In 1984, as one of the better things he did, President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month (The Chocolate Cult has been celebrating all month and will continue to do so) but also made the 3rd Sunday of July National Ice Cream Day. I suspect heavy influence from dairy businesses myself but this doubling up of "important days" also reflects a trend among politicians to try and distract us from other issues by throwing celebrations. If this were ancient Rome we'd say "bread and circuses" without pause.
We also have a GIVEAWAY this month and I'm going to repeat that information, giving you all who may have forgotten another chance to enter. If you have all ready entered by leaving a comment on the original posting July 1, 2011, please do not comment here -- instead do the extra things after the four points in the directions.
Blue Bunny Ice Cream will send one lucky public Chocolate Cult member a shipment of my, your Chocolate Priestess's, favorite products. So you can enter for a while and I'll be doing two featured reviews during the month on July 9 and July 30, 2011, with the winner announced on July 31, 2011, at Noon (Eastern). Just because you can enter at any time, don't put it off.
Directions to Win the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Giveaway!
1. In a comment below tell your Chocolate Priestess what flavor of ice cream or novelty treat from Blue Bunny Ice Cream you think you'd love to try. Check out their website for their full list.
NOTICE: Blogspot is having problems it seems with comments not posting. So if you are a Follower via Facebook you may also leave a comment there once to get an entry into the giveaway.
2. You need to have a street address in the United States of America to win. This is ice cream being delivered to you, it will melt if someone isn't there to get the delivery but we'll try to give you a heads up on that if you are the winner.
3. In your comment about your favorite flavor, tell me how you are a public follower of The Chocolate Cult. Make sure you are, I check and a few folks are not showing up where they claim. Double check if you are at all uncertain and give me the name you are listed under. You can follow via Google Friend Finder, Facebook, or Networked Blogs -- all are on the right hand side of the blog so go check and join or check what name you are under.
4. Make sure you have an email linked to your comment or leave on in your comment -- be wary of spammers and don't cut and paste your email please.
Finally if you want extra chances to win you can spread the word about this giveaway. Send a link for this giveaway to Facebook and include @TammyJo Eckhart so I see it. Or Send a link to this giveaway to Twitter including @thetammyjo so I can see it. You can even "like" the King Arthur Flour page on Facebook and then thank them for the giveaway and I'll see that as well if you add @TammyJo Eckhart to your comment.
I'll be adding photos of the different flavors and treats I'm trying for July on our Facebook page so you if you follow us there, you can leave a comment and get another entry.
We will use Random.org to select our winner -- you're number will be the order in which your comments appear here and the order I see them on the above extra chances.