It’s not normal for an apartment in Philadelphia to reach ninety five degrees in May. And yet, thanks to Climate Change, a broken air conditioner, and living on the top floor of a six-story building, here we are—my wife and I, basking in our underpants on the day after Memorial Day (God bless those who paid the ultimate price for our country) sweating our butts off, crowding next to our brand new tall, skinny fan (didn’t fans used to be round?) And wishing it was January again, pleading for relief from the heat.
Thank you, Trader Joe’s. In the past, we’ve reviewed a few other fruit floes, discussed the meaning of the term “floe” and sang the praises of TJ’s other frozen delights. It’s all about coconut today.
These frozen treats taste just like Goya Coconut Cream. This, if you are familiar with it is the nectar for the gods. A fatteningnectar for the gods, yes, but it’s certainly worthy of that title. If you’re anything like me, coconut cream is fine. plain,Straight from the can. However, most people would find that strange, depressing, and/or socially unacceptable. I consider it delicious.
Thanks to the magic of underground hippie grocery stores, this same taste can now be found in an easily-acceptable bar/floe. It tastes like real coconut. It contains real coconut. It isn’t completely bad for you. It’s very refreshing when you’re at the edge of heat-stroke (as mine is right now).
Sonia rates it at 4.5 stars, probably due to its excessive heat and delirium. It has the perfect balance of coconut-milkiness with coconut-wateriness. I’ll give it a 4 star rating. Trader Joe’s Coconut Water Fruit Floes provide magical coldness in a world full of red hot death, sixth-story “hot air-rises”, and “science sucks when it applies to reality” type of ways. I love you. It’s just too hot. It’s May. Do not lose hope if you want to live in July 2012. These are great to eat.
Final verdict: 8.5 out 10.