||Recipe: Coco Lopez Question
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2010-12-21 7:20 pm  Permalink|
I found some Coco Real at my Von's* and decided to do a side-by-side with Coco Lopez. I tasted them plain and undiluted, not in a drink
COLOR - Lopez is a little more white, Real slightly off-white
TEXTURE & CONSISTENCY - Lopez is a little thicker, which might be good if you were using it as an ice cream topping not necessarily good if you're trying to mix it into a drink. Real had just a little "grit" in it, like finely ground up coconut.
TASTE - Real had more of a fresh coconut taste. Lopez has 20 gms of sugar per ounce and Real has more at 24 gms but I could not tell a difference in sweetness.
Overall, I like the flavor of Real better plus the convenience of the re-sealable squeeze bottle. Incidentally, Real says it is good without refrigeration for 3 months and longer in the fridge.
*I have also seen it at Lucky's/Albertson's if you don't have a Von's/Safeway, both were in the liquor section.
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Joined: Jan 18, 2010
From: Toronto, ON
|Posted: 2012-10-29 11:15 am  Permalink|
I just came across Coco Real at Hyland Farms last Saturday, and picked up a couple of bottles. Not having any Coco Lopez up here on the tundra to compare it to, I have to say that it made one of the tastiest pina coladas I've ever had.
Joined: Aug 07, 2010
|Posted: 2013-04-18 09:03 am  Permalink|
Just picked up some coco real but haven't tried it yet. I really dislike Coco Lopez. there is so much sugar in it that I can't taste anything else. Has anyone tried Monin Coconut syrup? Kind curious about it.
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-04-18 12:06 pm  Permalink|
Erik, I use the Monin Coconut syrup in place of Lopez or Real
it is sweet, but has a better coconut flavor for cocktails
with out the chalky sediment etc. just use a little less in your recipes.
Joined: Aug 07, 2010
|Posted: 2013-04-19 09:39 am  Permalink|
Thanks, I will try it out!
Joined: Nov 14, 2006
From: The Tonga Lounge in Safety Harbor, FL
|Posted: 2013-04-20 03:54 am  Permalink|
Good discussion on alternatives to CL.. Personally if I am making a Painkiller, I feel CL is still the best. When blended with Pusser's Rum it has a nice froth on top to sprinkle the nutmeg on and has more of a real coconut taste than the others. I put what's left of the opened can in a small microwaveable container and keep in the fridge. When ready to use again, I nuke it for 30 seconds and stir.
Joined: Jan 23, 2011
From: Tampa Bay
|Posted: 2013-04-20 07:42 am  Permalink|
same here, Tonga.
also, in my experience puerto rican drinks are extra sweet by design, and the pina colada supposedly being a puerto rican invention, it's no surprise that coco lopez is so sweet.