Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Magnum Ice Cream Bars Make a "Red Carpet Premiere" in the U.S.

A couple of weeks ago, we got an email from Magnum Ice Cream asking if we wanted to try their new ice cream bars. It's funny: to me it's never a question of "Do we want samples?" (Of course we do!) but instead should be "We have ice cream to send you. What's your address? Can we send it to arrive on Tuesday morning?" (Yes. You can keep my address on file. You don't even need to ask about sending ice cream -- well actually, you do. Unfortunately with ice cream, you have to plan to be home to receive the package or you come home to melted ice cream and empty bags that once held dry ice, but you know what I mean…)

But I digress. They sent three boxes of bars to each of us: Classic, Almond, and Double Chocolate. Normally, I'm a classic girl. I love vanilla ice cream enrobed in chocolate. And the Magnum vanilla ice cream enrobed in chocolate…it was yummy. I mean, really really yummy. But then a few days later I took out a Double Chocolate bar. I can't say that's what I really wanted, but I had to try them all (in the name of fair reporting, right?). Well, wow. I hadn't really read the package and I was surprised by a layer of gooey fudge between the chocolate ice cream and the hard chocolate shell. Yum. All I kept doing was wishing my mom lived closer so I could bring her one. She's a huge chocolate fan and I could see her LOVING it.

But good news for mom and the rest of you -- even if you aren't as blessed as Tina and I to get ice cream samples delivered to your front door -- Magnum, a classic that has been around in many parts of the rest of the world for years -- is now available in the states!

Magnum social media bannersIf you visit Magnum via their Walmart link, you can vote for your favorite flavor (or, if you haven't tried them yet, what you think would be your favorite flavor) and get $1 off a three pack of bars.

Further news is that tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival, Magnum be premiering films that they have collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld -- Lagerfeld has created, produced, and directed these films and they star Rachel Bilson. If you are as curious as we are about these short films, follow Magnum Ice Cream on Facebook for updates and the consecutive release of these three short films over the coming weeks. We're hoping they are films about ice cream. Wouldn't that be sweet...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Free Fundae at Maggie Moo's today 4/18

Bummer that we don't have a location near us but if you do it's something to definitely take advantage of.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

That time again..Happy FREE B&J cone day! TODAY


There are so many things that are signs of spring to me but I have to say this one is high on my list. You know its spring when free ice cream days start at all our favorite ice cream companies. Ben & Jerry's Free cone day is always a fan favorite so we wanted to make sure you didn't forget that it's today, April 12th.

I swear there is an app for everything these days...not sure where the closest Ben & Jerry shop is near?  Download Ben & Jerry's Scoop of Happiness app and you'll have a free cone in no time. It even has a fun free cone day frame that you can put your picture in enjoying your free ice cream to upload to Facebook to make all of us jealous! (Droid users check your Droid App Market) Or even better send us your picture and we'll share it with the world too. We would love to see where you all are enjoying your free cone.

Enjoy!



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Google Doodle Celebrates The Sundae!

Go to the Google homepage today and you'll see the Google Doodle as a tribute to the ice cream sundae.

Why? Supposedly it's the 119th anniversary of the ice cream sundae.

As much as I love Google's nod to ice cream culture, I have a couple of thoughts on this.

First of all, why on earth are they celebrating the 119th anniversary? It's kind of an random anniversary to celebrate. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable thinks they might be highlighting this holiday in connection to their Android 4.x release, nicknamed "ice cream."

Secondly, there are a few controversies about this. One, is it really the 119th anniversary? Head over to the Search Engine Roundtable for more on this. The other is that the poor mothers in the UK got kind of dissed, as it's Mothering Sunday over there, and some think that they deserve their regular Google Doodle.

Thanks to my friend SC for passing along the Search Engine Roundtable article on this.

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