(GIVEAWAY AT THE END)
I just received some of the coolest mail ever! No, really, literally the coolest mail ever. I got ice cream... in the mail. So cool!
When it comes to ice cream it's not what you know, it's WHO you know, and I know J--. See his pic? I've never actually seen the guy so I had to guess a lot when drawing him. Anyway, J-- contacted me recently about some new ice cream products that I might want to review on my blog. J-- works for Unilever Ice Cream who owns Breyers, Good Humor, Popsicle, and Klondike... J-- has my dream job. They have several new products and were kind enough to send me a few to try. Years ago I dreamed of blogging for money, but I'll willingly blog for ice cream too. =)
Before I tell you about the ice creams I should preface by saying that these products are part of Unilever's goal to provide healthier options in ice cream. I am NOT a fan of diet, sugar free, low fat, or try-to-be-skinnier foods. I am also brutally honest when it comes to ice cream.
First up is Breyers Double Churn Fat Free Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
I gotta say this was the first chocolate ice cream that I've ever REALLY liked. Instead of tasting like frozen dirt it tasted soft, creamy, and good. Kind of like the difference between a Hershey's chocolate bar and Swiss chocolate. The only problem were the brownie chunks. They tasted dry. There is a Double Churn Fat Free French Chocolate, though, that doesn't have the brownie chunks and I bet that is just as heavenly. In fact I plan on buying some to try. If so, then Breyers will be the first people to make a chocolate ice cream that I like or even (dare I say it?) love.
Popsicle has come out with their own version of the original Dippin' Dots. Little tiny frozen balls of ice cream that roll around on your tongue. These were good. I can't say they were great, but they were good. I will say this for them, the kids loved them and anything that makes me look cool to my kids is great in my book. Something about tiny little balls of ice cream had my kids giggling last night as I kept pouring more into their bowls. And that is a benefit right there: no scoop needed. Just shake the box up, open, and pour into your bowl. And a little went a long way so don't let the small box turn you off.
Slim-a-Bear 100 calorie ice cream bars. If you want to enjoy some ice cream without over doing it then I have to give the English Toffee bars 2 thumbs up. The French Vanilla didn't do anything for me but the Toffee flavor was yummy, I felt satisfied, had a pleasant flavor in my mouth long after eating it and I had no desire to keep going back for more. I've tested this phenomenon 3 times now and it holds steady. I'm satiated and happy and don't need to binge. This did not happen with the Klondike Sundae Cones where I ate the entire contents of a 9 cone box in 3 hours (YUM!).
Now, like any good dealer, J-- has given me some freebies to give to my friends. So if you want some free ice cream just tell me what your favorite Breyers, Klondike, Good Humor, or Popsicle ice cream is. I will pick 10 random commentors at midnight tomorrow and announce the winners on Saturday.
And lest you think I'm not following through on my giveaways... I've picked my Pay it Forward people... finally.
Please email me your mailing address (lizzyvance at gmail dot com) so I can ship you your surprise (and you will get some free ice cream too).