A while back I was chosen by Stacy at Deliciously Healthy Everyday to win a sample pack of Vitacoco coconut water. I was really excited to try these. I had heard so many good things about coconut water as an alternative for sports drinks or water after working out. While I’m not a big fan of sports drinks, I definitely think these can be a great post-workout drink.
I don’t know why I was shocked that this came out clear. I imagine real coconut water comes out clear too. Since I’ve never drank water straight from a coconut before (and that’s a shock considering I lived in Hawaii for so long), I can’t vouch for the claim ‘like sticking a straw in a coconut’. But it was delicious. It had a very mild coconut flavor.
I liked the tangerine flavor. It had just a hint of tangerine, but enough to give it flavor. I loved the color.
This one was one of my favorites. Light & refreshing.
This was my least favorite. I haven’t quite acquired the taste of acai and it seemed to dominate this one.
This one was probably my favorite. Which is surprising to me because I’ve never liked passionfruit before. Go figure.
All in all, these are pretty tasty drinks. I loved that the ingredients were minimal – coconut water, ascorbic acid (vitamin c) and either fruit juice or fruit puree. Each container was about 70-80 calories and had a TON of vitamin C. But, I think I’ll stick to water post-workout. I’ve gotten used to water and these were almost too sweet for me to drink after a workout.
In Wisconsin you can buy it at Festival (though I haven’t seen it there), Piggly Wiggly, Woodmans (I have seen it there) and Whole Foods, according to the Vitacoco Web site.
I do want to try the pineapple flavor, which wasn’t included in my box, but I have seen it at Woodmans.
So, have you tried coconut water? What did you think?