When I saw carbonated coconut water in my local grocery store, I was curious, piqued….or one could say I was feeling rather adventurous about trying something new!!
I chilled it in the refrigerator and one hot evening, I tried it. It is pretty awesome – very refreshing, with the right amount of sweetness!! My husband, an initial skeptic (his words were – “carbonated what now??”), grudgingly agreed that it was a good product.
If you like soft drinks, but generally avoid them because of high sugar levels or artificial sweeteners, fizzy coconut water is a great natural alternative.
I tried WooBo, which comes in plain and many other fruit flavors (all natural, vegan ingredients).
I also tried another brand called Kalena which had a lemon flavored carbonated coconut water. It tasted a lot like Sprite, can you believe that?? I was super-impressed!!
What about the Sugar?
Yes, some cans (WooBo) have 10g of sugar, and some brands (Kalena) say 17g for about 11oz of drink. This may vary based on the type/ripeness/place where the coconuts are grown. There are no added sugars in this drink. Only the sugars that come from the natural sweetness.
Nevertheless, compare it to a 12 oz can of coke which has 39g of sugar!! Now, in addition to being less than 1/2 to 1/3 the levels of sugar in Coca Cola, coconut water also carriers other electrolytes and nutrients compared to Coke (which is basically sugar water).
This product also contains no artificial sweeteners unlike Diet Coke, which is definitely a plus in my book.
Next time, you feel like sipping on a cool, lemony drink like Pepsi, Coca Cola, Limca or Sprite, try carbonated lemon flavored coconut water instead. Pick up this product if you get a chance.
Nowadays, my older daughter reminds me to go buy the ‘fizzy’ coconut water when it runs out. Currently, we prefer that to the regular coconut water:). I bet you could carbonate regular coconut water with soda stream, and you could get the ‘fizzy’ effect.
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So, have you tried carbonated coconut water? Were you as impressed as I was? Share your thoughts below!!