Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Subtle, Too Subtle, Makes Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash Less Than Extraordinary

The Good: Nothing bad in it, Does not taste horrible . . .
The Bad: Expensive, Not the most nutritious Bolthouse Farms beverage, Lousy taste
The Basics: Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash Coconut Water + Juice is one of the few real duds from the brand.

A few nights ago, I found myself exploring my new local area after I went out to see The Words (reviewed here!). I found myself at a new-to-me superstore where I was delighted to see a new-to-me Bolthouse Farms bottled juice. Back in New York, where I first got hooked on Bolthouse drinks, I had never seen the Mango Coconut Splash Coconut Water + Juice drink from Bolthouse Farms. Yet, there it was in Michigan and I happily picked one up.

Alas, that was a choice I came to regret! I was looking for a drink to quench my thirst and the Mango Coconut Splash did not do that at all!


Bolthouse Farms is a health drink brand, which is like an energy drink except that is designed for more of a full-health solution, though this juice (apparently inherited from Bom Dia) is much less of a health drink than many of their other beverages. Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash comes in a 15.2 fl. oz. plastic bottle that is smooth and very portable. The #1 recyclable bottle is filled with the mostly translucent white liquid, which resembles coconut water more than mango juice. Bolthouse Farms juice products is one of the leading manufacturer of healthy prepared beverages, both of fruit juices and dairy beverages.

The 15.2 fl. oz. bottle is intended to give consumers just under two servings, which is silly. For some strange reason, Bolthouse Farms does not sell a full 16 fl. oz. bottle, which would be two servings.

Ease Of Preparation

Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash Coconut Water + Juice is a liquid in the 15.2 fl. oz. bottle and is a ready-to-drink beverage. So, preparation is as easy as opening a plastic bottle. Mango Coconut Splash has a plastic cap that easily twists off and can be put back on in order to reseal it. It is important to note that this is supposed to be refrigerated, so quality of the beverage may degrade if it is left out at room temperature before or after the bottle is open. This has a pretty standard security seal ring around the lower half of the cap and informs the consumer as to whether the product has been opened by cracking off when the top is twisted.


Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash smells sweet, like mango and that aroma was very inviting to me.

On the tongue, however, the Mango Coconut Splash was dominated completely by the dry taste of coconut. Almost as soon as the coconut flavor passed, there was an oddly sour flavor that was only vaguely mango. It was like the coconut brought out the worst flavors of the mango and accented them. This left my mouth dry and my lips puckering!

The Mango Coconut Splash juice has an exceedingly dry aftertaste, making for an utterly un-thirst quenching beverage.


As a healthy fruit beverage, Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash Coconut Water + Juice is designed to fill in some of the nutritional gaps one might have in their diet, but it does that no better than it quenches one’s thirst. Nutritionally, Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash is mediocre at best. Mango Coconut Splash is primarily composed of water, coconut water and apple juice. It contains nothing bad, but does not have any additional nutrients pumped into it. It is gluten free and is Vegan compliant. As well, there are no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors or genetically modified ingredients!

This drink is pretty neutral on the health front. One serving of Mango Coconut Splash has no fat and only 60 calories. While there are 16 grams of sugars, the beverage has no cholesterol. There are only 65 mg (3% RDA) of sodium in each serving. A single serving does not have any other significant levels of any vitamins or minerals to make this worth drinking for the health benefits.


Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash comes in a plastic bottle and it keeps for only a few weeks. The bottle I bought at the beginning of September had an expiration date of October 20, 2012. This beverage must be refrigerated!

This drink is a fruit product and almost clear. If this gets on clothes, it will not likely stain them, even light clothes. Because this drink is mostly water, it should wash clean of any fabric.


Bolthouse Farms Mango Coconut Splash is an unsatisfying fruit juice that lacks the nutritional benefits to justify the expense of the beverage, making it impossible to recommend.

For other Bolthouse beverages, please check out my reviews of:
50/50 Tropical
Protein Plus Strawberries + Yogurt + Granola All Natural Protein Shake
Vitamin Rich Strawberry Banana Fruit Smoothie


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