I buy PKO from Columbus foods. I buy it by the gallon or 7 pounds. I need to buy it in the flake form from them in the 50 pound box. I think it is $1 per pound, great price. Like Woodi said, there is not a liquid palm kernel oil, it would be melted too be in liquid form. There is a soft liquidity palm oil though. These are 2 different oils used for different purposes in soap.
I was laughing at myself at the imagined thought of the poor UPS man bringing my box of hot PKO to the door. Anway, I buy the 50 pound box from Columbus Foods too. After chipping at it for awhile, I take the rest and pop it in the freezer, then take it outside and drop it. Shatters into more managable chunks that way.
Just checked CF and the flakes are $1.12 per pound verses $.92 per pound for the solid 50 pounds. So Mike gets 20 cents per pound or $10.00 to drop it over and over and over to get it into those flakes!
The flakes are worth the 10 bucks to me. I just started using Babassu Oil from them. I really like it. I'm doing a 50% coconut oil, 25% PKO, and 25% Babassu Oil combo as my bubbly cleaning oils in my recipe. Of course, I do use 31 to 34% of these oils in my best recipes! I like big bubbles, what can I say? It's a guy thing!