Our beautiful, organic handmade coconut bowls are ideal for your Christmas snacks, dips, and sauces. Did somebody say Cranberry Sauce?! They can also be used as display items around the house for Christmas baubles and festive greenery. Lavish them with love and they will last you a lifetime. Here’s a guide to looking after them and our video recipe for a delicious Blackberry & Banana Smoothie that would be great for Christmas morning.
Your new bowl has led a fascinating life. All of our bowls are produced for us by Jungle Culture and are sourced from the Bến Tre province in Southern Vietnam. This tropical area is famed for its high quality coconuts which are used in the production of coconut milk and coconut oil. Once the coconuts are harvested, the trees, shells and husks are typically burned to make space for new crops. However, by recycling the bowls ethically, Jungle Culture is providing the local villagers with a much needed second income and ensuring a zero waste option.
What foods can I put in my bowl?
You can eat both hot and cold food in your coconut bowls. That means you can tuck into smoothie bowls for breakfast, soup for lunch and Buddha bowls for dinner. To prepare your bowl for heat, rinse it with warm water first. For cold food, give it a quick swill with cool water. Don’t put boiling food in though, that might crack the coconut.
Unlike lacquered bowls which may be stained by food that contains colouring, natural coconut products do not stain. This makes our coconut bowls perfect for use at events such as weddings and kids’ parties!
How do I care for it between uses?
Handmade by nature, your coconut bowls are fragile and care must be taken when washing them. Never put your bowls in the dishwasher as the changes in temperature can cause the bowls to expand and crack. Instead, wash them with tepid water, a little soap and a soft dishcloth. Never leave them to soak in water.
Once your bowls are completely dry, you should store them a cool dry area where the air is circulating. Never store your bowl in the fridge. Putting them in the microwave is another no-no. Your coconut bowls are not intended for use in the microwave or the oven.
After regular use, your bowl might begin to look and feel a little dry. Don’t worry, that’s perfectly natural! To rehydrate your bowl, simply apply a little coconut oil to a soft, dry cloth. Gently rub the oil over the bowl to give it a polish. Any oils such as flaxseed, linseed or vegetable oil will also work.