This post brought to you by Unilever Ice Cream. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ok, Mother Nature (can I call you “MN”?). I get it. It’s summer. Which means that it is supposed to be hot. Really, I understand. But, does it have to be this hot? Melt the make-up off your face hot? Spontaneously combust hot?
Here’s the thing, MN. I’m pregnant. 22 weeks to be exact. Being a mother yourself, I’m sure you can relate. And, can I be honest for a minute? It means that I can’t handle the heat. I just can’t do it.
So, I’m begging you, on behalf of whiny pregnant ladies everywhere, can you just cut us some slack for the next few months?
I don’t think she’s listening…
But, thankfully, there are other ways to cope with the heat…like ice cream! I’m pairing up with Unilever to share some of their amazing ice cream options to help you beat the heat this summer. My husband and I had a blast picking out a whole bunch of different flavors.
Up first - Magnum Ice Cream!
I’ve never had a Magnum bar. Ever. So, I wasn’t even sure which flavor to get! My husband insisted that we get the Magnum Gold ice cream bars because “Alcide [Joe Manganiello from True Blood] likes it,” referencing the funny commercial. If that’s not a reason to buy it, I don’t know what is!
These bars are so rich and delicious…kind of like Joe Manganiello. Please note that that is my opinion, and NOT my husband’s. He loved these bars too, but doesn’t find Joe Manganiello delicious…weirdo. They are perfect for a special treat!
Next - Popsicle (Sour Patch Kids Popsicles)
Of all of the flavors of Popsicle brand frozen treats to choose from, this one was a no-brainer. I mean, hello, SPK! I love a sour/sweet combo and it worked perfectly with these popsicles! It was hard to eat just one.
Ok, I ate more than one…more like five…not in one sitting though! That makes all the difference. 5 popsicles spread throughout an entire day? Kind of acceptable. 5 popsicles at once? Maybe not.
And now - Fruttare (Strawberry and Milk flavor)
Full disclosure – I’ve tried Fruttare bars before, specifically the Banana and milk (I’ve been craving banana everything this pregnancy!). It was like creamy, banana-y, heaven on a stick. So, I was excited to try another flavor – specifically the Strawberry and Milk!
And, it did not disappoint! They are so creamy and full of strawberry goodness. I do prefer the Banana and Milk flavor, but that is probably all thanks to pregnancy hormones. Really, I don’t think you could go wrong with any flavor!
And - Klondike (Choco Tacos!)
I’ve never had a Choco Taco…truth. I felt like I had been missing out, so out of all of the delicious options, I had to spring for this fun treat.
It was the first box emptied out of all of the ice cream treats we tried! Somehow the waffle cone-esque “taco” shell stays delightfully crunchy, making it a veritable delight of textures. They are dangerous – as soon as I ate one, I wanted another!
Next - Breyers (Strawberry Waffle Cone)
There were a million different Breyers ice cream flavors to choose from, but the Strawberry Waffle Cone was calling my name.
Seriously, it was SO good. The strawberry ice cream was delicious and the chocolate covered waffle cones pieces were awesome! Sometimes, for me, chocolate pieces in ice cream can feel too hard as you’re eating, but these were perfect.
And, finally - Good Humor (Reese’s Ice Cream Cup)
As a total Reese’s lover, this was a must for me!
In addition to the chocolate coating and peanut butter ice cream, there was a Reese’s peanut butter swirl – the best part! And, let me tell you, they are generous with the swirling. My swirls were more like huge, amazing chunks of peanut buttery goodness. But, you don’t hear me complaining!
Want to have your own ice cream devouring party? The fabulous folks at Unilever gave me extra coupons for FREE ice cream to give away to one of you, my dear readers! You will receieve SIX coupons – one for each of the 6 brands I enjoyed - Fruttare, Magnum Ice Cream , Popsicle, Breyers, Good Humor, and Klondike!
To enter this giveaway – leave a comment telling me which ice cream you would like to try and why. Contest ends on July 31, 2013 at 8:00pm EST. Open to US residents only, 18 and older. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.