When we were shopping at the HFS for Thanksgiving DH found coconut sugar. We had never heard of it before so we got some & tried it & we all like it. From what I understand, it's made from the juice from coconut flowers. It can also be made from other palms & the names palm sugar & coconut sugar tend to be used interchangeably. What we got is in granular form- it looks like brown sugar & the flavor is similar to evaporated cane juice (Sucanat, etc) but obviously not quite the same. From what I read, it's also available as blocks & paste. It's supposed to be low glycemic index.
So this thread is for info, recipes, info on suppliers, experiences with coconut or palm sugar, etc.