Sunday, August 24, 2014

#Sponsored Loving our Unilever #IceCreamRun at Walgreens

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Global Influence Network. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


There's something celebratory about ice cream. It's just one of those things that makes people happy.

One of my favorite ice cream memories (and I have plenty of them) is of leaving my son in the basement with his dad during a football game. Little man was in the playpen, perfectly content, but when he wanted out, his dad was in the middle of a great part of the game. Hubby walked over to the freezer and came back with an ice cream bar to occupy him...that was our son's first ice cream bar ever.

When Dad is Watching the Little Ones,
There's Sure to Be Ice Cream Involved (& probably not a bib)

I don't remember what I was doing, but I know I wasn't upstairs long. When I got back, I was greeted with this (see picture above). ;)  It was one of those moment where you couldn't do a thing but laugh...and grab the camera. My son fell in love with ice cream that day, and he has been enamored ever since.

No need to wait for the ice cream truck if you've got a Walgreens nearby!

When we lived in Florida, there was an ice cream truck that came by the house. Oh, how my oldest two boys would run to get me when they heard the first strains of music. Today, however, we live in Michigan and there are no ice cream trucks out here in the country. That's okay though, we've got a Walgreens...and they've got all of our ice cream buying needs covered.

Yeah...that's a good shopping trip.

Walgreens sells a great variety of Unilever Brand Ice Creams!
We recently purchased Klondike Bars and the decadently rich Magnum bars.

Unilever makes some of our most favorite brands of ice cream, including Magnum, Breyers, Klondike, Frutare, and Popsicle. On a recent trip to Walgreens, I let the kids pick out two flavors to bring home. We ended up with Klondike bars and Magnum Double Caramel Ice Cream Bars. I have not had the Magnum Bars, but oh my goodness... let me just say there is something about Vanilla Bean ice cream dipped in caramel and covered in Belgian Chocolate that makes you feel rich! Those ice cream bars were oh so yummy-delicious. It was our first time trying those, it will not be the last.

Yes, we could have waited to get home to break out the Klondike Bars,
but sometimes it's more fun not to (wait). ;)

The kids like the Klondike Bars...we may or may  not have made it to the car before they asked (and I agreed) for them to open and eat one. Yes, we could have waited to get home, but sometimes it's more fun not to...this was one of those times. ;)

When you're craving the ice cold yumminess that can only be satisfied by ice cream, you don't have to wait for the ice cream truck; head on over instead to your local Walgreens. Your tummy...and your kids if you have any and are generous enough to take them along...will thank you. Mine thanked me...profusely. :)

92 comments:

  1. klondike rocks! we dont have an ice cream truck...we did when we lived in Florida...i will be honest ice cream trucks creep me out a bit...ha...but i love ice cream...at the ball game last night we got my son some served in a baseball helmet...i remember getting them at the ball park when i was little ...was so cool...

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    1. We had some of those dishes once upon a time. I don't remember from where, but I do remember thinking they were cute. :)

      We're overdue for a ball game here! Glad you got out to one, lucky!

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  2. Oh yes, ice cream definitely brings on the happiness around here too. Not often do you hear a resounding yes to a question :)

    And we still keep chasing the ice cream truck that comes around here and can't yet find it. but one day.


    Your son is just too cute. Imagine that eh. Men and babies are quite another story :) But good for them to be there or we mother hens would sometimes get in the way :)

    NOw I want ice cream :)

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    1. Dad's way more fun. He's not a bit bothered by messes. ;)

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  3. Never have and never will like ice cream, yeah I'm an odd ball lol but you knew that. There is no ice cream trucks around here either.

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    1. I've never thought you were odd, lol. I don't like meat, people think I'm crazy because of it. I DO like ice cream. :) :) :)

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  4. I had no idea there was so much ice cream at Walgreens. That is going to come in handy during the winter when all the local homemade ice cream places shut down for the season.

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  5. I live in Michigan too in a small town I live in Otsego and we drive to Plainwell Wallgreens there selection of icecreams are so limited you are lucky you have many choices it seems.

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  6. It's been way too long since I've had a Klondike bar. Walgreens is the best!

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  7. I've gone to Walgreens for ice cream many times. We three different Walgreens in a two mile radius.

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  8. My boys love ice cream. I've been getting rice milk ice cream for myself, since I'm sensitive to dairy.

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  9. What a funny moment to capture in photo! Even with ice cream all over his face, he's still a cutie :) We do love Walgreen's. There's practically one on every corner here, so we are always there grabbing things we need. I love how convenient they are!

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  10. Walgreens is only 3 blocks from my house. Didn't know they carried these ice cream treats. Hmmm...

    slehan at juno dot com

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  11. Klondike bars are one of my favorite icecreams! I absolutely love the mint chocolate chip ones.

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  12. OOo we love Magnum ice-cream!! Tend to buy them back from supermarkets rather than eating out nowadays. Much cheaper but still so yummy ;)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  13. I could go for some ice cream right now... Wonder if there's any left in the freezer...

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  14. I never eat ice cream either but I do recall the taste of the home made ice cream in one of those machines with a handle where everyone took turns turning the crank on a hot summer afternoon.

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  15. We love ice cream in our house! A bit too much :)

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  16. I often pick up ice cream treats from Walgreens too. It's really close to my house so they won't melt by the time I get home either. :) I LOVE those Magnum bars!

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  17. It looks like they love their ice cream and who can blame them. I just started checking out the ice cream section at Walgreens, not sure if that is a good thing or bad yet as it makes it super easy to get because we are in there a lot!

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  18. I am laughing at the picture!! I enjoy Walgreens in the US. We don't have one here in Canada but when I travel I make sure every time to head to a Walgreens. They were super in California when I needed makeup because my airline lost my luggage.

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  19. You know what, I was in Walgreen's the other day and noticed the great ice cream selection that they have there! Impressive!

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  20. I have every one of those brands in my freezer right now. :) The Magnum double caramel bars are my FAVORITE. And my son is also a huge fan of ice cream and popsicles. He can't get enough!

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  21. Love the pictures. The magnum bars are so delicious.

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  22. Bwahahahahahaha. Did you have dad clean him up after the game? Probably not. This is hilarious.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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    1. That question could have gone on one of your comedy posts, ahhahahahaa ;) :)

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  23. Ohhh I've not head of Klondike before - I have to admit though I am partial to a Magnum, delicious! x

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  24. You scream, I scream.. we all scream for ice cream. And, I only live 2 miles from a Walgreens.

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  25. Oh, I totally know about the ice cream section at Walgreens! Having one at the corner of our neighborhood, I can also I've been there in the wee hours when an ice cream attack hit!

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  26. Shhh don't tell my kids!!! Love that Walgreens has ice cream, I don't think I ever thought to run in and grab one but now when I have a craving...watch out.

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  27. I love it that ice cream just brings out smiles in people just because!
    that photo is amazing all eyelashes and ice cream! he is bigger now but still great lashes and cool ice cream!

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  28. I never really liked klondike but I love the others, especially Breyers. Yummy!

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  29. I just put me some Klondike in the freezer. I love them they are my most favorite. We also loves drumsticks.

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  30. Our oldest daughter LOVES ice cream treats! I love that I can just run into walgreens on my way home and pick up a treat since we don't typically keep them in stock at home :)

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  31. There isn't much I WOULDN'T do for a Klondike bar. Especially the Reese's flavor!

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  32. Ooo everyone LOVES ice cream in this house! I'll have to stock up at Walgreens!

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  33. I am a huge ice cream fan and can't keep too much in the house because it would be gone in a day!

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  34. Klondikes are my favorite! What a fun treat.

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  35. *giggle* I love your sons first ice cream experience.

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  36. Yummy, I love ice cream treats. I will have to watch for coupons and check out walgreens. ;)

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  37. Yum! I love ice cream bars as well. That is such a cute story about him and the ice cream bar!

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  38. We are in the boonies here, but I am happy to report we are pretty close to a Walgreens. I had no idea that they carry ice cream like this. We love Klondike bard too. :)

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  39. MMmmm Love Ice Cream and Walgreens. Stopping in there is so convenient and easy but sometimes our local one gets so busy because it's around so many hotels and they only ever have 1 person on a register (even though they have 4 or 6?). It's so irritating.

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  40. I love Magnum bars! Unilever owns all my favorite ice cream brands.

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  41. I love that Walgreens has such a delicious ice cream selection. It's one of my favorite stores in the community.

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  42. Oh how I wish we had a walgreens here! In Canada we are so deprived!

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  43. Walgreens is great to pick those type of items up. They have a pretty good variety of ice cream too. It is quick and easy.

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  44. Maybe it's a good thing I don't live in the States. I would be in Walgreens everyday! :)

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  45. The title alone made me hungry. I've always wanted to try Magnum ice cream bars. Now I really want one!

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  46. I love Klondike bars and so do my kids! Looks like I need to make a quick trip to Walgreens!
    ~Amanda

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  47. When there's ice cream involved, it's always a good shopping trip. ;) My daughter loves Klondike bars and always has a messy face after eating one.

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  48. I stop at Walgreens a few times a week. I haven't checked out their ice cream selection- I will next time!

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  49. I have not seen an ice cream truck in a while, but last time I did, the price was so much than what I remember. I remember grabbing change and being able to get something. now, nothing was under $1.

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    1. I don't go near ice cream trucks. They freak me out.

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  50. Magnum is the best. I've never had a better ice cream bar.

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  51. I am sad there aren't many ice cream trucks anymore. My kids would love to buy some ice cream whenever it came by.

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  52. I love ice cream and Magnum bars are so good! Ice cream make me happy when I am sad or having a hard day.

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  53. I have been hearing so much about Magnum ice cream. I have to try it!

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  54. Those Magnum bars are insanely good. We had some a few days ago, and didn't make it out of the parking lot with them.

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  55. Love the Magum ones. They have a strawberry one that I really like, and I'd love to try the caramel ones as well. But really, the very best ice cream EVER is Argentinean ice cream - dulce de leche. Heaven.

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  56. There is NOTHING quite like an ice cold ice cream cone or a dish or any which way but loose in the summertime to make you feel human again!

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  57. We have a Walgreens up the road. Perfect place to pick up some ice cream!

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  58. Oh yum. Of course you have to let them eat one in the car. Because otherwise it is just a tease.

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  59. Of course my comment is going to be about how beautiful his eyelashes are. No fair! ;-) P.S. Our Walgreens is closer than our Walmart ;-)

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  60. It's so convenient having all those ice cream choices right at Walgreens. I love the Magnum bars!

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    1. Magnum bars are the absolute best ice cream bars out there. They are TOO good.

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  61. In Florida, ice cream bars are one of my kids fave after school treats. i love that I can grab these quickly at walgreens

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  62. We buy those Magnum bars in our house...however they never last long! They are really the best ones out there.

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  63. Klondike bars always remind me of my childhood. My grandpa used to get those for me & I would always eat the chocolate off first. Still do actually, LOL.

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  64. Klondikes are the best...and there are so many different variations. Their ice cream sandwiches are awesome too.

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  65. Klondikes are always a good treat for me. I just cant keep them in the house or I will want to eat them all!

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  66. I love the pictures you shared! Looks like your kids are enjoying their ice cream treats.

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  67. MAGNUM BARS!!!!!!!!!! The ultimate treat (as long as you ignore the calories)! YUM!

    My boys didn't get sweets til their first birthdays. Our daughter got her first taste of it in China at 9.5 months. They still call me out for depriving them of three months of goodness!

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  68. Walgreens does have some delicious ice cream treats! You will usually find a few in my cart when I stop there. :)

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  69. I love those Magnum bars, they are so good! I need to go out and get some more!

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  70. I like ice cream on occasion. I really like the nutty buddy cones..yum!

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  71. I love Ice Cream runs. Magnum Icecream is one of my favorites.

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  72. I love ice cream visits. It is always fun to get a good treat. Amber n

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  73. Our Walgreen's regular has Twix ice cream bars for a buck - we love picking those up for a treat.

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  74. I am horrible!! I love the Magnum dark chocolate soooooo much that I hide it from the kids!

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  75. Those Magnum bars with caramel are DANGEROUS! Love the photos of your trip. I think I need a Klondike bar, now! lol

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  76. Walgreens is our 'go-to' store at the end of the night for ice cream! And other munchies too :)

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  77. I wonder if they have vegan ice cream. It's so yummy with coconut milk!

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  78. When I was pregnant, I was SOOO thankful for a Walgreens within walking distance. My poor husband, on the other hand, probably wishes I had kept some of my cravings to myself :)

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  79. Until my gestational diabetes diagnosis I couldn't go bed with out a magnum at night those ice creams are just delicious and addictive

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  80. Lol so cute. Everyone loves icecream! haha!

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  81. What would you do---ooo---ooo for a Klondike bar :) YOu have me looking for one!

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    1. I sing that time anytime I see one too. I guess that was good marketing. ;)

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  82. Love any and all ice cream!!!
    The Klondike bars are amazing... and the magnum bars?
    I have no shame - i hide them for me at times

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  83. I love your story and picture it is so cute. I love ice cream and even with our cold winter days here in the U.P.. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Oh those look delicious! A little ice cream goes a long way!

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  85. Those look very delicious!! I love ice cream it's a special treat for our family.

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