Posted: Mar 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Apr 03, 2013 at 11:41 AM)
The Vanilla flavor of Coco Libre’s Protein Coconut Water is definitely one of the stars of the brand. Like the other flavors, it has a coconut water base, 20g of protein (from milk protein concentrate and whey protein isolate), added vitamins and minerals, and is sweetened with stevia and erythritol (the coconut water adds some natural sugar). But it’s the vanilla flavor that is the real standout, with a very fully body and creamy texture that can go toe to toe with just about any vanilla protein drink we’ve sampled. That said, we’re huge fans of what’s inside the bottle. In terms of packaging, they’ve gone with an 11 oz. plastic bottle that features a shrink sleeve label. As with many of the protein drinks that we test out, this one suffers from having an overly busy label that’s attempting to communicate all of the benefits and nutrients contained in the product. There’s a lot competing for the eye, and, ultimately, we think that they need to figure out how to describe this product in a more succinct way. While the current design is certainly far from the worst protein drink we’ve ever seen, some tweaking could easily make the product look much cleaner. Overall, a very solid flavor for the Coco Libre Protein Coconut Water line.