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ML1L3 Jan 26, 2012 03:05 AM

Does anyone know where we can find coconut water like Vita Coco or O.N.E (not milk!!!) in Montreal?

Thanks.

  1. chefjeannine Jan 26, 2012 04:26 AM

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

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      nonpareils Jan 26, 2012 11:45 AM

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

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        mimibi Feb 4, 2012 08:15 PM

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

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        causeimhungry Jan 26, 2012 04:35 PM

        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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          ML1L3 Jan 27, 2012 12:40 PM

          Thanks! I will go hunting then! :)

        2. wokhei Jan 31, 2012 10:59 AM

          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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            SnackHappy Jan 31, 2012 11:12 AM

            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.

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              wokhei Jan 31, 2012 11:19 AM

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

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                ML1L3 Feb 1, 2012 12:37 PM

                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...

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              hungryann Feb 1, 2012 09:41 AM

              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.

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              Plateaumaman Feb 1, 2012 08:04 AM

              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.

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                freia Feb 4, 2012 08:24 PM

                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.

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                  picklebird Feb 14, 2012 02:11 PM

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

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                    beerbaron Mar 16, 2012 10:51 AM

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

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                      Maximilien Apr 26, 2012 01:17 PM

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

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                        beerbaron Apr 30, 2012 10:07 PM

                        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

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                          Plateaumaman May 1, 2012 12:00 PM

                          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.

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                            Plateaumaman May 1, 2012 05:54 PM

                            Just checked and the brand is Vita Bio.

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                              freia May 2, 2012 04:53 AM

                              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!

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                        Egien Oct 4, 2013 12:28 PM

                        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 :(

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