Review - Cocofina*

I remember C handing me some coconut water last year, I curiously sipped at it, thinking that it had odd taste but still enjoying it. Coconuts are known to have plenty of health benefits and can be used in a variety of products. Cocofina was made with the idea of selling a sweet but healthful drink, starting of in 2005 selling coconut water, Cocofina have now expanded with a wide range of products, with the highest quality, down to lots of research and facts like knowing all coconuts are not the same, there are over 100 species of coconuts and the taste varies on terrain and species (well, I had no idea.)
Coconut Flower Nectar - Used as an healthier alternative to sugar due to its low GI, this nectar can be used in tea/coffee, baking etc. As you can see I had a go at making some flapjacks with the nectar (they didn't come out very well due to following bad instructions) I also made another batch using maple syrup to do a little test and see who preferred what. My brother and my mum chose the Maple syrup one while me and my Sister chose the one with the nectar and trust me my Sister was flat out against trying it. The reason why I chose the one with the nectar was because it wasn't too sweet. The appearance of the nectar is a lot like honey but not as thick. Me and my Mum have been using this in our teas, and both of us actually prefer it to sugar.
Coconut water/flavoured drinks - In the morning as soon as I wake up I drink a glass of water, instead I switched that routine and I've been drinking one of these each day. I started out with the coconut water which I enjoyed, it was sweet, and I think it would make a perfect companion in a smoothie! The next day I tired the Coconut water tea and passion fruit (far right) this one was my favourite, I wasn't sure if I would like it but I enjoyed it, the coconut taste wasn't overpowering which meant I could really taste the passion fruit and tea. My mum stole the Coconut water with mango and guava, I did have a little sip and again liked it (second left.) So the last one I drank was the water with apple and blueberry, now I'm not a fan of blueberries so I was really expecting not to like this drink but I did. I was genuinely shocked, yes it was my least favourite out of the lot but it was nice. Overall, after drinking these drinks I did feel a lot more hydrated first thing in the morning, as well as feeling more awake.
Organic coconut bars - These bars are perfect as a pre-workout snack for a burst of energy, they are low in sugar and contain four natural ingredients whilst being 100% Vegan! Coconut and date bar (dates oats, coconut and raisins) I ate this one first thinking I wouldn't like it, I have such a sweet tooth and I wasn't sure how any of these bars would compare to chocolate... The texture of this is soft but chewy (if that makes sense?) The bar was actually quite sweet and I could easily see myself snacking on this over a chocolate bar. Macaroon bar, this is the one in the silver packaging so I'm guessing its a recent addition since its not on the site yet, again I really liked this, out of the three it was my favourite, you can taste the coconut and also honey, it was the sweetest of of all the bars. Now since I love chocolate, I saved the coconut and coco bar for last (coconut, raisins, cocoa powder/nibs) and suprisingly I just didn't like this one, I wasn't a fan of the taste, I didn't like the texture in my mouth the chewiness of the bar with crunchy cocoa bits in it wasn't for me. Now these bars are meant to be used as a pre-workout snack, instead I had one alongside my breakfast each day, most days I get hungry around eleven am but since having these in the morning I didn't start to feel hungry until much later in the day, I do have quite a demanding job that involves a lot of heavy lifting etc. but having these bars as part of my breakfast just gave me that little bit more energy.

Overall I really impressed with the Cocofina range, the packaging is simple yet stands out. I really feel that a lot of care has gone into the products to produce the best quality possible. I've discovered some great products that I would like to buy again and I'm already nearly all out of the flower nectar!! Have you tried any of the Cocofina range or would consider trying any of it? Some of their range can be found in health stores such as Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic and more. I think I've been swayed! 

*These products were sent to be for reviewing purposes, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I was also sent some Coconut oil which I will be discussing in a separate post.
  1. Great post! I love the sound of these products, especially the flavoured drinks! :)

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