Battle of the Coconut Waters – Innocent vs Vita Coco

Review: Innocent and Vita Coco coconut water

This is the ultimate battle of the brand leaders of the coconut water –

Innocent  vs Vita Coco.

Review: Innocent and Vita Coco coconut water
Battle of the Coconut Waters – Innocent vs Vita Coco champagne twist champagnetwist.wordpress.com

Which will win?

Disclosure:

The Innocent coconut water was sent for me to try.  However I purchased the Vita Coco version out of my own pocket.

Coconut water has become the staple beverage for healthy eaters for a few years now. It’s increase in popularity has sprouted a number of companies, all claiming their water is the best.

Coconut water boasts many attributes – it is a source of potassium, which contributes to healthy muscle function, and there are claims that it aids hydration – although I would suggest that most drinks aid hydration, but I won’t split hairs.

But, is there any real difference between one brand of coconut water and another?  Isn’t 1 glass of coconut water pretty much the same as another glass of coconut water? Now it’s time to get to grips with these 2 leading brands of coconut water, and find out – let the battle commence.

 

Innocent Coconut Water
Innocent Coconut Water

Innocence

Source: Thailand

Contents: 100% pure coconut water, from 4.5 coconuts

Shelf life after opening: 2 days

Taste: Nice, clean refreshing taste.

Comments: It is definitely worth adhering to the shelf life date, as I detected a slight bitter aftertaste after the 3rd day of opening.

Price: 1L carton £3.69 (Ocado)

Rating: 4/5

Brownie points: 10% of Innocent’s profits goes to charity.

 

Vita Coco

Vita Coco natural coconut water
Natural coconut water

 

Source:

Contents: 99% coconut water, 1% fruit sugar, vitamin C

Shelf life after opening:

Taste: Like Innocent, a nice, clean refreshing taste, but with a sweet aftertaste.

Comments: This is slightly sweeter than the Innocent brand, however after 3 days, I didn’t detect a bitter after taste.

Price: 1L carton £3.49 (Ocado)

Rating: 4/5

Result: Score Draw.

Overall, I couldn’t detect a huge difference in taste between the 2 coconut waters. However, if I had to pick I would choose Vita Coco based on the fact I could get away with using this on the 3rd day after opening and it’s about 20p cheaper.

But that slightly troubles me, Vita Coco seems to last longer because of it’s sugar content. Do I really want to add to my sugar consumption? As much as I like the taste and the convenience of a longer lasting coconut water, I’m wondering if perhaps the Innocence version is the healthier alternative.

What do you think?  What’s your favourite coconut water and why. Please leave your comments below and don’t forget to subscribe to champagnetwist.wordpress.com for more.

Thanks for reading.

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