I recently got the urge to get a coconut from the store and so I got one. I got one with the plastic on it and made sure that I heard the water sloshing around it in. Using one of the techniques I pulled out of here I tried to open the coconut with out using the stove method. Well After several tapping in a circle sessions on the top part of the coconut, it still wouldn't crack open the top. I eventually gave up. So I picked one of the eye holes and jammed in to one of the eye holes using the blunt end of my butter knife. I managed to make an access point and the air rushed out. Something seemed odd and when I went to taste a bit of the water from inside, it tasted fermented or sour, like a off putting lychee.
Do you think that this coconut is rancid?
I cracked the rest of the coconut with a hammer from the garage or basically smashed it open. Washed the coconut and tried the meat. Still the fermented taste. It looked pretty OK but there was a slight off green on the edge of the meat where it connects to the shell.
Now I have the rest of it sitting in the fridge wondering what to do next.
So what do you think?
The last time I had a fresh coconut was when I was in late grade school. I remember it tasting plain essence of coconut and a bit sweet both the meat and the water.