Published by Rebecca Maness.

Not all coconut products are made the same way. In fact, some producers based in Thailand force monkeys to pick coconuts and keep them chained and confined to cages for extended periods of time. These naturally social primates are kept in isolation from each other and denied the freedom to move around. However, it’s easy to avoid products that are produced using these cruel methods, whether you’re looking for coconut milk, cream, water, oil, or any other coconut-based vegan products. The products below are made by companies that don’t use monkey labor to harvest coconuts.

Choose these monkey-friendly, vegan coconut products:

Canned Coconut Milk

Native Forest Organic Unsweetened Classic Coconut Milk

More Than Fair Fair Trade Organic Coconut Milk

Chef’s Choice Coconut Milk

Coconut Cream

Nature’s Charm Coconut Whipping Cream

Native Forest Organic Unsweetened Premium Coconut Cream

Let’s Do Organic Unsweetened Creamed Coconut

Chef’s Choice Coconut Cream

Coconut Water and Juice

Harmless Harvest


Nature Factor Organic Coconut Water

Chef’s Choice Certified Organic 100% Pure Coconut Water

Chef’s Choice Coconut Juice with Pulp

Nature’s Charm Pure Young Coconut Water

coconut products nature's charm coconut water© Nature's Charm

Shredded Coconut and Coconut Flakes

Let’s Do Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

Coconut-Based Yogurt, Cheese, and Ice Cream

Follow Your Heart

Miyoko’s Creamery


Daiya Foods

The Coconut Collaborative

Coconut Flour and Oil

Let’s Do Organic Coconut Flour

Native Forest 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Other Coconut Products

Nature’s Charm Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Nature’s Charm Evaporated Coconut Milk

Nature’s Charm Coconut Salted Caramel Sauce

Let’s Do Organic Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Let your local grocery stores know that animal exploitation is never OK by asking them to stop stocking coconut products that hurt monkeys:

Speak Up for Monkeys

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