One of the perks of this blogging hobby of mine, is that I am sometimes invited to some awesome events. Recently, I was invited to participate in the launch of KEMPS® Family Traditions Ice Cream Flavor Contest. It was held at the KEMPS®plant in Rochester and I was really happy to accept the invitation. Unfortunately, circumstances beyond my control kept me at home on the big day. I missed an opportunity to meet Theresa Mauer (Joe's mom!), a few other bloggers, and KEMPS® own ice cream guru, Logan Julstom. Most importantly, I missed the excitement of the launch of this fun contest. Don't worry, though--I'm going to share the info with you.
We all have family traditions, right? What is yours? And most importantly, how can you make it into ice cream? If you have a delicious family tradition, simply mix it up into an ice cream idea and you could win $2500! How fun is that?
If you happen to live in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota, then this contest is for you. But you have to hurry--there's only 5 days left!!
Simply click on this link: KEMPS® Family Traditions Ice Cream Flavor Contest and enter your idea!
KEMPS® was good enough to send me a goodie bag since I was unable to attend the event. While I missed tasting last year's winner (omg...it had MINI-DONUTS in it!), they did send me a carton of the 2011 winning flavor, Land of 10,000 Licks--Sweet Cream Vanilla Ice Cream with thick ribbons of Salted Caramel and Salted Caramel Toffee Bits.
Holy Salted Caramel--this was awesome!
Just a few things I think you should know about KEMPS®:
~Kemps works with 17,000 farm families and 100% of the profits go to them.
~ Kemps products are sold in Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas and frozen yogurt is sold throughout the Southeast.
~ Kemps produces 70 million gallons of milk at three milk manufacturing facilities across Minnesota
~Joe Mauer and his mom Theresa have been spokespeople for Kemps since 2010.
~At last year's Minnesota State Fair over 20,000 ice cream samples were passed out.
~ Cows have a very keen sense of smell--they can smell something 6 miles away!
I know that I want to be at the Minnesota State Fair to try samples of the finalist flavors. The winner will be announced on August 28!
What family tradition can you mix up into a great ice cream flavor?