The pros: Trader Joe's Coconut Water is high in potassium. If you've never had coconut water, it does not taste much like the meat of the coconut.
The cons: Once opened, it has a very, very short shelf life. The package says to drink it within 24 hours which is somewhat common in coconut water products.
The verdict: For $2.99, coconut water isn't cheap. This product is made in Thailand and once opened has a very short shelf life. Yes, I took a sip after it had been opened and sitting in the fridge for 48 hours and lived to tell the tale. If you are wondering, it tasted the same both times. This is something that must be kept refrigerated because the taste will erode rather quickly. This is not a taste everyone will appreciate. If you've come to enjoy Coconut Milk, you might not even like this product because it doesn't taste much like coconut. It's got more of a nutty flavor to it.
While Trader Joe's website will warn you that the product might be pink, this was crystal clear. This is sure to divide people into two groups: Yum coconut water! and Eeew coconut water! The taste was smooth and nutty, but it wasn't a taste I particularly cared for. It did have a faint coconut smell to it when opened. However, in terms of taste, it reminded me of what a beach would taste like minus the salt water. It's slightly sweet, but it wasn't my favorite. I'd love to hear from people who really like this type of drink to get their feedback.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this product:
The container in the refrigerated aisle:
The nutritional information and the ingredient:
About this product:
Would I buy this again? Trader Joe's Coconut Water is a nope from me, but if you already enjoy coconut water and appreciate the taste more than I do, it may be worth a try.
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