When Dreyer’s asked me to review their new Shakes and Smoothies, I knew it would be a great opportunity to put my girls to work: They’re honest, they love to eat, and they especially love ice cream. First we went shopping, and bought nearly all the flavors in the freezer section.
Willow’s allergic to mango, so we skipped the Tropical Smoothie, even though it looked good. Then we came home for supper, and tried a couple of the Shakes for dessert (Chocolate and Cookies n’ Cream).
The girls were able to open and mix these up on their own, easily. I took video of the whole thing, but am too horrified by my voice to post it. I’ll just say that they were both very happy, loved the flavors, and asked if we could get these for “all the time?”
After they devoured every drop of their Shakes, I started looking at the labels a little more closely. The Smoothies are gluten-free, nut free, and kosher. The Shakes are all that, too, and only about half (or less) of the calories in a restaurant milkshake, which surprised me.
The next day was hot, and the girls had a friend over. After lunch, we went out to the backyard with a couple of Smoothies (Strawberry Bananna and Mixed Berry), the Vanilla Shake, and a few cups of milk. Again I got out the video camera, but this time I let the girls do all the talking.
You can see these were a BIG hit with all three kids, so I’ve promised to go back to the store and stock up. You’ll find special offers for Shakes and Smoothies on Dreyer’s Facebook page. Looks like it’s time for me to get that second freezer set up in the garage. If you’re in need of cash to go toward a second fridge to store all your Dreyer’s Shakes and Smoothies in, be sure you enter to win the $100 Visa Gift Card that Dreyer’s is giving away to celebrate their newest release (info on how to enter will be at the bottom of this post). Don’t have Dreyer’s in your area? Ask for them under the name Edy’s. There are also other chances to win on the BlogHer.com roundup page, so be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes section. You’ll want to hurry up, as this sweepstakes is only running from August 16th through August 31st.
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