Product Type: Vita Coco Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... this drink before it's worth reading a bit about the drink as it's quite interesting. Vita Coco harvest their coconuts in Brazil and the... more
Drink of the Gods?
Vita Coco 100 % Pure
Member Name: cyberem78
Vita Coco 100 % Pure
Advantages: Tastes beautiful. Is really refreshing.
Disadvantages: Short shelf life after opening.
I like to shop at places like Holland and Barratt as I'm a vegetarian and while I was shopping there was when I first discovered this Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water. Vita Coco is probably the most well known of brands that sell coconut water and they are now stocked in most major supermarkets. This is a drink I like to have occasionally and especially if I'm travelling or having a day out. I find the intense and ultra sweet flavour of the drink means it's just too much to consume every day though. I most often see the larger 1 litre cartons for sale but you can also get this in smaller sized 500ml and 330ml cartons. I am reviewing the smallest of these, the 300ml or 11.1 fl. oz. sized pack.
The smallest carton available provides me with enough drink to fill an average glass and a half. It's suitable for consuming with a one off meal or as a refreshment on the go. It also can be stored for later as the carton is fitted with a re-sealable lid. The carton is made from a tough plastic-cardboard blend and it feels sturdy and as such I feel confident about putting it in my handbag at lunch runs. There is a large spout type dispensing lid on the top which is comfortable to put your lips around. The top spins off and can be re-fitted easily and safely. The carton is printed with all essential product information. If you've never had this drink before it's worth reading a bit about the drink as it's quite interesting.
Vita Coco harvest their coconuts in Brazil and their drink is made of pure, natural ingredients. There is nothing in this carton except natural coconut water, less than 1% fruit sugar and vitamin C. The benefits of coconut water are explained on the side of the carton. The drink is full of "naturally occurring electrolytes" and contains more potassium than one banana. Potassium ensures that your body is well hydrated. It also has other health benefits such as helping to lower blood pressure. There is also no fat or cholesterol in the drink. The drink is dairy free, is suitable for vegetarians and is also suitable for those who can't tolerate gluten. The calorific values of the drink are also impressive as 100ml provides only 18 calories. The same portion also contains 195mg of potassium and 40mg of vitamin C (which counts for 50% of your recommended daily allowance).
As I mentioned the flavour of coconut water is quite unique and intense. It's like drinking the most pure, filtered water that has been infused with nectar. It's a very sweet and sharp flavour and one that is moreish. The drink is best served cold and the colder the better. Even just lightly chilled the drink feels icy as it hits the back of your throat. It is a very refreshing and thirst quenching drink. It satisfies thirst so well because the liquid has that thin watery consistency and it is easy to swallow without it feeling like a foodstuff. When I'm drinking this I feel like I have to just take one mouthful and then wait for a while as the experience of taste and sensation is so intense! This tastes to me like an exquisite natural creation!
As you can probably guess I like this Vita Coco very much. I'm currently sampling all of their flavours (they also combine the coconut water with other pure fruit juices like orange and passion fruit) but I haven't yet tasted any of the range that can surpass the excellence of this original Natural Coconut Water. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys sweet but healthy drinks. I think both children and adults will love this drink and these 330ml sized drinks are also perfect for school lunches or work packed lunches. I'm pleased that I'm seeing the Vita Coco drinks in more and more shops and most of my local supermarkets now have these in stock at least in the larger cartons. I like the larger cartons too although coconut water has a shorter shelf life than other juices so you have to be certain that you want to drink the whole thing quickly if you buy a bigger pack.
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Summary: Gorgeous drink that is very fulfilling.