Do you like piña coladas? And getting caught in the rain? If so, do we have the sparkling water for you.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for getting Rupert Holmes’ timeless ode to infidelity attempts stuck in your head, but if you didn’t see a reference to this ear worm coming at some point, you haven’t read enough of our meanderings into the bowels of pop culture.
It’s truly where we feel most comfortable. And beyond that, Good & Gather’s Coconut Pineapple empirically just oozes yacht rock and definitely not being into yoga.
Yes, we’ve been a devoted imbiber of Coconut LaCroix for years and have pounded so many Coconut Waterloos since then we should really have a timeshare in the condo of tropical-vibed sparkling waters.
But inevitably at some point you lament to yourself, “Me and my old (coconut) lady had fallen into the same old dull routine.” It happens to the best of us. You find yourself reading the newspaper in bed, while your coconut can sleeps beside you. You stumble upon a personal ad about having half a brain, and you take that half a brain and get the brilliant idea to have a coco-themed affair.
So we decided to
place a personal ad go to Target, and try Good & Gather’s Coconut Pineapple.
Come with us and escape.
When we first open this satin dream-can, the nose is relatively quiet, dare we say, discreet. There’s a faint toasted coconut, but there’s also the metallic minerality that we’ve come to associate with Good & Gather.
Upon the first guzzle of illicit freedom, we discover the harmonious blend of coconut and pineapple really sings here. The creamy coconut cuts through the tang of the just under-ripe pineapple, mellowing it into that comforting and satisfying steel-drum melody that inevitably signals to the brain that we are on vacation.
There’s something really lucious about this. Good & Gather’s distinctive minerality really milks the coconut for all it’s worth, and we’d swear it’s coating our mouths with something other than carbonated water.
This is the time-honored cocktail rendered to perfection, but without the sugar, the sunburn and the booze-induced bad decision making. Maybe those things are how you want to spend your actual time in Cabo, but when you can’t be there or afford to destroy your life over the course of a weekend, this sparkling water is here to provide a consequence-free, all-inclusive simulacrum. Just slap on a sandy wristband & pop the tab.
And it’s not just suntan lotion and cloying coconut hangovers that we’re mercifully escaping: there’s a tightness and a buoyancy (something Good & Gather does consistently well) that keeps this bright and interesting to the last sip. The aromatics don’t fade into vacation entropy.
This is a sparkling water that says, “Yeah. I do like making love at midnight at the dunes of the cape, but also all the time. How dare you think otherwise.”
So we rescind our personal ad. You’re the sparkling water we’ve looked for, and you were in our fridge all along. We’re nobody’s poet, but we’d like to think we’re not half bad.
Carbonated Water, Natural Flavor