Friday, February 26, 2010

Mini product Review: Vita Coco - 100% Coconut Water with Passionfruit and 100% coconut water with Peach & Mango

This morning marks the third day of my tour de VitaCoco :) I have tried all six flavors now. Today's lucky participants were Peach & Mango and Passionfruit!

From left to right, coconut water with tangerine, coconut water with passion fruit, coconut water with pineapple, coconut water with acai & pomegranate, coconut water with peach & mango and pure coconut water.



I have always LOVED fruit punch. I could never figure out what that flavoring was in the fruit punch that made me like it...but as a kid it always had that "can't get it anywhere else flavor profile"... Eventually I learned that special flavor is called passion fruit! Love, love, LOVE Passionfruit!!!

After yesterday's adventure with tangerine, it was with more than a little bit of trepidation that I stuck my last two flavors into the fridge. I meant to try them last night but I decided I'd rather try them with my two monkeys :)

Vita Coco: 100% Coconut Water with Passionfruit

What did I think?

As soon as i peeled back the foil on the top of the container I could SMELL the passionfruit which really was a good sign because it meant there was enough juice there for my liking!

I took my first drink and looked down at the two faces staring eagerly up at me. For a brief moment I considered sticking it on top of the fridge and distracting them so I could be selfish and have the whole thing to myself!! I LOVED IT! The longer the flavors danced across my tongue the more I wanted to share this with my kids!! so I poured some for the girl...

The Girl
She loved this one like she did the plain. I dare say she loved it MORE because she cried when I told her she couldn't have the whole thing. She gave it 7 stars out of 5 stars. I am letting her give it an extra 2 stars because this time she actually fought me for it. She tried to physically CLIMB ME to get to it. :)

The Boy
He really liked it and kept telling me "More" over and over. When I quit giving him sips he started signing "More" like a madman and then said "mama, more juice!" I think that is a pretty resounding 5 out of 5 stars for him.

Me:
I absolutely LOVED this. And for you coconut-phobes out there...it really didn't have much of a coconut flavor profile at all. If you want to try vitacoco and NOT worry about your un-natural hatred of coconut (;)) then I say go for Passionfruit!!

Vita Coco with Peach & Mango
I just tried this along with the boy and the girl. The boy was crazy insane for this stuff!! He drank half of the carton on his own easy (5.5 oz all to himself!) I even have a super cute video of him drinking it but it's kind of slow and i'm not sure that i could edit the video on my own :) He seriously LOVED this. So he won't even get his own section - we will just say this was a homerun for him!!

The Girl:
She liked this but not as much as the passion fruit or the original. She kept trying to take the container from her brother who stole it from me and was drinking right out of the container.
I think for her this was more of a 4.9 out of 5 because i did not have another one to share with her.

Me:
This had an odd smell I thought. I realize it was the smell of peach & the smell of mango but mango can be overpowering and it kind of had that mango smell! I really didn't taste peach. the mango overpowered it. I liked it okay and would give it a 4.5 out of 5...

If I had to rank them all I would rank them in order of enjoyment:

PASSIONFRUIT!
Plain
Pomegranate & Acai
Peach & Mango
Pineapple
Tangerine

Vita Coco is very refreshing and the health benefits are great!!
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Here are products as sold on amazon.com - you can use the coupon code 2BUCKVITA for $2.00 off a case of Vita Coco :
Both of these links qualify for super saver shipping:
Vita Coco Coconut Water, 11.2-Ounce Containers (Pack of 12) $21.00
Disclosure:
I won this case of Vita Coco as part of a giveaway through smile.ly which is a website that allows you to try new things for free & share information about them with others. It's kind of a word of mouth website.
To learn more about VitaCoco and smile.ly you can click here to be directed to some information about smile.ly & Vita Coco. You can also sign up through that link (it is my referral link) and then you would be eligible for free items through Smile.ly!! I have actually received a book that I am still trying to read (My children have something against me reading) and I received this free case of vita coco! so I think it's totally worth it to sign up!

I won a case of Vita Coco as part of a giveaway by smile.ly. It was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or a pr company representing the company. I was not asked to review it, I chose to. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone. Please refer to this site's Terms of Use for more information.

1 comments:

Coconut Water said...

Thank you for the results of your taste test. Also I never heard of smile.ly and this program sounds right up my alley.I signed up

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