Hi all. So I’ve been testing out the new organic cooking spray with virgin coconut oil by the groovy food company.
The website describes it as “something new and very exciting for all you coconut oil lovers – we’ve taken our top selling organic virgin coconut oil and created a brand new cooking oil spray! Lovingly blending our delicious organic virgin coconut oil with organic rapeseed oil, this new addition to our Groovy Food family is the first of its kind available in the UK. It’s packed with essential Omega acids as well as brilliant Lauric acid, so it not only tastes great, but helps make you feel good too! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, our new coconut cooking oil contains just ONE calorie per spray. Great for frying, roasting and baking, it’s an exciting alternative to less healthy oils and fats and perfect for anyone following a low-calorie diet!”
I was really intrigued as there’s never been another option to fry light before. All the other spray oils have a syn value so I was excited!!
My only concern was that the coconut flavour would be too strong, the though of coconut flavour syn free chips didn’t really appeal!! I see fitness professionals cooking with coconut oil all the time on Instagram and so on, it’s the new in product at the moment isn’t it. I’ve used it as a moisturiser and a make up remover but never for cooking as it would be syns. So I was thrilled to see a syn free version.
So I started off just using it for things like scrambled eggs, omelettes, curries, pancakes sw stylie etc… The hint of coconut is very very subtle. It actually makes your food taste slightly creamier, which is gorgeous with eggs. It heats up fast in the pan too, so helps to really crisp up your food. The only thing I’m not keen on is the smell when it’s heated up, it doesn’t smell great but luckily it doesn’t taste like it smells. You’ll see what I mean if you buy it. The spray works perfectly and evenly distributes the oil in to your pan or on your food. It’ll last ages!!
Overall I’d certainly recommend it. It’s currently found in Tesco.
Happy Fopping xx