By Janani Vithanage
Boasting over 100 years of trusted excellence, the journey of Silvermill Group is one of resilience and inspiration; one that has provided a plethora of premium products to the market. One such ground-breaking product by Silvermill is KiCO, a mixture of King Coconut water and Green Coconut Water. King Coconut, colloquially known as “thambili” is a favourite in Sri Lanka, with its hydrating, refreshing taste being the perfect way to beat the heat of the scorching tropical climate. It contains salts that are essential for the body’s functioning and is free of fat and cholesterol. It also helps prevent kidney stones, promotes healthier skin and flushes out toxins. Green coconut water is said to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics and has antioxidant activity. KiCO retains all the goodness of natural “thambili” and green coconut, making it your ideal thirst quencher.
A factor that makes KiCO so convenient is that it isn’t always possible to find “thambili” and green coconut of good quality, not to mention that cutting the fruit open and disposing of it after drinking can be quite a hassle. KiCO, on the other hand, is found in the form of a Tetra pack. The high-end technology utilised by the Silvermill Group ensures that once sealed, nothing may enter or leave the packaging, allowing the drink to be perfectly preserved for up to 1 year. Its compact and easy to carry packaging allows you to take it absolutely anywhere; whether it be at home, at work, at school or at the gym. All you need to do is pop a pack in your bag before you head out and rest assured that a chilled KiCO will give you the revitalising, tasty goodness required for your busy lifestyle. The drink also contains Vitamin C, which is essential towards maintaining good health.
KiCO can also be considered a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks. If you’re a parent who constantly worries about how unhealthy your son’s or daughter’s favourite fizzy drink is, here’s your solution! Simply introduce them to KiCO and watch them fall under its yummy, yet incredibly healthy spell.
The Silvermill group sent us a few of their KiCO packs as an invitation to experience its taste and this is what we thought.
The Tetra packs arrived with a very sweet note. Acknowledging the instructions on the pack that the drink is best served chilled, we were careful to pop them all in the refrigerator before we tried it out.
We’re glad to say that we absolutely loved it! The drink tasted as if it were made up of hand-picked, premium quality king coconuts and green coconuts. It tasted traditionally sweet, with subtle undertones of sourness that gave the beverage a delightful slightly tangy quality. We tried out this product on a sweltering hot day and we can assure you that it provided us with a much-needed source of cool, hydrating refreshment. Since KiCO is so pure and healthy, with no added colouring, we were able to rest assured that we were drinking something that was good for our bodies and were spared the guilt-trip we experience when having a fizzy drink. In short, we loved this product! Our fridge is now stocked-up with KiCO to help us get through power cuts, study sessions and gym workouts, and we’d advise you to do the same!
KiCOis available at all leading supermarkets and large ISMs islandwide. As of June 2022, the product is priced at just LKR 75 per 200ml Tetra pack, making it incredibly affordable.
When Anthony Silva, with only Rs. 2000 in his pocket, opened a little shop in the small town of Giriulla in 1913, little did he know that he would one day run one of Sri Lanka’s most globally trusted food and beverage manufacturing companies. Starting from a single mill producing desiccated coconut, copra and coconut oil, the Silvermill Group has burgeoned into one of the most experienced producers of coconut-related and non-coconut related food and beverage items to global brands. In fact, Silvermill was the first company in Sri Lanka to export coconut water in tetra packs. The company is also renowned for its ability to provide extremely sustainable industrial solutions, as well as maintaining focus on renewable energy options. They have a plethora of products available, including desiccated coconut, coconut cream and condensed coconut, virgin coconut oil, coconut water and fruit juices.
KiCO is an excellent example of Silvermills attention to quality, taste and overall customer satisfaction. Feel revitalised, get your KiCO packs right now!