Coconut Water Craze - Vita Coco Kids Review

Asked if I'd like to sample a drink for kids with less sugar than other popular kids' drinks this summer... let me tell you I jumped at the chance. The summer holidays are full of non-stop activity knowing no bounds as it is, never mind with the littluns being super charged on sugary drinks. Urgh.

Now that the kids are back at school, it's nice to treat them to a drink when they finish - that isn't going to bloat them before tea, but isn't just water (because that's just booorrrrrinnnnng!)

Vita Coco Kids drinks are actually 20% less sugary than other popular kids' drinks and made from coconut water blended with natural fruit flavourings and water, with no added colourings or preservatives, making it a natural source of hydration for children.

Vita Coco Kids cocounut water flavours
Mango and Pineapple; Apple and Blackcurrant

They come in 2 flavours, mango & pineapple and apple & blackcurrant. My fave is the mango & pineapple - oh so refreshing! Seriously, these things quench thirst like nothing else!

Carson loves them both and my nephew Tyler preferred the apple & blackcurrant. Each to their own I guess, but everyone who tried some of my huge sample box liked it - regardless of the flavour tried. It says a lot really because my husband was repulsed at the thought of coconut water, until I made him asked him to try some 'purleeease!', and he exclaimed, in surprise, that it doesn't taste like coconuts at all - just squash! (See... trust the mummy and you will win!!)

Vita Coco Kids Enjoyment Coconut Water Craze
Happy Chappy's!

In tetra-paks, I got excited that they look like those juices you can freeze, so I popped a few of each flavour in the freezer. OM NOM NOM!!! They turn out perfect, no watering down of the flavour as they slowly melt in these blissfully warm late summer's afternoons - that we are still having in late September.

Vita Coco Kids Frozen Lolly's
Frozen Vita Coco Kids!

These sell for £2.99 for a pack of 4, or 2 packs for a fiver at Tesco's but I have managed to find packs of 4 selling at £2 in Waitrose, which is much more like it! Not too shabby at 50p a pop but I don't think I'd pay any more than that, simply due to having to tighten my purse-strings on maternity leave.

You can learn more about Vita Coco Kids on their website, or follow them over on  twitter or facebook for competitions, news and information. 

Safe to say that these were a hit for Carson and my nephew Tyler, they really were very much enjoyed, especially when asked to express what they thought!
"These cheeky monkey's (ref to packaging!) are just lovely. My favourite is the blackcurrant. It's weird that they're white not purple when turned into a lollyice too. I love them. Thanks mum!" Carson, age 6
"Can I have another one please Jo?" Tyler, age 4

Hahah... cheeky monkey's indeed ;-)



  1. These sound so great but sadly I am allergic too coconut so I wouldn't be able to have them in the house. I know many people who would absolutely love them though, especially my friends little boy as he just loves coconut water in general xx

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

  2. they do sound tasty. I have some Vita Coca in my fridge, but not the children's version.

  3. I'm not keen on coconut water but like the sound of these as they are mixed with other fruits and I'm sure are much better for children. Thanks for the review. I'll think of these next time I have to get drinks for lunch boxes.


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