Hi curious_richard, I was wrong on the prices and what I was buying. Today I found out that organic extra virgin coconut oil is pressed from fresh coconut and plain organic coconut oil is pressed from dried coconut. The organic extra virgin coconut oil is about twice as expensive as the organic coconut oil. I bough a gallon(7.70 lbs) for 41.85 USD. They sell this grade at 195.50 USD for 5 gallons(36.5 lbs) or 5.38 USD per lbs. The organic coconut oil is 99.50 USD for 5 gallons (36.5 lbs) or 2.72 USD per lbs. The company is www.glorybeefoods.com. It is a small family owned business. I didn't inquire about shipping.curious_richard said:Would you mind giving the name or URL for this outlet store? I would be delighted to find a source at $1.56 per pound.go2 said:The outlet store sells 32 pound pails of coconut oil imported from the Philippines for about 50 USD.
The best price I have found online is $135 for five gallons (organic, pressed), which I have calculated to be 38.5 pounds), giving a price of $3.5 per pound, or $112 for 32 pounds.
The coconut oil at Walmart is about $5.50 for 930ml (== 860 gram == 1.9 pound), or $2.90/pound and this is probably non organic and extracted with solvents.