Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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!
If 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
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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.