The 2 other flavors of Phenom Coconut Water that I've tried have been a lot less than phenomenal, in fact Phenom Mega V Pineapple Punch Coconut Water and Phenom Energy Acai Peach Coconut Water have tasted pretty awful. BUT, I had another flavor left to try, the Orange Guava Passion, and I was hoping that this would be the one to redeem the Phenom name.
What I found that wouldn't exactly classify this as fantastic, it was ... okay, pleasant even - at least I finished the entire bottle which is more than I can say with the other 2 varieties that I tried. The coconut water flavor is very dominant, with a hint of the other flavors coming through more in the aroma, and it's not too sweet.
Each 8 ounce serving of the vitamin and mineral fortified Phenom Mega V Orange Guava Passion Coconut Water provides 45 calories and 7 grams of sugars. There is also 100% of the daily value for vitamin C, 50% for manganese and 10% of the DV for quite a few other vitamins & minerals. The ingredient list starts with water and coconut water concentrate, and it also includes the sweetener reb A (also known as stevia).
I was sent some Phenom Coconut Water to try out and although I was less than thrilled with the Phenom Acai Peach Coconut Water, I was hoping things would turn around with Phenom Mega V Pineapple Punch Coconut Water. This is described as, "pure, naturally good-for-you coconut water made even better with a GNC boost of electrolytes."
The taste of this Pineapple Punch coconut water is not as horrendous as the Acai Peach, but I wouldn't go so far as to say this is good. There is no trace of pineapple flavoring, just a weird sort-of coconut water with some kind of generic flavoring added to it. Again, I didn't even finish the 16.9 ounce bottle.
Each 8 ounce serving provides only 45 calories and 7 grams of sugars. The ingredients list starts with WATER then coconut water concentrate followed by all the added vitamins.
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.
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.