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8/16/2011

Dreyer's Shakes and Smoothies Review and Giveaway


When you were a kid, did you ever wish you could have a job where someone paid you to eat ice cream?  That is exactly what this review felt like.  Sort of a little kid and big kid dream come true.

We headed to the store to pick up some Dreyer's Shakes and Smoothies (You may know them as Edy's Shakes and Smoothies):
  

And of course that meant we ended up with one of each flavor.
They currently offer four flavors of each.  Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Cookies 'n Cream for the shakes, Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry, Sunrise Blend, and Tropical for the smoothies.

After we got home we brought out the milk and spoons and got to work.  First up were the milk shakes.  You take off the top, pour in the milk, and stir.  It really is as easy as that.  My three year old daughter made her own.  When the stirring was done we each tried all four flavors.  It was our unanimous decision that the Chocolate was the best.  From there the opinions split between Vanilla and Cookies 'n Cream depending on who you asked.  They were just as tasty as their Dreyer's Slow Churned counterparts and it was fun to have a milkshake that didn't require me to wash my blender.

Next up were the smoothies.  Same routine.  Lid off, milk in, stir.  We make smoothies for breakfast pretty often, but we don't typically use pineapple, mango, and passion fruit.  I think that is why the Tropical Smoothie was my favorite.  The kids all loved the smoothies that included banana, Sunrise Blend and Strawberry Banana.

The kids loved making them as much as eating them and if you like Dreyer's slow churned ice cream you will love these shakes.  I was a little disappointed that my favorite Mint Chocolate Chip was excluded from the available flavors.

Now I want to give one of you the opportunity to feel like you are getting paid to eat ice cream too!  Leave a comment on this post telling me what flavor of Dreyer's Shake or Smoothie you would most like to try and you will be entered to win a $100 gift card.

The contest will run from August 16 to August 31.  Here is the fine print:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry
methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment
on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on
this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about
an alternate form of entry.


This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be
selected.

The Official Rules are available 
here.



If you would like more chances to win, visit the Promotions & Prizes section at BlogHer.

PS - You can look for special offers on Shakes and Smoothies over on the Dreyer's Facebook page.

PPS - Remember...you may know Dreyer's as Edy's depending on which part of the country you live in.  Same great ice cream, just a different name.

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Kelsey said...

The berry smoothie was surpringly good and just mixed up! I'll have to try the shake!

Amie said...

Cookies n' cream is always good!

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

I think I would mix the chocolate shake with the banana smoothie... mmmmmmmm!

Kate said...

There's nothing better than a good vanilla milkshake.

MomOf4InPA said...

I am an self admitted chocoholic, so I would love to try the chocolate milkshake, altho I love mango as well, and the tropical smoothie sounds good too.

Mami2jcn said...

I'm a traditional gal and would like to try the vanilla.

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Anonymous said...

The sunrise blend smoothie sounds delicious!

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Anonymous said...

Chocolate ALL the way!!!
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Robin M. said...

Chocolate... always!

Ms.Curdy said...

wow. i'm definitely craving a chocolate shake now. :)

Lisa in IL said...

chocolate always chocolate! thanks for offering a giveaway

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Michelle said...

Tropical all the way! {Followed closely by chocolate!}

Karina said...

I'd definitely have to go for the strawberry and banana! Those two are the best combinations ever! By the way, what happened to be your favorite flavor?

MyLinda said...

I would love to try the tropical fruit...I love mango and pineapple together! Although I'm with you, mint chocolate chip would be amazing :)

MJ said...

YUM! I'd love to try the chocolate shake and the Sunrise smoothie...

Karen said...

Yum! I totally wnat to check out the chocolate :)

LeAnn said...

Mmm, chocolate!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Always - chocolate!!

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BrandiScardina said...

Oh my! milkshakes easier? yum!

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would like to try the Sunrise Blend.

Elizabeth said...

I would try them all! But i know my girls would die to have the Strawberry Banana!

Anonymous said...

I would like the vanilla but my son would like the cookies and cream. Thank you for the giveaway!
Lora W.
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nikki said...

COOKIES N CREAM! COOKIES N CREAM!! Can u tell I have a serious problem?? ;)

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Anonymous said...

I buy Edy's ice cream all the time but I have not seen these shakes on the shelf yet. I can't wait for them to appear.
Bonnie
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Kylie Jones said...

Oh yum I would try the tropical smoothie one - or the chocolate shake althought the cookies and cream one looks delightful too! Ah too many choices I love sweets!!!

Oh and I blogged about it!

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Kellie said...
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Kellie said...

Usually I would go with chocolate, but the sunrise blend sounds really yummy...maybe I will just have to try them all :) peachykellie at gmail dot com

Erica said...

I would eat any of them , but Vanilla is a good classic flavor.

Jennifer Byde Myers said...

I'm a mint chip fan too

Marty said...

We are a total cookies-n-cream family :) With three toddlers, I guess that shouldn't be much of a surprise to me!

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Marty said...

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Anonymous said...

Vanilla!!! What fun. :) Laura
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Morgan said...

Yummy!

Morgan said...

Oops! I guess I should say the flavor I like: I'm a die-hard chocolate fan myself. :D

Melanie said...

Mmm. Strawberry sounds heavenly...

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Tropical. Sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

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Katie said...

I've got my eye on the vanilla!

And I don't care if I live on the east coast for the rest of my life - It will always be Dryers to me!

Anonymous said...

id love to try the tropical one! scg00387 a t yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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SusanJ said...

Strawberry banana

Elaine said...

Chocolate with malt mixed in. YUM!

JC said...

Mixed berry looks good to try
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JC said...

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Anonymous said...

Hands down the cookies and cream shake sounds yummo!

Robin M. said...

Chocolate... always chocolate!

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

Chocolate, baby. 'Nuff said. :)

Leslie said...

I'd love to try the Cookies and Cream!

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Jessica said...

It's hard to pass up a good strawberry shake. Yum!

Anonymous said...

id love to try chocolate
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Anonymous said...

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Jan said...

These looks so tasty. I would like to try Cookies n Cream
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sustahl said...

The Tropical smoothie would be my favorite! In my area the ice cream is called Edys.
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Shel said...

I'd try the Tropical Smoothie first and then move on to the chocolate..yum!

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Shel said...

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Brionne said...

Mixed Berry! It sounds so summery and delicious!

Bonnie said...

I would like to try the Strawberry
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Kathryn said...

Strawberry!! Yummy!

aaron and allee said...

Those sound fantastic! I think we would probably try the chocolate one first.

Anonymous said...

I would undoubtedly try the chocolate shake and the Tropical smoothie, simply because of the good review. Plus, they sound delicious. To be honest, I don't even know if I have all the pieces of my blender anymore. It's been that long since I've used it. So a no-work shake sounds wonderful!
~Alisha
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sasicas said...

Cookies and Cream seems like it would be my favorite milk shake. Hmmm I might have to head out and get some ;)

Mignon said...

Mmmm, Mixed Berry smoothie, please!

Jacqueline said...

Chocolate is my go to flavor of choice!

Alice said...

Everything looks SO GOOD I want them all... But I think I would love to give the Mixed Berry a try first. It looks so colorful.

Alice said...

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Blog: http://banspurpleboxers.tumblr.com/post/9142867759/dreyers-shakes-smoothies

Bonnie T said...

Honestly...I'm a vanilla girl. :D

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

it's ice--can't mess up ice cream

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Tina said...

I want to try the cookies n cream
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Tina said...

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Busy As Can Be said...

Cookies and Cream! Of course ..

carrienettie said...

Is there a chocolate malt? If not, there should be. Nothing better than a chocolate malt to go along with a hamburger and fries. And while I'm at it, whatever happened to the Parkway Drugstore on the corner of Clark and Fullerton in Chicago?

susan1215 said...

I'd like to try the Cookies & Cream

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justine said...

Vanilla sounds just great. :)

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Thanks!!!

Erika McLain said...

Looks delicious! I will have to try it!

Anonymous said...

oooh these look super yummy!

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Anonymous said...

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AJ said...

Cookies n Cream for me!
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Katie said...

Mmmm! I think the Tropical smoothie would be my favorite as well - what a treat! It is often hard to find all those tropical fruits in season and good condition to make an at home smoothie yourself. Love that you just have to add milk to these!
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Katie said...

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Nicole Larsen said...

I would love to try the Chocolate flavor!

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Tara M. said...

When it comes to milkshakes I'm a chocolate lover but I might need to try the mixed berry smoothie first.
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ruthhill74 said...

Cookies and cream would be my choice, but any of them sounds good!
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ruthhill74 said...

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The Fam said...

Chocolate! is there even a question?

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The Fam said...

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wigget said...

i want to try cookies n cream

Kari said...

Thease look so good! I would like to try the Tropical flavor!

Kari said...

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dawn said...

Cookies and cream or Chocolate....

LAMusing said...

I'd like the Tropical Smoothie or the Vanilla shake
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Norma said...

The Mixed Berry sound yummy!
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LAMusing said...

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Barbara said...

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Barbara said...

love them all, but fav vanilla

Kelly Massman said...

My favorite flavor is strawberry, so that's what I'd like to try!

thanks also for a chance to win!
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Elisabeth said...

I would definitely be interested in trying the Strawberry Banana smoothie!

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Elisabeth said...

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Georgia said...

I love VANILLA anything!

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

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Annie said...

sunrise blend

Raine said...

Chocolate, please

Toystory said...

I would most like to try Vanilla.
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bettycd said...

I'd love to try the sunrise blend
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Kerry said...

Cookies and cream sounds the best to me!
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Kerry said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the vanilla
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Anonymous said...

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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

Cookies n Cream shake would likely be my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Elena said...

I like Strawberry

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Angel Jacklyn said...

I'D SAY I'D GO WITH THE CHOCOLATE! THANKS!

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marcia goss said...

I'd like to try the chocolate.
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Lucie said...

Ooohhhhh! Dreyer's slow-churned is AMAZING. Chocolate is so healthy, too.

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Jammie said...

I want to try the cookies and cream shake! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Jammie said...

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marybug2 said...

I only like chocolate but boy do I like it.

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sodahoney said...

Fruit smoothies yummy

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karenmed409 said...

love to try the Strawberry Bannna Flavor
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Pamami said...

I'm a choco addict, so it will be that for sure..

Amy said...

These look amazing and simple! I would love to try the chocolate shake because I'm crazy about chocolate. Thanks for a chance to win the gift card so I can stock up some of these shakes and smoothies!

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kswederski said...

I think these look great ~ what a nice treat!

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DRL said...

Chocolate sounds delicious!

The Sunshyn said...

I would most like to try the cookies and cream shake.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to try the cookie and cream linda lindabr100@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try all the flavors..they sound so good that I can't decide on just one. dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

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Michele P. said...

for hubby and I the tropical smoothie would be wonderful, our daughter is all cookies n cream shake!

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Michele P. said...

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Jesika said...

I would love to try the mixed berry flavor.

Jesika said...

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jcwega27 said...

chocolate!
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Helen Keeler said...

I most like to try the Strawberry Banana. helenkeeler@comcast.net

Helen Keeler said...

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Clarke & Lewis said...

i'm a traditionalist - so classic vanilla for me.

Clarke & Lewis said...

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sebsmom9 said...

I would have to try Strawberry Banana. It sounds so good. photoma739 at gmail dot com

Mary said...

We've tried the cookies and cream and loved it but I'd love to try the chocolate.

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ms-texas said...

i would love to try the chocolate shake!

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BethElderton said...

I'd love to try the strawberry banana smoothie!
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savvyscheel said...

I want to try chocolate first....
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savvyscheel said...

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linni said...

I would really like to try chocolate shake. real time saver

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sy said...

I would go with vanilla first, but all flavors look good.
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sy said...

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exotic1 said...

What a great way it would be to start the day with Strawberry Banana Smoothie~!

exotic1 said...

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exotic1
Thanks for sharing this yummy review and giveaway~!

Anonymous said...

I´d like the Tropical Smoothie.
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Nancy said...

I would like to try the Strawberry Banana.

Nancy said...

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whitney said...

i'd go for the cookies and cream! yummy

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brian said...

I wanna try cookies n cream

Susan E. said...

I'd like to try the Tropical smoothie.

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Selinda said...

I want to try the sunrise blend smoothie!

Thanks,

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jabeck022 said...

I would love to try the strawberry banana smoothie ...yummm!!!

jabeck022 said...

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ewhatley said...

I've tried the Mixed Berry Smoothies and they were easy and delicious. Now I want to try every flavor and also the shakes.

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Tammy said...

I haven't tried them yet! They look delicious!

Tina said...

I have yet to try these yet but they look awesome! Cookies and Cream sounds great! snyder2338@yahoo.com

slehan said...

I want to try the Tropical.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

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angie lilly said...

I have not heard of these before now! In my neck of the woods, Dryers is Edy's and I went to thier website to check these out and would love to try the Sunrise blend smoothie! mmm! was happy to see it was vegetarian too!!!!
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/108535128044736512
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the chocolate shake.

SierraK said...

I LOVE CHOCOLATE SHAKES!! I can't wait to try one, whether I win it, or Buy it!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Unknown said...

I LOVE CHOCOLATE SHAKES!!! & I can't wait to try one! Whether I win it, or Buy it!! <3 <3

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Mixed Berry.
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Erin said...

I want to try the cookies and cream shake! I love Dryers slow churned ice cream and now I can't wait to try their shakes.

purplelover04 said...

i would liek to try the strawberry shake

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Karli said...

Strawberry bananna is my fav smoothie.

Karli said...

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brian said...

I wanna try cookies n cream

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Cathy W said...

I love Mixed Berry (anything) and Vanilla shakes.

Cathy W said...

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VickieB said...

chocolate is normally my fave, but the mixed berry smoothie looks good at the moment
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VickieB said...

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Michelle Spayde said...

OMG these sound super yummy!!!! Makes me want to run right out and get the Sunrise Blend. Well, and maybe a couple of others as well! ;-)

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Jane said...

I would try the Cookies 'n Cream first.

stacy said...

I would love to try the Cookies and Cream shake.

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