$5.90 for 330ml from Aloha Poké, $26.96 for six 330ml bottles from cocoloco.sg
While we all balked at the price ─ it was the most expensive of the lot ─ this is as close as it gets to the real deal, minus the chore of having to crack open a fresh coconut on your own. The natural sweetness of the Thai coconuts shone through as there is no pasteurising or preservatives involved.
$2.60 for 330ml, available at Cold Storage and Red Mart.
Compared to Cocoloco, Just Picked CocoWater has a more inconsistent flavor. Some packets are sweeter while others have a tinge of sourness – perhaps it all boils down to the luck of the draw, since even fresh coconuts vary in sweetness. Most of all, we're pleased that it tastes pretty natural.
From $1.75 for 500ml, available at major supermarkets.
In third place and a tad more bland than Just Picked CocoWater, this is cloudy but is among the most natural-tasting among supermarket brands. Plus, it's affordable, which might explain why stocks tend to run out fast.
$1.95 for 330ml, available at major supermarkets.
Good if you like a fairly natural taste although it has a slightly more pronounced sour nuance than the first three brands. This makes for a reasonable alternative if the UFC brand is not available.
From $3 for 330ml, available at major supermarkets.
No artificial taste or sour note with this coconut water but there was a distinct caramelly scent and slightly cloying aftertaste.
$1.40 for 500ml, available at major supermarkets.
It’s hard to miss the strong artificial taste here. Still, if you like texture in your coconut juice, this might be right up your alley as it is packed with tiny cubes of coconut flesh.