I remember how I did not like anything coconut at one time. Come Christmas & Chinese New Year every year, when my mum made her coconut cookies and coconut cake, I would not eat them…if I could help it. It was the same after I got married – I was not into the ones my missus made either.
I don’t know when my taste changed but I can recall how I loved the coconut tarts here but of course, I shall not be buying those to eat anymore because of the sugar content. The same thing applies to all the coconut cookies, buns and whatever available at the shops, I’m afraid.
Well, thankfully, I got these very delightful ones…
…from this bakery…
…a cookies company in Ontario, Canada…
…from my girl for Father’s Day.
They tell you on the pack that they make their cookies using real coconut…
Some of those cheap(er) ones that I used to enjoy never claim anything like this, unlike this one that does not mince their words in declaring all the pros…
…regarding their product including the fact that it is sugar free.
I don’t know what sweetener they use or whether they use any at all (none that I can identify in the list of ingredients) but the cookies…
…are slightly sweet, not as sweet as regular cookies but I would not say they are not sweet at all. Having said that, if there is any difference between sugar and any artificial sweetener that they may have used, I must say I did not feel a a thing!
I love the “real coconut” in them and if you are like me in the past, you probably will not like them because of this.
They are over RM9.00 a pack at that supermarket in town that sells all the imported stuff from all over the world, very much cheaper than those Scottish shortbread which, like the coconut tarts that I love so much. I would not be buying anymore because of the sugar content.
TA KIONG EMPORIUM (2.2933,111.82713,783) is located at No. 42-46, Jalan Tuanku Osman.
10 thoughts on “Don’t feel a thing…”
I love everything with coconut. I don’t eat sweets in general but I make an exception for coconut ice cream.
I do enjoy eating cookies, buns or anything made from coconut, very mild and not too strong taste of coocout, otherwise one will feel geli. I heard there is a type of sweetener for diabetic patient. I doubt they are using that…😊😊😊
I know this one…
…and also those that they give you at hotels for your drinks but I did not see anything familiar in the list of ingredients, Usually, those have a peculiar taste, not quite like sugar.
I seldom take coconut products. Of course I love coconuts, coconut juice but not by products. The most I tasted and enjoyed was coconut buns in that famous bakery in Padungan that sell tassty butter bun. Long time did not go to that shop to buy its bread, butter bun and coconut bun.
The coconut roll here was very nice
but I prefer the coconut tarts at Aroma Bakery. Like you, I never liked anything coconut till I stumbled upon those tarts- no looking back since. My cousins from Kuching too, one never liked anything coconut but she finished all those that I gave them!!! These coconut cookies come pretty close.
Some say that artificial sweetener is even more harmful than the real thing.
I’ve heard that too…about certain brands that they give you when you stay at hotels. Lately, there is this trend going on – what is natural is good, what is not is bad, for instance, between butter and margarine. Whatever it is, best to go moderate on everything!
So you can’t tell the difference between sugar and artificial sweetener. That’s good or else it will spoil the taste of sugar free baked goods. I’m afraid I don’t like coconut in baked goods. Have you tried coconut chips. They are very tasty and I love them!
No, I’m not into chips…and until I stumbled upon those lovely tarts at a bakery here, I was not into anything with grated coconut either. I’m fine with coconut ice cream and coconut milk shake though.