I purchased Garden of Life Extra-Virgin
Coconut Oil and it came in a clear glass jar. Mine has a great coconut smell and flavor, a smooth texture, and it's white as can be. It seems that here and there I read at least one negative thing about each of the brands of CO
on the forums. Perhaps there is just simply a bad batch once in a while. I did see where someone had purchased Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream and they were upset because it turned black after cooking with it. I read at mercola.com that you are only suppose to cook with the coconut oil; not cream. Anyways, perhaps you could contact the company and ask them why it was black, and if they use glass jars as well. I ordered mine from http://www.livingnutritionals.com.
What's weird is that the picture they have on their website of the GOL is in a plastic tub, but when I received it in the mail, it was in a clear, glass jar. I prefer glass though anyways, so that was okay. I have never tried any other kinds of coconut oil before besides GOL, so I intend on trying the Nutriva, Tropical Traditions, and Wilderness kinds to do a comparison taste test. God Bless!