Coconut water

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#1 Posted by Elfen (58 posts) -

Can you recommend your favorite Coconut water brand? I am on the east coast and the only one I can find in my local stores is Zico.

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#2 Posted by isomeri (2772 posts) -

What is a coconut water?

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#3 Posted by FourWude (2274 posts) -

@isomeri said:

What is a coconut water?

Monkey piss.

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#4 Posted by isomeri (2772 posts) -

@FourWude said:

@isomeri said:

What is a coconut water?

Monkey piss.

Boy that Wikipedia page sure had the word "endosperm" in it a lot. I've drank coconut water out of a coconut a few times but honestly don't remember what it tasted like. I think that I'd rather just have a beer. Or you know. Water.

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#5 Posted by handlas (3172 posts) -

I tried O.N.E. Coconut Water. I had to spit it out.

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#6 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

is it a euphemism for those poo's you have after a night on the guiness or after a spicey current.

brown rain we call it

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#7 Posted by adoggz (2081 posts) -

@isomeri said:

What is a coconut water?

its like water but it has shit in it.

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#8 Posted by Tearhead (2436 posts) -

I live in Barbados, and we don't really sell "brands" of coconut water, 'cus that shit just grows in people's back yards. Hell, there's a coconut tree right outside my window at work AND at home. If I want coconut water, I either cut my own coconut, or buy it from any of the hundreds of coconut vendors at the side side of the road, and they just pour that shit into plain ass plastic bottles.

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#9 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -
@Tearhead If the coconuts are so plentiful how the hell do the vendors make anything off of them?
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#10 Posted by isomeri (2772 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Tearhead If the coconuts are so plentiful how the hell do the vendors make anything off of them?

The same reason why people sell bottled water in countries with potable water in the taps. Lazy people and tourists.

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#11 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1588 posts) -

It is water from the nuts.

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#12 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -
@isomeri Touche
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#13 Posted by TMBaker (269 posts) -

This is not for everyone but what I do is buy 4 or 5 coconuts a week and they're cut like the picture below. I take the base and stab it with a knife till I find the hole whack a straw in and drink straight from the source after i tear it open grab a spoon and scoop the insides, DELISH!

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#14 Edited by Tearhead (2436 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Tearhead If the coconuts are so plentiful how the hell do the vendors make anything off of them?

You have to cut a bunch of coconuts to get a substantial amount, and cutting a coconut isn't as easy as say squeezing an orange, so I'd rather just buy a gallon of coconut water than do all of that work. So, yeah, basically laziness. Also, because it's so plentiful, buying it is dirt cheap.

Edit: I just want to add that taking a gallon of coconut water to the head on the morning of a hangover is one of the greatest feelings of relief, ever!

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#15 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (6224 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Tearhead If the coconuts are so plentiful how the hell do the vendors make anything off of them?

That's like asking how do people sell apples if they grown on trees.

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#16 Posted by Carryboy (1069 posts) -

@isomeri said:

What is a coconut water?

A con.

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#17 Posted by Luca717 (237 posts) -

never had it and have no desire to have it, too much work involved just to get some liquid. straight water all day! good water though.

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#18 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2357 posts) -

I've wanted to try it for the longest time now but it's just too damn expensive. I refuse to pay $5 for a bottle of water.

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#19 Posted by Elfen (58 posts) -

It tastes like frosted flakes milk. You know, after you eat a bowl of frosted flakes and the left over milk that you drink from the bowl.

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#20 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

@Elfen: No it doesnt. Coconut water is disgusting but frosted flakes milk is a good time.

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#21 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

is it a euphemism for those poo's you have after a night on the guiness or after a spicey current.

brown rain we call it

lol

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#22 Posted by OldGuy (1669 posts) -
@Demoskinos said:

@Tearhead If the coconuts are so plentiful how the hell do the vendors make anything off of them?

You don't know that coconuts are move valuable than human life? Well, they are:
  
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#23 Posted by mlarrabee (3849 posts) -

My body is sixty percent water, not sixty percent coconut water.

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#24 Posted by Meepasaurus (263 posts) -

The brands I've tried are OK, but nothing worth buying again. Chocolate Zico is one of the worst things I've ever tasted in my life.

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#25 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

So I hate Bounty, hate coconut flavoured things but I love water. Will I like this?

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#26 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4107 posts) -

FOCO brand. I'm all about it.

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#27 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -

I've only ever tried GOYA brand and it's kinda gross. I love coconut though, so I'm thinking GOYA just sucks.

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#28 Posted by L44 (638 posts) -

@Hizang: I thought I had my shit figured today, you've thrown a spanner in the works.

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#29 Posted by doublezero (230 posts) -

Are you aware that coconut water is a natural laxative?

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#30 Posted by ryvythed (36 posts) -

Taste Nirvana is the best brand I've found. Thai coconuts rather than those from the Phillipines. They taste sweeter and have a stronger coconut flavor.

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#31 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2269 posts) -

@Getz said:

I've only ever tried GOYA brand and it's kinda gross. I love coconut though, so I'm thinking GOYA just sucks.

It's definitely an acquired taste.

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#32 Posted by NinjaBerd (230 posts) -

You should only drink that stuff when you are hungover anyway. and even then chug it as fast and hard as you can.

Its not about flavor, its about fixin.

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#33 Posted by SeanCoughing (280 posts) -

I fuckin love coconut water, I find it quite refreshing. Vitacoco is the only good brand I can find here in Colorado. I wish I could find some c2o it's supposed to be the best.

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#34 Posted by Flappy (2415 posts) -

The lack of Coconut Water appreciation in this thread is a crying shame.

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#35 Posted by Sergio (3538 posts) -

I tried Vita Coco before all this coconut water talk on the bombast, and it was terrible. It doesn't taste as good as the water directly from a coconut you may buy at the store.

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#36 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

Falling coconuts kill over 150 people each year.

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#37 Edited by gla55jAw (2776 posts) -

I hate Coconut's, but I love Coconut water. C2O is the only way, it's refreshing and delicious. This is also coming from a person that basically only drinks water, with an occasional unsweetened, hot tea. So keep that in mind.

I've also tried ONE (tastes like soapy water) and I Vita (soapy still, but a little sweet).

C2O is kind of expensive, but I just checked today and it's back in stock on Amazon from a few sellers for around $25 for a 12 pack of 17.5 oz cans. I purchased the "with pulp" version last week because they were the only version at $25 (the rest were $35+), but I wouldn't recommend it. It tastes great, but the pulp is awkward; it's more like pieces of strange stuff that you have to chew on while drinking. Go for the Unsweetened version, I just bought another case.

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#38 Posted by Mike (17288 posts) -

If you ever have an opportunity to have a fresh, cold coconut hacked open for you and then drink the water right out of it, I highly recommend doing so. It became a tradition for us going to Coachella every year in the SoCal desert when it's 100 degrees plus...there is always a fresh coconut stand and they'll chop the tops off with machetes and hand them to you. It's got to be the most refreshing drink in existence...then when you're done, you can cut them open and eat the coconut meat out of it with your hands or a spoon or something. Great stuff.

After having coconut water this way, I just can't have bottled or canned versions of it.

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#39 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

If it's anything like coconut milk, fuck that shit.

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#40 Posted by Mike (17288 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

If it's anything like coconut milk, fuck that shit.

It's not at all. Coconut water is just the naturally occurring water from inside the nut when it's cut open. Coconut milk is the juice that is squeezed out of the meat, it's totally different.

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#41 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

@MB said:

@ShadowConqueror said:

If it's anything like coconut milk, fuck that shit.

It's not at all. Coconut water is just the naturally occurring water from inside the nut when it's cut open. Coconut milk is the juice that is squeezed out of the meat, it's totally different.

I'm more concerned with the flavor, though. I like coconut flavored candy fine, but coconut milk is just too much for me.

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#42 Posted by Trilogy (3086 posts) -

Bunch of coconut water hating assholes.

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#43 Edited by vmukul (2 posts) -

I love fresh tender coconut water. its tasty, nutritious and healthy

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#44 Posted by deathstriker666 (1349 posts) -

Wasn't too impressed when I first tried it. It's water, just a bit milkier. Probably great for cocktails, but I don't drink much so I wouldn't know.

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