I know coconut is one of those polarizing food items: people either love it or hate it, not much room for in between. I am a coconut lover, always have been, even the fresh coconut that my brother and I broke open with a hammer and a screwdriver and ended up smashed to smithereens.
That's not to say that all coconut you purchase is created equal, or at least not created equally for consumption straight up as a snack. I'm sure you've all had the sweetened shredded coconut from the bag at the grocery store, it takes forever to chew it up and is so sugary that it tastes mostly of sugar and less of coconut. The other end of that spectrum is the unsweetened shreds which, depending on the brand, can be so dry you may as well eat sawdust instead.
The other day I found this:
Philippine Dried Young Coconut at my local Costco (of course) and had to try it. This is the same brand that makes my favorite dried mango and I was curious if this coconut product would be the same and it is. It's not crazy sweet, the chunks are large and slightly chewy so you avoid that sawdust feeling and the coconut flavor is very present (as it should be). I think they would be fantastic dipped in some dark chocolate, like a Mounds bar, for a dessert.
My bag was cheaper at Costco than what it's selling for via the above link to Amazon, so I'd definitely see if you can find it locally first.
(Photo from Amazon)