I try to let my kids try just about anything they want when it comes to food – especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables.
My daughter believes she LOVES coconut. However, her experience to date has been limited to…
I was very willing to let her try real coconut when she continually asked but I was clear that the coconut she eats is not at all the same as a fresh coconut. I explained that what she likes is sweet and shredded and easy to chew and eat. But a real coconut is crunchy and not sweet at all.
So in the interest of developing her tastes – I bought one.
First I punctured it to get the coconut milk out. She said she loved it but funny thing – she wouldn’t drink it.
Then when I smashed the coconut and pulled out the coconut meat she immediately dove in and took a chunk. Next thing you know she is gagging (truly on the verge of losing it) and coughing.
When I was younger I used to eat fresh coconut and actually enjoyed it every now and then. Now – nope – that coconut went right into the dumpster.
But she had the experience and now she knows.