This month, HumanCo—a mission-driven holding company working to build sustainable brands—announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Oregon-based vegan ice cream company Coconut Bliss. HumanCo was founded by Jason H. Karp—the co-founder of vegan chocolate company Hu—and is passionate about developing brands that are dedicated to customer trust, sustainability, and transparency.  

“HumanCo invests in and builds companies that make the best tasting and cleanest version of a consumer product, and that’s why we’re thrilled to join forces with Coconut Bliss,” Karp said. “We love ice cream, but most of the plant-based options don’t taste like delicious ice cream or are filled with weird, questionable ingredients. Coconut Bliss does things the right way; they make the most delicious, environmentally conscious, plant-based ice cream that meets both the HumanCo ingredient and taste standards. We are excited to welcome Coconut Bliss into the HumanCo family and look forward to helping them in this next chapter of growth.”

Family-owned and woman-led Coconut Bliss was founded in 2005 and specializes in organic coconut milk-based ice cream pints, bars, and sandwiches. In February, the brand launched its more affordable Everyday Bliss line in four flavors: Caramel Macchiato, Salty Peanut Butter Chip, Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip, and Vanilla Brownie Swirl. “I am thrilled to join forces with HumanCo and amplify the importance of organic and intentionally sourced foods. Coconut Bliss has always been dedicated to real ingredients, minimal processing, organic farming practices, fair trade, and socially just labor practices with all of our products and suppliers,” Coconut Bliss CEO Kim Gibson Clark said. “HumanCo strengthens these commitments by providing shared resources to help our company operate on a larger scale. I’m not only excited for Coconut Bliss employees and the brand at large, but also our customers who will reap the rewards of this partnership.”