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what’s new? going coco-nuts – Vita Coco Kids launch

Vita Coco kindly invited me down to their newest product launch. Their latest project involves promoting a healthier alternative drink aimed at kids to keep them hydrated.

Vita coco kids mango and pineapple
Vita coco kids mango and pineapple
Vita coco kids apple and blackcurrant
Vita coco kids apple and blackcurrant

Two flavours have been developed for Vita Coco Kids to cater to the European and UK market. The Apple and blackcurrant, mango and pineapple flavours. Each pouch is only 40 calories, that’s just half of a banana with 9g of sugar. The sugars are from the natural sweetness of the coconut and grapes.

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The drinks come in a box of 4 for £2.99 and are school complaint approved has a low GI number. The packaging used helps keep the freshness of the product to seal all the goodness without adding any preservatives. Which is why drinking a Vita Coco product is like sticking a straw in a coconut.

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Here is a useful table of how the product compares to other leading drinks.

Contents Per Pack Vita Coco Kids Leading UK Kids Chilled Juice Leading UK Kids Chilled Smoothie Leading UK Kids Chilled Juice Drinks Leading UK Kids Chilled Fruity Water Drink
Size 180ml 200ml 180ml 180ml 180ml
Sugar 9g 17g 21.8g 14.2g 10.8g
Calories 40 66 110 77 47
Potassium 170mg 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg

Vita Coco Kids will be available in a 4x180ml multi-pack from Waitrose and Ocado from 17th March, Sainsbury’s and Amazon from 23rd March, Holland and Barrett from 31st March, Tesco from 28th April and Yo Sushi  from April 2014

http://vitacocokids.com/uk/

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