You all know I have love for coconut water, so this was definitely a product I agreed to review. Cocozia provided me with Organic Coconut Water for my opinion.
I don’t like sports gels or drinks. I don’t drink sweet anything. My coffee and lattes are unsweetened, my seltzer water is unsweetened and I don’t do diet drinks, and I rarely drink juice, so I am not used to having beverages be sweet. I think that is part of the reason why I have trouble with sports drinks for rehydration. Coconut water fits that bill perfectly instead. It has only the barest hint of sweet and a very mild flavor.
From the CocoZia website:
COCOZIA 100% Organic Coconut Water is fat-free and contains no processed ingredients of any kind. It’s 100% organic and it’s so good for you! COCOZIA contains fresh, pure water from inside a young green coconut. It’s a clear, naturally sweet liquid that has just 70 calories Make COCOZIA your go-to answer when you want easy-to-drink hydration, coupled with a natural abundance of potassium and magnesium, as well as other electrolytes.
This is the nutrition label:
They point out on the website there are 70 calories in the coconut water and it looks (by my math) that is are 80 for the whole 16.9 ounce container. Coconut water also has lots of potassium. The only thing missing is salt when replacing a lot of sweat. So, having a few pretzels or crackers with the coconut water is a good solution. This is organic coconut water, and truth be told it tastes the same as regular coconut water :D.
Cocozia offers 5 flavors: Original, Chocolate, Coffee (WHAT???? Gimmee), Pineapple and Mango. If you want something a little sweeter, the flavored coconut waters do seem to offer that, but still not super sweet.
Coconut water is best served icy cold, in my opinion. I like to pop a bottle in the freezer the night before a ride and that way you can have a slushy cold drink later in the ride when you need it. Some people find coconut water to be an acquired taste, and I understand that – especially if you are used to sports drinks, but it can grow on you – sort of like when you switch from sweetened yogurt to plain.
Anyhoo – now for the good stuff. This came as a case of 12 to me, so I thought I would share the bounty with 2 people. I will randomly choose 2 people to receive two 16 oz bottles of Cocozia to try!
Anyone can enter this – you don’t have to be in the US, since I will be sending them out! Yay for all inclusive!! 😀
All you have to do is comment below telling me if you have tried cocout water to be entered. I will chose 2 winners on Thursday evening, so this will be a quick one.
**I was provided a case of CocoZia for my honest review. All opinions are my own.