Did you know that July is national ice cream month? Luna and Larry of Organic Coconut Bliss
understand that even people who can’t or won’t eat dairy products love ice cream, using this knowledge as the fuel for creating their company. They say, “we just wanted a tasty frozen dessert that we could enjoy eating without feeling bad afterwards” about their motivation for starting Organic Coconut Bliss. Since that time, their frozen desert brand has climbed to now be named as the #1 item on VT’s Veg 25 hot list for 2009 and is said to be not only healthy, but delicious as well.
Coconut Bliss is:
- made from a base of naturally rich coconut milk
- sweetened with agave syrup
- certified organic
- 100% vegan kosher pareve
- and made with certified fair trade ingredients
WOW! Eleven different flavors and two different types of bars make up the palette for Organic Coconut Bliss. All of the ingredients, nutritional information, and product descriptions are available online at their website so you can research before you buy. There’s also a wonderful and informative FAQ section on their site that answer a lot of questions including if this product is safe for people with diabetes, allergies and their product, the manufacturing, and gathering of ingredients…as well as a bunch of other stuff! One question came up about their “fair trade” claim. Here’s what they have to say:
“We are committed to fair trade principles and have secured certified fair trade sources for our vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate, and coffee. Many ingredients are not yet available with fair trade certification, including coconut milk and agave syrup. We have visited the coconut farm in Thailand as well as the facility where it’s made into coconut milk and we are very impressed with the quality and sanitation standards of the facilities, the integrity of the owners, and the working conditions there. We hope to visit the agave supplier in Mexico soon to personally assess the conditions there as well. We are excited to be using some locally grown ingredients: our organic hazelnuts are grown right here in Oregon, and our cherries come from our neighboring state of Washington.”
I’m very excited that Luna and Larry agreed to let me represent them during National Ice Cream Month. They sent me 3 coupons each good for a pint of Coconut Bliss, and I would have posted this Blog about them sooner but the stores near me that claimed over the Internet to carry Coconut Bliss actually don’! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to test Coconut Bliss because of this. Now if you have the same problem, don’t worry–you can actually order their products online and they can be shipped to you through Diamond Organics
. Unfortunately, nowhere can I find that you can use the coupons for free pints at Diamond Organics. Otherwise, I’d be eating Coconut Bliss right now…obviously.
In the spirit of blessing others, I’m going to pass my coupons on to 3 readers. That’s right–I’m picking three winners! To win a coupon for a free pint of Organic Coconut Bliss, just head over to their website and tell me 1) What flavor you want, and 2) Where you can really buy it at
. Please don’t enter unless you can actually get your hands on a pint! This contest is only open to US mail addresses and will end August 9th at 2359 hours, EST. Remember to include an email address and separate comment for each entry.
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