Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Better-For-You Popsicles & Ice Cream Sandwiches (5 Winners) [CLOSED]

Every mom knows that the snacks which are convenient to offer our children are also convenient for us to grab when we need something quick. Popsicle brand ice cream treats has recently confirmed this in a mom survey. That is why their lines of reduced calorie and low-fat products contain more variety than ever.

I have to admit, I use to be a person who refused to go near any food products that even hinted at being low-fat, reduced calorie, or even sugar-free. Now at age 36 and as a mother of 3, I finally have to admit that I am not longer that size 1 college student who could eat anything I wanted and still felt and looked healthy. While my children are still young, it will be easy for me to switch to better-for-you snacks. There are many foods they have not even tried yet, so they will never know the difference.

Fudgsicles are something I remember eating since grade school. They are a perfect example of something my 6 year old had never tried before. That is until I presented him with one of these low-fat Fudgsicles.


Can you tell by this photo whether our son enjoyed his first Fudgsicle experience?


(One suggestion I have for this product . . . it would be helpful to put the flavor on the wrappers when there are 3 varieties in a box. It was easy to distinguish the white chocolate because I could still see the color through the opaque wrapper, but it was impossible to tell which ones were milk chocolate and which were dark.)


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Let's move onto my and my husband's experiences with the 100 calorie Klondike Ice Cream Sandwiches. Having sampled 100 calorie snacks of different types from a wide variety of brands, I think neither of us had any aversions to trying this Klondike product.

I personally could not tell the difference between this better-for-you ice cream sandwich and a regular one. Since ice cream sandwiches are one of my husband's favorite warm weather treats, I highly depended on his opinion. He said that this product, although it was not overly rich, tasted very good. We both agreed that it is something we would certainly purchase and keep handy in our freezer.


You should be able to find better-for-you Popsicle, Fudgsicle, and Klondike ice cream products in your grocer's freezer section. To keep up with the latest ice cream news, you can find Popsicle on Twitter, Klondike on Twitter, and Klondike on Facebook.


Thank you to Unilever for providing us with product samples on which to base this review and for providing coupons for free product as prizes for this contest.


What you can win:
FIVE lucky readers will each receive 2 coupons for free Popsicle brand ice cream products.



Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.



How to Gain Entries:
Look through the vast variety of Popsicle brand ice cream treats. Then leave a comment telling me which treat you would try first if you won this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Popsicle.com . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 2 extra entries, share the link to this contest post on Facebook. Then leave TWO separate comments with the link to your Facebook profile.

6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8) Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.


(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!