Fobby must-haves: coconut water sports drinks

Um, has anyone noticed that coconut water is apparently now a sports drink? It seems to be the trendy thing to gulp down, with hip-looking bottles of “ZICO water” and “Vita Coco” donning the shelves of Whole Foods and Peet’s Coffee. Gotta love how western companies are capitalizing on this fobby beverage. ZICO’s packaging writes, “There was a time not long ago when you had to shinny up a tree and machete-open a coconut to experience this miracle. Not anymore. We climbed the tree for you.”

Kinda makes me nostalgic — the guy shinnying up the tree with a parang (Indonesian word for machete) was my dad in our backyard.

But as commercialized as they’ve made my favorite childhood drink, I’ve admittedly become a huge consumer of ZICO and Vita Coco. It tastes soo good, and apparently it’s full of electrolytes and has more potassium than a whole banana.

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  • Karey Protich

    Coconut water is great because not only it provides you with a tasty juice, it is also rich in vitamins and minerals. :’.`’

    Yours trully“>