This summer the kids and I are out of the house as much as possible. Some days they’re attending day camp on their own and others, we’re hitting the trails together for our own adventures.
That means lots of lunches on the go, for all of us. And when it’s hot outside, finding the right, refreshing drink to stash in their lunches can sometimes be a challenge.
We recently had the opportunity to try the new Vita Coco Kids naturally fruit-flavored coconut water and I’m impressed. The kids love the taste. I love the convenience – and the complete lack of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.
This is the first time any of us has tasted coconut water at all, so I was eager to find out what all the buzz is about. (The kids didn’t know it was coconut water, just that they were able to try out these cool new “juice” boxes!)
I appreciated that these weren’t as sweet as I was expecting, as can be the case with some other drinks geared toward kids. It was sweet, but not over-the-top sweet, which was just the right amount. It comes in three flavors (Very Cherry Beach, Apple Island and Paradise Punch). All three were delicious, but I tended to prefer the Very Cherry Beach.
And after looking at the ingredient list and nutritional information, I was happy to learn that each container included 25% of the daily serving for Vitamin C and even a percentage of potassium!
I’m also happy to see that Vita Coco Kids is packaged in Tetra Pak, an eco- and socially-responsible form of packaging based on the use of wood fiber, a sustainable source. And the empty containers can be recycled! That’s an important bonus in this house.
So now that we quickly devoured that sample box of 6, I’m officially on the lookout for more Vita Coco Kids to replace our stock!
About Vita Coco Kids
With only 35 calories and 8 grams of sugar per 6 fl. oz. unit, Vita Coco Kids has fewer calories and approximately half the sugar of most other children’s beverages, and no artificial sweeteners.
Vita Coco Kids will be available at major retailers nationwide starting July, including Target and online at Amazon, for a suggested retail price of $4.99. Each Vita Coco Kids pack includes six, 6 fl. oz. drinks.
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