In a hot and humid country like Singapore, cold and refreshing drinks are of incalculable worth.
One cool sip can soothe that parched throat and make you forget, if just momentarily, about the unrelenting sun.
The healthy option would be a glass of cold water or a low-sugar isotonic drink, but let’s be honest: most of us opt for soft drinks or bubble tea.
In recent years, however, a new player has emerged in the beverage industry, threatening to wipe out all of its competitors.
Yes, I’m talking, of course, about Mr Coconut.
If you’ve never had a drink from this popular joint, there’s probably a coconut-shaped void in your soul.
Eager to fill it? Well, before that, here are 10 facts about Mr Coconut, the beverage joint that everyone’s queuing up for:
It Was Founded in 2016
For those who don’t know, Mr Coconut is known for its coconut-based beverages and desserts.
It was founded in 2016 by Mr Andrew Cai, Ms Vivian Yeo, and Mr Lucas Lin.
The Drink Originated in Malacca, Has Ingredients From Thailand, & is Made in Singapore
Mr Cai and Ms Yeo were reportedly inspired to start the venture after visiting Malacca, Ms Yeo’s hometown.
There, coconut shakes are a popular drink among locals and tourists.
Since there were no similar establishments here, the duo decided to bring the delectable concoction to Singapore.
As the brand says on its website, the drink was originated in Malacca, has ingredients from Thailand, and is made in Singapore.
They’re Famous For their Coconut Shakes
While they have many popular items on their menu, folks usually queue up for their refreshing coconut shakes.
Made with the supple and fragrant flesh of Thai coconuts, their shakes are creamy, fresh, and have a natural sweetness.
They’re also made with 100% fresh coconut juice, which is as refreshing as any drink out there.
They Have Coconut Ice-Cream Too
What could be better than a cold and fresh coconut shake on a sweltering afternoon? A cup of coconut ice cream, of course.
Mr Coconut serves everything from flavoured coconut shakes and fresh juice to ice cream and coconut lattes.
Their ice cream is available in various forms and can be served with a number of tantalising toppings.
Speaking of which…
One of Their Available Toppings is Coconut Noodles
One of their many available toppings for their drinks is coconut noodles, which must be as tasty as it sounds.
They also have Gula Melaka Sago, Pandan Sago, and Nata de Coco.
For their desserts, which includes coconut ice cream, pudding, and yoghurt, customers can top their orders off with everything from peanut and crushed Oreo to coconut flesh and aloe vera.
I am producing saliva at a concerning rate.
They Have Their Own Version of “Bubble Tea”
Oh, and did I fail to mention that they have their own version of “bubble tea” (without the tea)?
Reader: WHAT!? You should have led off with that!
There are seven drinks in their Bubble Coconut series, including Bubble Taro Coconut and Bubble Chocolate Coconut.
The best part about it is that you can get Gula Melaka pearls as a topping for these drinks.
It’s Fast Becoming As Popular As Bubble Tea
Nothing will ever knock bubble tea off its perch as the number one drink in Singapore, but Mr Coconut is certainly close.
Even during the first Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), long queues were observed outside their outlets because Singaporeans simply couldn’t live without their thirst-quenching shakes.
Mr Coconut has only been around for five years or so, but it’s slowly becoming as popular as bubble tea.
It May Be a Healthier Alternative to Bubble Tea
While most wouldn’t admit it, we rarely get a cup of bubble tea with reduced or zero sugar.
Since the tender coconut flesh used in Mr Coconut’s shakes give it a natural sweetness, it’s more bearable than a sugarless cup of boba.
For this reason, it may be a healthier alternative to bubble tea, which is high in calories.
What’s more, their coconut shakes are made with fresh coconut water, which is known for having a wide range of health benefits.
Of course, if you add Oreo bits, Gula Melaka pearls, and ice cream, then that sort of defeats the purpose.
They Have 22 Outlets Islandwide
At the moment, Mr Coconut has 22 outlets across the country, meaning you may not have to venture too far from your home to get a cup.
The 22 locations are:
- Northpoint City
- Waterway Point
- Jewel Changi Airport
- Changi City Point
- Paya Lebar Quarter
- Clementi Mall
- Causeway Point
- Hillion Mall
- Parkway Parade
- Tampines 1
- Bedok Mall
- Hougang Mall
- Junction 8
- Bugis Street
- AMK Hub
- Wisma Orchard
- Jurong Point
- Boon Lay MRT
Their outlets at Far East Plaza and One Raffles Place have been temporarily closed until further notice.
You Can Have a Mr Coconut Drink Delivered Right to Your Doorstep, But It’ll Cost You
Alternatively, if you’re a lazy bum like me, you could have your coconut shake delivered right to your doorstep.
You’d have to spend at least S$65 though (with additional S$5 delivery fees), and order at least a day in advance.
Reader: That’s about 13 coconut shakes. Perfect for me.
You mean for you and your family, right?
Reader: Uh, sure… let’s go with that.
You can head to Mr Coconut’s website for more information.
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Featured Image: Facebook (Mr Coconut Singapore)