Cracked Young Coconut Have you ever eaten a whole coconut? Young Thai Coconuts, are the big green ones, in the city you'll find the green outer layer husked off to make them easier to pack. Found at Asian markets and health food stores, the perfect specimen will be white and not pink, especially on the bottom. Water is filtered in through the plant as it grows and stored within the coconut's hard shell. The living water found within hydrates due to naturally occurring electrolytes and contains vitamin C, iron and calcium. Coconuts are low glycemic and delicious. You'll need guidance to open one of these babies. The cheapest route is a cleaver, they're about $20 at most kitchen stores. I use this method at home, ELove can give you a demo, she taught me. For cleaver free access try the Coco Jack, we use this tool in store and at our events. Scrape out the beautiful meat, enjoy as is or freeze and use in recipes. We also sell whole coconuts at the Goods if you want to try, we can even give you a Coco Jack demo.

  The CraveTO event was awesome on Friday and we're happy to say we debut our BBQ Brussel Crisps and they were a hit. If you wanna give them a try you must come see us Saturday, June 7 for the Dundas West Fest. It's hands down my favourite street festival in the city. Dundas is closed between Landsdowne and Ossington so the stores can unload their goods into the street. It's all music, food, drink and shopping... oh and lots of people watching. We'll have a patio setup with our full menu available, plus some new iced drinks for the summer and if they arrive in time we'll be cracking real coconuts on the street, no tetra packs at the Goods. Only 5 more sleeps!