yes i would "eat" coconut oil! it tastes like a coconut and it smells like a coconut and i love coconuts! other oils also don't taste as tasty as coconut oil, but are still tolerable to eat by the tablespoon. salad dressing is good...but it's quick and easy to just toss back a tablespoon of VCO and when you are on the run, that can be very handy.
i've been into the philipines and it appears to me that the coconut oil that is consumed is not all for cooking or putting on skin. i've seen coconut oil cleaners being sold AND coconut oil supplements to EAT by themselves being sold.