Hi, my name is Tomi and I am a coconut addict. Whether it's coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flour, or pure coconut cracked out of its shell, I'm all about this versatile superfood. If you carry out a quick search on my website, you will see that I have used coconut and its products in various recipes including, but not limited to: Coconut and Turmeric Roast Potatoes; Coconut Vanilla Cake; Coconut Cupcakes; Chilli Coconut Salad Dressing and Creamy Coconut Spaghetti Sauce.
So I'm sure it must come as no surprise that I instantly took to the stash of coconut products sent to me by the company MightyBee. Included in their branded, reusable bag was their Virgin Coconut Meat in a resealable pouch, along with two sizes each (235ml and 473ml) of their Raw Coconut Water and Virgin Coconut Water. I was impressed with the clean, beautiful branding and packaging, which, in my opinion, do well to reflect the stated values of the company.
Here are a few reasons why these newcomers in the coconut product market deserve your attention:
- Their products are 100% organic
- They are all natural and unpasteurised, so nothing added or taken away
- Their products are made from Nam Hom coconuts, grown in Ratchaburi, Thailand
- The coconuts are obtained from sustainable farming practices and fair trade
- Both the coconut water and coconut meat make it from tree to package in 24 hours
What to do? What to make?
The coconut water and coconut meat can certainly be enjoyed as they are. The water has a pleasant, sweet taste which makes it the ideal substitute for processed, sugar-laden soft drinks and juices. The coconut meat, once defrosted, makes a great snack on its own - the flesh is tender and has an intense coconut flavour. If you want to get creative, however, here are a couple of ways you can use these products to enhance or create yummy foods/drinks/snacks.
Coconut water: add it to your smoothies for extra sweetness and for a hydration boost. I made a banana, mango and vanilla smoothie, adding one 235ml bottle of Virgin Coconut Water. Utter deliciousness!
Coconut meat: blend it with coconut water and lemon juice until smooth and you have coconut yoghurt! Garnish it with your favourite toppings to make a quick and healthy breakfast or snack. I threw on some chopped bananas, dates and mixed nuts. Filling and tasty!
If you love coconuts as much as I do and would like to find out more about what MightyBee have to offer, visit their official website here! They are currently stocked at Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Selfridges, and As Nature Intended, to name a few places. For a full list of stockists or to buy directly from their website, visit their shop page.
Note: This review has been organised by the Vegan Lifestyle Association It has not been paid for and the products were sent free of charge. This is my genuine and unbiased review of the product.