Coconut Water Concentrate
Worst Coconut Water Ever
I have drunk coconut water for several years and tried this item and after trying several different ways, I couldn't make it palatable.
January 27, 2014
I'm sure this is a quality product that has beneficial effects, but I can't get past the bad taste. It is very difficult to cover up the bad flavor by mixing it in with other drinks. This is one that I won't re-order.
August 17, 2013
TERRIBLE TASTE & DARK BROWN
I've used many brands of coconut water, and purchase it frequently. I bought 3 bottles because Swanson's quality is typically excellent, but was very disappointed. Flavor and color vary by brand, but this is the worst I ever tasted. It is dark brown, even after mixing with water. It tastes terrible, even after adding fruit juice concentrate, or mixing into smoo thies. The taste ruins everything. I cannot recommend it... or even finish drinking it... a waste
August 13, 2013
I tried the coconut water concentrate. I use it in my fruit smoothie. Its very convenient to just add a tablespoon of this to my smoothie, and then add my filtered water. I am getting the gift from nature in my smoothie of this very healthy product, and its just very convenient and easy to take it out of the refrigerator, add one tablespoon, add the water and I have a yumi healthy smoothie.
June 13, 2013
I love this product and the price and quality is wonderful!!! I love to make smoothies and use coconut water because it is such an extra health boost. This concentrate helps my budget making what I want and need affordable. Thank you for helping me be healthier!!!!
June 7, 2013
Easy to use product
I find this concentrate is easy to add to another drink. Has a similar flavor to what I have used in the past. It is very convenient and a good price as well. I really enjoy the quality of Swanson Products. Thanks
June 6, 2013
Easy to add to water or other liquid. I add to Yerba Mate. Tastes good and may help with hydration.
June 5, 2013
not thrilled with
I bought this since we like coconut water during the summer. I was disappointed, it does not taste as good as the kind we normally buy. I was hoping to save buying all the individual cartons and less waste to the environment. I will not be buying this product again.
May 28, 2013
for superjuices & smoothies
i pour in a little of this (along with some water) when i make superjuices & smoothies with my Vitamix for an extra boost of the good stuff. i dont really like the taste of coconut water on its own. this value is much better than using the other coconut waters!
May 28, 2013
My husband and I love plain natural coconut water and drink it regularly. We decided to try this product. What a disappointment! The water when this product is mixed in is brown. Neither one of us could take more than one sip of this because the taste was so bad. It doesn't even come close to the taste of real coconut water.
May 5, 2013
Not too keen on this.
This coconut water was not what I expected. It is a brownish color which I am not accustomed to. I wonder why it's brown? I think that turn me off somewhat immediately. And the taste is not that great either. But then, I'm not sure if the color of it made me biased before I tasted it and after that it was all down hill. If I hadn't looked at the color first, I might have liked it better.
April 28, 2013
It's growing on me
I have sipped fresh coconut water right out of the coconut, so when I tried this, I thought it tasted a little chemical-y. But the more I drank it, the more I liked it. Now I drink it during and after playing basketball. It gets me rehydrated quickly (I drink more of this than I would plain water.), and if it's replenishing electrolytes, etc., then all the better.
April 25, 2013
I'm a person that can't stand the taste of bottled coconut water from the large companies (except for the awesome chocolate coco water) but I found this to be less revolting and somewhat tolerable when mixed according to the directions. Having said that, I'm still not a big fan of the taste, but I love to add it to my swanson chocolate grass fed protein shakes and also to my chocolate milk recovery drinks after working out. I highly reccomend this concentrate! My only issue is with the leaky cap that others have spoke of, but hopefully it will be fixed soon.
March 22, 2013
As I love coconut water I decided to purchase this product for convenience. I put it into my water bottle once a day as it makes a good change from just drinking plain water! It is a good product but I do find the coconut concentrate a little on the sweet side, so instead of one tablespoon of concentrate to 8 oz. of water I double the water and it seems to dilute the sweetness but still taste good.
February 9, 2013
Pretty good stuff
I bought this product on a whim & at first didn't like it much. The syrupyness really got to me. I didn't like the idea of all that sugar, but when mixed according to instruction its OK.
I use it in smoothies & will probably buy more because of the potassium content, the convenience and the cost. It has grown on me. I'm beginning to really like it. Yeh, its pretty good stuff!
February 6, 2013
I mix the coconut water with 8 ounces of coconut milk and drink it. Covers the taste which isn't so nice. I believe it is doing some good. Since I have only been taking it a couple of weeks I will have to wait and see. I will order it again.
January 23, 2013
this is a great product!
Coconut water concentrate is a great way to add A little something special to your protein shakes and smoothies!
Only 3 stars on convenience... The plastic bottle container needs a better lid. It needs an easy pour spout.
January 10, 2013
I had been reading about the health benefits of coconut water and decided to try the Swanson Ultra
Coconut Water Concentrate.
OH MY GOODNESS!! It is the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted. I literally gagged!!
Since this was my first experience tasting coconut water, I am not sure if that's the way it is supposed to taste or I received a bad batch.
I had tried coconut MILK (which has a thick, white consistency) so I was expecting the coconut water to be a thinner version of the milk. Instead, it was a dark gold color. It smelled NASTY!! and tasted even worse. (Nothing coconutty about it).
Swanson customer service was courteous and prompt in sending me a replacement, but the replacement was just as bad. I returned it and received a prompt refund.
Unfortunately, I can not recommend this product, however customer service was excellent! Thank you!
January 4, 2013
So convenient and tasty
I added this to my last order on an impulse and I'm so glad I did. I love coconut water but buying it at the grocery store is so expensive. This is a great value, is easy to measure and fits easily in my fridge. It tastes the same as coconut water just not as strongly (I made the suggested strength), which suits my tastes just fine.
December 15, 2012
What a great idea!
Excellent idea to have a concentrated coconut water product so it will last a while. I put this in my morning smoothies along with other fruits, nutrients, etc. Leave it to Swanson to come out with innovative new products that are much more reasonably priced than other stores.
November 16, 2012
Just Add a Beach
If you like coconut water, you may have noticed that allof those bottles you have to dispose of are made from concentrate. Dude! This is concentrate...no piles of bottle in your recycle bin! No artificial flavors, or sugar, and you can mix it with any other liquid. Great source of potassium. This is totally awesome! Dude, get some, and chill. Get it, Dude...chill! I drink some every day, and I'm not even a Dude!
October 20, 2012
Good Value But
As usual I am pleased with this Swanson product. I especially like that ther are no preservatives in it, so many coconut products have sulfites in them, even the some that claim they don't, I'm allergic to them so I know.Now the "but". The design of this bottle is terrible. The threads are too big or something.For no matter what I do It leaks and leaves a puddle in the fridge. I bought another product from a diiferent company,it came in the same style bottle and it leaks too, leaving a puddle in my cupboard. Your old brown bottles worked great.
As stated, good product but your going to lose some.
October 19, 2012
Coconut Water ?
This product; Coconut Water Concentrate, is great..I used to buy Commercial Grade Coconut Water at ridiculous prices and I tasted no difference between this product and the Commercial grade Coconut Water..I will continue shopping for this product..
October 9, 2012
mix in smoothies
I agree the taste is a little different from the store bought kind but i do think its because of the added sugar they use in those. That being said i mix it with water and also my tart cherry concentrate i got from here too. But lately ive just been adding it to my smoothies and with all the fruit and veggies i use i cant even taste it in them. over all satisfied, i will buy again and yes ive told my friends!!
October 1, 2012
I love this!
I read the other reviews, but I think this is wonderful.
I love the taste, I mix it with a little green tea and water . I do not like anything very sweet , so this works great for me. I had bought some coconut water in the grocery store and it was awful. I am so happy with the taste of this one, plus the convenience of a concentrate.
September 26, 2012