After about 2 years of watching every other white woman rave about La Croix, I finally decided to take the leap. The excitement washed over me as I stood in the beverages aisle at Target, contemplating which of the dozens of flavors to try.
I was torn between coconut and orange. I settled on orange, because 1) who does not like orange? and 2) I think I’ll try coconut water as my next trendy drink.
I waited until Monday, my work-from-home day. I positioned the can next to my Moleskine notbook, which was on top of my classic white desk. I coaxed my hair into beachy waves to maximize the experience. I opened the can, took a sip and …
It tasted like someone left a can of Orange Crush outside for a year and a half. This is the amazing fresh taste that all the Internet Ladies are addicted to? I guess they never had the pleasure of being a Froot Loops kid, because those of us who are brought up on the delicious taste of Froot are doomed to be less than satisfied with natural flavoring.
On to the next trendy thing.
Hahaha. I agree – it’s gross!
While I can’t say I’ve ever tried the stuff, I know it’s expensive. I stocked it at odd hours of the morning while working at Ralphs. Isn’t like $20 for three cans? Close to that? I may be exaggerating.
Heads-up. Don’t try “healthy sodas” like this or Hansen’s, etc. They are ALL bad.
And coconut water? No again. C2O is a big sponsor of the Long Beach Marathon and volunteers hand it out at the finish line. I tried it one year. Blecch. Screw the health benefits. There are tastier ways to hydrate after riding 20 miles. Just give me water and my banana. THERE IS NOTHING TASTY ABOUT COCONUT WATER. It’s putrid.
But if you can find it in your area, I’d suggest Topo Chico. It’s Mexican mineral water — yeah yeah, I drank the water — and it’s officially become my soda substitute. Good stuff.