Last Dec 3, 2010 I was invited to attend a Mom-Bloggers Get-Together by Magnolia Ice Cream. It was held at the Executive Dining Room ( which lately we were told that only VIP guests are allowed to dine in there.) The Event proper started around 2pm for the registration and then we were immediately served with merienda. The merienda includes Pasta (either you choose your sauce in Carbonara or Bolognese), nachos and the bite-size burgers which the brand manager proudly says was made from Angus beef ( yummy!).
I also saw fellow mommy-bloggers like Pehpot Pineda of http//makeorbreak.com, my ever-bubbly friend Joy Mendiola of http://Occasionsofjoy.com, Earth Rullan of http://www.earthlingorgeous.comhttp://www.earthlingorgeous.com, Leira Pagaspas ( many thanks to you for the pictures ) of http://www.dulcedeleirs.blogspot.com, Renz Alcantara ofhttp://pinaymommyadreamer.com, Peachy Adarne of http://the peachkitchen.com (btw,are we seeing each other often, don't you agree Peachy?)and Josephine Bonsol of http://www.jobonsol.blogspot.com. After the Merienda and a little of catching-up with other bloggers, the event started started with Introductions by Mr. Jonel Uy of NomNom Club and shortly introduced to us the Brand Manager for Magnolia Ice Cream , Mr. Mayo Alcon.
Mr. Mayo Alcon
Brand Manager for Magnolia Ice Cream
He started his talk with a brief background of how the Magnolia Ice cream started its roots way back 1925. Until it opened it's new Magnolia Ice Cream plant in Sta. Rosa ,Laguna. He was jolly person that their wasn't a dull moment with him.
Now for the main part of this program of which what it is all about : Unleashing The Magnolia Christmas Limited Edition Ice Cream.
oozing with cheese blocks..!
contains cashew praline w/streaks of caramel ripple
with bits of apple cinnamon choco pretzels w/ a combi-
nation of red and green apple streaks
So what's next after the presentation of these 3 yummy flavors? Of course a blogger event is nothing with out a game. We were blinfolded and each one of us were given a cup to taste and keep in mind the answers.
Luckily all of us are winners ! As what Mr.NomNom club said "Moms knows best "! And I guest he is right !
And to cap this happy event , we were told that each one of us gets to bring home all 3 flavors !!! Yum! Yum ! I could hear my stomach growl taking note of that .
Each container is " Tub-Wrapped ". It's so christmassy , You could keep the containers for future use.These 3 Christmas Limited Edition flavors are already out in the market till February 2011. so what are you guys waiting for? Go to your favorite groceries and supermarkets and avail of these 3 yummy flavors : Vanilla Praline, Caramel Cheese cake and Apple Strudel ! Each tub comes in 1.5L Family sizes. Enjoy it with your family and friends ! Enjoy while its here !!!
Ooops! Before I plunge into all 3 flavors ( I tend to forget things when I hear the word "Magnolia Ice Cream") ) here's one great news! Magnolia Ice Cream is having " Magnolia Ice Cream Blog Writing Contest ". The concept is to blog about an experience you and your family had with any or all of the Magnolia Ice Cream Christmas Limited Edition Flavors with the theme " Enjoy While Its's Here" .
The entry should at least contain 200 words and a maximum of 500 words. The words" Magnolia Ice Cream , Limited Edition " and at least one of the 3 variants (Vanilla Praline/ Apple Strudel/Caramel Cheese Cake should be mentioned at least once anywhere in the whole article or Blog. At least once , the word " Magnolia Ice Cream " should be a link to http://www.magnoliaicecream.com.ph
The blog should contain at least one photo containg any of the three products relevant to the article.
Encourage other readers to join the blog writing contest as well and link to http://nomnomclub.com/affairs/2010/magnolia-ice-cream-writing-contest. Leave your blogpost URL on the abovementioned link including your email address where you will be notified in case you will emerge as the winner.
The contest is opened from December 3- 25, 2010. Announcement of winners is on December 31, 2010.
Criteria for judging is based on the ff:
Creativity and Writing style- 50%
Originality, Grammar & Adheranceto the theme- 20%
Photo Quality and Relevance-20 %
What's up for grabs? The winners GC's will be courier to any valid address in the Philippines.
First Prize -P2000 worth of Magnolia Ice Cream G.Cs
Second prize- P1500 worth of Magnolia Ice Cream G.C.s
Third prize- P1000 worth of Magnolia Ice Cream G.Cs