Finally, I know what everyone’s been talking about.
I purchased and consumed my very first Thai coconut today. Wow! It was a little tricky to get into (ok, I bent a knife and nearly severed a finger) but SO worth it! Wow again. First I poured all the water into a glass and set it aside, then I scooped out all the wiggly-jiggly flesh into a bowl. Then I tentatively put a little piece in my mouth… I guess I was kind of expecting a coconut flavor explosion or something, but it was really mild and bland. But SO. VERY. SATISFYING. How can that be? It was almost sinfully good, like I almost felt guilty eating it because it just felt so decadent. And yet totally bland. Weird. Wonderful, but weird. So then, after I wolfed down the rest of the coconut flesh, savoring the feel of it in my mouth with every bite the way I do with avocados, I took a little sip of the water, thinking I’d save the rest for my smoothie tomorrow morning. WRONG! I chugged that stuff down in like three seconds.
All in all, a most exciting and satisfying experience. I hope they continue to carry them at the store where I got it. It’s the first time I’ve seen them in this town. I want more! I’m definitely going back for a few more tomorrow. They’re $1.48 apiece, which isn’t too bad, I guess. Not sure, having never bought one before. But a good organic dark chocolate bar would cost more than that, and I’d rather have the coconut!