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Pure Coconut Water. No sugar added. With/without pulp/jelly. Need recommendations please.

smfan Aug 2, 2013 02:39 PM

What brand do you like? Product of Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, or Thailand. Thanks.

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    Egien Oct 4, 2013 12:33 PM

    I am addicted to NuPak's Natural coconut water.
    OMG! its sublime! Literally like drinking straight outta a young coconut.
    Thailand coconuts are insanely delicious!

    Ive found this at Mourelatos & Segals =)
    I am sure it can be found in TO

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      flowergirl Aug 30, 2013 10:52 AM

      Trader Joe's is the BEST!

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        youdonut Aug 30, 2013 11:43 AM

        this is a ontario canada board, there are no trader joes in canada and very few close to the boarder

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        millygirl Aug 12, 2013 12:29 PM

        Summerhill Market has ONE brand, 1 litre, on sale for $3.99 this week.

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          smfan Aug 12, 2013 09:00 AM

          Tried TAS. It is pretty good and very good value. $0.89/500ml can at Maple Leaf Garden Loblaw. TAS and UFC both are very good.

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          1. re: smfan
            youdonut Aug 30, 2013 11:40 AM

            UFC is on sale this week at freshco

          2. aser Aug 5, 2013 09:56 AM

            TAS, found at most Chinese groccery stores, certain no frills, fresco etc.


            100% coconut water from Thailand, nothing else added. $1 a can.

            Don't get ripped off paying 2-3x more for foo foo health food store brands.

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              smfan Aug 5, 2013 02:52 PM

              Thanks aser. I was at T&T today and picked up the last can of Grace coconut water. Tasted pretty authentic although water is listed as the 2nd ingredient. Also tried the UFC brand. Pretty good for $2.99/lit. Now have to go back to get the TAS. I tried the VitaCoco at Costco and found it water down.

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                aser Aug 14, 2013 01:46 AM

                Tasting Nirvana is probably the closest I've had to drinking it straight from a young coconut, but it's incredibly expensive.

                Tas is still relatively close but at 1/3rd the price.

                I find most of these expensive health food store brands taste like ass, especially blue monkey. It just tastes off to moi.

            2. jlunar Aug 5, 2013 08:00 AM

              My favourite is the Grace brand. Though harder to find the one without the pulp.

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                smfan Aug 5, 2013 08:08 AM

                Thanks jlunar, I saw some at Metro.

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                  justxpete Aug 5, 2013 07:25 PM

                  Mine too - not sure it's pure but we're addicted to it. I've tried a few other brands and they don't seem to come close.

                  ps, if you don't like the pulp, why not just take a second to filter it?

                  1. re: justxpete
                    jlunar Aug 5, 2013 07:36 PM

                    I'm usually out when the craving hits, vs at home, so it's never occurred to me to filter! Good tip.

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                    MarkhamDee Aug 30, 2013 12:10 PM

                    Read the label carefully though. Many Grace varieties have sugar added. If you don't see 'No Sugar Added' on the front label, it will probably have Sugar as one of the ingredients on the back.

                  3. Bobby Wham Aug 4, 2013 03:19 AM

                    Believe it or not, dollarama has my vote. Pure 100% coconut water, no sugar, pulp, and not from concentrate. Also it comes in tall cans for a dollar!! You get 3 times the amount than any of those vita coco, one or any expensive tetra pack rip off brand which they sell for $3 at grocery stores. Coconut water is so expensive so I only buy from dollarama. It's usually sold out at every location, when I see stock I fill the trunk, always on hand.

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                      mariecollins Aug 12, 2013 07:26 AM

                      Just tried this - thought it was a little odd tasting.

                    2. rmarisco Aug 2, 2013 04:45 PM

                      highly recommend "taste nirvana" comes in a green bottle or can, with or without pulp. easiest to find at natural foods stores. whole foods carries it as well i believe

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                      1. re: rmarisco
                        smfan Aug 2, 2013 04:51 PM

                        Hi rmarisco, did you buy it at Noah's?

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                          rmarisco Aug 26, 2013 03:55 PM

                          we're in northern california, it's readily available. maybe i didn't notice - where are you looking?

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                        flowergirl Aug 2, 2013 04:11 PM

                        Just bough Trader Joe's new coconut water and it was incredible.

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                          smfan Aug 2, 2013 04:39 PM

                          Hi flowergirl, where do you buy Trader Joe's coconut water in Toronto?

                        2. ParsleySage Aug 2, 2013 02:50 PM

                          VitaCoco, Zico, O.N.E are my top 3

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                            smfan Aug 2, 2013 02:58 PM

                            Where do you buy Zico?

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                              ParsleySage Aug 2, 2013 03:43 PM

                              Most major supermarkets carry it. Metro, Longo's etc..

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