Really this is a Costco thought, masquerading as a gym thought, but since coconut water is an exerciser’s delight, I figure I can pass it off as gym-related.
See, the label even says, “Nature’s Sports Drink.”
Gyms sell it, folks drink it post-workout, and fitness magazines talk about its rehydrating and recovery benefits.
A couple of days ago I was in Costco with the kids. Without fail, whenever we are out and about, someone professes to by DYING of thirst. Or hunger. Or both. I try to be prepared for the hunger thing by having snacks in my purse, but I rarely bring water for them. Sometimes I have a water bottle for me, but that’s for me. This is where you begin to realize I might not be all that “momish.” My husband calls it being an only child; you may say I’m selfish, but c’mon. Those little boys are germ factories and I don’t want their slobby spit in my water. Judge me if you will, but it’s how I feel.
So anyway, back to the coconut water. We’re at Costco, and Garrett decides he must have a drink. For some reason, he seemed un-whiny and sincere, and I was feeling sweet, so I said, “if we see a good drink sample, you can have one.” This is very unusual for me, because I kind of hate everything about Costco samples. The crap they are selling, the lines of people who just have to have turkey corndog bites, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AISLE, they bother me. But as I said, that day I was sweet.
Just then, I notice a lady pouring samples of Zico coconut water, and it seems like a good drink to let the kids have. Natural, no added sugar, lots of potassium and other electrolytes, and hey, I’ve always wanted to try coconut water too. Perfect.
The only problem? It tastes like vomit.
Garrett was too polite to say it right out, but I could tell he hated it. I had no such qualms and blurted out, “This is disgusting!” Graham liked it. He wanted to finish Garrett’s.
So there you have it. My scientific review of coconut water.
Have you ever tried coconut water? Do you drink it on a regular basis? If so, have you noticed its remarkable similarity to vomit? Isn’t vomit an awesome word? So much better than the other options!
Btw, this is simply the opinion of one (or two, if you count Garrett) person, and I mean no offense. If you like coconut water, have at it! Less for me to worry about.