As promised, my shipment was received in a matter of days. Each beautiful glass bottle was individually bubble wrapped for protection against breakage. I immediately threw them all into the fridge to chill for 24 hours. I didn't want to wait 24 WHOLE hours but managed to restrain myself. Hey..I LOVE coconut water.
Here are the variations they sent to me:
I reluctantly shared the other bottle with my Co-worker Jo Anne, whom had NEVER had coconut water. Her thoughts:
YUM! She drank it all and wanted more. Sold American!
I shared this variety with another friend who enjoyed the flavor but wasn't sold on the coconut bits.
The taste? AWESOME! In my mind THIS is what the coconut water with pulp should have tasted like. It had these soft pillow-like bits of aloe that added a touch of volume but easy to swallow. My issue with the coconut pulp was that the bits were hard and got caught in my throat. No cool! I'll probably stick to the plain Coconut Water and Coconut Water with Aloe
Many thanks to Brandy at Taste Nirvana for sending me samples to try and share with friends. My overall opinion is that Taste Nirvana IS one of the best tasting coconut waters I've ever had. The flavor is fresh and crisp. I liked that they were testing out new approaches on plain ole coconut water but the texture might be an issue for some.
The company carries other products as well so expect to see another review soon!