Okay, I’ve only tried coconuts twice, so maybe I just have bad luck, but here’s my story.
First time I got the brown kind… I guess they’re older. Anyway it was nasty and rank and REALLY turned me off. Then I learned about YOUNG coconuts and was like: well, DUH that was my problem!
So I go to Stop and Shop and get one there. Its a little mushy in places on the outside but I just figured that was from being jostled around.
I opened it, it was MUCH better… actually very nice. I didn’t dare try to drink it or eat anything on its own, I was afraid I might still be scarred from my first experience. So I mixed it in a smoothie, with some vanilla bean and cacao. It tasted decent, but after a VERY short time (like, MAYBE 5 minutes) it started to have a hint of that rank taste, like it was going bad. Do coconuts just spoil quickly or did I get one that was already bad? I’m afraid of trying it again because I do LOVE that coconut flavor but I can’t stand that taste/smell of when it goes bad… its nauseating.
I saved it and went back to it later… let my dad try it… There wasn’t much change. Still a little rancid (maybe somewhat more but not terrible), but it was mostly just in the aftertaste. It was still undrinkable though. I had to throw it out.
I’ve had coconut water before, in a drink (like the one you can buy at whole foods). It had lime in it (and who knows what else to make it taste good… I remember it was a good brand / had good ingredients when I bought it though, cause I’m good about that), and I loved it. I also love coconut shreds and stuff like that.
Any input as to what was going on? Or is that a normal thing that other people like and I just don’t like the taste? I want to enjoy some fresh coconut. :(