I was recently given the opportunity try Phenom Coconut Water. Since these coconut water products have been all the rage lately, I thought, why not? I’ve had it before and while I don’t love the taste of the plain I figured these flavored ones could be pretty tasty.
This brand is by GNC and has a bunch of different flavors that have vitamins and minerals. I especially like that they have one with caffeine and vitamin B for an extra pep! I tasted the Pure (unflavored), Acai Peach, and Blueberry Pomme. Honestly, I really didn’t like the taste of the Acai Peach, but the Pure flavor was one of the best unflavored coconut waters I’ve tried. The Blueberry Pomme wasn’t too shabby either!
I like that the coconut water has hit the scene because it provides yet another option in hydration and that’s a great thing for us endurance athletes. Hydration can make or break a race, especially now in the summer!
According to the Phenom Water website, their product has more potassium than a banana and is 100% natural. Can’t go wrong there!
I’d recommend this product if you like coconut water and want a break from just regular water. The added bonus to this product is the size of the bottles. I got more than one post workout drink from one and actually used one bottle for two runs. I still LOVE my Nuun during a run, but the coconut water is a great way to mix it up.
Have you tried it? What do you think about coconut water?
I haven't tried coconut water yet and may be slowly getting tempted.
My last half marathon race was on Oahu and it seemed everyone had coconut water stashed on them or had family strategically placed to hand it to them. I am not big on Gatorade so perhaps I will like it.
I would totally drink that stuff if it wasn't crazy expensive!
Fresh coconut water, drinking with a straw right out of the coconut can't compare with the bottled/boxed stuff, which I think it's the reason so many people don't like plain coconut water when they first try it. I don't like it when it's not fresh either (and I've been drinking coconut water all my life) since it's a completely different taste, unless it has the extra flavoring!
I must have defunct tastebuds… Coco water doesnt taste good to me?
I hear that Gilligan reccomends…
Coconut water is great. I still have trouble getting used to the "plain" flavor. (Probably for the reason Carla stated) But the one flavored w pineapple is my favorite….