The Taste Of Freedom & Frozen Treats {Giveaway!}

The summer before sixth grade, I made a friend at our community swimming pool. My dad had encouraged me to go over & talk to her since we were still at an age where saying yes to “Wanna be friends?” was a legally binding verbal contract that made you absolute BFF’s. I found out that she lived in the building across the way & that her bedroom window was right across from my porch, so we would yell across the path between our apartments to see if the other could come play. Being summer in Vegas, our only real option was to swim since playing in the heat was just painful.

One day, though, we found something else to do. There was a gas station right next to our apartment complex and one day while we were complaining about how hungry we were, she had the idea that we should walk over there. After begging & pleading with my mom to let me go with my friend, she finally said yes. I was so excited to be going somewhere so far {like, a whole half a block- but it was on the other side of the gate!} & I practically skipped the whole way to the gas station. I had been out in the sun swimming all day, so I was not only starving but hot. I wisely chose to use my $1 on an ice cream bar and it was like the sweet taste of freedom & independence on a stick.

MAGNUM ice cream bar

Over the course of the next few summers, we spent a lot of time at that gas station. It became the place to go- we’d have friends meet us there, grab snacks there for sleepovers, and just go to get out of the house. Sometimes, especially during the winter, my friends would grab nachos or hot chocolate- but even when it was 40 degrees outside, I loved to get ice cream. Even years after that first summer, when we were more into boys & movies than chalk & jump rope, it still reminded me of hot summer days spent playing outside with friends.

While I don’t still frequent that gas station, I do still frequent the frozen treats aisle. If you do, too, you may have noticed some yummy new additions to the selection for 2012, including:

  • Breyers Blasts!® Chocolate REESE’S®
  • Breyers Blasts!® Golden OREO® Cookies & Cream
  • Breyers Blasts!® OREO® Birthday Blast!
  • Breyers Blasts!® Klondike® KRUNCH®
  • Breyers Blasts!® Banana Split
  • Breyers Blasts!® S’mores
  • Klondike® Chocolate Choco Taco®
  • Klondike® Peanut Butter Choco Taco®
  • Klondike® Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Yosicle™ Torpedo!™ pops
  • Yosicle™ Layerz!™ pops
  • Yosicle™ Duos!™ Watermelon-Vanilla and Cotton Candy-Vanilla pops
  • Yosicle™ Duos!™ Purple Berry-Vanilla and Cherry-Vanilla pops
  • Popsicle® SOUR PATCH KIDS™ ice pops
  • MAGNUM® Mini Classic bars
  • MAGNUM® Mini Almond bars
  • MAGNUM® Mint bars
  • MAGNUM® Mochaccino bars
  • Mounds® Ice Cream Bars
  • York® Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream Bars

frozen treats

Now that I’m all grown up, I love to share frozen treats with my family- it’s always a great way to reconnect after a long day. Our freezer is always stocked with a great variety of them!

I recently had the chance to try some of the new flavors, including the Breyers Blasts!® OREO® Birthday Blast! {OREO® cookie pieces and rainbow sprinkles in artificially flavored cake flavored frozen dairy dessert} and the Yosicle™ Torpedo!™ pops {Three flavors in each low-fat pop: Purple Berry, Watermelon and Vanilla}.

The Yosicle pops are very interesting {in a good way} because they combine popsicles with yogurt, making for a really creamy cold treat. The OREO Birthday Blast! is my favorite because I have such a sweet tooth- I love the cake flavored ice cream and who doesn’t love sprinkles?!

My store didn’t have any of the new Klondike varieties or the new MAGNUM ones, but we did get the Reese’s Klondike Bars & the Double Caramel MAGNUM bars & we’ve all been fighting over each of them. Our store also didn’t have the Mounds or York ice cream bars but I’m on the hunt for them because they sound amazing!

Recently, one lucky person won an entire year’s worth of frozen treats from the companies above & One2One Network! While I may not be giving away a prize that awesome, I AM giving away five coupons for FREE ice cream {a $25 value}! The winner will receive one coupon each for a free product of their choice from MAGNUM, Breyers, Good Humor, Popsicle, and Klondike! Just enter using the simple form below. Good luck!

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Note: This is a sponsored post from One2One Network. Product and additional incentives were provided to me. All experiences are authentic & all opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Gina Lambert says:

    I love Creamcicles!

  2. jennifer wexler says:

    skinny cow ice cream sandwiches

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the original klondike bars

  4. I love Klondike bars!

  5. Klondike bar….yummmm.

  6. maria pereda says:

    I love magnum wit almonds!! Yummi yummi

  7. I love Choco Tacos!

  8. Love anything chocolate!

  9. OMG ! Good Humor Coconut Bars. Love them. When I can find them. But now Edy’s makes them and they are pretty awesome.
    Carol L

  10. Indian pistachio kulfi(ice cream)
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

  11. mint chocolate chip ice cream

  12. I love Breyer’s Ice Cream!

  13. My favorite is the Klondike ice cream sandwich

  14. Magnum bars are really good.

  15. Rebecca Orr says:

    A Klondike Bar is one of my favorites. Or a couple of scoops of Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  16. I like Breyers Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

  17. I love any and all ice cream…well except for strawberry. Can’t stand strawberry ice cream.
    I am a huge fan of all the DIY fro yo places popping up everywhere!

  18. Laura Jacobson says:

    Popsicles! They sure have been a lifesaver this past week I have had a horrible cold and a horrible sore throat! Thank goodness for popsicles!

  19. Amanda Nordman says:

    I love chocolate ice cream cones…basics, right?! :-)

  20. Kimberly Bauer says:

    Breyer’s Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream

  21. Tracy Robertson says:

    I would say a custom ice cream sundae is my favorite, but I love all of these treats too!

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