I bought this So Delicious Sweetened Coconut Milk, thinking that I’d get that same fruity sweet yet nutty taste of the coconut milk that my grandmother gave me once, that she had poured right out of a coconut.
But this product tasted nothing like that, disappointingly. The 100% natural stuff my gram offered had no added sugar, yet tasted a hundred times sweeter than this packaged drink. Plus, this tastes nothing like the juice taken from fresh coconuts in my view. However, this flavor is mild and a little sweet. So you can put this on your cereals without messing up their flavors. But don’t use it as a creamer for coffee or tea, as it’s rather watery and so, would add little richness to your cup, and not much flavor either. I was unimpressed with this coconut drink. But to assure a balanced review, I’ll list both the good and bad points of this So Delicious brand product that I discovered. So let’s get to it.
Benefits, Advantages, Pros, and Features
- This is an enriched beverage. So it provides decent sources of calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, D2, B12, selenium, and folic acid.
- Requires no refrigeration until after you open it. At that point though, it should be kept cold to preserve its freshness.
- USDA certified organic.
- Soy and dairy free.
- The medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) contained herein, are not readily stored in the body as fat, according to the label, but used as immediate energy instead.
- Non GMO project verified.
- Calories not excessive, at 70 per serving; about the same as fat-free dairy milk.
- Unopened, this drink will stay fresh on the shelf, outside of the refrigerator, for over a year.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- As this is a sweetened coconut beverage, it contains 70 calories per serving (about 30 more calories per 1-cup serving than the unsweetened version).
- Tastes nothing like coconut to me, and more like some sort of bitter leafy plant juice.
- Lots of saturated fat here, at 4 grams per serving, although the label indicates that around 60% of this fat consists of the MCFAs.
- Contains added sugar (dried cane syrup), though admittedly, not very much.
Organic coconut milk (water, organic coconut cream), organic dried cane syrup, calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, carrageenan, guar gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, L-selenomethionine (selenium), zinc oxide, folic acid, vitamin B12.
- Serving size: 1 cup, or 240 milliliters. Servings per container: 4.
- Calories: 70. Calories from fat: 40.
- Total fat: 4.5 grams, 7% DV.
- Saturated fat: 4 grams, 20% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 15 milligrams, 1% DV.
- Potassium: 90 milligrams, 3% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 8 grams, 3% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 7 grams.
- Protein: 0 grams.
- Vitamin A: 10% DV.
- Calcium: 10% DV.
- Vitamin C: 0% DV.
- Vitamin D: 30% DV.
- Vitamin B12: 50% DV.
- Zinc: 4% DV.
- Iron: 4% DV.
- Folate: 6% DV.
- Magnesium: 10% DV.
- Selenium: 8% DV.
I did not like this product. It’s not sweet enough, somewhat bitter and watery, and has none of the coconut flavor that I so enjoy. I’d rate it thus at a poor 50 out of 100.
Where to Buy So Delicious Sweetened Coconut Milk
Available at larger grocery and health food stores. I bought mine at Walmart.
Look for this product in the red, black, and white quart-carton with a picture of the beverage being poured into a coconut half on the front.
- : Adjusted category and tag assignments, fixed typos, and added white space.
- 2012-08-19: Originally published.