In 2017, Trader Joe’s launched a Coconut Whipped Topping as a seasonal item. It was pulled from the shelves due to a defective can, and didn’t return. But Trader Joe’s finally emerged with a new dairy-free whipped cream, this time with a “Sweet Rose” label and “made with real coconut cream” clearly noted. So my pictures below are not exact (see the photo by the ingredients for the current packaging), but Trader Joe’s Sweet Rose Coconut Whipped Topping is reportedly the same whip otherwise. And it is expected to be a “permanent” item. At least for now …
This spray whipped topping is sold refrigerated, near the other dairy alternatives at Trader Joe’s. If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s, have no fear. It’s actually Gay Lea Real Coconut Whipped Topping, which can be found at other grocers in the U.S. and Canada. And yes, it is dairy-free – no caseinates to be found! The ingredients and nutrition facts below are for both Sweet Rose and Gay Lea (same product, different name).
Tasting Notes for Trader Joe’s Sweet Rose Coconut Whipped Topping
Before this week, I’d honestly never tried a spray whipped cream of any kind. So I don’t have anything to compare Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping to. However, Tony proclaimed “they did a good job.” He said it reminded him a lot of dairy whip from a spray can, but coconut-y.
I really liked the ease of use, the flawless application, and the very creamy consistency. I thought it had a nice smooth and rich consistency. It was also perfectly sweet without being overly sugary. However, I did think the aftertaste reflected the more processed ingredients. It tasted a little “chemical,” for lack of a better word, and had a somewhat waxy finish. But Tony clarified that it’s very similar to products like Reddi-Whip. And I did think it was a nice finish atop hot cocoa.
This whipped topping does a fairly good job of holding it’s shape, but it does slowly start to melt within a few minutes at warmer room temperatures. So I recommend spraying it on just before serving.
Coconut Whipped Topping
Ingredients: coconut cream, water, sugar, glucose syrup, inulin, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gel, cellulose gum, carrageenan, nitrous oxide (propellant). contains: coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2-tablespoon serving): 10 calories, .5g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 0g protein.*
The Facts on Trader Joe’s Sweet Rose Coconut Whipped Topping
Price: $3.29 per 6.5-ounce spray can
Availability: Trader Joe’s Sweet Rose Coconut Whipped Topping is sold exclusively at Trader Joe’s stores in the United States. But, it’s actually Gay Lea Real Coconut Whipped Topping in disguise. Gay Lea is a Canadian company, and you can buy it in Canada under their label.
Certifications: Trader Joe’s Sweet Rose Coconut Whipped Topping is Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Trader Joe’s Sweet Rose Coconut Whipped Topping is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit your local Trader Joe’s store or contact them directly via their website at www.traderjoes.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Great product, Crappy cap.
OMG this stuff is really good but WTF,? The cap would not come off and once it did, it does not go back on. Again, WTF? Good product, great product, will I buy again? No.
Sweet Rose !
I have been a Reddi Whip die hard for many years but since I found Trader Joe’s
Sweet Rose Coconut Whipped Topping I won’t go back unless forced. & Its smarter
as well, being non dairy without tasting artificial.
Really good. Agree with waxy aftertaste and tasty coconut. Better than redi whip, but not as good as making the dairy version from scratch.
Convenient and affordable
It’s impressively convenient, affordably priced, and easy to use. Tony thought it was just like traditional spray whip, with a coconut flavor. I thought it was a fun topping, but the aftertaste had a bit of a waxy feel and flavor. Read on for more product details and specifics …