Coco Rico Coconut Soda and Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda

One of my favorite fruits is coconut and I usually enjoy eating any and all coconut flavored food and beverage products I encounter. For a while now, I’ve been purchasing and consuming Coco Rico Coconut Soda and Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda. Both versions of this beverage offer a pleasing coconut flavor that is vibrant, yet subtle.

This tropical soda is normally stocked and sold at large supermarkets, convenience stores, bodegas and other food retailers on America’s east coast. Presented here, as a service to the consumer at large, is an article which reviews and examines Coco Rico Coconut Soda and Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda.

Size
Coco Rico Coconut Soda is sold in 12 ounce can six packs, 20 ounce plastic bottles, one liter plastic bottles and two liter plastic bottles. Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda is available in two liter plastic bottles.

Price
The regular retail price charged for one two liter bottle of Coco Rico Coconut Soda at Hartford, Connecticut area retail stores averages between $1.49 and $1.69.

The regular retail price charged for one six – pack of 12 ounce cans of Coco Rico Coconut Soda at Hartford, Connecticut area averages between $2.99 and 3.29.

Nutritional Facts
Coco Rico Coconut Soda contains 110 calories, with 0 calories from fat, per eight fluid ounce serving. This coconut soda also contains 0 grams total fat, 35 mg of sodium, 27 grams total carbohydrates, 27 grams of sugars and 0 grams of protein, per eight fluid ounce serving.

Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda contains 0 calories per eight fluid ounce serving. This coconut soda also contains 0 grams total fat, 31 mg of sodium, 0 grams total carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugars and 0 grams of protein, per eight fluid ounce serving.

Manufacturer
Coco Rico Coconut Soda and Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda are manufactured by the Good-O-Beverage Company located in Bronx, New York. Good – O also produces an array of other beverages.

Taste / Flavor
If you are a fan of coconut flavored foods and you also like drinking soda, including diet soda, there’s a good chance you might enjoy the flavor of these sodas.

Regular style Coco Rico Coconut Soda features a fairly pronounced, yet somewhat subtle coconut flavor that does not leave an aftertaste.

Interestingly, Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda offers a subtle, yet very satisfying flavor that tastes almost as sweet as the regular soda, to me.

Coconut soda is a nice addition to the soda flavor landscape and Coco Rico soda, particularly the diet variety, offers a taste that is light and refreshing.

On a flavor scale of one through ten, I would assign Coco Rico Coconut Soda a rating of 9.50 and Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda a rating of 9.75.

Packaging
Coco Rico Coconut Soda is packaged in green plastic bottles that sport bright yellow front labels with red lettering and a coconut tree in the center. The rear label lists all relevant ingredient and nutritional information.

Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda is packaged similarly to the regular soda, except the area inside of the circle on the front label is white, as opposed to yellow on the regular style label.

The 12 ounce cans of Coco Rico Coconut Soda are yellow and red, with a green coconut tree in the center of the front label. Some green, white and gold cans are also available. Coco Rico also produces a wonderful coconut juice that is sold in aluminum cans.

Overall Rating
All things considered, Coco Rico Coconut Soda and Diet Coco Rico Coconut Soda are great alternatives to mainstream flavored sodas. Available at many larger supermarkets, ethnic grocers and convenience stores on America’s east coast, these reasonably priced coconut sodas are highly recommended by this food writer.

Sources :
Personal experience with the products
The product labels
http://www.good-o.com/cocorico.htm