Young Coconut Water
Eau de Coco Chair – de Jeune Noix de Coco
Kokosnussatt Mit Fruchtfleisch
11.1FL. OZ. (330ml)
Purchased from Tesco for £0.50.
In a sentence it tastes like gone off water. There are little bits of pulp floating in the liquid. It is post vomit phlegm.
The look of it when poured in a glass is as you would expect. A slightly misty looking clear fluid with white chunks floating lazily throughout and gradually rising to the surface. It reminds me of the phlegm you have after a severe bout of vomiting.
When it first enters you mouth it is cool on the tongue but quickly the taste emerges in a steadily increasing body temperature way. The texture of the fluid seems to change within your mouth as if it goes from a fluid to that of a viscous, gravy like, texture. The chunks of coconut flesh only further enforce my sense that what I am drinking, in the way you ‘drink’ a thick broth soup, is in fact someone’s phlegm. There is a taste there but I couldn’t identify it. If you have coconut in other forms then this is a far less sweet taste and much more… I will say earthy but it would be more accurate to reiterate that it tastes like saliva mixed with digestive juices.
The coconut pulp rather than adding to the experience is like regurgitated pieces of vegetables which you end up chewing or spitting out. A foul experience only taken up to the next level by its inclusion.
I drank this once and will never drink it again. Do not drink this. If you want coconut water/milk go buy an actual coconut and drill it.
…and now all the information on the can…
Applied in E.U & Australia
Typical values per 100ml
Energy 38Kcal / 159 Kj
Of which saturates 0g
Preservative (Sulphur Dioxide)
Applied in Canada
Valeur nutritive / Nutrition Facts
Par 330ml / Per 330ml
Valeur % Valuer Quotidienne / Amuont % Daily Value
Calories / Calories 126
Lipides / Fat 0.3g 0.5%
Trans / Trans 0g 0%
Sodium / Sodium 81mg 3%
Glucides / Carb. 30g 10%
Sucre / Sugars 15g
Proteines / Protein 0.3g
Vitamine C / Vitamin C 6%
Calcium / Calcium 7%
Fer / Iron 7%
Magnesium / Magnesium 22%
Phosphor / phosphorus 5%
Applied in USA
Serving Size 1 Can
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g 0.5%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carb. 30g 10%
Vitamin C 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calories diet.
Ingredients: Young Coconut Water, Young Coconut Pulp, Sugar, Potassium Meta Bisulphide 0.003%.
Ingredients: Eau de Coco, Chair de Jeune Noix de Coco, Sucre, Potassium Meta Bisuphide 0.003%.
Zutaten: Kokosnussatt, Kokosnussfleisch, Zucker, Potassium Meta Bisulphide 0.003%.
Ingredienten: Kokosnootsap, Kokosnootvruchtvlees, Suiker, Potassium meta Bisulphide 0.003%.
There is a recycling ying yang arrows like logo.
Refund at collection depots where sold in S.A. (Apparently for recycling the can you can get 10 cents in America.)
Under License Of: TRADE OCEAN HOLDINGS SDN. BHD. Malaysia.
Manufactured by / Manufacture Par: INTERFOOD SHAREHOLDING COMPANY Lot 13, Tam Phuoc Iduatrial Zone, Long Thanh Dist., Dong Nal Province, Vietnam
There is also the logo to denote this drink is in accordance with Halal according to the Islamic Community of HCMC VN (it was quite small so this may be inaccurate).
On the bottom of the can is some ‘best before’ information. Packaged: 22 08 2014. Ends: 21 02 2017. So I am now aware I drank something canned nearly a year ago. It is probably the same case with other canned goods but you are never made aware of this…
There are a few misspellings on the packaging which is concerning. When it was on the shelf it was just by itself amongst the other ‘foreign market’ items including snacks and cooking ingredients so I guess they don’t have much confidence in it. I don’t get the impression it is something that keeps fresh for very long. It was quite gross but now you know what it is like if you were ever curious.
I wonder what the next review will be…