Posted: Oct 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Oct 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM)
With liter containers of coconut water flying off the shelves in the natural channel, it’s no surprise that more companies are trying to get a piece of the action. Coco Libre is one of those, with their USDA Organic coconut water. Using natural flavors along with the coconut water from concentrate, the product has a flavor that could definitely fool you as being not-from-concentrate -- at least for a little while. However, as you drink more of the product, there’s a lingering aftertaste that we have not seen in any not-from-concentrate coconut water. Whether this is from the coconut water or the natural flavoring, we don’t know, but it’s definitely something that hurts the experience slightly. Compared with their PET packaged version of the product, the liter Tetra Pak feels like a higher quality product, which is the direct result of it being what the not-from-concentrate brands typically use. Plus, there’s more white space on the container, which gives it a cleaner, less cluttered look. And last, but not least, we think it stands out by not having the same blue theme that has become synonymous with coconut water. Overall, this is our favorite from concentrate plain coconut water product to date.