TROPICANA COCO QUENCH: Is it really 100% fresh cocowater?


The Myth About Tropicana Coco Quench 

Since the launched of Tropicana Coco Quench in the market this fourth quarter of 2012, I hadn't read nor look for articles about Tropicana Coco Quench from online sites. Why? Because for one media will  release too-good-to-be-true write-ups. Second, media publishers and selected online publishers will reflect what the company told them to published on their websites. Truth it's all based on the Press Release that was given to them to feed the public consumption.
Tropicana Coco Quench
Coco water (buko juice)
PhP 80 (approx. $2) for 1 liter box

Here comes our grocery lists, but before that, let me remind you public that the author is closed to being OC =) pardon me, I'm just an honest consumer, who wants to bring healthy good for my family. Specially that my kid was advised before to have an hypo-allergenic diet for two weeks. Which reminds me not to give this child of mine anything that has food coloring, food preservatives, anything that is considered sea foods(fish, shrimp, squid, etc), even dairy products like eggs, chicken, anything that is processed like hot dogs, luncheon meats, etc, even biscuits that has expiration's for more than  one week (is considered process and has preservatives), anything that has too much sugar in it like tetra packed juices, instant juices, canned juice. Whew! It pays too much burden to have a family member suffer from what man said to be energy and healthy foods. Interesting enough, it's great to have all these facts laid to your table, make a decision to continue what's best to give to yourself and your family. 

Everyday we go out of the village's main gate to buy fresh buko (fresh coco water) peeled half with its shell and husk intact. I chilled in the fridge for a couple of minutes (not too chilled because again, our kid is not allowed to drink very cold water as it affects her throat and get easily sick when drinking too cold beverages. Yes we are aware of the benefits of drinking FRESH buco juice, the cleansing effects and good vibes of the coconut. We usually buy it PhP25 per piece (approx. $1.70). Choose the young coco which is usually referred by the Filipinos as "mala-uhog".  That's it, be TRULY healthy by drinking what is TRULY FRESH. =)

And now that everyone rides with the coco water (buko) fame that even Madonna created her own buko juice brand name, brands strategically made their versions to catch the prying eyes of the consumers. With the right packaging here comes the Tropicana Coco Quench' press release:

"Tropicana joins the coconut water craze with its new breakthrough drink, Tropicana Coco Quench. 100% fresh and made from real coconut water, Tropicana Coco Quench is touted as the new, must-have drink for health and lifestyle enthusiasts of all ages. “The upsurge in demand for coconut water is remarkable. This phenomenon has drawn global attention to the Philippines as one of the leading sources of coconut water in the world. Tropicana Coco Quench leverages the expertise of Tropicana to come out with a revolutionary product from locally-grown coconuts that addresses the need for better and healthier choices for consumers,” shared Partho Chakrabarti, president for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PPCPI).

A Hip and Healthier Lifestyle from Tropicana Tropicana 
Coco Quench brings the natural goodness of coconut water closer to local consumers, infusing “fun” and “freshness” into the lifestyle of Filipinos. Coconut water is known for containing electrolytes similar to the human plasma, making it naturally hydrating with less sugar and calories. Coconut water is also a rich source of iron, calcium and magnesium. It has 4 times higher potassium content than bananas. The regular drinking of this amazing juice from nature can significantly help reduce food cravings and flush out toxins to boost health and aid in weight loss....."

Back to the grocery lists, as s Foodamn, we must try this one out, consumers rave too much about it and seen most people gulping it. First sip, I easily distinguished the after taste sweetener. The Tropicana Coco Quench is too sweet it wont actually quench your thirst, the minute I let my kid drink a glass of this processed coco water, she must follow it up immediately with a glass of water. Or else, again she'll develop tonsillitis or acute cough (based on her health status) that sometimes lead to her asthma attack. 
Don't get me wrong though, we loved Pepsi products, I just don't find Tropicana Coco quench as an alternative. 

Back in the province, if you want to have buko juice, it can be freshly picked straight from the backyard although capitalists have made a lucrative business out of it. And Philippines as a tropical country is envied by foreigners because of abundant natural resources the country have, like that of the coconut industry. I say, if there's an available fresh products, go for it and don't settle for alternatives. 

Healthy living requires a whole lot of inquisitions and research, I always have this mantra, try not to believe from any of these advertisement's captivating news! There's this hidden lies that comes with sweet words and brightly colored tarp/TV ads.

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  1. I agree... the easiest way to tell is just by looking at the ingredients. It has "Sugar" as one of its ingredients (although they say it's less than 1%, it's still sugar)


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