Raw to "The Original" Label Change


To our valued customers,

It is with a very sad heart, that we must inform our customers that a change has been implemented in the processing of our Coconut Aminos product.

We have had many issues over the years maintaining a stable end product, due to the naturally occurring beneficial yeast inherent in the raw coconut tree sap that has a tendency to reactivate after bottling.

As diligently as we have been trying to learn why this spontaneously occurs (since all batches of this product are made by the same methods every time), there weren’t any clear conclusions other than possible variations in humidity during transport, in addition to the frequency that the product is agitated. This unsolved mystery has cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars in recalled product and credits issued.

We have now arrived at the point that it is no longer feasible for us to maintain the “Raw” status of this product, and have made the decision to implement a brief pasteurization process. This process simply involves heating the Coconut Aminos to 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 seconds during bottling, and then tipping the bottles upside down for one minute to sterilize the air space between the glass and the cap. Unfortunately this slows down our bottling capacity, but it is the only way that we can stabilize this product without adding any other ingredients possibly affecting the delicate flavor profile of this product.

There is absolutely no detectable change in the wonderful taste that is Coconut Aminos. We have delayed implementing this for the past couple of years because of our deep concern for how this change will affect our raw clientele, especially for the raw restaurants and manufacturers who have incorporated this ingredient into their recipes and formulations.

Please accept our deepest and most sincere apologies for this sad news. Our updated retail label now says “The Original” Coconut Aminos instead of “Raw”, since we were and are the originators and developers of Coconut Aminos back in 2009.

We truly appreciate and value our loyal customers who have supported our products over the years. Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team. Our sincerest gratitude for your kind understanding.