Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4 out of 5 by bucky1 Prefer Glass Jar
I purchased this to compare with the Swanson brand. I do like this one better as the flavor is more true, creamy, overall better for what I think tastes good. The Swanson is now used for hair & skin, along with cooking.
I usually very satisfied across the board with the NOW products and dont have really complaints...but I feel the only drawback with this product is the uncertainty that is it in a glass jar or not? It is not. When did that happen?
Others reviewed it over the years and indicate a glass jar.
Overall, it is a pleasant, flavorful, creamy oil that I use primarily by the teaspoon as a supplement. I may still try other brands to see if there is a better flavor just as I take, as a teaspoon.
October 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by rustydusty Not in glass jar
I bought this because a 2012 review stated it was in a glass jar. I just received mine and it is in a plastic jar. I only want coconut oil in glass jars so I would like Swanson to indicate glass or plastic jar in the description. Not sure if I will use it now.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by twasbrillig12 Great for Making Cosmetics
I bought the oil to use cosmetically. It's winter now so the oil is a solid in the jar and not really practical to use alone as a moisturizer, but I am melting it down to make lip balm and it works great for that.
I also used some on popcorn and it tasted fine to me, no odd taste
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vishnu219 The Best Coconut Oil
I don't really get the complaints here. I haven't ordered this product from Swanson but I order it directly from NOW through my business. This is the best coconut oil I've had. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality oil Great taste and consistency. I cook with it all the time and use it on my skin. Plus it is in a glass jar which is a big plus for me.
April 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sherbasm great product
i got this as a christmas gift. i take coconut oil daily in a softgel however, this is a great alternative!
my girlfriend (the gift giver) uses her oil as a mouth cleaner...just swish a tablespoon in her mouth while she showers and she has a healthier mouth.
i only use mine for consuming and as a hand lotion. it smells the whole kitchen up like a tropical oasis and for the most part, which is great! i rarely notice any taste of the oil when i use it in my foods unless i use more than a couple tablespoons (which i hardly do) i personally don't have a problem with the taste right out of the jar...it is a natural oil folks, not a flavored bubble gum.
i have noticed that since i've been cooking with the oil my skin (naturally prone to dryness) has become less dry and has a richer color to it.
February 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by selina BEST taste and smell
i dont know why so many complains after all its 100% natural pure unrefined coconut oil which people used for centuries. i love the taste of oil and it makes my skin soft , absorbs fast and non greasy.smell of real coconut.
July 19, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by suppaddict You get what you pay for
I bought this coconut oil once, after having ran out of my regular brand. This is by far, the worst tasting coconut oil I have ever experienced. I tried cooking some grass fed beef hot dogs with this oil and had to throw them out because I could not tolerate the taste. I thought maybe I just bought a bad jar, but the expiration date was good, and having read other reviews I know now that it's the oil that's bad. Never will I buy this brand again... I'd rather use soybean oil over this product.
March 16, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by corny do not recommend
i bought this product because i like Now brand products and because it was in a glass jar. It is the worst tasting coconut oil I have ever tried--was going to throw it away but decided to use it as a body oil.
September 27, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kona Coconut Oil
I have found that this Coconut Oil smells very good.
I also like the fact that it comes in a glass jar. I have tried many different Coconut Oils and for the price this seems to be the best one out there.
September 25, 2009
Rated 3 out of 5 by Darkjohnny I'm a big fan of Now Foods products, therefore I have high regard for the quality of this product as a health supplement; but I don't recommend it for eating out of the jar as it has a strong soapy taste. I realize the taste is due to it's state as "virgin and unrefined," and I can appreciate that for it's value in a health context. This oil also tends to burn more easily if you cook with it - especially popcorn. My quality and value rating is high as this is a good company and the price is very reasonable when considering the competition. I would recommend this product as a health supplement
May 27, 2009