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 kid-friendly inventions: 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 world. "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). NOTE: All trademarks are owned by Societe des Produits Nestle S. A., Vevey, Switzerland.
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