Here's what our customers are saying…
OK. I was way skeptical when my wife brought home a pint of Coconut Bliss —even when she said it was SO GOOD and I had to try it. Surely this was yet another disappointing alternative to real ice cream (a la Rice Dream and all the Soy brands). Surely my wife meant "so good" only in comparison to other dairy alternatives, which, let's face it, pretty much suck (funny how people pretend to like them!). Little did I know she meant SO GOOD as in better than ice cream, regardless of what you think of dairy. You saved me from the no-more-enjoying-ice-cream-for-the-rest-of-your-life melancholia! I don't even crave Ben & Jerry's anymore when I walk by a store! I'm constantly telling people about it. It's a little out of control. I'm sort of a Coconut Bliss evangelical preacher but everyone I tell about it either closes their eyes half-way and says in a low tone, "I know" or says "I've heard— I really need to try it." I'm sure my fervor will subside, but my love of Coconut Bliss—never. – H.H., Nederland, CO
OMG! I NEVER, I mean NEVER have been one to eat a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting and now look at me!!! My sweetheart and I have to use bowls so we don't eat it up every single time. We LOVE that our teeth don't have a sugary coating and love that we feel calm and satiated but not stuffed with dairy fats after dinner. While I'm happy for the world to gain from this, I'm afraid for our coconut resources! Thank you so much for such an evolution in pleasure! – Genie O.
" If I was ever asked to name my 3 weaknesses in a job interview, I’d say "cookies, pirates, and Coconut Bliss"...
– Ali S.
"Dear Luna, Larry & CB crew: WOW!!!!! I never thought I'd see the day when Turtle Mountain products would be eagerly passed up in lieu of something more delicious. That day has come! I've only had your Vanilla Island and Chocolate desserts and I am HOOKED! I've waited SO long for someone to come up with a non-dairy, non-soy, non-rice, and NON-CANE SUGAR alternative. And here you are! YOU ARE BRILLIANT! "– Rozanne T.
Just wanted to let you know that your stuff is so good it's scary. I bought it on a whim and now my housemate and I can't keep the freezer stocked. We're both super health conscious people and usually avoid soy sweets and treats, but coconut bliss is so good that we can't not eat it. We're hooked. So thanks for making something so delicious that doesn't leave you feeling yucky or with a guilty consicous. You rock! – Elizabeth W.
I have been dairy and gluten intolerant my whole life and have eaten all the different kinds of alternative frozen treats. Soy causes me just as much discomfort as dairy and rice is just not creamy enough! I tried your Hazelnut flavor a week ago and am in awe of the creamy, delicious, SUGAR-FREE, taste and texture! My husband and I love it and will never go back because we feel so good after eating it! Thank YOU!
I'd like to thank you for creating Coconut Bliss. I have had steadily worsening lactose intolerance but really enjoy the taste of a creamy, dense, full fat ice cream (like those made by a few regional producers such as Snoqualmie Valley here in the northwest, or like Ben & Jerry's used to be back in the early 90's before they sold out). I have been very dissatisfied with soy-based frozen dessert products because they tend to cater to the low fat crowd and try to make up for the lack of fat by making the product way too sweet. They also have horrible grainy texture and that stickiness associated with corn syrup.I love coconut bliss! My favorite flavor so far is the capuccino, my husband prefers the vanilla. I hope to see the new strawberry lemon in my local stores soon. My favorite flavors for ice cream are berry flavors. – Rachel H.
Wow! I just finished my first (and certainly not last) pint of Vanilla Island, and it was so delicious. I haven't had ice cream in many years, and am allergic to soy and to the grass family (wheat, corn, rice, sugarcane, etc.), so no other products on the market have been edible to me. Please, oh please don't stop making the flavors that do not contain any cane sugar - vanilla, coconut, maple-walnut, carrot-coconut, etc, as they are my only hope! :) – Sincerely, Kim
Dear Larry and Luna, Thank you for coming up with a wonderful, great tasting, vegan and organic ice "cream"! this is such a wonderful alternative to ice cream, especially for a "trying to be vegan" 14 year old. I feel like I can indulge in the ice cream treats of summer with my friends who aren't vegan! my only wish is that you would branch out more into Scapoose's Fred Meyer or St. Helens's Safeway or something. I live in St. Helens and very rarely get to Portland which is the only place were I've found your ice "cream" I would love to see ice cream stands of your Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss on every corner of the world like Starbucks! Anyway, keep on coming up with fresh ideas and I hope your company keeps growing! – Hannah, St. Helens, OR
I never thought I would find a desert that I could eat with pleasure AND feel good afterwards. Thank you so much for your inspiration. – Jenni, Portland, OR
I was ecstatic to find your coconut ice cream at Whole Foods today!! When they open their new store at Bridgeport I hope they have it there too, I'll be a regular. I have been using coconut milk and oil for a couple of years now because I'm dairy intolerant, and I love how coconut milk makes everything taste so decadent. I just had a scoop of the Dark Chocolate when I got it home from the store and I thought I was in heaven!! I sure wish they had the Naked Chocolate Chunk, that sounds like my kind of ice cream, deep chocolate with nuts and chocolate chunks!! Please never stop selling this, I'm hooked after the first bite!! My birthday is in 2 weeks, and I know now what I'm having, Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss!!!! YUMM!! Thank you. – Jeannette
I'm from Eugene and now live in Portland. Last year I found out I have ulcerative colitis, and so I've cut out all dairy from my diet. A HUGE ice cream fan in the past, I have been subsisting on Rice Dream for a year now. My mother recently bought me a pint of Mint Straciatella and I was floored! So tasty and totally dairy free! Creamy as ice cream yet easy on the colon (How about that for a slogan!). Thank you SO MUCH for making such a kick ass product. I'm in Love! – Blissfully yours, David, Portland, OR
Dear lovely lovely souls! You have finally satisfied an ice creamy itch that no frozen treat has satisfied in years. I was delighted and deeply satisfied with your product. I fell head over heals for the special flavor of Chilcacahuatl. I unfortunately live in Reno, NV and cannot access your product here—I have to drive up to Ashland to get it. Do you have any plans to expand there will be a whole foods here soon and there is a wild oats. Dare I suggest a mail service!? – Misha, Reno, NV
I just ran into your product at Food Front in Portland and I am so glad that I stopped there on my way home from a show. IT IS WONDERFUL!! Coconut ice cream is my favorite flavor, but I dont like the dairy and sugar, and I dont suffer from the sugar blues with Agave Nectar. I am ecstatic. Now I only wish that there was a store in Vancouver, WA that could carry your product. We only have a Wild Oats here and they are difficult to get local products into, but I would love it if you would try and I will bug them too!! I would like to recommend it to my patients without having to ask them to go to Portland to shop. – Thank you, Laura, ND, DC, Vancouver, WA
Thank you so much for making this amazing ice cream. i stopped eating refined sugar years ago, and i haven't touched ice cream until i found coconut bliss. now i chomp away blissfully like i used to when i was younger!! – Cameron
Wanted to mention my conversation with an employee...He has a nephew with Down's Syndrome that has been placed on a gluten free dairy free diet which has completely changed his life and given him the opportunity to work a regular job. He then said , "This is why what you are doing is so important!" Thanks again. – Linda
Hi Luna and Larry, Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss has become my morning coffee! Being sensitive to homogenized, pasturized milk, yet still craving a healthy source of fat to power me through my mornings teaching kindergarten, 'Bliss' is just the thing. I find I stay energized with no sugar or caffeine buzz or let down. One or two tablespoons in the morning and I'm good to go till lunchtime. Thanks for your pure poduct. – Blessings, Susan, Eugene, OR
Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss kicks ass! (I have never liked any of the soy ice creams I've tried but I LOVE COCONUT BLISS!)
Love it! Thank you for making it! – John, Ashland, OR
Dear Luna and Larry, my sweetheart and I love your coconut bliss. We first had it this summer at the Oregon Country Fair, and we were thrilled when it came to Portland. Luna and Larry's is almost always on our grocery list. We are constantly recommending it to friends and strangers alike. Our favorites? Dark chocolate, Vanilla Island, Naked Coconut, Arabica Coffee, mmmm...mmmm... So good! – Many thanks, Lora and Noah, Portland, OR
Hi there! I just wanted to let you guys know that you make an amazing product. I have been in love with it from the first bite. I had a suggestion for a flavor...would you please mix dark chocolate flakes in with with the coffee ice cream? That would make me utterly happy. Thank you. – Julie
Dear L and L: Off the hook! I've been devouring pints for several months now and I had to write to tell you that your creation is f***ing amazing! I like all the interesting flavors. How about a line of chunky flavors? Thanks for the treat. – Ted, Portland, OR
Namaste, We love coconut bliss! We are two of your biggest devotees.We especially love the ginger cream and cinnamon chocolate flake.We even add our own special ingredients like sunflower seed butter and rose petal jam. We would enjoy trying mango, sarsaparilla and saffron flavors. – Peace, Mariposa and Lakshman, Eugene, OR
Hi Larry and Luna, I love your products and am inspired by your ability to generate fresh ideas in business, livelihood and wholesome food treats. I'm converted. Keep up the good work and thank you for living from your hearts.
– Love and Respect to you and yours, Jerome, Ashland, OR
Dear Larry and Luna , Yipee! You've done it! You've created the only satisfactory non-dairy substitute for ice cream (in my humble opinion). And you've done it just in time, when we have recently discovered that my daughter and I are intolerant of dairy. We are so lucky to live in Ashland and have your products available through our co-op. Bless you, bless you— May your business thrive to unimagine
d proportions, and make you wealthy beyond your wildest dreams. – Janee, Ashland, OR
Hello Larry & Luna, just tried your Dark Chocolate and Chilcacahuatl ... Wooooow...they are soooo good...do you think you'll have them to more stores in Portland? Thaks for a great ice cream, I'm dying to try the coffee... – Alex, Portland, OR
Dear Larry and Luna, Thank you for making this wonderful new dessert treat!!! I am dairy intolerant, esp. ice cream, and I also prefer using agave to sugar, so when I found your product in Portland, I was ecstatic. I have tried several flavors and plan to try them all....Thanks for your yummy creation. I am a lifer. Please grow your business slowly and steadily, and never go away!! . Sincerely, (and completely satiated having just had a wonderful bowl of Vanilla Island) – Jo, Portland, OR
Hello, Last month I discovered your products in Portland at Food Front. Lets just say my husband and I cannot stop eating the original coconut flavor and the blueberry/lavender flavor. Its the best ice-cream we have ever tasted bar none and we are so happy too that its healthy! My husband cannot digest soy or dairy so this is a perfect alternative as well. Will have to start out two young girls on your products soon too! Hats off to a tremendous product! – Elise, Portland, OR
My family really loves Coconut Bliss—we have food allergies but even my mother-in-law and husband, who both do dairy just fine, love their bliss too! Anyway… My one-year-old is on a high fat diet because she tends to grow very slowly due to a genetic condition. The one thing that has really helped her make progress is adding coconut milk fat to most of her food—we've been doing this since she was 6 months old. It really has made a difference for her and she loves it. She went from gaining no weight at all to managing to put on 3 pounds in the past 6 months. I'm just now learning that my instinct to give her coconut milk may be even better than I thought—I just wanted a "soft fat" for her that would be firm enough to overcome some texture issues she had early on (at 6 months she did better on chunky food than purees, now she does fine on both) that was not hydrogenated or animal-based. She is doing incredibly well compared with the other two children we know of who share her very rare condition. Breastfeeding has a lot to do with that, but the coconut-milk-fat diet really turned things around for her. She has some metabolism issues, and I think the coconut milk probably helps those a lot. – Jennifer, Eugene, OR
Good afternoon, I just wanted to send a quick note to tell you that I absolutely love your product!!!! – Stephanie, Portland, OR