Cynthia Sepulveda is the owner and founder of Flaco Coquito® - a family company.
The Story Behind Flaco Coquito
My grandmother, Goya, was the matriarch of our family. She kept our Puerto Rican traditions alive through her delicious delicacies, Coquito being one of them. I remember thinking about how one sugary, coconutty substance could be the glue that bound the family together during gatherings and how that drink made everyone happy. They always wanted my grandmother’s Coquito.
As in many families, diabetes and cancer have affected mine and after my grandmother lost her battle with cancer in 2009, our family gatherings were never the same without her touch. To honor her, I decided to continue with the family traditions. I took my grandmother Goya's Coquito recipe and altered it by reducing the sugar content, removing the dairy, and using all-natural ingredients. It was important that I catered to those who could not drink a Coquito high in sugar and dairy and made with canned products that contain harmful chemicals.
In 2012, Flaco Coquito® - Skinny Coquito® was created, and in 2017, Flaco Coquito® - Skinny Coquito® was officially released to the market.
"My Abuela, Goya, was always so full of life, carefree, and fun! The holidays will never be the same without my mom, uncle, and grandma, but every time I taste Flaco Coquito® - Skinny Coquito® I am transported to those priceless moments!" ~ Cynthia Sepulveda