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Friday, April 6, 2012

Vita Coco Coconut Water Review & Giveaway


A friend, Ironman and ultramarathoner, recently introduced me to Vita Coco (HERE).  This stuff is HEAVEN!!!  Since being given the opportunity to try several of the yummy flavors, I've been seeing it everywhere ... including my local grocery stores and in the pages of my running and weightloss magazines.

Vita Coco offers several coconut waters in several different flavor combinations.  Vita Coco is an all-natural, super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte coconut water!  It's packed with five electrolytes and perfect for pre-run, during your workout or post-workout.

I have a hard time hydrating with something that contains calories, especially since I'm already consuming calories through my energy gels.  But, this stuff is great.  I used it on shorter runs and have honestly not tried it during long training runs, because I'm worried it may upset my stomach a bit (I'm sensitive).  It's been a great way to hydrate before runs, however.  I've been keeping bottles in the refrigerator at work and enjoying a tasty treat at the end of my workday, before heading out for my evening runs with clients.  It's given me a great boost of energy.  I still have carried a handheld bottle with water on my runs, because that is what I'm comfortable with doing.  But, I have not been overly thirsty and not been guzzling down tons of water during my runs, because I've felt more hydrated. 

The tasty, tropical flavors are perfect for the warmer summertime runs.  I can't wait.  With flavors (HERE) like Acai & Pomegrantate, Passion Fruit, Peach & Mango, Pineapple and more ... you will definitely want to treat yourself during each training run.  My favorite was the Pineapple Vita Coco.  YUM!  I have a feeling these would also taste great in breakfast smoothies!  And would be a great alternative to giving the kids ice cream treats this summer.

My only beef is the price is around $30 for a twelve pack online and the indiviuals cartons at the grocery store are quite pricey.  Although, if it's an occassional indulgence, it can totally be justifable.
 



I learned from the website that Vita Coco is also a good choice for pregnant women and nursing mothers, because it is pasteurized.  It's even been featured on the pages of Pregnancy Magazine.


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a case of Vita Coco
(12 - 16.9 oz bottles of the flavor of your choice/
except tangerine)

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86 comments:

  1. I looked at their website and the pineapple one looks fabulous

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  2. That peach mango flavor looks awesome!

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  3. Would love to win this! Follow your blog!

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  4. I think it's fabulous that they have so many flavors!

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  5. I love the idea of using this instead of Gatorade to refuel!

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  6. I like that they have more potassium than a banana (I don't like bananas). :)

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  7. I follow your blog and like you on FB. Excited to see a new option as an alternative to sports drinks! Thanks for the post and giveaway! :)

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  8. Oh, and I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog as well. :)

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  9. I visited the Vita-Coco website...I've never heard of this stuff before your post. I love that it's all natural and has potassium and electrolytes. Should be great for long runs. I'm guessing the pineapple flavor would taste like a Pina Colada? Yum!

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  11. I think the flavor selection is FAB!!

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  12. I think it's fabulous that they use 7 month old coconuts to make this drink--and there's no fat!

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  13. I love the Pineapple Vita Coco!

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  14. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/gumbydad/status/188341132101566465

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  15. I would love to try their tropical fruit flavor!

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  16. I LOVE vita coconut water. They have awesome flavors. Have a few bottles in fridge chillin.

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  17. i love vita coco, they show up at events around here and i love their van it's too cute

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  18. I like Running Diva Mom on facebook:)

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  19. Already a VitaCoco fan on facebook, but I let them know you sent me:)

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  20. Pineapple sounds amazing, I'd love to try it!

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  21. I love that Vita Coco has excellent flavors to choose from and that it's a super hydrator.

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  22. I shared on fb via running with the the girls...

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  23. I love their pineapple flavor :D

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  24. Shared on my blogs sidebar :D

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  25. I follow your blog on my google reader.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Also, I am a fan of Running Diva Mom on Facebook.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I went to the website, and I would really love to try the pineapple flavor.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I've seen that in the stores and wondered if it is any good. I'll have to try the Pineapple - sounds good!

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  29. We're friends on facebook.

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  30. I posted this giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  31. I'm Folowing your Blog

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  32. I'm following you on FB ; )

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  33. I'm not following Vita Coco on FB ; )

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  34. Posted about the giveaway on Twitter ; )

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  35. Love the story of how Vita Coco became a company...and that it's 100 natural!

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  36. I didn't realize there was a different between coconut water and coconut milk until I looked at their FAQ's on the website.

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  37. I'm a follower! Keep up the outstanding work!

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