Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss•••Plus a giveaway!

Bliss. I love that word, bliss. It makes me feel peaceful. Serene. Blissful

(I had a friend in college named Bliss Kalet. She was awesome. I wonder what happened to her...)

And I feel totally blissful when I have Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss!

I discovered Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss last year on Twitter, and I made a point of buying some at Abbey's food mart in Tampa after I tasted it at the Atlanta GF Vendor Fair. It's not sold near me in Milledgeville, sadly. I have to go to Atlanta or Tampa to find it.

But you know what? Every time I want a cold, delicious, frozen dessert, this is my choice. 

Here's why:  
1.  It's sweetened with agave nectar and made with coconut milk. Before you blow a gasket, it's not the full fat coconut milk that's bad for you -- it's the good kind. And agave nectar is good for diabetics -- it metabolizes in such a way that my blood sugar doesn't spike. And because it's lactose free...I don't get lactose tummy. You know?

2. It naturally gluten free. Of course, that should be my no. 1, but it's kind of obvious, isn't it? I wouldn't eat it if weren't.

3. It is a versatile addition to recipes and desserts. 

•Mint Chai Tea: I made an incredible cup of chai tea a few weeks ago -- put a big scoop (1/2 cup)  of Luna & Larry's Mint Galactica in a large mug. Pour a fresh-brewed pot of Chai tea over it.  Let it slowly melt, sip, stir, enjoy. (I used Teavana's mixture of Macadamia Rooibos Chai (two parts) and Azteca Fire (one part).

Gluten-free Brownie Bliss:  Make your favorite gf (sugar free or agave sweetened) brownies and either 1. cut while warm or 2. warm gently in the microwave.  Top with a BIG scoop (OK, a 1/2 cup)  of your favorite L&L. I think cappuccino is my favorite here...and drizzle with a GF-SF chocolate syrup.  Top with your favorite whipped topping.

Blissful Sammies:  Take your favorite GF cookies (I actually used two Glow Gluten-Free Gingersnaps, which are low sugar and have fiber and  220 calories) -- and put a big scoop (OK, 1/4 cup) of Coconut Bliss Pineapple Coconut (slightly melted) into the middle. Smush and then wrap in foil and refreeze. A Blissful Sandwich! Ginger. Pineapple. Coconut. YUM!

4. It's yummy.  Great flavors, of course -- my favorites change every time I try a new flavor.

So here's the fun, yummy part!  Luna & Larry have given me TWO coupons for free products for the readers of Ging Recommends! If you want to try one, post a comment below and tell me why you should get this wonderful product!  Deadline to post your comment is at midnight March 10. I'll draw randomly from the comments. You don't have to stand on your head, dance, or anything creepy to qualify. 

Much love, and thanks for everything, Luna & Larry!


  1. Great idea for a site! Will be back often.

    This product is totally new to me, and I am always looking for new gluten free goodies. (plus who doesn't love coupons?)

  2. All the recipes sound wonderful, I enjoy Bliss sandwiches but had never thought to use the pineapple on ginger snaps... I will be doing that for sure for a dinner party this Friday!
    Thank you for the wonderful write up and have fun with the giveaway!
    Kiley from Coconut Bliss

  3. Not only must I live gluten-free, but I also have to avoid dairy & soy!

    I love Coconut Bliss... it's one of my favorite things to eat from my local health food store. There's something about that cappuccino flavor. Coffee ice cream was always my favorite... when I could still eat it.

  4. I love coconut products! They're so full of healthy fats :)

  5. Put my name in the hat--I'm always ready to try new gluten free things.

  6. I'd love to try this product! We've been making our own coconut ice cream lately, but it would be nice to have some already made up in the freezer. Thanks!

  7. Since I am dairy free and gluten-free, Coconut Bliss reminds me of the ice cream I used to enjoy, only better. Would love to try a new flavor.

  8. Oh I had the opportunity to sample Coconut Bliss and loved it! Would enjoy the chance to take that taste further.


  9. Ooh mememe! I have to give a reason... does anyone really need a reason to want ice cream? Ok, the reason is because it's yummy! :)

  10. Yummmm!!! I love Luna and Larry's :) Living in Oregon, being gluten- and dairy-free and loving coconut anything has made
    me a lifelong lover of Coconut Bliss! I love the recipe idea you posted. I can't wait to try making the sammies :) Thanks!

  11. I'm addicted to coconut and they have so many great flavors! Plus it's dairy free! Talk about awesome :)