Frequently Asked Questions
Does Vita Coco need to be refrigerated? How long does Vita Coco last?
Tetra Pak allows our coconut water to be shelf stable for up to 12 months outside of the fridge. For best taste, after you open a Vita Coco, place it in a refrigerator and consume within 24-48 hours—nobody likes sour coconuts.
When should I drink Vita Coco?
Our coconut water is good anytime and anywhere! But for starters, we find that most people like coconut water: on the go; before, during, or after exercise; as a mixer; after a night out; in smoothies; and with meals!
How much Vita Coco should I drink?
Your consumption of our coconut water should be based on personal lifestyle, diet activity level, and always with moderation in mind!
Is it safe to drink Vita Coco while pregnant?
Yes! Pregnant women can drink our coconut water, because it’s flash pasteurized (learn more about flash pasteurization in the OUR PRODUCTS section). If you have an allergy or health condition, check with a physician before consuming Vita Coco just to be safe!
My coconut oil melted! Can I still use it?
Yup! Coconut oil is still safe to use even if it’s melted, as long as it’s still within shelf life.
How much coconut oil should I eat in a day?
Coconut oil is a saturated fat, and current recommendations limit saturated fat intake to no more than 22 grams or 200 calories of saturated fats (including but not limited to coconut oil) for a person consuming a 2,000 calorie/day diet.
How can I use coconut oil?
How can you NOT use coconut oil!? It’s great for cooking, baking, and tons of other uses. Check out our “Ways to Use” section for some inspiration.
Is coconut oil good for dogs?
Hey, we get it-- if it’s good for you, it ought to be good enough for your best friend! But, we’re not puppy experts, and you should always check with a vet!
Is Vita Coco Coconutmilk perishable?
Yes. Vita Coco Coconutmilk is sold refrigerated and should remain refrigerated. Once opened, we recommend consuming it within 10 days.
When should I drink Vita Coco Coconutmilk?
Enjoy Vita Coco Coconutmilk whenever you’d like! It’s delicious and smooth on its own, as well as in smoothies, coffee, and tea.
Can I use Vita Coco Coconutmilk for cooking and baking?
Of course! You can use Vita Coco Coconutmilk for cooking and baking – check out our “WAYS TO USE” section for inspiration!
When is it best to drink Vita Coco Infused?
Whenever you need a moment to replenish and soothe. That sounds like a cop-out answer, but we promise it’s not. It’s because that moment is different for everyone. For some, it might be best in the morning before work to help them ease into a Monday. Or the night before to settle the Sunday Scaries. For others, it’s great for unwinding after work and settling in for a Netflix binge.
When should I drink Vita Coco Sparkling?
Vita Coco Sparkling is a light and refreshing pick-me-up thanks to its naturally-occurring electrolytes and bubbly, fruity taste. It also pairs great with food or in cocktails! For best taste, it should be served chilled or over ice.
Is Vita Coco Sparkling perishable?
Vita Coco Sparkling does not need to be refrigerated and is shelf stable for up to 9 months. For best taste, it should be consumed before the date marked on the can.
What is the proper amount of MCT Oil to consume?
The recommended dose is 1-2 teaspoons a day to get started, and then to slowly increase usage as you feel needed.
How do you read the best-by date?
Not the way you think—the best-by date, found at the top of every Tetra Pak, is dated 12 months from the production date, and is read as such: day/month/year.
What is Tetra Pak?
Tetra Pak is a BPA-free, eco- and socially-responsible form of packaging made from wood fiber, a sustainable resource. Tetra Pak keeps our coconut water fresh and gives it a shelf life of up to 12 months. For more information, visit www.tetrapak.com.
Is Vita Coco Sparkling recyclable?
You got it, Vita Coco Sparkling is packaged in a recyclable aluminum can.
Does Vita Coco add sugar to its coconut water?
Yes, a little bit—hear us out! Here’s why: coconuts can vary in taste, so we add less than 1% natural fruit sugar to our non-flavored coconut water. That helps to standardize the taste and sweetness levels regardless of harvest, time of year, or country of origin.
What does “never from concentrate” mean?
Some other brands use coconut water from concentrate—meaning, reconstituted with water and additives before packaging—but, never Vita Coco. We’re committed to using only the freshest coconut water possible, giving us the right to say we’re never from concentrate!
Is Vita Coco Coconutmilk dairy free / lactose free?
Yes. Vita Coco Coconutmilk is dairy-free and lactose-free!
Is Vita Coco Coconutmilk gluten free?
Yes. Vita Coco Coconutmilk is gluten free, just like all of our other products!
Is Vita Coco Coconutmilk kosher?
Yup! Our Coconutmilk is certified kosher.
Is Vita Coco Coconutmilk vegan?
Yes! Our Coconutmilk is certified vegan. No animal byproducts, we promise!
Is Vita Coco Coconutmilk Non-GMO?
Yes. Vita Coco Coconutmilk ingredients are certified Non-GMO.
Is the Vita Coco Coconutmilk bottle recyclable and/or BPA-free?
Yes. Vita Coco Coconutmilk is packaged in recyclable, BPA-free PET bottles.
Does Vita Coco Sparkling have added sugar?
There is no added sugar in Vita Coco Sparkling. The sweetness comes from the coconut water and fruit juices.
Is Vita Coco Sparkling gluten-free?
Yep! Vita Coco Sparkling is gluten-free, just like all of our other products!
Is Vita Coco Sparkling kosher?
Yup! Vita Coco Sparkling is certified kosher.
Is Vita Coco Sparkling vegan?
Yes! Vita Coco Sparkling is certified vegan. No animal byproducts, we promise!
Can you tell me more about where you get your hemp from?
Gladly. Our suppliers source organically-grown hemp from Colorado. The whole plant is used to extract hemp oil, which is then further turned into a unique blend for Vita Coco Infused.
Do you lab test the hemp used to make Vita Coco Infused?
The hemp is tested at several steps in the process so that it meets our standards, including tests that verify that there is not any THC, residue solvents or heavy metals present in our oil. (That’s heavy metal as in actual impurities, not the music genre.)
Does the hemp have any certifications I should know about?
Our hemp is Non-GMO, Kosher, Halal and Gluten-Free. It’s also manufactured in the USA and organically grown.