I bought 10 different coconut waters to see how they would compare to the real thing. I made a visit to 2 different grocery stores to get a wide variety of coconut water brands. There was definitely a lot, so I made sure to get at least 10. Originally I wanted to get 5, but 10 ended up in my basket.
I tried 10 different coconut waters so you don’t have to make any mistakes. All of the drinks were chilled and cool before consuming, which is the best way to drink coconut water.
#10 Tropico 100% Young Coconut Water
Tastes like chemicals. No. No. No.
#9 Grace Coconut Water with Pulp
Weird sweet finish yet somewhat citrusy. No.
#8 Frozen Young Coconut Juice
Needs to thaw before drinking. Very sweet but it does have large chunks of coconut meat.
#7 CoCos Pure
#6 Vita Coco
The only one that had coconuts from brazil and also has Vitamin C. It had a weird tang to the aftertaste.
#5 Chaokoh Brand Coconut Water with Pulp
My childhood favourite but it is a bit sweeter than the rest. Nostalgia.
#4 Coco Libre
The only one that is from concentrate, but it is organic. It was alright as well.
#3 Blue Monkey
Good and tolerable.
#2 Thirsty Buddha
Very good but still missing more natural sweetness.
#1 Taste Nirvana
Hands down the best one, but not a 100% replacement for a real coconut.
BONUS: A real young coconut from Thailand
The best! Nothing compares…but it’s really hard to open. You’ll need a hefty knife.
I know I didn’t cover all the different coconut water brands in the market, but I tried my best in one sitting to drink 11 coconut waters. We had a good batch of coconut waters and a few terrible ones. Taste is very subjective , but Taste Nirvana was by far the best.