I broke my blender two weeks ago. I went to set it on the counter, but for reasons I cannot explain it didn’t stay there.
The glass top shattered into a thousand very tiny pieces.
It wasn’t a great blender, but it did the job. I used it a lot to make frozen drinks, milkshakes, etc… I was sad.
The next day I got an email from Kelly at MyBlogSpark. She offered to send me a small blender and a coupon for a free package of new Yoplait Frozen Smoothies with frozen fruit and yogurt pieces.
Talk about perfect timing!
Not only was I super excited about the new, perfectly sized blender, but I was also thrilled to be able to try Yoplaits new product at no cost to me!
I got my package in about a week and took my coupon with me shopping, fully expecting to get my smoothies and test out my blender that day. However, Yoplait Smoothies are not available at either grocery store I shopped at that day. So, I had to wait a few more days until I could get to Publix, which always has everything I can’t find anywhere else.
Publix had only two varieties. The strawberry banana and the mixed berry. Both sounded good but I got the strawberry banana to try out for this giveaway. I also picked up a mixed berry with the $1.25 off 1 coupon found here.
Each package retailed for just over $3 and includes 2 servings. That’s quite a high price in my estimation. $3 feeds my 7 children breakfast for two days. However, convenience isn’t usually cheap. And these smoothies are really convenient.
I want to point out that one serving of Yoplait Smoothies have a full serving of fruit as well as real Yoplait yogurt pieces with live & active cultures, and are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C. Add the recommended amount of milk and they also provide calcium.
This morning I pulled out my new, small, super lightweight Hamilton Beach blender, poured in 1 cup milk, and both servings of smoothies. I blended it up, adding a little more milk to make it drinkable (it was thick enough to eat with a spoon). It was very good. Just sweet enough for me (I have a love affair with sugar) but not too sweet for my husband who prefers more fruit and less sweet in his smoothies.
Now, there is something pretty cool about this little Hamilton Beach blender. It has a detachable cup. Just blend, twist, and take your smoothie with you. The blender lid has a sip top. I really like this feature. Also, the cup is all one piece. No detaching the blade, no loose pieces to get misplaced.
And even better…
MyBlogSpark and Yoplait, in exchange for this review, have generously provided me a duplicate blender and freebie coupon to give away to one of my readers! So, Yay for you!
Here are the rules.
It is so easy to enter and there are 4 ways to win! You’re only required to enter using one method below to win, however, if you use all four methods you’ll have a better chance!
US address holders are welcome to enter per the rules below. Pay special attention to the closing date! You can enter 4 times by following the directions here by 2/18/2010. Everybody is welcome to enter – even if I ‘know’ you.
- Leave a comment telling me what was your favorite frozen treat as a child (or now), or tell me something child-like about yourself.
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1 winner will be chosen on or around 2/19/2010.
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