Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Testing 123

  • Print

On the shelf: This new product from the PC brand combines pineapple juice from concentrate with the brand's line of coconut water. It comes in three-packs of 250-ml Tetra Paks, and a one-litre Tetra Pak for $3.98. It has 70 calories in one serving (250 ml/8 oz).

Features: Coconut water is the new, trendy post-workout go-to drink. It's high in potassium, fat-free and a source of magnesium. Pineapple is a perfect complement to the mild flavour of coconut water (don't confuse it with coconut milk; this is the clear juice from the young, green coconut). I prefer the taste of Grace plain coconut water to PC's, but with the pineapple, it's deliciously tropical -- and makes a great addition to smoothies (try it blended with Greek yogurt and mango).

Failures: Though the portable 250-ml container is handy, it lacks the straw of a conventional juice box. While it's nice not to have extra plastic waste, it's a bit unpleasant and sloppy to drink out of the hole in the top.

Buy or bye-bye?: It's more refreshing than chocolate milk (although it lacks the calcium and protein of that after-workout beverage) and has less sodium and none of the artificial colours and added sugars of bottled sports drinks. It has about half the calories of regular juice, but one serving still has a day's worth of vitamin C. Though I enjoy plain coconut water, lots of people are put off by the taste, and this is a fruity solution. Buy.

-- Jill Wilson

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 21, 2013 C4

History

Updated on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM CDT: corrects headline

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Christmas Cheer Board hamper kickoff

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A black swallowtail butterfly land on Lantana flowers Sunday morning at the Assiniboine Park English Gardens- standup photo – August 14, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A young gosling prepares to eat dandelions on King Edward St Thursday morning-See Bryksa 30 Day goose challenge- Day 17- bonus - May 24, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should the federal government force band chiefs and councillors to disclose their salary information?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google