Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Coconut water - Fab or Fad?

Vita Coco is drink made entirely from Coconut water. This is the water taken from inside baby coconuts, which are famous for being high in electrolytes so they're perfect for an after gym snack.

Vita Coco is loved by many celebrities including Jessica Simpson...

... Sienna Miller....

... and Anna Paquin and Steven Moyer...

Madonna loves it so much much that she has invested $1.5 million into the company that makes it!

But is this drink worth all the craze? Let's see...

I don't like the taste of the coconut water at all. It has a similar taste to the coconut water you get inside ripe coconuts (which I love) but it also has a tangy-ish taste too.

One of the things that ruined the taste was the smell. I can't describe it but it is not very nice at all.

£1.69 for 300ml. If you normally spend this much on a sports drink then this might be a reasonable price for you. But for the taste and smell, it is not worth it at all. Especially when there are many different products that offer the same benefits...

According to the Nutrition Diva, coconut water doesn't really offer anything different to what fruit and vegetables already do. Click here to learn more about coconut water from the Nutrition Diva herself.

Vita Coco - fab or fad? Nutrition-wise, I think it is a fad. But if you enjoy the taste (which I clearly didn't) then it is a healthy alternative to most drinks out there.

Have you tried coconut water? What do you think of it?



Anonymous said...

poop, sorry it didn't work out for u ><
personally, I love it. it keeps me way more hydrated than water and I need that for running.
Celullite wise, I haven't noticed much change :/


Anonymous said...

I loved it!!! My favorite is the pineapple one it has definitely cured a hangover and helped my cold it makes you feel incredibly hydrated like half way thru it!



me :) said...

@ Anca - Water hydrates me quite easily when I run but I'm glad the coconut water worked for you x

@ Ginger Roxy - I've never had a hangover since I don't drink but I might try it when I have a cold and see if it helps x

Anonymous said...

This was super interesting, I've never tried coconut water but wanted to because I thought I was missing out on something amazing...haha its good to know I can just drink reg water :)

Ps I tagged you for a blog award, I tried searching your blog for your name but I couldn't find it sorry! xxxx

me :) said...

Thank you, Ariel! x

Mouf.Peace said...

i've drank coconut water/milk all my life. being filipina, its nothing new. BUT i was introduced to it for it's "healing/electrolytes" properties when i started bikram yoga. i personally still prefer water over coconut water for bikram BUT it's amazing for a hangover. funny though, 'cuz as soon as i started drinking it as suggested by my friend, i noticed everyone else drinking it too.

me :) said...

Coconut milk is really nice but it's quite fattening so it's not something I can incorporate into my diet at the moment. I can see that coconut water is popular as a hangover cure but I don't drink :) x

anamika said...

I love fresh coconot water .It is healthy for skin and even out skin tone also..

We do not have this drink available in India so cant say anything about it..:(

Liked your blog


Following you