Thursday, June 6, 2013

Try It: Zola Coconut Water and Acai Juice

Before getting into the main topic of today's post, I want to take a moment to announce the winner of my PRO Compression socks giveaway. The winner is . . . Kate from Hear Me Out!



Congrats! Please send me an email (eathostrunstyle@gmail.com) to claim your prize. If not claimed within 48 hours, I will select a new winner. 

So . . . In the past, I've tried coconut water without much luck. I understand the health benefits, but the taste has always been so-so at best. Still, I was excited to have the opportunity to review Zola Fruits of the World coconut water and acai juice - I figured this brand might be the one to change my mind about the beverage!


Zola sent me three beverages to try: 

Coconut water - Still not my favorite thing to drink in the world, but the Zola brand tastes a lot better than other coconut water I've tried in the past! One thing I really liked about Zola was the packaging - the large cans were unlike other brands I've tried in the past.

Coconut water with pulp - This was completely new to me. At first, I wasn't sure I liked it - I'm not used to solid pieces floating in a beverage. I eventually decided I do like it although it took some getting used to.

Acai juice - Another new thing for me! For some reason, I was expecting the juice to be tart. Instead, it was sweet and really delicious. This is something I would most definitely drink again!

After trying the three flavors, I started thinking that it would be fun to mix the coconut water with the acai juice. A few coworkers decided to get in on the experiment and we agreed that this combo is a winner - the perfect "mocktail" :)

A perfect afternoon pairing!

Thanks Zola for the review opportunity and also many thanks for the awesome sunglasses - a perfect addition to my collection!


Here are my questions for you:
  1. Have you tried coconut water? If so, what do you think of the product?
  2. Have you ever replaced traditional sports drinks with coconut water? How did it work out for you?
  3. Have you tried any new products lately? If so, I want to know all about it!

I hope you all have a great rest of the week!

- ST

7 comments:

  1. 1. I'm from Southeast Asia, so yes - the stuff is all over the place in both regular old coconut form (sustainable, biodegradable, not portable, impossible to consume neatly) and canned (recyclable, portable, much neater).
    The pulp bits must be some sort of Asian thing - we like the 'chewy' mouthfeel. Hence, also, bubble tea!

    2. Why not both? It's getting hot in the US. I feel like there must be some delicious electrolyte cocktail one can make with Nuun and coconut water. But the chocolate coconut water stuff is a crime against coconuts.

    3. I'm a creature of habit but it's probably time to try something new...thanks for the push. :)

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    1. Wow, a Nuun coconut water mixture sounds great! As for chocolate coconut water - I didn't know such a thing exists. Sounds yucky!

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  2. I've never had coconut water but I have had coconut chocolate milk (emphasis on the milk, not water :) ), which I think is delicious!

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    1. Coconut chocolate milk sounds fantastic! Much better than chocolate water :)

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  4. I actually really enjoy coconut water. I like how it's sweet, but not too sweet. Especially if it has little bits of pulp floating around :)

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    1. I seem to be the only person that didn't know coconut water with pulp exists - glad to have finally discovered it :)

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