Nothing Says Summer Like...

By Molly Bice-Jackson - 5:30 AM



This "giveaway" post was written in May. 
My children inherited a few quirky qualities from me: sass, enthusiasm, intensity, the need to be around people, and a bit of OCD, to name a few. Lucy got my "tanable" skin, whereas Peter inherited his father's white paste, capable of only an "Irish Tan" (sunburn). Who knows what other traits I will pass down. Hopefully mostly good ones. I do think Peter can carry a tune, so that's a plus. I wonder if he'll be able to flare his nostrils like me. Unrivaled, I tell you. UNrivaled.
But one trait that is undeniably a Jackson trait, straight from his father, is Peter's intense (INTENSE) love of sweets. Chocolate, specifically. So when we were asked to partake of the creamy, sweet deliciousness known as Breyers Blasts!®, it would have been considered a crime punishable by death had I turned it down. Welp, I guess we will have to have some friends over and taste test/review Breyers Blasts!® OREO® Birthday Blast! and Breyers Blasts!® Chocolate REESE’S® frozen dairy desserts. That's killing two birds with one stone--we'll satisfy Peter's love/need of people and socializing as well as his "need" for sweets. It's a win-win.
With Spring in full bloom, summer swiftly approaching, the ducks swimming leisurely in the backyard, and my baby bump growing rapidly by the day, we saw every reason to celebrate the season with the thing that says SUMMER more than anything else: frozen treats. The results of our taste test? The OREO flavor was more popular. Why? It was hard to get a good description from the children as to why they preferred the OREO Birthday Blast! over the Chocolate REESE’S. "Just because." "I liked how it tasted." Those are just a few examples of their articulate product reviewing skills. Me? I also preferred the OREO flavor. Why? Just because. And I liked how it tasted. But Vic? Oh, Vic. His love for peanut butter runs as deeply as his love for chocolate. Sooo...he gets the entire carton of Chocolate REESE’S to himself. Since his birthday is this Sunday, I'm being a kind wife and letting him have at it.
Did you know studies have shown that it is psychologically important for children to know there are a few treats in the house? It's important to involve them in the cooking of baked goods, the dishing up of dessert, and the enjoyment of family time involving dessert. I'm so glad that Breyers and I could provide this for my children. I'm such a good mom! (I say "children" because I am counting Lucy in heaven, whose presence I always feel when we are having fun family activities, as well as the baby in my expanding uterus because I'm pretty sure she enjoyed it as well).


Do you see the look on Vic's face? Guaranteed that's the most concentration and commitment he showed all day.
Now, for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, tell me how you and your family would enjoy Breyers Blasts!
Rules: No purchase necessary. No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post b) Tweet about this promotion with hashtag #sweeps and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate free form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 6/28 to 7/26. Be sure to visit the Breyers Blasts! brand page on BlogHer.com, where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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  1. I challenge Vic to a sweet tooth contest. Any day. I dread the day my metabolism changes and I have to pass on dessert...but until then I will eat ice cream with a smile on my face.

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  2. Our family would enjoy Breyers Blasts with ice cream cones on our new front porch!

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  3. My husband and I eat ice cream together almost every single night so I KNOW we could find a way to enjoy Breyer's Blasts! Those flavors sound delicious. :)

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  4. I agree with you that kids benefit from some sweets and baking.. Such fun family memories! It's funny that my little 2- year old is having troublw with is weight gain. He is just barely on the growth chart and the doctor, just yesterday, said to let him eat all the ice cream that he wants. So, yes! That's how we would enjoy that yummy Breyer's Blasts: by cooling down and fattening up!

    Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway, too fun! I hope you and the babe are doing well.

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  5. My family and I would enjoy this in big bowls while watching our favorite movie! :)

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  6. We have five summer birthdays at our house! We would enjoy these surrounded by family.

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  7. I live in AZ. It is 8:30 in the morning and already 95 degrees. Set to be 110 today. We need cold treats-lots of cold treats!!! We will eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner.

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  8. ok so @ my house Breyers Ice cream and treats we dont even bother with the bowls... Everyon grab a spoon and dig in ( alot like peter and his friend- in the picture above).. Picture Mom, Dad and all 3 kiddos sharing a "GALLON" of Breyers.. Yeap that is how we ROLL!!!

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  9. We love sweets at our house. This would be great for a family night snack.

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  10. Our family loves ice cream! Our son loves to sit outside with the whole family eating the Breyers Blasts out of ice cream cones. Though my preference would be straight out of the carton, in a cone is better for my waistline!

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  11. My siblings called me "SugarFreak" when I was younger and it still holds true today. Almost every night I turn to Sam and say, "I had a hard day, I deserve a treat." If we were stocked with ice cream, he wouldn't have to run to the grocery store at midnight:)

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  12. With the temperature being in the 100's my family would enjoy Breyers INSIDE in the AC in an icecream cone :)

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  13. My family and I would enjoy Breyer's ice cream VERY MUCH- the kids in little cups after dinner, and I with my BIG bowl resting on my pregnant belly after everyone has gone to bed. That is how we would enjoy it!

    Joy

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  14. my family loves ice cream, but we don't get to buy it very often because my husband just got a job after being laid off 1 year ago and we're just now trying to get back on our feet. but on special occasions we get to buy some.

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  15. The three of us love ice cream in our house. We eat it everyday and I have been known to eat it for breakfast. Breyers is one of our favorite brands and the more chocolate flavor the better!

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  16. Oh my, I don't know many people that don't love ice cream! I'm with Vic, though, and LOVE the peanut butter and chocolate combination! I was so excited when I learned how to make homemade peanut butter cups!!! My family and I would definitely enjoy eating the ice-cream in the backyard on the swing, just before sunset!

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  17. Yum! My family would enjoy Breyers Blasts while watching a movie together.

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  18. We are a family of 4 living in sunny AZ. It's 120 degrees at 8am.... sometimes all I want to do is eat ice cream ALL day! It would make our summer nice a cool!

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  19. people share their ice cream with their kids? I mean....we'd all get spoons on family night after a rowdy game of hungry hungry hippos and have at it. Then the next day while they're at school, I'd eat the rest...all of it. My name is Sharee and I'm addicted to ice cream.

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  20. We bike to the store and hang plastic bags of ice cream on our handle bars for the fast track home so it won't melt. We've tried Breyers Oreo already and it was a big hit!

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  21. We would make milkshakes or homemade ice cream sandwiches with homemade cake.

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  22. https://twitter.com/vivaciousgold/status/218781110488940545 - tweeted

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  23. We love yummy milkshakes at our house..that's how we would enjoy Breyer's Blasts!

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  24. My boyfriend and I get ice cream every Friday night so this would be perfect for that!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  25. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/218846645738143744

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  26. wed enjoy after a day at the pool! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  27. We'd enjoy it by eating it to cool down on a hot summer day!

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  28. Tweet https://twitter.com/aMomOfBoys/status/218903354800218113

    Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. Thought I posted a comment but no nothing here, I think this calls for a sleep over with my niece and nephew! Oreos, chocolate, peanut butter, there is nothing better!

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  30. We would enjoy it after family dinner

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  31. my son's birthday party!

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I made myself a milkshake out of their Reese's
    kind this evening.

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  33. we enjoy ice cream after dinner

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  34. I'll tell you how I'd enjoy it... ALL THE TIME. We just moved to Topeka, where there is a heat wave like no other. So instead of sitting in front of a fan in my underwear, I would TOTALLY love to sit in front of a fan in my underwear while eating this ice cream.

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  35. We would enjoy Breyers Blasts for dessert after a summer barbecue.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  36. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/219226777803952128

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  37. I'd like to sit out back with my husband and daughter, and just let it all soak in. :)

    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  38. I pretty much love ice cream more than anyone I know. I can easily eat a whole container in one sitting, even if I just had a big dinner and am stuffed full. Breyers is our FAVORITE!!! We LOVE their ice cream! I would eat it on the couch with my two favorite boys as we watched a movie together. That sounds nice :)

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  39. I would eat it at home and let the kids have some too... in our house we have Mom & Dad's ice cream and we have the "kids ice cream" (we have teenage boys so if we let them eat "our" ice cream it would be gone in 2gulps).. we are an Ice Cream family forsure though.. we tout that we have more ice cream than food in our freezer fairly regularly.. great give away!

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  40. blogged about it>> http://thefoxkids.blogspot.com/2012/07/httpwww.html thanks!

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  41. As a rule, I don't eat sugar except on "Faturdays." So, I might just have to make one of my Faturdays an Oreo or Reese's Blast one...Wes, however, could absolutely school Victor in sweets-appreciation. Liam thinks dessert means a bowl full of berries, but I bet we could turn his head.

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  42. My family and I would enjoy Breyers Blasts with an ice cream bar all summer long. With different toppings, syrups and sauces to choose from, we can all get our favorites and have a blast!

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  43. tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/220046700625133568
    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  44. Breyers Blasts sounds like the perfect hot summer afternoon treat before dinner.

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  45. We would enjoy this after a sunny day at the spray park....probably eating it outside on the back swing.

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  46. We would enjoy it in a big bowl, anytime.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  47. Four of my favorite people {three boys and husband}, five spoons and right out of the carton.

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  48. my husband would die for this. he loves Reeses!

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  49. we would enjoy this after a dinner full of veggies! Thanks for a super giveaway!

    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  50. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/221200129888239620
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  51. we would enjoy it after swimming
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  52. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/221348775438991362
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  53. We would enjoy Breyers Blasts after swimming at the neighborhood pool.

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  54. I will enjoy it on a hot day on the back deck.

    dr2baka at gmail dot com

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  55. The kids love to have Breyers for a snack on a warm summer day.

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  56. We would enjoy it after a hot work day on our farm.

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  57. Perfect for a hot summer day's pool party!

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  58. Since we just built a new house we could use a Bryer's blast after yard work. It seems like there is no end to the yard work. :)

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  59. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/tammigirl/status/221753476160569344

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  60. We'd eat it while watching shows and playing games. Thanks for review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  61. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/221913626783657984
    songyueyu at gmail

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  62. I very rarly treat myself to ice cream but it is my favorite!! I would live to win!

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  63. We would enjoy eating big bowls of it while watching tv.

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  64. We'd enjoy Breyers Blasts after dinner time.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  65. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/222210519262703616

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  66. The Breyer's Blasts would be a perfect way to end our neighborhood pool parties

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  67. We would love to try the ice cream in a milkshake to beat this heat!

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  68. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ohstac/status/222481778538057728

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  69. This would be a great treat after our after dinner walks. It has been so hot that we would look forward to coming home to a great treat.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  70. We would have a Banana Split Sunday party on a Saturday. It would be a blast!

    marybug2 @ yahoo .com

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  71. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/marybug2/status/222848682129760257

    marybug2 @ yahoo . com

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  72. We'd enjoy this as a snack after a long day working on the farm.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  73. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/223121740178522112
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  74. We would definetly enjoy it with lots of chocolate syrup, cool whip and cherries.

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  75. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/223268706720026624

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  76. My family and I would enjoy Breyers Blasts with different toppings after dinner and sit in front of the TV in our family room. We love Breyers ice cream, we’ve been eating it for years. Thanks for this giveaway.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  77. I tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/223329860670603265

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. That last picture is priceless! We would enjoy Breyer's Blasts after a night of grilling while the sun is hitting the mountains and the wind is picking up. Nice way to end the 100 degree days!

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  79. We would enjoy this in a waffle bowl after dinner.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  80. We would so enjoy this after cookouts on our new deck.
    chainmail (at)iwon (dot) com

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  81. I tweeted about this
    https://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/224329282141437952
    chainmail (at)iwon (dot) com

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  82. We LOVE, LOVE ice cream so our family would enjoy Breyer's Blasts anytime. I have to admit that my husband and I would sneak some while the kids are in bed! :)

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  83. We enjoy one bite at a time until the bowl is naked

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  84. https://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/224639161448148993

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  85. these would be a great treat after a family cookout!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/224693553887051776

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  87. My son and I would enjoy our Breyers Blasts!® in cones, relaxing in our backyard, after a day playing at the park and before bath time.


    terri underscore kelley at yahoo dot com

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  88. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/tkharmonic/status/225557136900493312



    terri underscore kelley at yahoo dot com

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  89. My family would enjoy Breyers Blast in a waffle cone after dinner!

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  90. Oh ice cream is so my thing in AZ in the summer. How we would love Oreos Breyers Blast!

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  91. I think we would have to have an ice-cream cone night!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  92. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/226140900852637696
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  93. Ice cream is the best and those Breyer's Blasts look so good!!!

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  94. We would enjoy it together while we watch a movie!

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  95. We would have ice cream cones

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  96. I'll take the Beyers Reeses on the back patio after the sun goes down.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  97. blogged:
    http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/07/win-100-from-breyers-and-blogher-0726.html

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  98. We would enjoy Breyer's blast after dinner sitting on the back porch

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  99. https://twitter.com/ajoy1332/status/226690641785151488

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  100. My family would enjoy Breyers Blasts after dinner in small dessert glasses with cherries on top!

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  101. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/kcoud33/status/226802286016475136

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  102. We would enjoy Breyers Blasts as an after - dinner treat!

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  103. Going to have it for dessert at my upcoming BBQ--how easy is that!!

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  104. https://twitter.com/fostertam/status/227039542157377536

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  105. On a hot afternoon under the shade of our old oak tree.

    jvmwordsmith@gmail.com

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  106. Tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/Jayne_Martin/status/227072634406445056

    jvmwordsmith@gmail.com

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  107. Knowing my hubby, he would want the Reese's kind and then he would top it with even more heated up peanut butter! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  108. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/227471844754743297
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  109. We'd enjoy a bowl on the patio on summer afternoons :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/227556695214260224
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. I would bring this out as an after dinner treat. And then I'd go sneak some more after everyone was in bed. ;)

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  112. We would enjoy this in cones on a hot summer evening.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  113. We would enjoy them on the weekend in a nice big sugar cone!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  114. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/227744783395876864

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  115. We would enjoy at a birthday get together :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  116. My grandsons would love this for dessert in their blanket and chair fort they have built in my living room.

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  117. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/227940044466434049

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  118. We enjoy it while watching movies
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  119. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/227986309195628544
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  120. We would eat Breyer's Blast cones in honor of my Grandma, who loved ice cream cones. (And really anything sweet!)

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  121. We enjoy it after a long hot day just before bedtime, in a cone.....yuuuuuuuumy!

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  122. We have ice cream for dessert almost every night. We all love Breyers Banana Split.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  123. we would enjoy it after a long week to settle into the weekend. sweepmorey at gmai dot com

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  124. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/228274390410874880

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  125. We would enjoy it watching tv

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  126. tweet
    https://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/228372061272305664

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  127. I'd serve Breyer Blasts on a waffle with whipped cream.
    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  128. https://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/228547258176663552

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  129. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/228593237714145280

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  130. We would have them as an occasional dessert.

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  131. https://twitter.com/arniebelle/status/228674644415246336

    tweet spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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