to dive straight in is thwarted because it’s rock hard and given its natural state, requires some mixing to blend all the coconut goodness together.

I read the label, dunk it in hot water, mix and mix again, and finally, I get to spread it on my toasted pita bread.


Say goodbye to peanut butter for the next few weeks and hello to Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna! While it already tastes great, rich smooth coconutty goodness, I splurge and drizzled honey on top and that sent me right over the moon. You honestly don’t need much to pack a flavourful punch. Its rich without making me feel guilty and I’m convinced I moaned and groaned through the entire thing.

Although I was annoyed at having to heat up the entire jar to blend and mix the coconut spread, I was willing to do it. Why? Because I appreciate that natural means I sometimes have to put effort into what I eat. I’d rather spend a few more minutes mixing the different components of coconut together than have my food pumped with irrelevant and harmful products just so it can be ‘easy’ for me.

Will I buy/eat this again?? If you haven’t guessed it yet, yes, yes, yes, YES!!!!!

22 comments on “Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna – yum yum!”

  1. 徵信 says:

    I find myself strongly over it and love learning on this topic,and melted it a bit leaving resin on the bottom of the part?

    1. admin says:

      Hello! Thank you for your reply. I personally love the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna and I think you may be referring to the consistency of it after you warm it up. I do find that it has a very interesting texture. Depending on the temperature you have it at, the Coconut manna can go from being a complete solid to a very runny oozy consistency. Once you warm up the entire jar the first time, it will be important to make sure you mix it up thoroughly especially the bottom half of the jar. That way, the next time it sets, you can just scoop out what you need and let the heat of your toasted bread melt it for you. It will still be well mixed and you get all the goodness of the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna without the hassle of having to warm up the entire jar again. Enjoy and thank you for your comment. From the family at

  2. Rhona V. says:

    I typically don’t write comments on blogs, but your post encouraged me to say “thank you”. 😉 I’ll bookmark this stuff. Pleased blogging.

    1. admin says:

      Hello Rhona, many thanks for your comments. It means a lot to know that my product review on the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna was the catalyst for a comment. I know how precious time is for everyone so I do appreciate it! Hope you come back soon to read our product review blog again. From the family

  3. P. F. says:

    Remarkable issues here. I’m very glad to see your post. Thank you a lot and i’m taking a look forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

    1. admin says:

      Hello there, thank you for your positive feedback regarding our product review on the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna. It’s amazing how much buzz you can generate when you bring good food to the table, especially for breakfast. After all, who doesn’t want to have a healthy breakfast to keep them energized for the rest of their day, especially when you have young children? Unfortunately, I won’t be sending you a direct email. I’m currently swamped with the blog itself and direct emails would be more than I can handle at the moment. We hope to see you again soon. From the family at

  4. penny says:

    Interesting post!

    1. admin says:

      Hello there, I’m glad you thought the product review on the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna was interesting. It’s quite the decadent breakfast spread (or late night snack time spread) but it really is delicious if you like eating coconuts. Hope to see you again soon! From the family at

  5. LCD s. says:

    Interesting post!

    1. admin says:

      Hello there, thank you so much for your comment on my product review blog. I’m glad you enjoyed my food review on the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna coconut spread. I hope to see you again soon! From the family at

  6. wifi says:

    Interesting post!

    1. admin says:

      Hello there! Thank you for visiting my product review blog. I’m glad you found my product review on the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna interesting. Wait until you try it! This website really is designed to be a venue for me to share my views (and my kid’s views) and reviews about the many different products we use, the foods we eat, and the events we go to. Stay tuned for more. From the family at

  7. dumpling says:

    Hello! I really adore the theme you are using here. Is this custom coded or can you show me to the location where I can download it for my blog? (: thx Ines

    1. admin says:

      Hello there and thank you for your compliments! My webmaster did all this so I’m afraid I’m not the best person to ask about all of this. I’m sure you can find a free program and tweak it to meet your needs! I think I’m the only techno turtle around here! Hope to see you here more often! From the family at

  8. jodda says:

    I’ve been using coconut manna for months. My family flipped when I first served this on toasted English muffins. Beyond an incredibly yummy spread, the uses in recipes are limitless. I sound like a commercial, but I just really love it.

    1. admin says:

      Hello! You sound like me! Right now, I’m loving the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna on toasted bread (different types of bread like bagels, regular toast) with honey but have yet to try it on toasted English muffins! That sounds yummy, who doesn’t love a good English muffin?! 🙂 I’ve put the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna in my yogurts too but have yet to branch out further than that. I’d like to try it in muffins and sauces but I’ll wait until I’m a little braver! Let me know if you’ve tried any other recipe ideas with the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna. I’m sure they’re all delicious! Hope to see you again soon! From the family at

  9. Vida says:

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. admin says:

      Hello! You are very welcome! Glad you liked my food review on Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna. Let me know if you try it! After all, as a family, one of the things we do often is EAT! Hope to see you again soon! From the family at

  10. ms o says:

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

    1. admin says:

      Hello! Thanks for the positive feedback. I appreciate your comments and I’m glad you enjoyed my food review on the Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna. It’s delicious and yummy and as a family, one thing we do well together is EAT! Hope to see you again soon! All the best! From the family at

  11. LuxeBC says:

    I have used this Nutiva Coconut Manna for many things. Such as in Indian and Thai cuisine, and also in smoothies. The coconut manna is different from the Nutiva oil or butter because it has some of the flesh of the coconut in it. Which makes it great to be used on toast and other foods.

    1. admin says:

      Hello LuxeBC! Agreed on all points. I love the Coconut Manna for this reason. Have you tried the Coconut Manna on toast yet with honey drizzled on top? It is soooo yummy, rich but not overwhelming and when I’m done, I feel satisfied until lunch. It’s a great breakfast option. Hm…makes me think I should update my photos for this blog…the image of Coconut Manna on my toast is incredibly appealing right now! Hope you visit our site again soon! From the family at:

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