Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cold Stone Creamery-Review and Father's Day Giveaway

CONGRATS TO WINNERS: 39-Michelle, 11-Parentingbydummies, 16-Thien-Kim, and 24-Amy@selfishmom!
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 I LOVE ice cream. So does everyone in my family, including my in-laws. My mother-in-law gained 5 lbs when she lived in Sweden because she ate ice cream everyday. When you start from a weight of 89 lbs, that's pretty significant. My sister was diagnosed with having too high a calcium level in her blood (didn't even think this was possible for women) so she stopped eating ice cream as meals. I think it's pretty telling when your sister-in-law expects you to have three different kinds in your freezer. And ever since the pediatrician said that ice cream is a good source of calcium (a cup has 20% RDA for kids), my kids have eaten it every day. R was below the 10th percentile for weight and refused to drink milk when this started so we were happy to find something fatty with calcium we could give him. If weight ever becomes an issue with the boys, we'll stop, don't worry!

Cold Stone Creamery was one of my favorite companies at the LA Mom Blogger Event in April, so I was thrilled when the opportunity came up to taste Chocolate Peanut Butter, the June flavor of Cold Stone's Gold Cone Collection, super-premium ice cream line. I half expected it to taste like the ice cream version of a certain chocolate peanut butter candy that comes in pieces, but it was much better. It actually tasted like chocolate and real peanut butter, yum! I love real peanut butter (the kind that has two ingredients: peanuts and salt) and that's the flavor that came through, which is pretty amazing scientifically since freezing peanut butter makes it too hard to eat. Then the oils separate upon thawing turning whatever you made into a goopy mess. I don't know how Cold Stone got around this problem, but whatever they did, they produced one delicious ice cream. Stewart and the boys loved it from first bite like I did so I had to hide it in the garage freezer so they wouldn't eat it all in one day. (If you didn't already know, every Korean family with space for one has a garage fridge to hold the dried anchovies and fish they bring back from trips to Korea.)

In honor of Father's Day, Cold Stone Creamery will give FOUR lucky Random Mommy readers $25 gift cards so they can have the chance to taste the June Cold Cone flavor (perhaps as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Creation pictured to the right, which is Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream mixed with brownies, fudge and peanut butter) or maybe treat dad to the Cold Stone Father’s Day cake (which will be made with the Oreo Creme Filling ice cream I tried at the blogger event). In addition to the giveaway, everyone is a winner in June because E! Online is celebrating 20 years of E! with a coupon (available only for a limited time) for 20% off any Cold Stone purchase (scroll down to find the coupon link).

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:  Contest period runs from Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM (Pacific) until Monday, June 7, 2010 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Enter by leaving a comment on why your husband/partner/father is a super dad, and leave your e-mail address OR sign in to comments using your Blogger ID, making sure your Blogger profile is public and includes your e-mail address.

Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)
1) Follow me on Twitter (it counts if you're already a follower so leave a comment)
2) Tweet this contest (http://tinyurl.com/2bap2dp) and leave the tweet url
3) Follow Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter
4) Become a fan of Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook

If you don't leave a qualifying comment and your e-mail address or public Blogger profile, your entry will be disqualified. I reserve the right to extend the contest period. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose the FOUR winners. Winners will be contacted by e-mail. Winners have 72 hours to respond to my e-mail. If the winners do not respond within 72 hours, the prizes will go to the next place winner(s) as decided by Random.org. This contest is open for US Residents only. A huge thank you and much appreciation to Cold Stone Creamery for its generosity!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I received a product sample in order to facilitate my review.

49 comments:

JoycetheRockStar said...

my dad is super because he picked me up from the airport at 6 in the morning, dropped me off at my place, and then drove an hour back to his place.
joyce
joycetherockstar@gmail.com

Karen Martin said...

My Dad is super because he takes my two older children over to his place for a few hours every Friday night and on occasion even lets them spend the night.
karenmartin76@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My Dad turned $100 bucks in his pocket and no English skills into a CEO position of a multi-billion dollar company. what a guy!

dudeman @ gmail dot com

Melanie said...

My husband is a super dad because he just got done catering to me and the two kids all week while I was sick. He even cleaned the house this weekend while I was resting. He's the best!!!

melanie at trattnerfamily dot com

Sandra said...

My husband is a super dad because he takes the time to spend with both his boys individually and teaches them how to be real men by his example.
SOmommy@gmail.com

CynthiaO said...

My husband is a super dad because he know how to juggle and love his son who is only with us every other weekend and our daughter who lives with us.

seanic71 @ aol.com

Elsa said...

My dad was a super dad because he paid for both my and my sister's entire college education, so no loans to repay for us! My husband is an awesome dad because he makes time every day to do "men stuff" with our 2 yr old, and he cooks and does laundry to boot!

DennyDome said...

My husband is a Super Dad because he loves spending time with his boys and he tells them he loves them every day.

joriedenny@mac.com

Shannon@ One Crafty Mommy said...

My hubby is a super dad because he always makes sure he does extra special father/daughter days where Rory can choose anywhere she wants to go with just her daddy.
And he does laundry, cleans, and cooks me dinner!!!

parentingBYdummies said...

I'm thinking of why my husband is a super dad...

I'll get back to you on that!

But, my dad is a super granddad because he always takes my boys out to his shop and rides them around on his tractor until they are dead tired. That makes them and me super happy!

parentingBYdummies said...

Blast! Forgot to leave my email address: parentingbydummies[at]gmail[dot]com

kimberly/tippytoes said...

I'm surrounded by super dads (my dad and husband) who put their children first.

kimberly/tippytoes said...

oops! I also forgot my email:

tipclo at gmail.com

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

Hubby is super because whenever I tell him, "My girlfriends want to do something. . ." and he says "Go!" before I even finish. kimstoys at gmail dot com

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I'm a follower! @thienkim kimstoys at gmail dot com

Bonggamom said...

My husband is a super dad because he makes sure my kids never leave the house without sunscreen and hats, and checks on them, tucks them in and gives them a kiss each and every time he gets up to go to the bathroom at night!

bonggamom@yahoo.com

Bonggamom said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/bonggafinds/status/15386144404

Bonggamom said...

I follow you on twitter (@bonggafinds)

Bonggamom said...

I follow @ColdStone_Corp on Twitter (@bonggafinds)

bonggamom@yahoo.com

Bonggamom said...

I'm a fan of Coldstone Creamery on FB (www.facebook.com/bonggamom)

Selfish Mom said...

My husband is super because he takes care of the kids when I'm traveling - not easy after working long days.

Amy@selfishmom.com

Selfish Mom said...

Following you on twitter!

Amy@selfishmom.com

Selfish Mom said...

Following ColdStone on Twitter!

Amy@selfishmom.com

Selfish Mom said...

I liked ColdStone on FB.

Amy@selfishmom.com

Nicole Pelton said...

My husband is a superdad cuz he'll be taking care of the kiddos all week next week while I'm off on a trip. My dad's super too, always willing to lend a hand or bail me out of a bind.

Megryansmom said...

I fall in love with my husband all over again every time I see him with his grandsons. He's a hands on Super Pa who isn't scared of diapers or anything else those 2 get into.

megryansmom at sbc global dot net

morninglight mama said...

There are so, so many things that I just adore about my hubby, and he truly is a fabulous and loving dad. Right now, though, it's baseball season, so I'm going to have to say that he is remarkable in his commitment to coaching our oldest son's baseball team-- so many hours, always after working and commuting for an already long day, and he loves doing it.
morninglight00@hotmail.com

PCRepairMom said...

my hubby is a great daddy because he works so hard to keep our family ahead and making sure that we all spend time together. at the end of a long day, he will bathe both babies so he an spend time with them before bed.

Andrea Camarena said...

My husband is super because he helps me out whenever I need him. He is always wanting to either help with dishes, watching the kids, or even cooking dinner. Just the other day, he came home early to help me clean the house because we were having people over. He does it all with never complaining.

Eli's Lids said...

My husband is a superdad because every Saturday morning he lets me sleep in (I'm not a morning person) and he makes chocolate chip waffles with the kiddos and they they bring me breakfast in bed. EVERY Saturday... REALLY! I'm pretty spoiled and very thankful. Cold Stone is his favorite and this would be a great gift :)

Eli's Lids said...

I now follow you on twitter @elislids
Saw you on SV moms :)

Eli's Lids said...

I now follow cold stone @elislids

Christian, Rachel and Savannah Baldree said...

My husband is a super dad because he works full time and goes to school at night to support us at home and makes sure I can stay home with the kids. He amazes me every day!
rachelbaldree at hotmail.com

Eli's Lids said...

I tweeted :) @elislids

teachmama said...

I LOVE ICECREAM!! I'm hoping hoping hoping Cold Stone is at our event this Sunday here in DC...My husband is awesome and eats icecream almost every night...but Cold Stone is the bomb diggity, and he would LOVE this gift card!

(teachmama@verizon.net)

Michelle said...

My dad is super because he's done everything he could to support me, even when he didn't understand why I was doing it. :)

Michelle said...

I am a fan of Coldstone on FB!

Michelle said...

I also follow Coldstone on Twitter

Anonymous said...

my husband is super because he always surprises me with sweet things! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/15514049706

scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i follow coldstone on twitter @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

tinagirl said...

My hubby is a super dad because he spends lots of quality time with our child and he really listens to what she has to say!

tinagirl said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/warp65/status/15522009002

tinagirl said...

follow you on twitter - @warp65

tinagirl said...

Follow Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter - @warp65

tinagirl said...

fan of Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook - Tina Renee Barker
treneebarker~hotmail~com

Melanie said...

Just became a fan on Facebook. :)

melanie at Trattnerfamily dot com

Andrea Camarena said...

Just became a fan on facebook.