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Don’t Wait for the Ice Cream Truck!

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This is a sponsored post from Global Influence on behalf of Unilever and Walgreens

There is one food group that my entire family can agree on, and it’s ice cream. Given most any choice, we will always look for some frozen delight over cake, cookies, or the like. Doesn’t matter whether we’re at a high-end place or the local diner.  If it’s time for dessert, that means ice cream.

He screams for ice cream
He screams for ice cream

On one of my first trips to London some years ago, I spent a fair amount of time walking around the city and seeking out new sights.  Over and over again, I would see the logo for an ice cream bar called Magnum at newsstands and street carts.  Magnum wasn’t sold in the US back then, and there was no other equivalent that I knew of to compare, so I wasn’t sure if I would like it.  Who knew what goodness I was passing up! Later in the trip, my colleagues and I went to a West End show.  Like Pavlov’s dog, I was salivating for intermission, knowing that’s when London theaters served ice cream treats to the audience.  As soon as the lights came up and the curtain went down, I was prowling around looking for the ice cream lady.  Surprise, surprise, she was selling Magnum bars.  I picked a vanilla bar with white chocolate coating.  It was absolutely yummy.  Of course, as sugar can make you, I felt immediately elated, and then a little depressed because I knew I couldn’t find this heavenly treat in the US.  I also ended up walking out with my colleague’s used stick and wrapper snuck into my purse, but that’s a story for another post.

Years later, I was THRILLED to see a commercial announcing that Unilever was bringing Magnum bars to the US.  Maybe you remember it?

You may think that is Rachel Bilson in the commercial, but no.  That was me as soon as I learned I could get my beloved Magnum bars here in the States.

We used to keep half gallons in the fridge, but found that, ahem, portion control was an issue.  It was much easier to have single serve treats ready to go, so we couldn’t overindulge.  I was thrilled to know that I can find with delicious Unilever ice cream brands, such as Magnum, Breyers, Klondike, Frutare and Popsicle, readily available at my local Walgreens store.  Our neighborhood store is open 24/7.  I’m just saying.  Not that I have ever made an ice cream run at that hour, but I could.  Just knowing I could keeps me a little sane.

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Go to your local Walgreens and grab what you are craving. This is ideal for hot summer (or fall) nights with the entire family, and it’s super convenient so you don’t have to make that grocery store stop or wait around for the ice cream truck.  Be sure to have one (or two…three) for me!