I was fortunate enough to be contacted recently by the nice bunnies at Blue Bunny Ice Cream. They offered me a sampling of their no-sugar-added frozen yummies to try, given that I have diabetes. Isn’t that nice of them??
I received a giant styrofoam box a few days ago, and there were three packages of ice cream packed in dry ice. Woo! The fun we had with that! Juniorette remarked that the sound of dry ice melting “is comforting, like mermaids talking underwater.” My little poet.
And then came the ice cream. It had arrived on an evening when I’d already had my allotment of dessert goodness, so I didn’t try it. But Juniorette and my mom did. First thing they noticed is that ice cream packed in dry ice is as hard as diamonds.
They could not bite it. They blew on it to try and thaw it out.
They put it in the microwave for a few seconds, and it got holes in it. But they still gave it the thumbs up.
I waited three more days for it to temper in the freezer. Good plan. Today I took out the three boxes and had a sample of each.
My favorite was the simple, old-fashioned, chocolate ice cream. I don’t often eat chocolate ice cream because I am more a fan of vanilla or coffee (Blue Bunny? Do you have any of that lying around??). I thought this was really good chocolate ice cream: VERY chocolatey, and it didn’t taste nonsugarish weird. I give it a good two thumbs up.
I also got these two kinds of ice cream bars: the Fudge Lite bars and the Krunch Lites. I liked the Krunch Lites very much because I’m pretty much a fan of anything krunchy. The Fudge Lite Bars were pretty good, but out of the three, my least favorite. But I’m not a big fan of the original Fudsicle either, so.
Have you tried Blue Bunny’s no-sugar-added ice cream before? If not, or even if you have, here’s your chance to win some of them. The good folks over at Blue Bunny have offered to send a box of frozen treats out to one of my readers! Woo Hoo!! Here are the details for how you can enter:
- Mandatory entry – Leave a comment about your favorite ice cream flavor OR your favorite bunny.
- Additional entry if you “like” the Blue Bunny Facebook page and post the following comment on their wall: “I just entered to win some Blue Bunny ice cream at http://www.foodfoodbodybody.wordpress.com.”
- Additional entry for following Blue Bunny on Twitter and tweeting about the giveaway using the following text: “Enter to win some no-sugar-added ice cream from @Blue_Bunny & @foodiemcbody! http://www.foodfoodbodybody.wordpress.com”
- Additional entry if you follow me on Twitter (@foodiemcbody) and “like” my Facebook page.
There is a total of 4 possible entries per person for this giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each entry method you use. The deadline for entry is 9pm PT on Monday, November 15th. A winner will be selected using random.org. The winner will be notified via email, but I will also post the selected winner here on the blog. If the selected winner does not respond (I will need your address so that Blue Bunny can send you the big box!) within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be selected using random.org.
Good luck, bunnies!
And the winner is…. according to Random.org…. (drum roll please!)
….. Brandie! Congratulations, Brandie, now please DM me at @foodiemcbody with your address, and I’ll notify Blue Bunny! And remember… LET IT THAW in your freezer for 24 hours before tasting! (I somehow did not see that note in the box! – LOL!)
November 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm
I’m typically a plain-jane chocolate girl, but do enjoy a nice coffee ice cream now and then. Also, pistachio is good! It’s really tough to choose! There are so many great flavors!
November 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm
Just completed task #2 and “Liked” Blue Bunny and posted that I entered the giveaway!
November 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm
#3 done! Twitter following Blue Bunny!
November 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm
Count me in! I love following foodies! You’ve got a new follower on FB and Twitter!
November 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm
Looooooove this post. You’re so creative. And hard like diamonds? Adore;)
November 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm
My favorite ice cream flavor? Hmm I have a few. I like black raspberry ice cream but its very hard to find. I also like dulce de leche, and honey ice cream is really yum. Yesterday I tried eggnog ice cream which says its from a local place around here but I forget the name. it was delish. Im not a big ice cream fan, usually its more of a topping, but sometimes it’s good to have. Ive never tried/heard of blue bunny ice cream but those fudgicles look good.
November 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm
My favorite ice cream flavor is coffee but I am a BIG fan of the original fudsicle.
November 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm
I tweeted about your giveaway here:
November 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm
I follow you on twitter.
November 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm
Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramel running through it.
November 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm
My favorite ice cream flavor is a toss up between coffee and peanut butter cup. My favorite bunny is the one tattooed on my right ankle. 🙂
November 12, 2010 at 11:05 pm
I “liked” the Blue Bunny Facebook page and left a post on their wall.
November 12, 2010 at 11:06 pm
I’m following Blue Bunny on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway here:
November 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm
I already follow you on Twitter, “like” you on Facebook, and read your blogs. Yeah, I pretty much stalk you. LOL
November 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm
I learned about Blue bunny Ice Cream when my husband was in Rehab after a car accident. Every night they would bring him and myself ice cream. I used to get the sugar free ice cream. I became hooked. Every night since he has been home we have at the same time a blue bunny ice cream I have now become more exotic and get the Freedom cones. I am in heaven. I have lost 43 pounds and I will give up all my deserts for my no sugar cone.
November 13, 2010 at 1:27 am
I would have to say cookies and cream is my very favorite!
November 13, 2010 at 4:50 am
My all time ice cream flavor is cookies n cream!!! I can live off it!
Ps I don’t have a favorite blue bunny flavor cause in california they don’t sell it 😦 and I really wanna TRY IT!
November 13, 2010 at 8:24 am
That picture of your mother and your daughter is too cute! I am a chocolate-lover first, last and always. Plus I like Bugs Bunny. 🙂
November 13, 2010 at 10:45 am
Yay! My favorite Blue Bunny ice cream of all time is Peanut Butter Panic. I think I’ll pick some up today. Hehe
November 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm
My favorite ice cream flavor? I like peppermint ice cream.Weird? Maybe
November 14, 2010 at 9:14 pm
My favorite ice cream is mint n’ chip! (must be flakes of chocolate and not actual “chips” though).
November 14, 2010 at 9:14 pm
I follow you on twitter and just now “liked” you on Facebook
November 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm
I just posted on the Blue Bunny wall 🙂
November 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm
We love blue bunny ice cream, I have tried some of the sugar free ones and they are really good.
November 15, 2010 at 11:52 am
Anything with chocolate is always “thumbs up” – Coffee and Rum are also my temptations 🙂
November 15, 2010 at 11:54 am
Here is my tweet: @Tarabell62
Enter to win some no-sugar-added ice cream from @Blue_Bunny & @foodiemcbody! http://www.foodfoodbodybody.wordpress.com
November 15, 2010 at 11:55 am
“liked” the Blue Bunny Facebook page and posted the comment 🙂
November 15, 2010 at 11:57 am
4th entry: following @melgetsfit, and “liked” http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foodie-McBody. Thanks! 🙂
November 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm
My favorite ice cream is plain vanilla. I know I am boring but I love it best in Ice cream sandwiches. I wonder if Blue Bunny has those. I will have to check their website. Great giveaway!
November 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm
I follow you on Twitter & like you on Facebook!
November 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm