*This is a sponsored post. I received product for myself and for the kindergarten my little one attends for use in fundraising. All opinions are my own.*
Do your kids love juice? Mine do, and I am reticent to let them have too much. So much sugar! But I wouldn’t mind if they wanted to drink coconut water. I drink coconut water, and find it refreshing when I want something other than plain water. It’s not sweet, and love it after some exercise. Mr 2 doesn’t mind plain coconut water, but Ms 3.5 – no way. Scrunches her nose up, and I receive a resounding ‘yuck!’ whenever I try to get her to taste it!
So when I was presented with an opportunity to test the Cocobella Kids Coconut Water on my little ones at the recent Kids Business Bloggers BBQ, I gave it a go. And was pleasantly surprised! Ms 3.5 loved it – especially the Apple Berry Breeze flavour. And Mr 2, well of course he drank it down as quick as a flash.
So I was very happy to do a review of the coconut water, as were the kids – there was much excitement when the box arrived! And it was perfect timing – with kinder starting, these little packs are the perfect size for lunch boxes. Now, let me tell you some of the nitty gritty. Cocobella Kids is a lunch-box-friendly and healthy coconut water drink for kids made from 70% coconut water, 30% fruit juice and nothing else. No added sugar, no added colours or flavours and no additives or preservatives. This is why I am happy for the kids to have this drink. The majority of it being coconut water, massively reduces the amount of sugar they are taking in when they drink it, compared to average fruit juice drinks (see table below for some comparisons). I really love the size of these packs – they fit in the lunch boxes, they’re easy to hold for my toddler and they can even slip into a bag easily. They freeze, so are great for keeping snacks cool and fresh as well. I’ve been a fan of coconut water for a while now – it’s naturally rich in minerals, particularly potassium, so I have no issues with giving it to the kids.
And the most important opinion, being the kids? They have loved having these in the house! They get 10 out of 10 from the kids. I will buy these again for the kids, and I think they would be great for kids parties too. I really do like having this option available, and I’m sure the kids do to – because I wont buy straight juice for them and this is the only way they will get ‘juice boxes’!! And yes, to any family members reading this, I am well aware that I have now become my mother!! Hehehehe.
Tell me – do you buy juice for your kids? Do they like coconut water?
If you want further information about the Cocobella Kids range, you can check out their website here www.cocobellakids.com.au or search #cocobellakids on your favourite social media site. Cocobella Kids is available in 200ml Tetra-Pak (BPA free) and in two yummy fruit flavours (apple berry breeze, tropical island) Cocobella Kids retails for $3.49 per 3-pack in Woolworths supermarkets nationally.