I'm not even really sure where to start on this one. My brief time with Coco Exposed was definitely one of the more "interesting" beverage experiences that I have had in the past few years. There is a lot going on in this drink, and none of it is particularly appetizing.
First of all, I should probably say that I didn't realize that this was coconut-based. I'm really not sure how I managed to miss the coconut on the front of the packaging, the words "pure coconut water" in the description, and the fact that it is called Coco Exposed, but...I did, somehow. If I had not contracted temporary coconut blindness, I probably never would have picked this one up. I don't really like coconut water, and this one really didn't help very much to change my mind.
Coco Exposed is a beverage that consists of - get ready for this - coconut water, aloe vera, and wheatgrass. Now, there are plenty of beverages out there that combine many more flavors than that, but coconut, aloe vera, and wheatgrass are all very different and very strong. I bought this thinking that it was just an aloe vera beverage with wheatgrass, because I like aloe drinks a good bit, but there is just way too much going on in this bottle for the aloe to save it. The drink, frankly, tastes like it would be better suited as a delicious, toasty cake rather than being trapped in its current liquid form. It reminds me very much of the soft coconut macaroons that are commonly found on the dessert bar of most Chinese buffets. The chunks of aloe in the drink don't help either, as the beverage already tastes like it should be of a soft and spongy consistency and having pieces of another solid that is entirely different in every way mixed into the experience only furthers the already overwhelming sensory confusion. I could taste the wheatgrass, but it was kind of insignificant amidst the overpowering taste of the coconut, and seeing as I've never had wheatgrass before, I'm not sure if it added or subtracted from the experience. I think that I would advise all but the most curious or courageous of drinkers to really just avoid this one.
Verdict: Not Recommended
Purchased: World Market [Columbia, SC]
Size: 11.8 fl. oz.
Price: About $1.50
As an added note, you may want to be careful when searching for this online. Some of the results that I got back were, to put it politely, "not safe for work."