Phenom Energy Coconut Water (Acai Peach) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | May 31, 2011
Rating:

387

I love pure coconut water - straight from the coconut. It's naturally low-calorie and rich in electrolytes (potassium and magnesium in particular). Phenom Coconut Water is a new offering from GNC, and it comes fortified with a variety of vitamins and minerals. The Phenom Energy (Acai Peach) Coconut Water is fortified to 100% of the RDA of vitamin C, vitamin B-12, Pantothenic Acid, and Niacin, plus 250% vitamin B-6.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 8 ounces
Calories: 45
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 150 mg, 6%
Carbohydrates: 10 grams
Fiber: 0%
Sugar: 7 grams
Protein: 0 grams

Each 8 ounce serving provides only 45 calories - you would think it's really the perfect drink, but alas, the taste of this coconut water is less than phenomenal. In fact, I couldn't finish drinking the contents of the 16.9 ounce container. It's just ... weird. There is the underlying subtle coconut water flavor, but on top of it is layered some weird flavoring, I suppose the acai and peach which just does not work! It's almost sickening and every time I take a sip I make a weird, "this is nasty face." I'm happy I have a few other flavors to try and I'm hoping at least one of them is good - because the company sent me this and I want to be able to say good things, but so far I can't - not about the taste.

Don't take offense Phenom - coconut water is such a delicate flavor that it's hard to get right in a packaged product. I didn't like Vita Coco Coconut Water with Acai & Pomegranate either ... maybe it's something about the "Acai" flavor that doesn't go well with coconut water.

Phenom Coconut Water is available at GNC (in stores and online) at $29.99 for a case with 12. I'm not a fan of this flavor, but stay tuned for reviews of a few more flavors later this week to see if there is one I did like. But tell me, do you drink coconut water - what brand do you like?

{Website: Phenom Coconut Water}

Rating
Taste: 1.5
Nutrition: 5
Price: 4
Overall: 2
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