Thursday, March 25, 2010

The New So Delicious Coconut Water Sorbet Is a Refreshing Tropical Treat!

It may be a bit too soon to be dreaming of summer, but yesterday was a somewhat balmy, sunny 65°—a perfect day to start cleaning up the garden and then reward myself with a refreshing treat. After all, it's never too soon to be dreaming about the next delectable dessert option, and after all that yard work, I deserved a sweet treat! So Delicious Coconut Water Sorbet was recently launched at Natural Products Expo West, where it received the prestigious "Best in Show Award" from VegNews magazine. (You can view the complete list of winners here.) Since I couldn't get to Expo, I feel fortunate that I was able to get my hands on some award-winning sorbet. (Living in Eugene has its advantages!)


What can I say about these luscious-looking frozen treats before I even taste them? Well, they're made with organic coconut water (yum!), sweetened with organic fruit juice, and weigh in at only 100 calories and zero grams of fat per serving, which makes them a perfect guilt-free indulgence.

Pictured above clockwise from top left, Hibiscus, Lemonade, Raspberry and Mango.

These sorbets certainly look seductively beautiful, but how do they taste? The one issue I've had with any sorbet I've eaten in the past is that it usually tastes very sugary to me, with the sweetness overpowering the fruit flavor. The only exceptions I can recall are a chocolate sorbet I can no longer find and a coconut sorbet I tasted in Hawaii—both were exquisite. (Flavor hints to Turtle Mountain). My guess is that the other sorbets relied on cane sugar as a sweetener and probably contained too much of it. While there's nothing subtle about the fruit-juice-sweetened flavor of So Delicious Coconut Water Sorbet, the fruit flavors take center stage, while the sweeteners and coconut water assume supporting roles. This gives these sorbets a uniquely fruity, full-bodied aliveness.

Which brings me to the Hibiscus flavor ... My first spoonful reminded me of the fragrantly floral flavor of hibiscus tea, but with overtones of deep, dark berry. What a delightfully lovely taste! The Lemonade flavor is definitely tangy. I might prefer it ever-so-slightly sweeter, but my husband Mark, who loves all things lemony, thinks it tastes perfect! My favorite flavor is Raspberry. It's got a rich, bright, eye-opening kind of thing going on—just the kind of sweet flavor I wouldn't mind having in my mouth all day long. And the Mango tastes just like they'd taken some sweet, ripe mangoes, puréed and then frozen them. There's just the slightest hint of coconut, which makes this flavor all the more enticing. Is there anything that doesn't taste better when it's made from coconut? I doubt it!

I'm told by the good folks at Turtle Mountain that So Delicious Coconut Water Sorbet will start appearing on store shelves in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes open for them. They will make your mouth very happy!

11 comments:

Vegyogini said...

This was probably the highlight of the Expo for me and my favorite flavor was the hibiscus. I am so impressed with the use of coconut water instead of sugar water as the base. Hooray for electrolytes in sorbet!

jacqui said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Hibiscus and coconut? Yum!

Miranda said...

Mango and coconut water? Get in my tummy!

Angel said...

These look and sound exquisite. I cannot wait to be able to buy them. Thanks for sharing. You always find the most wonderful goodies!

Christie said...

Coconut water sorbet, really? Can't wait! YUM!

Puptruck said...

Wow Gail, it looks and I am confidant, smells and tastes DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing! I am GRATEFUL 2B Your Friend and Very PROUD of YOU!!!

Millie said...

Coconut...I will go buy some tomorrow. This is such a treat. Thanks

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Vegiegail said...

Hi Millie! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so happy I inspired such enthusiasm! The sorbet won't be in stores for another few weeks, but they're well worth the wait!

VeganMarr said...

I tasted these at the Expo, the mango was heavenly!

avegangirl said...

Wish I could have been at Expo and tasted all of these. But it's wonderful to have something so delicious to look forward to. Thanks for making my mouth water (again!)

Kathy said...

love this!! need to find it. So glad I found it on www.findingvegan.com