We're five healthcare workers, and we also hate coconut water.
We totally get it. Coconut water was this weird trend that started in 2005 out of nowhere. By some unfortunate circumstance, you had a sip and immediately thought to yourself, "uh ... do people actually ... like this?"
But as you saw more and more people drinking it, self doubt began to creep in. "Wait… am I the weird one? Do I need to like it ... too?"
Nah, fam. You’re not alone. Little did you know, you were always part of a silent majority … of coconut water haters! We’ve all sacrificed and settled for far too long. But it's 2021, and we have a solution: Cactus Water is about to change the game, cause Cactus is the NEW coconut.
Our Cactus Moment
It happened on literally the hottest day of summer. Our apartment living room felt like an IKEA display in the middle of the desert, and we found ourselves suffering from the heat, thirsty af.
THEN IT HIT.
A remark from one of our founders that changed everything: “Man - I'd give ANYTHING for some Cactus Water right now!”
Uh... *Awkward Silence*
Quickly noticing all of the confused faces around the room, he explained how our heat wave reminded him of growing up in the desert, surrounded by these delicious fruits of the cactus called Prickly Pears. His favorite childhood treat was the juice of these cactus fruits, which he excitedly claimed tasted like a mix of Watermelon + Bubblegum.
HOLD UP ... WATERMELON + BUBBLEGUM!?
Sounds WAY too good to be true.
So, we obviously had to call his bluff...
... Annnnnnd now we make Pricklee :)
The Desert Superfruit
Native to the Americas (it’s on the flag of Mexico), the Prickly Pear is the superfruit of the desert, and has been a cultural icon and staple in medicine, food, and drinks for centuries. This is due to its high concentration of natural antioxidants, which protect and recover your body from UV rays, alcohol, fatty foods, exercise, and more!
The more we researched, the more we were blown away by the health benefits of this cactus superfruit. We knew we had to bring a Cactus Water to the world.
After hundreds of failed recipes, a kitchen turned cactus farm, and over a year of testing, Pricklee was finally born.
... And it was everything coconut water wished it could be. 1/2 the sugar. 1/2 the calories. Natural Antioxidants.
2021 - Cactus is the NEW Coconut.
With each sip of Pricklee, you'll find your personal oasis in those everyday moments you need it most.
No more sacrificing.
No more settling.
You don't have to drink coconut water anymore.