Coconut Bliss Ice Cream Bars

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As Labor Day marks the official end of summer, I wanted to wrap up my dairy-free summertime treats series with a great ice cream review. Unfortunately, I can’t give a thumbs-up to Coconut Bliss Coconut Almond in Chocolate Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars. If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m a fan of Coconut Bliss Mint Galactica, and I’m always keeping an eye out for new products from Luna & Larry.

I really wanted to like these because they look just like Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Milk Chocolate Almond Bars, one of my favorite treats from my dairy-eating days. The Häagen-Dazs bars contain the richest, creamiest vanilla ice cream coated in thick, high-quality chocolate studded with crunchy roasted almonds. They’re ridiculously good.

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Häagen-Dazs, the Holy Grail of ice cream bars

The problem is, the Coconut Bliss bars taste nothing like the Häagen-Dazs ones, even though they look alike. The Coconut Bliss ice cream inside the bar is not vanilla-flavored. When I bit into one, I had to check the box again and realized that nowhere on the package does it say “vanilla.” I just assumed because of the Häagen-Dazs resemblance.

The ice cream is, in fact, coconut-flavored. The worst part is that it’s not smooth, but rather thoroughly infused with bits of coconut shavings that give it a gritty texture. If you like coconut shavings, you might like this. I don’t.

On top of that, the chocolate coating is far inferior to the Häagen-Dazs one. It’s just low-quality chocolate. And the almonds taste stale.

All in all, a huge disappointment. Why, Luna & Larry, why?

One thought on “Coconut Bliss Ice Cream Bars

  1. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our Coconut Almond in Chocolate Bars. As the box states, it is a pure coconut ice cream inside of the chocolate, not vanilla. We are also sorry to hear you think the chocolate is low quality. We use only the highest quality organic and fair trade dark chocolate for our bars with organic roasted almonds. We think our Vanilla Island in Chocolate Bars might be a better fit for you since they do not contain shredded coconut, have more of an almond flavor and a smooth chocolate coating. Thank you for your feedback!

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