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DCOCO Young Coconut Water – Giveaway #60

Coconut Water

The coconut revolution is truly upon us. I remember when we first started buying cold-pressed coconut oil over a decade ago. It was hard to find and very expensive. Now the food world has realised the wonders of coconut and I’m very glad to say not only is coconut oil cheaper and easier to find, but there is a wealth of other coconut products out there to choose from.

Other than drinking the coconut ‘milk’ as I’d always called it out of fresh (ish) coconuts, I’d never had commercially bought coconut water until last year. I was very excited about it as it’s thirst quenching, tasty and good for you without being overly sweet.

Coconut Water


DCOCO is young coconut water and is bought to us from Portsmouth by Debbie and Venky Ltd, a fourth generation family of farmers with roots in India and Sri Lanka. The water is harvested from young King coconuts which are cultivated specifically for drinking and is the first such available in the UK. It is naturally healthy, being rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and sodium. Indeed one bottle contains more potassium than a banana. It is said to increase the metabolism, thus aiding weight loss and also to have anti-aging effects. I really must drink more of it. The coconut water comes in handy little 210ml glass bottles, which can of course be used after consuming or just recycled. I make lots of cordials and sauces and these bottles are just the right size for keeping them in. They are also a good size for shaking up a cheeky cocktail or two for a summer’s picnic.  Each bottle has only 60 calories, is low in fat, saturates, sugar and salt. The only addition made is vitamin C, none of the added sugar, colours and preservatives that are found in many sports drinks.

Coconut Water

I was sent a case of twelve bottles to try and DCOCO has kindly agreed to offer up a similar case to one Tin and Thyme reader.  The young water tastes fresher and sharper than the mature coconut waters I’ve tasted in the past and is wonderfully thirst quenching as well as refreshing. As CT and I had only 6 bottles each, it’s hard to tell if it’s made us any healthier, but we like to think it has.

Thanks to Debbie and Venky Ltd for the young coconut water. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.


Debbie and Venky Ltd has kindly agreed to give one Tin and Thyme reader a case of twelve 210ml bottles DCOCO. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.  

 Prizes are offered and provided by Debbie and Venky Ltd and Tin and Thyme accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party. Tin and Thyme reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.
Closing date is Sunday 12 July 2015

Do take a look at my giveaway page to see if there is anything else you would like to enter.

Coconut Water


  1. Maxine G

    13th June 2015 at 8:54 am

    Being at the funfair with my parents when I was very small, pleading with my dad to try and win me a goldfish – I’m sure he tried to miss on purpose!!!

    • Laura M

      14th June 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Freshness and sunshine

    • qwerty

      19th June 2015 at 8:21 pm

      I love coconut water. I would drink it all day, everyday if i could afford it

    • Rosemarynorris

      23rd June 2015 at 10:01 pm

      I always feel better for drinking coconut water, i’m sure it hydrates me far better than anything else. I love the taste too, and enjoy trying different brands. My dad used to buy us coconuts and we would watch him as he used a hammer and nail, then would pour a smidgen of water into a glass for us to share.

    • Elaine Savage

      12th July 2015 at 9:46 am

      Coconuts make me think of Caribbean beaches and beautiful sunshine

    • Claire Mackenzie

      12th July 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Tried coconut water for the first time this weekend and it’s delish!

  2. Jasper C.

    13th June 2015 at 9:33 am

    Church garden fetes

  3. CHris Davies

    13th June 2015 at 9:34 am

    I love coconut water, nothing rehydrates me better. Would love to take it out on picnics as a much healthier alternative to fizzy drinks, and much tastier than just water! 😀

    • Choclette

      13th June 2015 at 10:54 am

      I agree with you totally Chris – bring on the picnics I say.

  4. Katie Kingsbury

    13th June 2015 at 10:20 am

    The smell always reminds me of going to the USA as a kid. I don’t know what suntan lotion my Mum used but it smelled of coconuts and it takes me right back to being in Disney World 🙂 .

  5. Martina Pichova

    13th June 2015 at 10:26 am

    holidays somewhere hot and far away where they grow on the trees

  6. bev

    13th June 2015 at 10:47 am

    Chilled coconut water – adding a splash of this and that to make a tropical cocktail

  7. Duncan Nagle

    13th June 2015 at 11:59 am

    Coconut Ice at many a seaside shop when I was younger.

  8. Helen Battle

    13th June 2015 at 12:22 pm

    a perfect holiday with my husband somewhere hot and tropical

  9. Keith Hunt

    13th June 2015 at 12:49 pm

    A long holiday to hawaii we had in 2013.

  10. Hazel Rea

    13th June 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Tropical beaches – they are so often pictured on long, white, sandy beaches with hammocks strung between them.


    13th June 2015 at 3:39 pm

    sun lotion and holidays!

  12. Karen Richards

    13th June 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Malibu, Bounty, Hot sunny days, suntan lotion and Sandy beaches.

  13. Rhoda K

    13th June 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Coconuts make me think of holidays, the scent of suncream and Bounty chocolate bars!

  14. Natalie T

    13th June 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Realising I couldn’t throw very well as a child!

    • Choclette

      13th June 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Oh no Natalie – not good associations for you then.

  15. Tamsin Dean

    13th June 2015 at 6:05 pm

    refreshing and brilliant for picnics

  16. laura banks

    13th June 2015 at 6:37 pm

    going to the fair and being a really bad shot

  17. Suzanne Drummond

    13th June 2015 at 9:08 pm

    coconuts remind me of my childhood where id win one (or a fish) at the fair

  18. pete c

    13th June 2015 at 9:18 pm

    palm trees on an exotic island and drinking Pina Coladas

  19. Aimee Morrison

    13th June 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Laying on the beach

  20. Kim Neville

    13th June 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Fond memories of Mauritius as a child drinking fresh coconut by the beach

  21. Nancy Bradford

    13th June 2015 at 10:29 pm

    They make me think of a tropical island with a palm tree and monkeys 🙂

  22. Natalie Crossan

    13th June 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I’ve had this water before it’s absolutely delicious 🙂 great giveaway xx

  23. Angela McDonald

    14th June 2015 at 3:38 am

    Coconut shy’s at the fair when I was younger!

  24. kellyjo walters

    14th June 2015 at 7:47 am

    reminds me of these cast away programmes and they cut them down from trees and drink fresh

  25. melanie stirling

    14th June 2015 at 10:38 am

    Coconuts make me think of desert islands,paradise,cocktails,beaches and hot weather.oh and those specially trained monkeys that climb the trees to pick the coconuts and throw them down.

  26. Elizabeth Hinds

    14th June 2015 at 11:52 am

    Lying on a hammock drinking a cocktail out of one (never done this but it’s the dream!)

  27. Jen Rogers

    14th June 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Trips to Great Yarmouth with my grandparents. My grandad organised the bus and wrote numbers on the bus wheel. We stopped every half hour and the number that was nearest to the arrow he had drawn were given a small prize – wonderful memories!

    • Choclette

      15th June 2015 at 2:01 pm

      What a good story Jen and wonderful memories for you too.

  28. Luke McCrudden

    14th June 2015 at 12:45 pm

    When I was little and my dad won me a coconut at the fair!

  29. Janet Dring

    14th June 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Tropical destinations soaking up the sun on the beach with my family

  30. Heather Haigh

    14th June 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Cakes, coconut ice, raw chocolate truffles rolled in coconut, madeleines, and bounty bars.

  31. Emma Gutteridge

    14th June 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Reminds me of holidays with sun kissed beaches, walking along picking shells, and I can’t forget bounty chocolate.

  32. Elizabeth Doody

    14th June 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Laying on a tropical beach with the palm trees behind me, sipping on a Pina colada Cocktail

  33. damian thomas

    14th June 2015 at 1:51 pm

    There is nothing better than sipping coconut milk out of a freshly opened coconut reminds me of being on the beach on holiday x

  34. Fiona K

    14th June 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Exotic sunny warm and relaxing holidays in beautiful Paradise set on golden sand

  35. Janet Humphrey

    14th June 2015 at 2:45 pm

    The taste of Pina Coladas in the holiday sunshine.

  36. Kristy Brown

    14th June 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Sun, sea, blue skies and warmth

  37. Richard Brown

    14th June 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Tropical beaches and Hull Fair coconut shies!

  38. Lauren Sutherby

    14th June 2015 at 2:51 pm

    They make me think of holidays, sunshine, pina colada cocktails on the beach! Paradise time x

  39. jules smith eley

    14th June 2015 at 2:53 pm

    coconuts make me think of the beach, coconut cocktails with umberellas, with the sun and the sea….pure bliss they also make me think of all the amazing things coconuts can be used for such as toothpaste, hair conditioner, for cuts and bruises as skin lotion a mild sunscreen…. I love coconuts 🙂

    • Choclette

      15th June 2015 at 2:05 pm

      I love coconuts too Jules and know they are used in many products. Toothpaste, however, is a new one on me 🙂

  40. gemma brown

    14th June 2015 at 3:02 pm

    moist coconut cake my mum used to make

  41. Iris

    14th June 2015 at 3:05 pm

    A dream holiday I haven’t been on yet, drinking Malibu by the beach.

  42. Vivien Baird

    14th June 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Makes me thing of nice strolls along the beach on warm night

  43. Bhavesh Mistry

    14th June 2015 at 3:15 pm

    it reminds me of being in Brazil during the world cup. Memories that will never leave me!

  44. John Jones

    14th June 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Summer fetes, fairground rides,
    Holiday fun and coastal tides,
    Paddling in the freezing sea,
    Is what coconuts mean to me.

    • Choclette

      15th June 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Hehe, love it John.Thank you for that and good luck.

  45. sarah rees

    14th June 2015 at 3:33 pm

    exotic holidays sat relaxing under a palm tree on the beach

  46. Mark Palmer

    14th June 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Either drinking water from fresh coconuts in the Caribbean or Bounty bars!

  47. Sarah Rees

    14th June 2015 at 5:07 pm

    They make me think of holidays and beaches

  48. Andrew Petrie

    14th June 2015 at 5:10 pm

    St Lucia. I ate one off the tree in 1998.

  49. Rick Carr

    14th June 2015 at 5:19 pm


  50. Sue McCarthy

    14th June 2015 at 6:00 pm

    A sunny tropical beach; white sand, blue sea, palm trees ………

  51. Caroline H

    14th June 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Coconuts make me think of old-fashioned cakes with dessicated coconut toppings, believing when a teenager that Malibu and lemonade was really sophisticated and Thai green curry.

  52. claire blaney

    14th June 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Palm trees & dessert Islands

  53. tamalyn roberts

    14th June 2015 at 6:17 pm

    a nice romantic beach

  54. Edward Guerreiro

    14th June 2015 at 6:22 pm

    The song by Harry Nilsson.

  55. Val Swift

    14th June 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I would say Malibu my favourite tipple, I love the taste of coconuts however not the bits


    14th June 2015 at 7:03 pm

    tropical islands, bounty bars, coconut shy at funfairs, childhood when we made a hole to drink the milk out first before we ate the solid pieces


    14th June 2015 at 7:20 pm

    makes me think of beautiful white sandy beaches with bright blue sea, warm weather, sunbathing whilst reading a great book and drinking an ice cool cocktail.

  58. simone b

    14th June 2015 at 7:45 pm

    summer holiday and sunbathing

  59. Victoria N

    14th June 2015 at 7:56 pm

    They remind me of my honeymoon in Thailand where we drank lots of coconut water fresh from coconuts.

    • Choclette

      15th June 2015 at 2:20 pm

      And I bet that beats any bottled coconut water Victoria 🙂

  60. Laura

    14th June 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Coconuts remind me of a tropical holiday, somewhere hot and exotic!

  61. Louise Comb

    14th June 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Being on holiday somewhere warm and exotic, either that or playing Escape from Monkey Island 😀

  62. Samantha Wheeler

    14th June 2015 at 8:20 pm

    My husband because he loves coconuts and is always on at me to get him coconut water from the supermarket!

  63. nicola clarkson

    14th June 2015 at 8:50 pm

    my honeymoon in the Dominican Repubic

  64. Hayley R

    14th June 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Exotic beaches and drinking straight from the coconut with a straw

  65. genna st michael

    14th June 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Not very original but coconuts bring to mind sunshine, sea, pina coladas and happy times!

  66. Isabell Whitenstall

    14th June 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I was always allowed one turn to knock the coconut off the stand at the fair. I never managed to do it and win a coconut

  67. Diana Webb

    14th June 2015 at 10:16 pm

    As a child winning a coconut and being given ‘the milk’ was slightly confused as it tasted nothing like milk.

    • Choclette

      15th June 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Yes, milk is a bit of an odd name for it Diana and I think I had the same experience initially.

  68. Samantha Mann

    14th June 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Trying to gently crack them open to get the milk/water out when little to just smash it clean open =( Sad times. I learnt my lesson. Buy it from the shop

    • Choclette

      15th June 2015 at 2:29 pm

      Oh no Samantha, you must give those fresh coconuts another try!

  69. Jessica Powell

    14th June 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Coconuts always make me think of the fair – and failing to knock any over at the coconut shy!

  70. paul stead

    15th June 2015 at 2:59 am

    tropical beach and cocktails

  71. laura stewart

    15th June 2015 at 9:42 am

    hot country with palm trees


    15th June 2015 at 10:31 am

    coconuts remind me of going to the fairs when i was young

  73. Hassni

    15th June 2015 at 11:42 am

    They always remind of me of being rubbish at the coconut shy during seaside holidays with my parents. But I’d always insist on having a go.

  74. Sarah Swainsbury

    15th June 2015 at 12:57 pm

    My grandad. He always had one in the fruit bowl when we visited. Don’t know if it was the same one or no lol

  75. Karen Laing

    15th June 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Blue sea,white sandy beaches,sunshine x

  76. Felicity Smith

    15th June 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Coconut reminds me of summer. The smell of hot days and cool drinks and all the fun of friends around. I love the smell

  77. eva trelfa

    15th June 2015 at 2:22 pm

    tropical beaches, carnivals and being a child clopping two halves together to make the noise of a horse galloping 🙂

    • Choclette

      15th June 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Gosh, I’d completely forgotten about the clopping horse hooves, that’s brought a flood of memories back Eva 🙂

  78. Nick

    15th June 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Hmm coconuts make me think of white-sand beaches, memories of India and incredibly tasty food. Coconut water is so refreshing isn’t it.

  79. Clare Martin

    15th June 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Coconuts definitely remind me of holidays that I have had in the Caribbean.

  80. Ashleigh Allan

    15th June 2015 at 3:47 pm

    beach holidays with lots of sunshine and palm trees. Also thai curries!

  81. clair downham

    15th June 2015 at 6:33 pm

    lying in a hammock on a sun drenched beach in the bahamas

  82. Rachel Butterworth

    15th June 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Holidays, hot weather and the ocean.

  83. Hassina

    15th June 2015 at 10:10 pm

    My nan coconut somasas

  84. winnie

    16th June 2015 at 9:46 am

    lovely and refreshing – best drink in a hot summer day

  85. Stephanie Whitehouse

    16th June 2015 at 10:07 am

    Childhood – we used to hammer a nail through two eyes to drain the water, then hit the coconut or rhrow it on the concrete to break it open. I think the ritual was as good as the eating

    • Choclette

      16th June 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Haha, yes. I remember it felt very ‘daring’ to be throwing food around the place.

  86. Rich Tyler

    16th June 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Desert Islands! 🙂

  87. Emma Cooper

    16th June 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Coconuts always make me thing of the wonderful way in which species travel around the world. Floating coconuts washing up on beaches are just the tip of the iceberg!

    • Choclette

      16th June 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Oh to find a coconut washed up on a Cornish beach – that really would be something Emma 🙂

  88. Sophie Hudson

    16th June 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Quenching my thirst in Rio.

  89. Bob Clark

    17th June 2015 at 10:16 am

    Childhood days at the fairground

  90. sophie payne

    17th June 2015 at 7:10 pm

    coconuts make me think back to being a child and visiting my Dad at weekend’s he would always buy me and my sisters a coconut each I used to think they were so wonderful and exotic I now like to enjoy them with malibu 🙂

  91. Scott

    18th June 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I love coconut. Shouldnt say this I know, but Bounty is the king of chocolate sweet stuff! Anyway any chance i get to use Coconut oil, I take it. Put it in my morning coffee, cook with it and also put it on my hands (if dry and cracked). Smells good, tastes good. Never tried DCOCO and looking forward to it.

    • Choclette

      18th June 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Coconut oil in your coffee Scott? Now that’s first surely.

  92. Julie Johnson

    18th June 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I love Coconut water as it smells and tastes refreshing, and gives an extra taste when i use it in my nutri bullet

  93. Sarah Goodman

    18th June 2015 at 3:37 pm

    inviting fresh and tropical paradise

  94. Jenny Brady

    18th June 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain 🙂 tropical times really!

  95. Gilla01

    18th June 2015 at 3:55 pm

    They make me remember when I was young, and coconuts were a seldom-ssen treat; and the difficulty we had getting them open!

  96. Carol M

    18th June 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Coconuts remind me of visiting the fair when I was little. I always managed to come home with a coconut 🙂

  97. christine shelley

    18th June 2015 at 4:09 pm

    A beautiful sandy beach with a coconut tree nearby, coconuts laid on the beach, with a waiter bringing me drinks as I lay in the sun – bliss (dream on )

  98. S Bufton

    18th June 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Sunshine, Tropical Beaches and Palm Trees 🙂

  99. Kamara H

    18th June 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Being in Thailand (or any tropical country), staring out to sea and drinking straight from the coconut (then eating the meat after). Dreamy.

  100. Chris

    18th June 2015 at 4:24 pm

    my holiday in the Dominican republic when I drank fresh coconut milk straight from the shell

  101. Holly Gibson

    18th June 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I’d imagine that this is a great way to stay hydrated, I really love the taste of coconuts!

  102. jamie glover

    18th June 2015 at 5:29 pm

    lovely prize, so refreshing 🙂

  103. hannonle

    18th June 2015 at 5:38 pm

    They make me think of dropping them on our old patio slabs to crack them open, and them eating the lovely milky flesh.

  104. Charles Moore

    18th June 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Tropical times and holidays abroad!

  105. Hong

    18th June 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Warm weather, oceans, beaches and exotic destinations.

  106. lynn heath

    18th June 2015 at 6:30 pm

    They remind me of being on holiday in Antigua and watching people climb the trees to bring down a fresh coconut for us all to try!

  107. Kerry Charlesworth

    18th June 2015 at 6:49 pm

    A great way to hydrate, makes me think of fun with the kids opening coconuts and scraping out the lovely coconut inside!

  108. SophieR

    18th June 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Pina Colada !

  109. Jo Jones

    18th June 2015 at 7:19 pm

    A very healthy drink that reminds me of fairs and coconuts to buy or win


    18th June 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Lazing under a coconut tree on a remote tropical island

  111. Jacqui Williams

    18th June 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Cocktails with umbrellas and a straw put into the coconut. Also, using two halves when we were younger to make a bikini top! I never did make it as a clothes designer, wonder why?

    • Choclette

      18th June 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Oh I don’t know Jacqui, maybe you should try again 😉

  112. Ranita Reeves

    18th June 2015 at 9:16 pm

    It reminds me of my childhood and the coconut tree outside my bedroom.

    • Choclette

      18th June 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Wow, now that really is a little different Ranita 🙂

  113. Pm liu

    18th June 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Fresh healthy thirst quenching drink on a sunny beach in a bottle

  114. jacqueline jackson

    18th June 2015 at 9:36 pm

    A fabulous way to hydrate reminds me of winning a coconut at the fair aged 5

  115. Graeme

    18th June 2015 at 9:51 pm

    A deserted desert island with palm trees full of refreshing coconuts.

  116. Nathan Webb

    18th June 2015 at 11:13 pm

    made “me” think of curry…?

  117. Isabelle Smith

    19th June 2015 at 3:11 am

    id say holidays xx

  118. Anthony G

    19th June 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Caribbean cuisine, such as caribbean sweet bread and coconut drops (a caribbean sweet treat made with coconut and ginger). Even authentic rice & peas has creamed coconut added to it. All very yummy 🙂

  119. Di Dilly

    19th June 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Laying in the sun on a tropical island surrounded by palm trees with the waves gently lapping on the beach.

  120. Helen Swales

    19th June 2015 at 7:55 pm

    The coconut shy at the funfair on our village green when I was young and trying to hit the coconuts off their stand with a floppy beanbag and a rubbish shot, no chance!

  121. Susan Naylor

    19th June 2015 at 10:46 pm

    My son, he loves coconut water. I had to ask our local coop store to order it in specially for him!

  122. Alastair Jones

    20th June 2015 at 3:18 am

    The Beach!!

  123. Sara

    21st June 2015 at 4:35 am

    Coconuts make me think of the beach and the sun and dessert!


    21st June 2015 at 1:48 pm

    reminds me of holidays in the west indies

  125. Joanne Greer

    21st June 2015 at 3:20 pm

    They make me think of white sandy beaches, the beautiful blue sea, somewhere hot.

  126. Keturah M

    23rd June 2015 at 2:48 am

    They make me think of my second home that is the Philippines.
    Nothing better than picking them straight from the tree to enjoy in such glorious, scorching heat.

    • Choclette

      23rd June 2015 at 8:14 am

      I can well believe that’s where they would be at their very best Keturah.

  127. Sarah Lee

    23rd June 2015 at 3:24 am

    They make me think of a tropical island with palm trees

  128. Stephan Narewski

    23rd June 2015 at 11:41 am

    Coconut water is a great alternative to water after or during a hard workout.

  129. Hugh Mackenzie

    23rd June 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Coconuts make me think of deserted islands and how happy you’d be to have coconuts if you were stuck on one!

  130. katrina walsh

    25th June 2015 at 11:32 pm

    summer fetes and those lovely stalls which sell coconuts with a straw popped in the top mmm mmm

  131. Michelle Banks

    26th June 2015 at 4:41 pm

    it makes me think of exotic beaches and sunshine x

  132. Joanne O'Neill

    26th June 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Lying on a beach somewhere sunny

  133. Joanne O'Neill

    26th June 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Coconuts make me think of the sun and cocktails and the beach! Love the smell and love the taste!

  134. Sharon Peters

    29th June 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Swinging in a hammock sipping Pina Coladas!

  135. Dawn Brodribb

    29th June 2015 at 8:18 pm

    They make me think of curry, especially kormas! I Also love coconut cake too!

  136. Angela Kelly

    30th June 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Beaches fringed with palm trees and those bras made from two halves of a coconut shell!

  137. Christina Brown

    1st July 2015 at 1:34 pm

    It reminds me of lots of different things actually!

    Holidays, sea, sand and suncream.

    Trying to break into the old coconuts we won at funfairs with a hammer but they were always dry and old inside.

    An, nowadays, it reminds me of how I smell as I use coconut oil everyday as a moisturiser 🙂

    • Choclette

      1st July 2015 at 4:20 pm

      Oh I remember those disappointing coconuts too – such a shame. And yes, coconut oil makes a fab moisturiser. It’s meant to help protect from the sun too I believe Christina.

  138. Elaine Livingstone

    1st July 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Love to buy alternative milks and healthy waters and this one sounds delicious.

  139. carina

    2nd July 2015 at 7:08 am

    Warm sands, sun tan oil and cold sea. Just add coconut for a perfect holiday

  140. Debbie Johnson

    2nd July 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Yumm…and all for me as no one else in my house likes coconut milk water or oil hahaha

  141. Kaz S

    3rd July 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Coconuts make me think of palm trees and rum cocktails!!

  142. Sara JaneG

    4th July 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Sun, sea and sand

  143. Nora

    5th July 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Coconuts make me think of popcorn. I make it at home using virgin coconut oil and it turns out amazing every time.

    • Choclette

      5th July 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Ooh what a lovely idea Nora. I shall try that.

  144. Jenny Barker

    5th July 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Being stranded on an island with only coconuts to eat

  145. Suzanne Jackson

    6th July 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Tropical islands! White sands, palms trees and crystal blue waters. 🙂

  146. Charlotte Hood

    6th July 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Coconuts make me think of my best ever holiday to Jamaica! One of the staff at the hotel would climb up the trees and get them down for us, chop off the top and stick a straw in! It was amazing 🙂

  147. esme mccrubb

    6th July 2015 at 8:15 pm

    they make me think of jamaica

  148. carolyn joyce

    6th July 2015 at 10:43 pm

    LESS MIGRAINES it sounds strange but its true – this is what coconuts make me think of. Coconut water provides me with electrolytes which prevent and help ease my migraines. Now I have tried it I wouldnt be without it. This prize would be great for me as the amount I have to buy works out quite expensive.

    • Choclette

      7th July 2015 at 1:20 pm

      That’s really interesting Carolyn and not something I’d heard about before. Good luck.

  149. Katarzyna W.

    7th July 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I am absolutely fan of coconut water! Love the taste, the smell, everything! Like this giveaway a lot!

  150. Juli Savage

    7th July 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Hard hairy shell, with lovely white tasty flesh that is beneficial to good health and can be used in many many dishes

  151. slothcrab

    7th July 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Coconut is like drinking angel tears the more you sip the more you hyrdrate

  152. katie skeoch

    7th July 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Tropical shores & sunshine

  153. MichelleD

    7th July 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Coconuts remind me of tropical holidays by the beach, sipping cocktails!

  154. Fiona K

    7th July 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Coconuts make me think of my childhood in Africa. You could buy coconuts from roadside vendors, who would hack off the top of the coconut with a couple of strokes of a machete. I always wondered how they managed to avoid cutting themselves. I especially loved young coconut, where you drink the “milk”, then use a spoon to scoop out the soft flesh to eat.

  155. Liz

    7th July 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Coconut oil is good for treating acne.

  156. carole n

    7th July 2015 at 11:13 pm

    They take my back to my childhood, attending local fetes with coconut shys.

  157. Helen Metcalfe

    8th July 2015 at 12:23 pm

    A coconut cake I make with Malibu, its delicious served with coconut ice cream, also Thai food. So coconuts make me think of food!!

    • Choclette

      8th July 2015 at 9:17 pm

      I like the sound of your coconut cake Helen.

  158. Danielle Cresswell

    8th July 2015 at 2:15 pm

    A tropical island getaway with the family.

  159. Julie Ward

    8th July 2015 at 4:26 pm

    When the funfair came in summer, winning them on the stalls

  160. Hekna

    8th July 2015 at 10:11 pm

    A secluded tropical island.

  161. Kristyn Harris

    9th July 2015 at 9:44 am

    Coconuts make me think of summer : )

  162. Emily Knight

    9th July 2015 at 11:28 am

    Coconuts make me think of tropical beaches and hot sunny weather…they make me want a holiday!

    • Choclette

      9th July 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Ah yes, a holiday would be brilliant indeed Emily 😉

  163. Gail Reid

    9th July 2015 at 11:56 am

    coconut water is one thing I have never tried. I can only remember opening a coconut when I was younger and drinking the liquid inside and it was vile.. although I’d probably have thought that anything that was healthy was vile back then lol…. <3

  164. pamela gossage

    9th July 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Sitting on a Tropical Beach while being served iced rose wine

  165. Liz Marriott

    9th July 2015 at 1:54 pm

    My dad, who always got thoroughly overexcited when faced with the challenge of opening up a coconut

  166. Keshia Esgate

    9th July 2015 at 1:58 pm

    They remind me of holidays and tropical islands in the sunshine

  167. Debbie Nichols

    9th July 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Palm trees, sandy beaches and country fairs

  168. Kathleen Bywaters

    9th July 2015 at 3:15 pm

    monkeys on a desert island swinging in palm trees in the Caribbean sunshine!

  169. Maureen Moss

    9th July 2015 at 8:08 pm

    putting the half shells of coconut out for the blue tits as a child

    • Choclette

      9th July 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Ooh yes, I’d completely forgotten about that, but we did it too.

  170. Hazel Murphy

    9th July 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Coconut water reminds me of the caribbean.

  171. faye huntington

    9th July 2015 at 8:54 pm

    they make me think of summer. faye.

  172. Helen Gilbert

    9th July 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Lush tropical forests and shimmering sandy beaches

  173. Sarah Heath

    9th July 2015 at 11:04 pm

    They make me think of my Wedding and honeymoon in Jamaica 2 years ago, Palm trees

  174. Diana

    9th July 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Sunny beach with palms and clear blue water.

  175. claire little

    10th July 2015 at 1:38 am

    palm trees and going on holiday

  176. Jayne K

    10th July 2015 at 2:00 am

    Tropical scenery

  177. Jayne K

    10th July 2015 at 2:04 am

    Makes me think of tropical scenery with bright sunshine, clear blue sea and lush foliage.

  178. Thomas L

    10th July 2015 at 8:49 am

    Coconuts make me think of Palm Trees on crisp white sandy beaches of a desert island.

  179. Suzanne Howell

    10th July 2015 at 11:44 am

    Long hot summer days, holidays at the beach, coconut ice cream, sun tan lotions.

  180. Daniel Todd

    10th July 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Coconuts make me think of the bounty adverts years ago and the tropical beach

  181. Eleanor

    10th July 2015 at 1:04 pm

    They make me think of summer, coconut water is just so refreshing it’s like being at the beach!

  182. Alison O

    10th July 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Coconuts make me think of all the lovely curries I can make using their milk. Oh, and Bounty chocolate bars.

  183. Minnie15

    10th July 2015 at 2:46 pm

    School fairs! 🙂 x

  184. Jordan

    10th July 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Never tried it!

  185. Paul Walsh

    10th July 2015 at 3:39 pm

    They make me think of exotic places and weather. Normally when I see it in a food I have to give it try purely because of that imaginary.

  186. Natalie L

    10th July 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Makes me think of Lion King, with Zazu singing

  187. Jamie

    10th July 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Little Island with clear water and white sand 🙂

  188. Caroline Cordery

    10th July 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Reminds me of when I was a young teenager and I used to buy coconut scented smellies.

  189. Kat Allinson

    10th July 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Makes me think of tropical beaches and long sunny holidays when I was younger

  190. COLLEEN Thomas

    10th July 2015 at 9:48 pm

    makes me think of palm trees swaying in the sun by the sea shore and the sand in my toes

  191. helen newton

    10th July 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Being on Holiday and looking up at the trees

  192. Sheri Darby

    10th July 2015 at 11:26 pm

    It makes me think of tropical Islands and brilliant sunshine

  193. Gilla01

    11th July 2015 at 12:05 am

    I love coconut water. So refreshing – and so low in calories!

    This would be a fantastic prize to win.

  194. Nat thomason

    11th July 2015 at 12:59 am

    I would have it for breakfast as a healthy start to the day with granola yum x

  195. Sheila Sloan

    11th July 2015 at 3:04 am

    Desert islands … peace and tranquility

  196. Gemms

    11th July 2015 at 7:22 am

    Coconuts make me think of school fêtes and the jungle book 🙂

  197. Karen R

    11th July 2015 at 7:25 am

    They make me think of holidays in the Caribbean, drinking the water straight from the coconut 🙂

  198. Allan Wilson

    11th July 2015 at 7:57 am

    Summer as a kid we always were smothered in Coconut Suntan Lotion.

  199. Leslie Evans

    11th July 2015 at 8:22 am


  200. Fran H

    11th July 2015 at 8:54 am

    Palm trees and beaches on an 80s Bounty advert. Oh, and never winning the coconut shy!

  201. Diane Nicholl

    11th July 2015 at 8:59 am

    first thought is Bounty – chocolate covered coconut bars

  202. Lauren Old

    11th July 2015 at 8:59 am

    They make me think of a tropical deserted island in the Caribbean

  203. Katherine Coldicott

    11th July 2015 at 9:34 am

    They make me think of my first holiday to Spain when I was little. There was an ice cream shop and I thought it was brilliant because of all the different flavours they had. I always chose coconut.

  204. Lesley

    11th July 2015 at 10:30 am

    Holidays and suncream 🙂

  205. Rachel Fisher

    11th July 2015 at 10:38 am

    Makes me think of healthy fresh fun times in the sunshine, relaxing and revitalising!

  206. Beccy Rowley

    11th July 2015 at 10:48 am

    Coconut reminds me of my childhood

  207. Helen

    11th July 2015 at 11:03 am

    Goose Fair

  208. Ben Audsley

    11th July 2015 at 11:43 am

    ive never tried coconut water and i really want to !! sounds great!

  209. Colin Gault

    11th July 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Make me think of lying up on a sun drenched beach in the Caribbean 🙂

  210. Michelle Wild

    11th July 2015 at 3:59 pm

    A tropical island with white sand, soaring temperatures and no other people.

  211. Sheila Reeves

    11th July 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Refreshing & rehydrating, and the sweetness of a dark chocolate Bounty bar – or a coconut mouse with string for a tail!

  212. carole n

    11th July 2015 at 5:00 pm

    They remind me of my childhood, attending local fetes with coconut shys.

  213. carole n

    11th July 2015 at 5:02 pm

    They make me think of paradise islands with white sand and palm trees laden with coconuts.

  214. sarah

    11th July 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Tropical Islands

  215. Barbara Handley

    11th July 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Coconuts make me think of delicious pineapple and coconut fruit juice.

  216. jo liddement

    11th July 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Healthy,vitamin packed smoothies and great moisturisers for the skin

  217. Joanna Sawka

    11th July 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I love the taste. It is one of my favorites cold drinks

  218. Jill fairbank

    11th July 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Never tried coconut water but from reading the comments it seems very popular

  219. Emma Whittaker

    11th July 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Sun, The Beach, Cocktails, Holidays 🙂

  220. Sammi McSporran

    11th July 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Knocking them down at a coconut shy at a kids fair, taking them home and my mum preparing me a coconut feast! Chunks of coconut meat, a glass of coconut water, and then we grated coconut down to make our own coconut ice! Still one of my favourite flavours to this day 😀

    • Choclette

      11th July 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Your mum sounds fantastic. Love the idea of a coconut feast and homemade coconut ice with real coconut.

  221. Jacqui O

    11th July 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I love coconut water x

  222. Sardonyx

    11th July 2015 at 6:59 pm

    They make me think of tropical islands. x

  223. Spencer Wright

    11th July 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Coconuts make me think of the Bounty adverts from the 70’s & 80’s 🙂

  224. Tracey Tedford

    11th July 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Beautiful tropical sandy beaches with palm tree and sipping pina coladas

  225. Katie

    11th July 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Holidays! The smell of suncream!

  226. Julieanne Seaman

    11th July 2015 at 9:01 pm

    An exotic tropical holiday in the Caribbean on bordered by lush white sand and turquoise water x

  227. Lyndsey Beckford

    11th July 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Tropical islands and palm trees and sunshine and healthy living

  228. Nicola Holland

    11th July 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Coconuts make me think of relaxing on a tropical beach in the shallow breaking waves.

  229. Hazel Rush

    11th July 2015 at 10:02 pm

    White sandy beaches, turquoise tropical sea lapping the shore lined with palm trees in beautiful sunshine!

  230. Kunai Shah

    11th July 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Tropical paradise whilst on a sunny beach in Kenya – care-free, no stress, no worries, just bliss!

  231. Petra Beck

    11th July 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Palm trees and endless white beaches (one can dream!)

  232. Melanie Blagg

    11th July 2015 at 10:56 pm

    They make me think of my holiday to Bermuda a few years ago, drinking out of coconut shells with smiley faces on 🙂

  233. Jamie Millard

    11th July 2015 at 11:41 pm

    An exotic beach in the carribean – with people tossing them at tin cans to win a teddy.

  234. Michelle Kemp

    12th July 2015 at 12:09 am

    Never tried it but plan to, souds nice. I take a spoonful of coconut oil each day as it is meant to be very good for lots of things to keep you healthy

    • Choclette

      12th July 2015 at 12:10 pm

      I tend to add coconut oil to my morning smoothies for the same reason Michelle.

  235. Caroline Blaza

    12th July 2015 at 12:43 am

    Holidays with cocktails in the sun. x

  236. liz ferguson

    12th July 2015 at 7:53 am

    Coconuts make me think of my Mother who loves them still in their hairy shells. She likes the milk drank from the handy hole, and then, the fresh meat prized from the inner shell. It all looks like hard work to me .. but, I don’t mind helping her eat the ‘spoils’!

    • Choclette

      12th July 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Haha Liz. I think you’ve got it sorted 😉

  237. Kathrine B

    12th July 2015 at 9:36 am

    They make me think of an exotic island somewhere with a gorgeous beach!

  238. Amy Beckett

    12th July 2015 at 9:36 am

    They make me think of old fashioned fairs and the coconut shys.

  239. Lance Bellers

    12th July 2015 at 9:37 am

    The coconut shy our family used to run at the school fete

  240. Stuart Payne

    12th July 2015 at 9:53 am

    relaxing in the summer sun

  241. Lynne McEvoy

    12th July 2015 at 10:38 am

    My childhood, My Dad was a Scout Leader and he used to run the Scouts fundraising coconut shy. He would always bring home the coconuts that he had left over.

    • Choclette

      12th July 2015 at 11:51 am

      That’s lovely Lynne. What did you do with them all?

  242. Alison Barker

    12th July 2015 at 11:28 am

    A summer fayre.

  243. Allan Fullarton

    12th July 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Sunshine and fresh air.

  244. Helen Smith

    12th July 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Coconut water tastes great and is good for you too- not many drinks can say that! Reminds me of holidays, lovely.


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  246. Ellie Harrison

    12th July 2015 at 1:44 pm

    India! We used to drink coconut water every day!

  247. emilia nastaly-howard

    12th July 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Oh…. summer!!!!

  248. Dale Dow

    12th July 2015 at 2:46 pm

    palm trees, the beach, Carribean

  249. Kate Phillips

    12th July 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Coconut shies at the fair, pina coladas, pastries from the bakery with shredded coconut on them and the smell spells summer.

  250. Emily Hutchinson

    12th July 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Tropical holidays, I sometimes wonder if the coconuts ever fall on people’s heads!

    • Choclette

      12th July 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Ouch! I guess their are downsides to tropical paradises Emily 😉

  251. pauline black

    12th July 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Palm trees, the sun, and weirdly enough bounty chocolate bars!

  252. wendy jamieson-price

    12th July 2015 at 4:53 pm

    the fabulous chilled coconut water i drank litres of whilst in thailand

  253. Claire Mackenzie

    12th July 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Coconuts make me think of sunny days at the beach with friends and family

  254. LEE HARDY

    12th July 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Coconuts make me think of holidays in the sun.

  255. Pam Francis Gregory

    12th July 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Coconuts make me think of the coconut shy at the fairs from my youth

  256. Jo W

    12th July 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Tropical summer holidays on a beach, or school fetes in the old days with the coconut shy stall.

  257. Denielle Nicol

    12th July 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Hot islands and a refreshing drink

  258. Jo Glasspool

    12th July 2015 at 10:11 pm

    It reminds me of when I lived abroad as a child and I had coconut all the time.

  259. Holly Boyd

    12th July 2015 at 10:16 pm

    They make me think of summer fates when I was younger and breaking them open in the driveway with the boys next door.

  260. Jennifer Baker

    12th July 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Tropical holidays & Malibu and lemonade !

  261. Tracey Quinn

    12th July 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Holidays somewhere hot xx

  262. Laura Caraher

    12th July 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Sunning myself on a tropical beach. I love adding coconut water to my morning green smoothie

  263. Caroline Signey

    12th July 2015 at 11:09 pm

    They always remind me of after school when me and my friend would pop into her mum’s greengrocers and we were allowed to have one and drink the juice out of it.

  264. Sara Owen

    12th July 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Amazing giveaway – heard great things about this so would be fen to get to try it


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