I recently got a shipment from ZICO Premium Coconut Water to try their Natural (i.e. just coconut) and Chocolate flavored coconut water. I’ll admit, I was kind of skeptical because I’ve had coconut water in the past and I’ve HATED it. But I was open to trying this brand because I’d read some good reviews and their tagline– ZICO. Crack Life Open–is pretty catchy. For some reason whenever I see that tagline, the lime and the coconut song starts going through my head. ha! Do you know which one I’m talking about?? Anyway…
I tried the Natural flavor after a hard run and it was actually pretty refreshing. It was definitely better than any other brand of coconut water I’ve tasted in the past, but nothing holds a candle to the chocolate flavor…
The Chocolate coconut water…oh man…this stuff is freaking delicious. I’m not generally a big fan of chocolate milk (almond milk in my case since I can’t have dairy) because it’s too thick and overly sweet but this was perfect. Not too thick and not cloyingly sweet.
Before I figured out I was lactose intolerant, I would have chocolate milk after my long runs and I’ve missed that so I will definitely keep this on hand to have after long hard runs. It’s a perfect treat after a workout. Or after dinner. Or after lunch. Or taken as a roadie when walking the dog. Because, um, seriously, I’ve had it in all those instances. 🙂 I’m sure my neighbors think I’m sipping beer…no sir, this is coconut water in my red solo cup. The bottles do have twist tops so you can reseal it, but it’s more fun to pour it into a wine glass or a red solo cup.
So, bottom line – would I spend my own money on ZICO Premium Coconut Water? The chocolate flavor, absolutely. I’ve actually already bought more since I only got one bottle of it sent to me. The Natural flavor? I don’t think I’d buy it just to sip, but I think it’d be tasty in a smoothie because I love all things coconut flavored. Or…maybe the natural flavor would be good with a lime! hahaha. But seriously, that might be really good in it.
What are your thoughts on coconut water? I swear it’s a love/hate thing.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ZICO through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about ZICO, all opinions are my own.