NEW YORK (CBSDFW) – A woman in New York says she was sickened by an octopus-like sludge found in a bottle of Vita Coco coconut water. Barbara Kline wrote on social media that she became violently ill after unknowingly swallowing a piece of the slimy substance. “When I took a big gulp, I swallowed a chunk of something. It tasted very thick and syrupy. It was disgusting,” Kline said.
A spokesperson for Vita Coco said they believe the object was mold and thinks it’s “highly unlikely” to pose a health risk. Kline is reportedly planning to sue the company for her illness.
The Goshen resident isn’t the only person to find a disgusting surprise in Vita Coco containers. Several people have posted their sludge-filled bottles online over the last few years. Kline reportedly won’t give the sample back to Vita Coco for testing because it’s her “only evidence” in the case.