OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earlier this year,
Nestle Ice Cream invited kids throughout the U.S. to try out for a chance to
be a "Frozen Pop Flavorologist" by dreaming up new ideas for the world's
coolest frozen pop. After considering more than 4,000 unique submissions, a
panel of Nestle judges has selected the ten most creative flavors. This
October, the winning flavorologists will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to
visit the top secret flavor lab (never before open to the public!) at the
Nestle Ice Cream factory in Southern California where they will sample one of
the tastiest jobs in America. In addition to a behind-the-scenes tour, each
child will have an opportunity to learn the cool science behind frozen pops,
put their taste buds to the test on a variety of outlandish frozen pop flavors
currently in "development" (including hot bubble gum and macaroni & cheese)
and sample the ten winning flavor creations.
Nestle Ice Cream's team of top flavorologists is putting in extra hours at
the flavor lab to produce a special batch of each winning flavor just in time
for the October event. Each child will take a lick at the following
PB&J POP (Emma B., 10 years old, Martinez, GA) -- The sweet, gooey,
kid-friendly flavor of a PB&J sandwich moves from the lunchbox to the frozen
pop. The tart flavor of raspberry jam sandwiched between two layers of
smooth, creamy peanut butter definitely makes this snack a chilly classic.
HIP HOP BUTTERSCOTCH (Dylan R., 11 years old, Wodbury, CT) -- Bebop with a
frozen pop that mixes the creamy candy taste of butterscotch with the smooth
sweet flavor of vanilla.
CHERRY CHERRY BANG BANG (Brian H., 8 years old, Jackson, NJ) --
Terrifically sweet and undoubtedly crunchy, this pop certainly packs a mega
cherry punch. One bite through the crunchy candy coating into the cherry
sherbet center will make your mouth cheer.
BLUEBERRY SYRUP BREAKFAST WAFFLE (Raymond D., 11 years old, Monroe, MI) --
Hot off the griddle and right into your freezer, get the taste of breakfast
any time with this wild waffle-flavored combo. Big blueberries swirled with
the taste of syrup make this frozen pop a great snack all day long.
STOP POP (Haley H., 8 years old, Thousand Oaks, CA) -- Stop traffic with
your very own fruit-flavored frozen stoplight. Tiers of sweet cherry, zippy
lemon and luscious lime are sure to cause a traffic jam.
CARAMEL APPLE CARNIVAL POP (Rhiannon T., 10 years old, Abbeville, SC) --
From the fairground to your freezer, this frozen pop has a juicy apple core
surrounded by a smooth caramel coating.
BANANA SPLIT ON A STICK (Shannon L., 10 years old, Cypress, TX) -- This
banana-shaped treat has all the yummy ingredients that made the banana split
famous. Lick up layers of creamy banana, rich chocolate and sweet strawberry.
SPARKLING JEWELS POP (Hailey M., Coeur d'Alene, ID, 7 years old) -- Make
your taste buds sparkle with this glittery flavored pop. A runway-worthy
bubble gum flavored pop decked out with edible pink glitter makes this perfect
pop almost too pretty to eat.
FRUIT CONFUSION (Amber B., 12 years old, Silvis, IL) -- Half of this pop
is purple, but tastes like pineapple. The other half is yellow and looks like
lemon, but when you take a lick it is actually green apple. This confusing
mystery pop will keep you guessing!
STRAWBERRY LIME SLIME (Ivanna S., 7 years old, Greenland, NH) -- A splash
of red slime (strawberries) and a cup of green ooze (orange juice and
limeade), mixed together for a crazy frozen pop concoction that's out of this
"Our pint-sized flavorologists froze out the competition and licked the
other contestants by coming up with a unique combination of clever names and
imaginative flavors," said John Harrison, Official Taster for Nestle Ice
Cream. "It will be a pleasure to tempt my million dollar taste buds on such a
mouth-watering assortment of frozen pops this October."
In addition to creating one-of-a-kind frozen pops, each child will scoop
up a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a year's supply of Nestle kids frozen
snacks. They will also receive a special box of their winning frozen pops
(made especially for them in Nestle's Flavor lab) to share with family and
friends after the event.
To coincide with the 100th birthday of the frozen pop, Nestle Ice Cream
offers 14 kids' frozen snacks that provide a health benefit in every lick!
The kid-friendly offering includes frozen pops with real fruit juice (Scooby
Doo(TM) Mystery Pops(TM), Splash Pops(R), Teen Titans(TM) Hero Pops(TM) and
Shooting Stars(TM)), frozen pops with 100% DV of Vitamin C (Fruit Fuel(TM)),
dairy snacks with calcium fortification (Miniwiches(TM), Double Fudge Pops and
Scooby Doo(TM) Ice Cream Push Up(R) treats) and no sugar added snacks (NSA
Double Fudge Pops, NSA Splash Pops and NSA Fruit Fuel).
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