Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery

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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Mr. Dewie’s cashew ice cream is no longer available in grocery stores, but if you’re lucky enough to visit the Bay Area, you can visit one of the creameries yourself. And we highly recommend doing this.

We visited the Albany store for a few scoops, and could not resist taking home pints, bon bons, and ice cream sandwiches.

All but one of the flavors offered on the day we visited were vegan (anything not vegan or organic is clearly labeled), and the hot fudge and caramel sauces are also vegan. We tried chocolate orange chip and coconut flavors with hot fudge and almonds.

While we only had room for one scoop each (and because cashew ice cream is so rich, it’s a good thing there’s so much available to go), we were able to sample many of the flavors, which made the decision-making very difficult.

All flavors are rich, creamy, and delicious — most unique and interesting is “tumeric spice,” which is sweet with a little bit of zing; it’s bright yellow-orange and incredibly appetizing. The chocolate orange chip is another unique and wonderful combo; other favorites were chocolate coconut, mint chip, and caramel almond.

In addition to Albany, you can find Mr. Dewie’s at the Emeryville Public Market. Show up hungry, and bring grocery bags to take home what you can!

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.

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…