Thursday, August 12, 2010
Blissfully Coconutty Coconut Bliss review and giveaway
I've been having a hard time writing this review and it's not for the lack of words to describe the delectable goodness of Coconut Bliss organic coconut milk ice creams. It's just that each time I've begun to write this blog post, I've had the overwhelming urge to run to the freezer and help myself to large dollops of these scrumptious drops of heaven!! (Imagine my plight when I was in the process of clicking these pictures)!
Coconut Bliss... what a perfect name Luna and Larry (the blessed souls behind this brilliant idea of turning coconut milk into ice cream) have come up with. In my opinion, adding a couple more 'S'es at the end would've better expressed the true effects of these ice creams... Blissss. *Ahhhhh*
When I wanted to do this review, the kind people at Coconut Bliss sent me coupons for four free pints of their ice creams. Two for me and two to share. :)
For myself, I decided to get the Naked Coconut and Pineapple Coconut flavors. I even shared some with DH, purely out of the kindness of my heart (any coconut karma points I happened to gain in the process were purely unintentional *blinks innocently*).
First, let me tell you about the Naked Coconut flavor.
I tasted it for the first time when I was here in the US last year and fell in love immediately! Normally, when I get a chance to try something out for free, I pick a flavor I've never tasted before. But Naked Coconut is sooooo awesome that I couldn't help but get one this time too!
When you open the cap of a new pint of Naked Coconut, the fresh, untouched ice cream looks just like snow. Sweet, delicious snow. I suggest that you do not bend over the container while opening the cap, you'd risk droolifying the ice cream.
Let the ice cream sit outside for a few minutes before you start eating it to truly experience the optimum level of creaminess and flavor.
Delicious organic coconut milk is blended with pure organic agave nectar to give it just the right level of sweetness. And it's loaded with dry coconut flakes for a delightful texture! Each spoonful is simply divine.
Coconut Bliss ice creams come in many flavors but Naked Coconut is hands down the best of the lot! Last week I noticed in the freezer section of the nearest grocery that they have Coconut Bliss bars now and Naked Coconut is one of the two flavors!! Boy am I buying me some of that action the next time I'm at the store. :D
Now, let's move on to Pineapple Coconut.
Even though I love fruits, I'm generally not a fan of most fruit flavored ice creams. They're either too tangy or too essence-y for my tastes. But I decided to be adventurous and grab the Pineapple Coconut this time. And it turned out to be an excellent decision. :)
Here's the beauty of this ice cream, it contains only pure, organic pineapple fruit and juice. Absolutely no artificial ('artificial' almost feels like a dirty word in this post) pineapple essence! This makes a whole world of difference to the taste. It's like Naked Coconut with just the slightest hint of pineapple in it. A very palatable combination.
Pineapple Coconut is quite a yummy flavor so I do recommend it. But make sure you get the Naked Coconut before all else. :D
Coconut Bliss ice creams might seem a tad on the expensive side when you compare prices with the regular vegan ice creams out there, but they are worth every single penny! And this is not only because they taste so good but also because they are made of completely organic, natural and healthy ingredients. They're vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and have a low glycemic index. And what's more, they're committed to sustainability and fair trade to the maximum extent possible.
Finally, let's get to the juiciest part of this post... The Giveaway! :)
This giveaway applies to people in the USA ONLY (my apologies to international readers) because Coconut Bliss is available only in the US and Canada but they are unable to generate coupons for Canada yet.
Here's how YOU could win yourself a free pint of Coconut Bliss:
There are various ways to participate (listed below) and each thing you do counts as one entry. The first one is mandatory but the rest of them are completely up to you! But make sure you leave a separate comment for every entry.
1. Tell me which is your favorite Coconut Bliss product (or if you haven't tasted any yet, which flavor you would like to try the most).
2. Follow Coconut Bliss on Twitter.
3. "Like" Coconut Bliss on Facebook.
4. Follow this blog.
5. Follow Veganosaurus on Twitter.
6. Follow Art by Susmitha on Twitter.
7. Write a blog entry on your blog about this giveaway with a link to this blog post.
8. Post about this giveaway on your facebook with a link to this blog post.
9. Tweet to @veganosaurus about this giveaway with a link to this blog post. (This can be done as many times as you like throughout the giveaway and each time will be considered as an additional entry).
Just remember, leave a separate comment here for every entry. Also, leave your e-mail id or etsy id in your first comment for me to be able to contact you in case you win.
This giveaway will be open until the 26th of August (exactly two weeks from today). After that, TWO winners will be chosen with the help of a random number generator. I will post the results here.
Winners, I'll contact you by means of the contact details you have left me here, get your snail mail addresses and mail you one coupon each for a pint of Coconut Bliss ice cream. You can claim the coupon at a grocery store near you which sells these ice creams (I got mine from Whole Foods). You get to pick any flavor you like.
So wish you all the very best! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! :D
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE! :)