Nuts for coconuts.

Yes, it’s that time of year; coconuts are cheap and plentiful in our supermarkets.  I was excited about this last year too, but it bears repeating given that in the intervening 12 months I have become an even bigger fan of the fuzzy ovals of goodness, adding it’s amazing oil to my Things I Love From Coconuts list, the contents of which are published below:

  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut water
  • Coconut flesh

Last year I used a corkscrew, but my husband – perhaps over-egging the coconut – decided a drill was yer only man for the task. Or you could try a screwdriver but probably not if you have a decent sense of self preservation and place value on not stabbing yourself in the hand.

Yes, the coconut does indeed look like it’s weeing.

Drill through one of the dents (nope, still don’t know the proper word for those) and pour out the delicious coconut water through a sieve.

Here’s our pure coconut water – mean mammy would only hand over a small bit – and a few days of healthy snacking.  All for a mere 69c.

Pre-bedtime hydration

8 thoughts on “Nuts for coconuts.

  1. Just because coconut water is a brand new thing on my shopping list – all will be revealed later this week – could I ask how much you would get out of a whole coconut? Sounds like way more fun that pouring it out of a carton!


    1. Well yes and of course you get all the actual coconut to eat too. And we finally made this one break in an even enough fashion to a make clippity cloppity percussion instrument!


    1. I can’t imagine the fuzzy brown ones are actually bad for you though. Oh please tell me not. I’ve never tried a green one, but I’ve seen them in the Asia market so it’s not like I can use never having been in tropical climates as an excuse.


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