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Where can I consistently buy good quality coconut water for a good price?

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Food_envy May 18, 2011 06:54 PM

I want to find a reliable source for good quality coconut water (no additives, preservatives, etc.) for a good price. I was going to Whole Foods for Zico, but it is expensive and they are rarely in stock these days.

Any ideas??

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    brokentelephone May 19, 2011 10:07 AM

    Coconut water is so stupidly expensive, and in my opinion, tastes terrible from any container other than directly from a fresh young coconut.

    I bought a whole load of young coconuts at IGA for 1.99 each a few days ago, and I use a cleaver to open them up and pour the water into a glass. You can also scrape the coconut meat from the sides to maximize your coconut intake!

    I would imagine you could find them even cheaper than 2 bucks in Chinatown, but 2 bucks is not bad considering those canned varieties cost 2.50 or more.

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      brokentelephone May 20, 2011 03:00 PM

      OMG I WAS SO WRONG!

      My friend bought some coconut water in glass bottles from Capers on Robson and they are as good or better than most of the coconuts I buy! Amazing. They're like 2.50 each or so....

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        Food_envy May 20, 2011 04:04 PM

        Cool, thanks!

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