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Coconut Bliss: Ice Cream Review and GIVEAWAY!

Yoo hoo!

Hi there and happy humpday! Is there a better way to kick off Wednesday- and the day before New Year’s Eve!- with ice cream talk?  I don’t think so!

A week or so ago, the lovely Kiley from Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss was kind enough to send me coupons for pints of their coconut milk-based ice cream to review for the blog.  If I know you guys- and I think I do!- you’ll go bananas (or coconutty!) for their products.  From their website:

People are continually asking us how we came up with Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss. We’d like to say we are entrepreneurial geniuses, but the truth is much humbler—we just wanted a tasty frozen dessert that we could enjoy eating without feeling bad afterwards. We had both given up dairy for health and ethical reasons, and tried all the soy- and rice-based alternatives, but weren’t satisfied with any of them. They either didn’t taste good, or we felt sick after eating them, or they had a long list of ingredients that didn’t really sound like food. One day Luna said ‘what about coconut milk?’  We’d used it a lot in Thai-style cooking and it seemed ideal. It was naturally rich and creamy and had great nutritional properties. So with the aid of a two-dollar hand-cranked ice cream maker from Goodwill we made our first batch. As soon as we tried it, we knew we were on to something special. As time went by and we shared it with our friends, who also loved it, it became apparent to us that we should focus our energy on this and make it available to more people.

Our company, Bliss Unlimited, LLC, is dedicated to creating unique and exquisitely delicious desserts, consciously prepared from the most nutritious and wholesome organic ingredients available, and bringing them to market in ways that express our reverence for both people and the planet. We are located in Eugene, Oregon (the home of many wonderful natural food companies), where we make Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss with care and love.

I took my coupons to Whole Foods and picked out three flavors: Mint Galactica, Naked Coconut & Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge.  If their ice cream was anything as unique as their packaging, I knew I was in for a treat!

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge


Verdict: Chocolate-hazelnut is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations.  I love the deep, rich cocoa taste, the swirls of fudge and the chunks of hazelnuts.  The first bite has a little pre-taste of alcohol, but after the first bite it goes right away and tastes creamy and delicious!

Mint Galactica

Verdict: Has a very strong peppermint flavor; also a little “alcoholic” upon first bite.  I love the mint chips.  I’m not usually a “mint person”. but I really enjoyed this! Each bite got better and better, and d the initial strong flavor dissapeared.  This would be GREAT in hot chocolate! (This was also Ari’s favorite.)

Naked Coconut

Verdict: I LOVE this… it’s easily my favorite flavor. It tastes like the freshly made coconut ice cream ladies sell from a wooden ice bucket on the streets in Guadeloupe, and I had almost a Proustian experience eating it!

Click here for additional nutritional information about the ingredients used in Coconut Bliss ice cream.

Bottom line: These rich, creamy desserts illustrate that you don’t need butter, eggs or heavy cream for a delicious taste.

It’s also a wonderful alternative for people who don’t eat soy products. I felt good about putting these organic ingredients into my body.  And did I mention that the chocolate they use is fair trade certified?

I will definitely be buying this once my stash runs out.  I can’t wait to try the other flavors!

Thanks again, Kiley!

Want to try Coconut Bliss for yourself? Two lucky winners will win one coupon each for a free pint of ice cream! Contest open to US and Canadian residents only.

Here are three ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment telling me about your favorite ice cream and how you like to eat it.

2) If you have a blog, link back to this page on a post, then leave me a comment to tell me you did so.

3) If you don’t have a blog, go to the Coconut Bliss website and tell me one thing you learned about coconuts!

4) Tweet this: I want to win Coconut Bliss ice cream! http://bit.ly/8iEMpD @ lilveggiepatch

Good luck! I will choose two winners on Sunday, January 3.

138 comments to Coconut Bliss: Ice Cream Review and GIVEAWAY!

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  • gina (fitnessista)

    ahhhhhh!!!! my favorite ice cream is COCONUT BLISS! i don’t usualy enter giveaways (unless it’s some kind of almond butter) but i’m all over this one :)
    i’ll trade you for some raw snacks if i win, haha
    have a great night, lovely <3

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  • Okay,
    I LOVE coconut bliss!!!!! I was just recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and have a lactose intolerance…and seeing that I just had a baby 4 months ago I need my calories for breastfeeding!!!!!! So, how do I get my calories…well last week I ate three containers of coconut bliss (yes, by myself!)!!! I love every flavor!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the fun contest!
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    I havent tried this yet but after seeing all these pictures and reading the amazing compliments, I think I pretty much have to! Anything chocolate suits me just fine!
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    My mother and I are in accord that this creamy concoction is delectably divine! It was all I could do not to polish off the entire carton in the blink of a lash. The only flavors we tried are cherry amaretto and chocolate hazelnut fudge. Both delish, although my mother slightly prefers Cherry Amaretto. (she loves amaretto)

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    I love coconut bliss chocolate pops. They melt in your mouth and leave you satisfied, yet the taste is so awesome you want to reach for more. Awesome!

  • Christina Obrien

    My children and I are Vegan.I love the Cappuccino, and my boys love the cookie Dough! I would really like to try the new Ginger Cookie Caramel, I hear it is delicious! Yayy for Coconut Bliss!! <3

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    I have only just discovered NAKED COCONUT at Thrifty Foods in Tsawwassen. Sorry! It’s all gone – I pigged out! Shame on ME! I could not resist. Hope there are other flavours available at TF! I am 87, and have a lot to learn about Coconut Bliss! You have made a CONVERT FOR LIFE – no joke intended: organic-low in sugar and sodium! Perfect for Type2 Diabetes! Thank you for the introduction to Coconut Bliss!l

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