Sunday, July 25, 2010

Coconut Bliss - Review and Giveaway!















Ok, I've been super excited about this review and giveaway for a while, it's for one of my favorite things in the world, Coconut Bliss ice cream! I've been eating vegan ice cream for decades - not because I've been vegan that long, I've only been vegan for nine years, but because it tastes good. Over the years it's been fun to watch vegan ice cream grow up and become more sophisticated with tons of flavors, bases, and new companies. My favorites have changed over the years but Coconut Bliss is by far the best ice cream I've ever had for several reasons - it's delicious, the texture is perfect, and it's healthier for you than most other ice creams. The ice cream is made from a base of organic coconut and agave (a sweetener that comes from the agave plant). But just because it's made from coconut doesn't mean it has an overpowering coconut flavor. In flavors like Mint Galactica and Chocolate Peanut Butter, the coconut flavor is extremely subtle.

With the free coupons that Coconut Bliss sent for me so I could review the ice cream (this is not the first time I've had their ice cream, I've bought it many many times before) I picked up a pint in Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cherry Amaretto. I'd never had the Chocolate Peanut Butter and had only had the cherry once before. First, the Chocolate:
















Holy cow, this stuff was awesome! My husband is big time into the combo of chocolate and peanut butter so he was in heaven. I was pretty blown away too, it was super smooth and the peanut butter tasted like the best natural peanut butters out there, love it!
















The Cherry Amaretto is one of my faves (my #1 fave is Mint Galactica!) - I love cherries and ice cream so it's perfect. My husband however, usually hates all things cherry but he loves this flavor too, that's because it's natural cherry, not red # whatever like some ice creams use. This baby has real chunks of delicious cherries swirled in, so delicious and refreshing.

Ok, you guys ready to win a pint for yourselves? Coconut Bliss was generous enough to send me two coupons to give away to my lovely readers - so two winners will receive a coupon for a free pint in any flavor! Use it wherever they carry Coconut Bliss (Target and Whole Foods are good bets, but you can also check their website for more locations).



















Ok, there are 6 chances to win, none of the entries are mandatory and please leave a separate comment for each entry. Winners will be chosen by random number generator, US and Canada entries only (those are the countries where Coconut Bliss is available). Also, make sure I have a way of contacting you if you win (etsy shop name, Ravelry name, twitter... whatever you're comfortable with leaving in a comment). Here are the entries:

1. Let me know which flavor of Coconut Bliss you think you'd like to try the most.

2. Follow Coconut Bliss on Twitter.

3. "Like" Coconut Bliss on Facebook.

4. Follow this blog.

5. Follow Vegancraftasic on Twitter.

6. Tweet, blog, or post on Facebook about this giveaway.

Contest is open until next Sunday, August 8th 2010 - Good luck!

-Kala

134 comments:

Chris said...

I'd like to try "Naked Coconut"! Coconut is severely under-represented in the ice cream world.

marianne said...

I've never tried vegan ice cream but would love to! I think I'd pick cherry amaretto to try. thanks for this giveaway!

Like Peter Design said...

Blog Follower!


I love your blog by the way!

xo~tmar
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Like Peter Design said...

I would try the Coconut flavor but I know my boyfriend would loooove the chocolate peanut butter one!

Cheryl said...

Cherry Amaretto must be close to heaven's front yard.

jocelyn said...

I want to try chocolate peanut butter!

Virginia said...

I haven't tried any vegan ice creams yet, and my one year veganversary is coming up! I think Cherry Amaretto would be a fitting treat for that celebration.

claire said...

wow
That Cherry Amaretto sounds and looks so good!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would like to try the Pineapple Coconut favor. It sounds like a Pina Colada. I could drink one of those today. It's 100 degrees and it only 2pm.

godo said...

vanilla island or naked coconut! just tweeted! thanks for the opportunity!

mysticwynd said...

The pineapple coconut flavor sounds decadent and refreshing, so that's probably the one I would try first!

You can reach me via my blog at http://mysticwynd.blogspot.com or on Etsy at mysticwynd!

mysticwynd said...

Following your blog now - thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

You can reach me via my blog at http://mysticwynd.blogspot.com or on Etsy at mysticwynd!

Andrea said...

A giveaway for free ice cream? I'm in!

mysticwynd said...

Posted this to my FB page! http://www.facebook.com/mysticwynd

Studio827 said...

I'd love to try the dark chocolate flavor!!

Laura/Studio827KC

BlenderBach said...

I'd love to try the chocolate hazlenut fudge flavor :d

Thanks for the chance to win !

-Tara
http://etrelles.etsy.com

Studio827 said...

And I retweeted your tweet about the giveaway :)

BlenderBach said...

Following on twitter!

(2nd entry)

-tara
http://etrelles.etsy.com
http://etrelles.twitter.com

BlenderBach said...

Follwing vegncraftastic on twitter
(3rd entry)

-tara
http://etrelles.etsy.com
http://twitter.com/etrelles

Anonymous said...

Chocolate Peanut Butter

"Twizzler" on Ravelry

Lolly said...

This Coconut Bliss is an amazing creation... I have enjoyed it many times ;) my fave is the aforementioned chocolate pb combo because I love those 2 together!

AJ said...

Looks SO tasty!!
I'm now following your blog :)
And I'm AJthePurple on Etsy, Twitter, and Blogger :)

AJ said...

Annnd I'm now following you on Twitter :D

AJ said...

And I really want to try Mint Galactica!

PS: Love your blog :)

Carrie said...

I've only tried the cookie dough flavour and it was delicious!

I'd absolutely love to try the chocolate pb flavour!

all things * jane said...

My first choice would be Naked Coconut, followed closely by Almond Fudge. Yum.

all things * jane said...

following your blog now!

all things * jane said...

already following you on Twitter. :-)

all things * jane said...

last, but not least, I tweeted about this! Thanks for all the entry possibilities, the ice cream sounds fab.

Laura said...

Hee hee! I just hosted my own giveaway and will be posting reviews soon!

I would like to try the Vanilla.

Laura said...

I follow coconut bliss on twitter - @heylaurawhat

Laura said...

I posted about this on my Facebook page!

Laura said...

I joined the Larry and Luna's fan group (I think that's what you meant?)

Laura said...

I love your blog! I'm subscribing. :)

Amey said...

I've only had Coconut Bliss once before, many moons ago. I'm pretty sure I just want that Chocolate Peanut Butter. Mmmmmm.

Photo Jenny said...

I love coconut bliss, and I would have to choose chocolate peanut butter...because I am a sucker for that heavenly combo!

Turtle said...

oh my gosh... did you say peanut butter ??? So gotta try that! Mmmmmm... as i sit here stuffy in the heat, grin!

La Alicia said...

I've never tried vegan ice cream but I'm open to trying new things.cherry amaretto sounds fantastic!

La Alicia said...

I'm following Coconut Bliss on Twitter!

La Alicia said...

I'm following your blog

La Alicia said...

I'm also following you on Twitter! :)

Michele P. said...

definitely the chocolate peanut butter, it looks like Heaven, lol.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

like coconut bliss on FB Michele Pineda

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/19529260834

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Scrappy Rat said...

Naked Coconut. I totally miss coconut ice cream. Mmmmm!

Scrappy Rat said...

Oh yeah, and I already follow this blog. :)

zimme345 said...

I like them on facebook. I would LOVE to try this. I love anything coconut!

zimme345 said...

I follow your blog...duh :)

zimme345 said...

I will facebook about the giveaway.
Thanks for being so awesome Kala!

juniper pearl said...

i can't believe they retired the lime and toasted coconut! that flavor changed my life. but this cherry amaretto business sounds pretty exciting.

Amy said...

I would love to try the chocolate PB.

Amy said...

I follow your blog

Amy said...

I liked Cocnut Bliss on FB

Hannah said...

I'd love to try the chocolate peanut butter! I never get Coconut Bliss because of the cost, but the one flavor I did sample ages (mint chip) ago was amazing!

RandiJM said...

I'd want to try the Cherry Amaretto! I haven't bought vegan ice cream in a long time, I'd love to try this.

(contact me through the PPK!)

InJuneau said...

I would love to try the Mint Galactica. My mom and sister love this stuff, as they're lactose-free, so I've had one of the flavors with them, but I can't remember what.

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

scatterbrains said...

I want to try chocolate peanut butter! You can never have too much chocolate and peanut butter.

frecklesandpurls.com said...

oooh! I think the Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge has my name all over it!!!

frecklesandpurls.com said...

I'm following your blog! :)

frecklesandpurls.com said...

Following you on Twitter, of course!

frecklesandpurls.com said...

And I re-tweeted your giveaway! :)

HeyitsBeth said...

Oh my god- chocolate PB all the way!

HeyitsBeth said...

and now I'm following your cute-as-heck blog- YAY!

ahimsablog said...

I'd love to try the cappuccino flavor!

JFibers said...

Holy Cow... this is your biggest turnout yet!
I've never tried vegan ice cream but I figure I like you and you're vegan so maybe I'll like something else vegan as well... hee hee

JFibers said...

I'm a follower... kinda like a zombie only less gory.

JFibers said...

OH and I'm like your hubby... chocolate and peanut butter all the way. Grant is more of a chocolate kind of guy though so we may have to fight for this one!

eclairre said...

I'd love to try the Cherry Amaretto. I love Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, so I'll love this too :)

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

Sounds Interesting! I think I'd like to try Naked Almond Fudge. Naked? goood. Almonds? gooooood. Fudge? also goooood. I'm not sure how you could go wrong here :P

Anonymous said...

All the flavors look awesome! I think I would try Pineapple Coconut first though... Pina colada, yum.

Lauren

Lizzie Bordello said...

Oh my, I must try the cherry amaretto!!

Brenda said...

I would love to try the mint galactica.

Kristen said...

Cherry Amaretto sounds AMAZING!

multiplefrance said...

I think cappuccino would be incredible...

Becca said...

Definitely the chocolate peanut butter flavor. I WANT IT NOW!

rebeccastar at gmail dot com

Samantha said...

Choco peanut butter!

Everythingbagel on Rav =)

Heather said...

Following everyone! I love love love coconut! I'd love to try the naked coconut ice cream, but anything with the words ice and cream is good in my book! hskoconnor@gmail.com

Sean said...

I did the "Like" on facebook!

Pineapple Coconut sounds awesome to me. Thanks for the opportunity!

samwibatt [at] gmail [dot] com

Sean said...

...and followed your blog.

Pineapple Coconut once again!

samwibatt [at] gmail [dot] com

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

#1 - Naked almond fudge!

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

#3 - done!

silentlotus creations said...

#1- I would def try the Dark Chocolate!

silentlotus creations said...

#2- I follow Coconut Bliss on Twitter already. :)

silentlotus creations said...

#3- I followed CB on Facebook!

silentlotus creations said...

#3- I followed CB on Facebook!

silentlotus creations said...

#4- I follow your blog, Kala! :)

silentlotus creations said...

#5- I follow ya on Twitter, too! :P

silentlotus creations said...

#6- I posted about the giveaway on FB!

Thanks so much for the chance to win! You rock! :D

xo Kylie
http://silentlotus.etsy.com

Vicky said...

I would have to try the Cherry Amaretto, it looks wonderful and Cherry is a favorite flavor of mine.

Elaine said...

I'd love to try the chocolate hazlenut fudge.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Julie said...

Yay for vegan ice cream! I buy this for my five yr old who is allergic to dairy products, so yummy! I'd love to try the Naked Coconut Bars.

Araignée said...

Cherry Amaretto sounds splendid!

Lynn said...

I would love to try the "Cappuccino" flavor!

lynnx512 (at) gmail (dot) com

eyebehold said...

A lot of the flavors sound yummy, but I think I'd have to start with the cherry amarretto.

Blogged and tweeted about the giveaway.

AmeliaB said...

I'd love to try the "Naked Coconut" it looks SO good. :)

LivinginDomesticity said...

Without a doubt the cherry. Cherry is my favorite flavor of ice cream always.

LivinginDomesticity said...

I liked Coconut Bliss of Facebook.

LivinginDomesticity said...

I'm following your blog.

Anonymous said...

I'd really like to try the Vanilla Island flavor.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

lolamichele said...

I would most like to try the naked coconut. :9 sounds delish!

boswife @ gmail . com

lolamichele said...

I follow you on twitter. @lolamichele

boswife @ gmail . com

Evan Thomas said...

I would try chocolate hazelnut fudge.

Evan Thomas said...

I follow them on twitter
evan@foodmakesfunfuel.com

Evan Thomas said...

And I like them on FB
evan@foodmakesfunfuel.com

Anonymous said...

from what i've tried, i'm in love with the chocolate peanut butter & the cappuccino. i'm dyyying to try more! i follow them on twittter & like them on facebook.

chelseajones13@yahoo.com

Ben said...

Maybe it's just the picture but cherry amaretto looks pretty good. Then again, I'm a fan of any fruits in ice cream.

You can contact me ben line of fire on ppk.

Liz said...

I've been wanting to try this stuff for a while. Sounds so yummy. I think I'd try the dark chocolate or naked coconut first.

karma dot points at yahoo dot com

Seaside Studio said...

I want to try
Mint Galactica
www.SeasideStudio.etsy.com

Kristen said...

A friend of mine served me the Pineapple Coconut at her dinner party recently, and I never would've thought to choose that flavor, but it was DELISH! Next I'd like to try the Chocolate Hazelnut.

couponboss at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Mint Galactica please...MMMM!

Stephanie said...

I like Coconut Bliss on FB! (Stephanie Dc)

Stephanie said...

I follow Vegan Craftastic!

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Jes said...

I'd like the Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

jswaks at gmail dot com

Jes said...

Follow Coconut Bliss on Twitter

jswaks at gmail dot com

Jes said...

"Like" Coconut Bliss on Facebook.

jswaks at gmail dot com

Jes said...

Follow Vegancraftasic on Twitter.

jswaks at gmail dot com

Jes said...

Follow your blog via GFC.

jswaks at gmail dot com

TiffsPixieDust said...

I'd like to try the cappuccino one ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

TiffsPixieDust said...

"Like" Coconut Bliss on Facebook. ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

TiffsPixieDust said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect - Tiffypixie - Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

Emily said...

Mmm, Cherry Amaretto sounds delicious!

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Emily said...

I'm a follower!

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Laurel said...

Chocolate peanut butter sounds way too good! I'm so entering! Thank you!
ladams(at)fuse(dot)net

Veganosaurus said...

It's Naked Coconut for me!

Veganosaurus said...

I'm following vegancraftastic on both my twitters.

Veganosaurus said...

I'm following Coconut Bliss on both my twitters.

Veganosaurus said...

I'm an ardent follower of this blog.

Veganosaurus said...

I'm a fan of the Coconut Bliss facebook page.

Veganosaurus said...

I tweeted about this through my @veganosaurus twitter id.

Dawn said...

I love the mint galactica too! But, I haven't tried the cherry amaretto yet and that sounds amazing.

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