Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate Bars

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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In our continuing ice-cream coverage during this sweltering summer…Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate Bars.

IMG_3096This coconut-milk ice cream bar is as delicious as the dark chocolate ice cream that comes by the pint from Coconut Bliss — but of course, in the summer it’s fun to eat ice cream on a stick.

IMG_3097And these bars feel a little lighter and fluffier than the amazing dense chocolate of the dark chocolate pints … which, again, is perfect for summer.

IMG_3098The chocolate is rich and creamy and flavorful … we can’t think of a better way to beat the heat. In fact, we’d enjoy them even in winter.

We hope to try out every Coconut Bliss bar flavor before summer’s end, but in case we don’t, you can check them out here. Flavors include naked coconut, strawberry, latte, and coconut almond in chocolate. And you can see our review of the Salted Caramel in Chocolate here.

Nada Moo! coconut-milk ice cream

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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Since we are still in a heat wave, we sampled Nada Moo! coconut-milk ice cream, which came highly recommended by a fellow sweet tooth who says she’s never met a Nada Moo flavor she didn’t like.

After tasting Nada Moo’s Cookies & Creme, we feel quite certain that we’d agree about all the other flavors.

Nada MooCookies & Creme is amazing: rich, creamy, with a strong vanilla flavor and plenty of crunchy chocolate cookies.

IMG_3081The texture is lighter and fluffier in texture than Coconut Bliss (which isn’t better or worse, just different), and, like Coconut Bliss, the ice cream is made with organic coconut milk.

IMG_3083We are very much looking forward to enduring the heat wave with more Nada Moo.  Other flavors include Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownie, Pistachio Nut, Vanilla Cha-Cha-Chai, Sweet Cherry Lime, and Maple Pecan. Yum.

Coconut Bliss Salted Caramel in Chocolate Bars

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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So, Coconut Bliss is not exactly cheese, but it’s in the triple digits here this week, and so we are eating much vegan ice cream. And we feel it’s our duty to inform you of the deliciousness of these coconut-milk ice-cream bars.

IMG_2909Already huge fans of Coconut Bliss ice cream by the pint (which are available in flavors including Chocolate Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge, Mint Galactica, Mocha Maca Crunch, and Ginger Cookie Caramel, among others), we could not resist trying out the bars.

IMG_2910The bars are not as large as they look on the package (are they ever?), but they are a good size and very satisfying.

IMG_2913The Salted Caramel coconut-milk ice-cream is sublime by the pint, and it is only more delicious wrapped in chocolate and delivered on a stick.

IMG_2919I couldn’t possibly recommend this more …  it’s the perfect summer treat. Stay tuned as we sample other varieties…

Kite Hill Artisan Almond Milk Yogurt

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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While traveling this summer, we were able to find Kite Hill in local groceries, and we found a product we haven’t yet tried — its almond milk yogurts. (While this is officially a cheese-tasting blog, we’ve clearly been expanding to include all non-dairy vegan products — it’s a tough job, but we are here for you.)

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We sampled the Kite Hill strawberry yogurt, which was smooth and creamy, and a tiny bit tangy (a good thing for this flavor).

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The texture is nice and light — and super smooth! — and it has none of the chalkiness of some vegan yogurts. It’s perfect for eating plain, with museli or cereal, and for using in smoothies.

IMG_2435We look forward to trying the other flavors and hope we can soon find them locally!