Dear Bliss Lover,
Two factors have recently converged into a perfect storm that has left us in the unhappy situation of not having as much coconut milk as we need to keep the Bliss flowing and the freezer shelves fully stocked.
Last year Thailand suffered its most severe drought in 20 years, seriously impacting the harvest of important food crops throughout the country, including the crop of organic coconuts at the family-owned farm that has been providing our coconut milk since we first started making Coconut Bliss in 2005.
In addition, you may have noticed that there has been a veritable explosion of new coconut milk products that have come to market in the last year, resulting in tremendous competition for remaining supplies. We are still a relatively small company and do not have the resources to compete with some of the much larger players.
While we have been vigorously exploring and experimenting with other sources of organic coconut milk from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India, none that we have found so far match the exquisite flavor and creaminess of our Thai source. We are continuing the search, but in the meantime, rather than compromise the quality of our products, we are choosing to slow down our production until the Thai coconut harvest resumes. The good news—our grower tells us that this year’s crop is looking abundant!
What this means for you is that over the late spring and summer of this year some of your favorite flavors of Coconut Bliss might be out of stock, and there may even be brief periods where there is no Coconut Bliss on the shelf at all, as we furiously work to catch up on production and fill our orders.
We sincerely apologize for any disappointment this may cause you, and hope that you will stand by us through this time, knowing that we are doing everything we can and more Bliss, including our 4 new flavors, will be back in abundance very soon.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Larry & Luna