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  • ML1L3 Jan 26, 2012 03:05 AM
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Does anyone know where we can find coconut water like Vita Coco or O.N.E (not milk!!!) in Montreal?

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  1. I've seen Vita Coco at the Loblaws on Parc and Jean Talon many times.

    1. I've seen individual containers at Bio Terre, but I don't know if they have bigger ones.

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      1. re: nonpareils

        I got Vita Coco on sale for $5.99 for 1 litre this week at Bio Terre (reg. $6.99).

      2. I've bought 500ml bottles Of Zico coconut water from the metro in Westmount on Victoria. They were about 2.50$ each.

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        1. re: causeimhungry

          Thanks! I will go hunting then! :)

        2. Much more economical to pick it up in cans at an asian market. Best one in my sampling is Chaokoh brand. $1.50 for 500ml can at Marche Oriental on St Denis near Jean Talon.

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          Chaokoh also makes predictably great coconut milk.

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          1. re: wokhei

            Oh, but the Asian brands are not as good because they don't claim magical health benefits and aren't priced high enough. They don't try to position themselves as something more than exotic sugar-water.

            1. re: SnackHappy

              I don't know- I always figured those premium brands had yogi sweat in them or something to account for the price.

              1. re: wokhei

                Well I have a few problems with the canned kind, some of them have preservative and add sugar, they also leave a metallic after taste. To me that defeats the purpose of drinking it...

            2. re: wokhei

              Doesn't the coconut juice depicted on the can have sugar added? I thought Vita Coco, ZIco and One had no sugar added that it was the pure coconut water.

            3. I get Zico at Rachelle-Bery. It is free of the aluminum taste you get with the cans. They also have Vita Coco. If you are handy with coconuts, they are not hard to find a supermarkets and often have a lot of water. You just need a good hammer and a nail.

              1. You can find it at any health store or yoga place. You could also try the Asian section of a grocery store, but read the side of the can to make sure it is unsweetened coconut water. Thing is with alot of the Asian ones, there is a fair amount of pulp in the water so only get this if you like to chew your coconut water LOL. I found this out the hard way LOL.

                1. Siegel's on St. Laurent sells it for a bit cheaper- can't remember which brand though.

                  1. Siegals on St. Laurent has Vitacoco for 3.99$ and they also have Blue Monkey in cans.

                    1. Also saw Blue Monkey (first time today) at Myamoto on Victoria.

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                      1. re: Maximilien

                        After trying Vitacoco, Zico, blue monkey and T.A.S.(found at the japanese store on st. cath near du fort). Blue monkey is the best tasting with T.A.S. second, vita and zico have some weird aftertaste going on. You can get Blue Monkey in large cans of 520ml for 1.99$ at segals

                        1. re: beerbaron

                          There's another brand on sale at Rachelle-Bery right now sold in a glass bottle. I tried one this week and it was okay, although I still prefer Zico.

                          1. re: Plateaumaman

                            Just checked and the brand is Vita Bio.

                            1. re: Plateaumaman

                              I get One brand (yup it's called One) at our local Metro in Kingston, Ontario. I find I like this the best of all I've tried -- Blue Monkey, Vita, Zico, and a weird one in a glass bottle from Costco. The last one I like the least!

                      2. I usually find them Tau or Healthtree (west Island)
                        I know Segals on st Laurent has (I tried the nupak Coconut water and its addictive!)- I think I also saw the same brand at Mourelatos.

                        I find Vita coco kinda sour :(