Barbara: ALL I WANT IS CLOSURE! I’M NOT DOING THIS FOR THE MONEY!
Also Barbara: NO I WILL NOT SEND IT BACK TO VITA COCO SO THEY CAN TEST IT, TELL ME WHAT IT IS, AND GIVE ME CLOSURE.
It’s mold. I’m sorry it looks exceptionally gross, but it’s mold. You can tell it’s mold by comparing it to the dozens of other pictures on the internet from people who found mold in their Vita Coco.
Also, Vita Coco has no preservatives. Sometimes mold happens when there are no preservatives and there’s improper refrigeration after opening (your fault) or a tiny leak in the cardboard no one noticed (their fault). Pour your shit out into a glass before you drink it and move on with your life. Clearly you’re not dead, because you’re on the Internet yelling about this mold. Calm down, Barbara.