Why Isn't Coconut Water Served in More Places?

Cafes and restaurants don't have it.

Airlines don't have it.

Most cafeterias or canteens don't have it.

Hospitals - lol.

Vending machines - never seen it.

I can understand places that are run purely for profit thinking there might not be enough demand for it, but public service places should look into it. It's an easily digestible, healthy alternative to soft drinks or cordials, and has high electrolyte content. You would think for such a tropical country with such harsh summers, it'd be more popular, but I'm guessing most people just don't like it. The only place to get it is from stores, and I always see the shelves completely full of them with hardly any missing.

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  • +11

    The only place to get it is from stores, and I always see the shelves completely full of them with hardly any missing.

    This is why. Just doesn't seem to be in that popular

    • +3

      Niche product = niche outlets

      • Colesworth is not niche.. They're always out of stock when its on sale..

        • +3

          That's because the few people who do drink it stock up. Coconut water goes on sale so often between Coles and Woolies that anyone who actually drinks it can stock up very easily and never have to buy it at full price.

          Speaking of sales, Coles at the moment has one on sale, every store I've been to has heaps and heaps (like no one is buying it)

  • +2
    • +1

      It’s what plants crave!

  • +8

    Isn't this just because it's super expensive and doesn't do much more than water?

    • +6

      Not sure about not doing much more than water
      although
      You know what is super expensive and doesn't do much more than water?
      Bottled water.

      • +1

        Yeah but I’m not gonna switch from tap water to coconut water.

  • +2

    Yes why don’t they sell it! I love coconut water! And sugar cane drink!

    • How do I get some sugar cane juice?

      Supermarkets sell them ?

      • +1

        You don't mean Bundy rum do you?

        • lol no
          Like actual sugarcane juice.

      • I haven't seen suger cane juice being sold bottled/on the shelf in any supermarkets. They're best made fresh and right in front of you. Some Asian parts of town will probably have a vendor selling sugar cane juice, at least in Sydney (eg. Cabramatta and sometimes near Westfield in Chatswood).

  • +5

    My kid's childcare has loads of it.

    • +12

      You ship the kids off to childcare while working from home?! You heathen!

  • +1

    It just a fancy water (electrolyte). Even if you live in Vietnam, it's not free.

  • +1

    Hospitals - lol.

    Come to mine. We have coconut… milk.

  • +2

    What goes google say?

    What is wrong with coconut water?
    In large amounts, coconut water might cause potassium levels in the blood to become too high. This might lead to kidney problems and irregular heartbeat. Coconut water is POSSIBLY SAFE for children.

    • -4

      The medical community puts out general warnings on everything. Chamomile tea, regular water, bananas, fish oil capsules…literally everything that isn't a covid-19 vaccine has safety warnings for potential side effects, especially among pregnant women.

      • +4

        The medical community

        WebMD is not the medical community.

        Chamomile tea, regular water, bananas, fish oil capsules…

        I haven't seen a warning on any of these.

        literally everything that isn't a covid-19 vaccine has safety warnings for potential side effects

        Here we go

        • +1

          On the contrary, dihydrogen monoxide can be extremely dangerous, responsible for many deaths every year

      • +1

        What’s the warning on bananas?

        • People might go bananas? (e.g. childcare.)

        • +1

          "choking hazard if swallowed whole"

          "oral consumption only"

          Wouldnt surprise me at this stage 😂

        • Unfit for public consumption ;)

  • I don't mind it, it's largely restricted to asian stores/restaurants unfortunately.
    It's more a nice surprise when i go to singapore/asia.

    Really underrated in terms of electrolytes etc.

    • You can buy it at colesworth. It’s not as nice as fresh though.

  • +1

    Have you bought drinking coconuts before? you have a 1/10 chance of it being rotten inside.

  • I love fresh coconut water with thin flesh, no drink really beats that for me.

  • Market economy - demand drives supply. Small demand, because it does not address majority society's taste = small supply.

  • +7

    coconut water tastes like booty sweat thats why.

    • +1

      Omg, came here to say the same thing… Last time I was in Asia, I grabbed a bottle from a store thinking it has some sort of citrus flavour (it was sold as a rehydration drink). After walking around in the heat all day, I went to slam this down and it tasted like a mix of sweat and sea water. My body automatically spat it out.

      • -4

        A lot of natural products that are generally lower in sugar have this effect. It's your taste buds reacting to being given a restricted sugar intake as opposed to the flooding it gets from Coke or other junk food.

        This is why most people (especially kids) love tiny teddies but don't really get any kick out of sweet potato or apples.

    • +2

      maybe thats why some people seem to have a fetish for it. 🤔

  • +1

    Why Isn't Coconut Water Served in More Places?

    Because people don't want it…

    Hospitals - lol.

    LOL

  • +1

    Grew up climbing and plucking coconuts from the trees. After that we will slam the coconuts on the floor until it breaks. The feel when it finally cracks.

  • +3

    Cause it tastes like crap

  • It's a cultural thing. Coconut and coconut water are not part of the western culture.

  • Some coconut waters taste off, some taste good. It differs from brand to brand.

  • The only place to get it is from stores, and I always see the shelves completely full of them with hardly any missing.

    Only 1 left at this Woolies

    https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/190487/91927/20211025_...

    • Coles is having the same sale. Honestly at $2.50 a litre it's practically free.

  • +1

    The best taste is from the fresh coconut itself.
    you can easily buy it from coles etc, not cheap, usually $3+ each. Make sure it is cold.
    Best taste ever. Goes great with south east asian meals. Also remember to eat the fresh flesh inside.
    The stuff in cartons is nowhere as good.

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