Friday, November 11, 2005

Tom’s Coconut Slice

Name: Coconut Slice
Brand: Tom’s
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: $.99
Size: 6.25 ounces
Calories per ounce: 120
Type: Coconut

I’ve seen this a few times while in the 99 Cent Only store. My neighbor, Robin, won $99 worth of gift certificates to the store, so on our recent shopping trip I was a lot more adventurous with my choices (cuz it was really free).

The first think I have to say about these is that they’re really pretty. Some foods I just like because they’d make a nice sweater, scarf or piece of jewelry.

This candy is basically a coconut slab, kind of like a fruit rollup ... call it coconut leather. The different colored strips might actually be flavored. I detected a little bit of raspberry in the red stripe, but really couldn’t tell the difference between the yellow one and the white one.

The coconut is chewy and not too sweet. If you like coconut and don’t want to bother with all that other stuff like nuts and chocolate, this is the stuff for you. Two grams of fiber in each bar but it does contain about 5 grams of saturated fat (that’s the coconut oil).

Tom’s isn’t really known for their candies, more for their nuts and snacks. They seem like rather a niche company (based in Georgia) and I don’t often see their products here on the West Coast except for the nuts, and those are usually at convenience stores on the highway.

Rating: 6 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:22 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewCoconut6-TemptingUnited States99 Cent Only Store

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    (comments copied from previous version of blog)

    rachel said…

      you are very adventurous.

      November 11, 2005 10:11 AM

    Bryan said…

      I really dig coconut so I’d probably be willing to give these a try. Man, I had way too many Almond Joys over Halloween.

      You’re right about them looking like a scarf though.. perfect for winter! They also look sort of like a flag, though which one I have no idea since I’m horrible at geography.

      November 11, 2005 11:58 AM
    Cybele
    Cybele said…

      This is a test comment.

      I can’t seem to update my blog.

      November 11, 2005 3:12 PM
    Jodi
    Jodi said…

      Not a coconut fan, so yeah, I’d just use this as an accessory.

      November 11, 2005 7:22 PM
    James Kosmicki said…

      Atkinson (the Chick O Stick) people have a product similar to this that you can find occasionally here in the Midwest. i believe that it’s called “Rainbow Coconut.” I’ve never tried it because I never really like the coconut part of the old Brach’s Neapolitan candies, and its looks remind me of that. (but I do normally like coconut).

      November 14, 2005 7:02 AM
    Cybele
    Cybele said…

      I like the Brachs Neapolitans, but not all the time and they have to be fresh. These are dryer than that and probably not as hard on the teeth.

      November 14, 2005 5:52 PM

    Comment by Cybele on 11/16/05 at 2:13 pm #
  2. Wow, those look really cool.  Who knew such treasures were hidden in the $.99 store (I guess that’s why they’re only a 6 out of 10 in taste though).

    Comment by Kelli on 11/28/05 at 11:24 pm #
  3. Fifty years ago, when I was a pre-schooler, I would spend much of the summer months with my grandmother who ran a small cafe in a little old east Texas oil town.  Each day I would accompany her to work and I could pick one candy from the (seemingly) huge sloped candy display rack by the cash register.  This coconut rainbow candy by Tom’s was one of my favorites.  Early signs of my obsessive compulsive professional nature (Architect and Interior Designer) were apparent in my solo competition to see if I could peal away cleanly each color band without leaving any of the adjoining color on the seperated portion.  My reward was the sweet, moist taste of the slightly oily candy. I can still remember the smell as well.

    Comment by Don on 12/02/05 at 9:26 pm #
  4. I use to eat these when I was in Middle School in the 80’s.  All of a sudden they stopped selling it in the NY area.  I just moved to NC and almost fell out when I saw them in Walmart.  I racked up.  I recently went back and got more for my friend.  I mailed them to her.  She is going to be so shocked when she gets them.  This is a VERY good candy. It almost feels as though your not eating candy.  Like someone else said, because it does not have the chocolate and nuts to take away from the coconut.  Don’t get me wrong I love chocolate but this is good all all by itself.

    Comment by Shanna on 4/18/07 at 6:18 am #
  5. I surely would like to have the rainbow slice candy. The rasberry, yellow and white slice candy.

    Comment by Doris Gibson on 10/18/07 at 4:26 pm #
  6. Does anyone know where you can find the neopolitan coconut bars?  They’re chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.  My mother has looked all around our area for some and cannot locate any.

    Comment by kristi on 8/25/08 at 3:48 pm #
  7. I have found the choc, strawberry and vanilla ones at Stuckey’s…they’re a roadside souviner store in the southern part of the United States…I buy one for my Mom every time I found one. 

    I’m trying to find a recipe so I can try to make some for her.  Martha Stewart’s web site said the recipe is coming soon, but I’d like to find it before Christmas.

    Comment by Barbara on 11/14/08 at 8:25 am #
  8. here an link where u can order the choclate vanilla strawberry ones http://candy-crate.stores.yahoo.net/necocabar25o.html

    Comment by nadja on 1/22/10 at 9:25 pm #
  9. i would really like to know where could i order theese online im like craving for them lol

    Comment by sade on 7/22/10 at 1:31 pm #
  10. I found the site that sells this product it is listed as the last product under the 99 cent potato chip section heres the link:

    http://www.sanantoniosnacks.com/services/

    I have been trying to order this product by calling the company and emailing the owner but I have not gotten a response. Good Luck!

    Comment by Leslie on 4/10/11 at 2:15 pm #
  11. I was trying to order some yellow, red and white candy slices by Tom’s Company.

    Comment by Willie Taylor on 8/07/12 at 2:40 pm #
  12. Want to order some Tom’s yellow,red and white candy.

    Comment by Willie Taylor on 8/07/12 at 2:42 pm #
  13. Been looking for coconut slices across Texas.

    Comment by Linda Branum on 8/29/12 at 3:35 pm #
  14. I am looking to purchase the toms coconut slices! can anyone tell me where I can purchase them!

    Comment by shawnna hatchett on 9/12/13 at 2:26 pm #
  15. I have found the Coconut Slice in Haughton, Louisiana, at Neighbor’s Exxon.  It is now made by Atkinson’s, but it tastes just like the Tom’s!  So happy to have found it!

    Comment by Cheryl Smith on 9/13/13 at 8:54 am #

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