Is Coconut A Nut?

This is a true conversation. And I am writing this in real time, so I won’t even know the bloody answer until I google it LIVE with ya’ll.


This is as stupid as it sounds.


No Bake Cookies

 SIDENOTE: Thanks to my friend Merry for providing me this photo. She’s da best!

Scene:  9:17 pm and I am having a chocolate craving.

Me: I am gonna make some of those no bake cookie thingys. Like haystacks or turkey turds or whatever they are called. Want some?

Zed: You are going to make them now…?

Me: Yes.

Zed: Okay.

7 minutes later…

Me: Gah. It’s boiling. Pass me the coconut and cocoa and oatmeal.

Zed: You know if you had planned…

Me: Just do it, its not going to work and then it will be all crumbly.

Throwing ingredients in and stirring.

Me: Waaaaaaaait a minute, is coconut a nut?

Zed: No.

Me: What is it then…?

Zed: Coconut.

Me: Co. Co. NUT.  It’s a nut.

Zed: It’s not a nut.

Me: It has a hard shell… like a nut.

Zed: So does an egg. An egg’s not a nut.

Me: I think its a nut. It has to be a nut. Why else would the name is Co. Co. NUT.

Zed: No one is allergic to coconut..

Me: Um… yeah they are people. People can be allergic to anything. I know a person who is allergic to chicken.

Zed, tasting one: These are good.

Me: I knooooooow. So good. Go get some ice cream.

So ladies and gentlemen, I am about to google the big news.  As I write this I am staring to think that coconut may actually be a fruit. And because this is so action packed while I LIVE google this. I am thinking that I am just going to google “is coconut a nut?” to see what comes up.

The suspense is killing me…


Be right back…

Well looky loo…

Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit, even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet.

So wait a damn minute.

It’s not a nut.

It’s a tree nut….?

What the fuck does that even mean..

So is it a nut?