Frequently Asked Questions

Nutty Facts

What can I do with a coconut shell?

A LOT. Looking for a new bikini top? Coconut shells. Need a very small hardhat? Coconut shells. Broken maracas? Coconut shells again. See? The possibilities are endless.

Is a coconut a nut?

Nope! Despite the name, coconuts are fibrous, one-seeded fruits called drupes. Other members of team drupe include peaches, nectarines, cherries, and dates.

How long does it take to grow a coconut palm tree?

So, here’s the thing: you can have a fully-grown palm tree in as soon as three years (yay!)--but, it won’t start to yield coconuts until somewhere around it’s sixth birthday (aww!). In fact, it can take as long as 15 years for a palm tree to really get going on coconut growth! And if you’re planning on growing one indoors, make sure you have a skylight, because these guys can grow up to 98 feet tall.

How did you decide on the Vita Coco Infused flavors you have?

We know they’re a little different from what you expect from a coconut water company. We wanted Vita Coco Infused to take people ‘there’ while still being completely delicious. The idea was to make a drink that was earthy, yet refreshing. We tried putting potting soil in lemonade but that didn’t work. Hannah in marketing had the brilliant idea of combining citrus with spice — and that’s how we got our flavors! Thanks, Hannah!

Packaging

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.

Quality

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.