Okay, so this was probably the first time I tried coconut juice/water and to be honest, I picked it up not only because it's meant to have the most amazing health benefits, but because it just did look cute. And intriguing. Look at the pulp floating around! It looks yum!
Not very sure if this is meant to be a review (how do you review a drink?). I guess its more like an impression of a product and a bit of information on coconut water. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong because all that I know is just from internet sources hence might not be 100% right.
First impression, as you've had noticed, is very good, it is a tiny (300ml) bottle with a cute label and pretty texture!
It comes from Thailand, which gives it the right exotic taste!
Apparently, this drink contains about 80% of coconut water (as I understand by juice) and water, sugar and some preservatives. Nothing too chemical, I'd say. So far, so good!
Now getting to the point, which is probably most important with food and drinks, the taste. I'm not sure if this is how coconut water/juice should smell and taste like, I assume so after reading a few reviews online. It is nothing like coconut at all! I love coconut sweets and coconut smell, but this?! I was really tempted to write something like these guys did at Thirsty Dudes. But then I thought - people say that if it tastes vile, than it should be good for you! Well, this should be an actual miracle then! When I opened it, I thought that was the end of my journey there. The smell was that kind that makes you re-check the expiry date on the bottle. And a few more times again and again. Well, after a bit the cute pulpiness made me drink it, and it does taste vile, really. But after a while the sweetness just becomes so overpowering, that it happens to make the drink taste bearable. I suppose for the benefits it provides, I might be able to 'learn' how to drink this. But not really my favourite choice of drink. Oh, almost forgot - you can get this little bottle from Tesco for about £1.20!
Here is why I have decided to try it:
- Hydrates body (and skin!)
- Helps circulation
- Cleans urinary system and kidneys
- Has anti-aging effects
- Prevents from acne
- Smoothens skin and makes it more firm
- Helps with digestion
- Is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal
- Settles stomach when irritates and nauseous
- Contains loads of minerals (zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, etc)
- Is source of B-complex vitamins
- Relieves stress
- Increases energy levels
- Protects against osteoporosis
- Relieves pain
What about you? Have you ever tried coconut water or juice? Do you like it? Do you think it helps with your skin and energy?