It really does seem like coconut water was/is a fad. Since then, I've noticed drinks with aloe becoming popular (the next fad?). But I was interested in what coconut water was like. A lot of people raved about the taste and the health benefits. The problem was I couldn't find any in a can. A lot of the brands come in those squarish tetra packs or in bottles. And if I was going to try something new I wanted a can for my collection to show for it! And then at Big Lots earlier this week I found the above can of Siboney coconut water for $.70.
Earlier this evening I poured it into a glass and knew I wasn't going to like it... I hadn't noticed the "with pulp" printed on the label. Coconut flavor is ok, but I don't like physical coconut in my mouth. But I tried it anyway. It was about as unpleasant for me as a drink can be. Whatever taste there may have been was overshadowed by the small chunks floating around in my mouth. I was done with that!
I may try coconut water again some day (after enough time has passed to forget this experience) but it will have to be a brand WITHOUT PULP.