It’s no secret that my life revolves around being active. Sweat every day. That’s my motto these days.
Between running, fitness classes, and tennis, most days require multiple showers and wardrobe changes. Although staying clean and dry is always a top priority, I also have to be mindful of my hydration levels. I mean, Texas is hot. Have you ever been here during the summer months? It’s brutal (which might be an understatement).
When you sweat as much as I do, it’s important to think about replacing electrolytes during long workout sessions. I’ve tried everything from tablets to powders, but I try to keep my diet as natural as possible.
That’s why I’ve partnered with Naked Juice in a special campaign dedicated to showing that Naked Coconut Water is “closest to the coconut.” Naked Coconut Water has potassium and other electrolytes to help replenish as nature intended. Like all of the other Naked products, Naked Coconut Water is 100% natural with no artificial ingredients or added sugars.
For the upcoming campaign, the folks over at Naked Juice equipped me with everything that I needed to conduct my own coconut water taste test!
How cool is that?
I asked my friend Heather to help me with the taste test since I wanted to have an unbiased opinion. I drink Naked Coconut Water so often that it might be a little bit unfair. I can’t help it, I love the stuff.
We had a blast doing this taste test together.
We started by opening up an actual coconut that was provided to get the coconut water out of the center. It was tricky, but I have skills.
Once the coconut water was successfully extracted, I made Heather turn around while I poured Naked Coconut Water into one glass and the coconut water from the actual coconut into another glass.
Can you tell which one is which?
I can, but that’s because I did the pouring.
We did this on the perfect day. It was a hot 108 degrees, perfect for testing the hydrating properties of coconut water.
It looks like she found a winner!
I asked her to write a short summary on the taste test experience as well as her findings:
“When Matt asked me to help him out with the coconut water taste test, I was excited to participate! I had only tried coconut water once or twice years ago, and wasn’t too impressed at the time; I was overdue for a coconut water redemption. Being a new Texas implant, this heat is basically a shock for my system, so I love the fact that both Naked coconut water and young green coconut water provide electrolytes to replenish my system, especially after workouts.
When it came down to the taste test itself, opening the young green coconut was surprisingly easy with the provided coconut opener and actually pretty fun! We won’t go into our own experiment of opening the coconut using a brick wall… let’s just say it didn’t end well.
Matt had me turn away while he poured the two coconut water sources into two separate glasses and handed me one at a time to test.
Unbeknownst to me, the first contender was the young green coconut water. Immediately, I fell in love with it. The taste was pure, lightly sweet, and refreshing with no aftertaste. I wanted to keep drinking the rest of the glass!
The second contender was the Naked coconut water. While it was very good, it was more bitter and a slight aftertaste that I wasn’t a fan of.
Although both were honestly very good and coconut water has been redeemed in my book, the young green coconut water won me over. Next time I go shopping, I’ll be first looking for real coconuts (and a coconut opener), but also happy to buy Naked coconut water if coconuts can’t be found.”
I also did the taste test and I have to agree with her opinion. Although I liked the coconut water that we extracted from the coconut a little bit better, I will definitely keep buying Naked Coconut Water for the convenience. It was a lot of work and I can’t imagine doing that after every workout.
Stay tuned for another post coming up. It’s time to get you guys involved!