Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Breyers Smooth and Creamy, er, Dreamy

I asked Chuck and Amigo for their input on the Breyers Smooth and Dreamy ice cream bars and ice cream sandwiches.

Chuck: Mmm, this is good.
Amigo: It's good, Mom. I like it.
Me: Anything else? Details? I'd like your input.
Chuck: I like the oval shape. It's easy to hold.
Amigo: I like it.

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt; they were snacking on delicious, creamy, tasty Breyers Ice Cream and they didn't want to talk with their mouths full. I'm sure they could be more articulate if I gave them time. I didn't tell the guys that these new treats have only 130 calories each - 160 for the sandwiches; they might refuse to eat them if they thought I'd bought something "low-cal." But maybe that's okay: more goodies for me!

I picked up two boxes using coupons from MomCentral and Breyers: vanilla fudge brownie sandwiches and triple chocolate chip bars. Both choices are creamy and rich tasting, flavorful, and filling. It's a better quality product than the store brand I usually pick up; I could get used to having Breyers in the house! Vanilla was pure vanilla, the chips were real chocolate, and the light coating on the bars melted in my mouth.

Getting it home was an adventure. The temperature was 84, and the heat index felt a lot hotter. A few streets were closed as crews cleaned up from the hail and wind storm the previous night. I'd run three other errands in the immediate neighborhood (combining trips to keep gas use down), and realized I couldn't make the last trip on my list - not with Breyers Ice Cream in my minivan. It was time to head straight home. I think I confused the clerk, though. She wasn't used to coupons that paid the whole price. She read it on one side, then the other side, and then reread both sides before she scanned it into her register. The coupons scanned exactly as they read: free. Still scowling at me and at my bargain, she sent the boxes down the conveyor to the bagger, who put them in my Chico Bag as requested.

I still have two coupons for a free box of Breyers Smooth and Dreamy. Yes, you too can confuse the cashier and have a box of rich and creamy desserts or snacks for your freezer! the box won't last long; they're delicious. Leave a comment on this post; make sure you leave an email either through the profile or in the comment box itself. If there are more than two comments (please, please, please), I'll pick randomly and then contact you by email for your address.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Breyers and received products necessary to facilitate my review. Actually, they sent me coupons rather than send ice cream through the mail. But you knew that already. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Royal Ranch said...

Oh please count me in! I too have a hard time getting frozen foods home from the store that is half an hour away. What is this Chico Bag you speak of?

7/28/2010 7:20 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

Ooohh. I SO adore ice cream sandwiches. Bars are ok, too. Nice to have for the late evening snack . . .

7/28/2010 11:10 AM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, and Bryers makes such exceptional ice cream. Yum!

7/28/2010 7:23 PM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Jean, if you'll send me your email address, I'll get back to you about sending a coupon!

7/31/2010 5:37 PM  

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