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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hood's Blimp returns with campaign that gives away a year of Hood Ice Cream

Hood just announced the return of the iconic Hood Blimp to New England! 

To celebrate its return and the company’s long-standing partnership with the Boston Red Sox, Hood is donating a portion of sales from its Hood Red Sox Ice Cream and Novelties to the Red Sox Foundation. Hood has also launched the “Hood Blimp Spotting” campaign, where each photo of the Hood Blimp shared via social media channels will give fans a chance to win Hood/Red Sox prize packs including a Hood Ice Cream party, Red Sox tickets, and the grand prize – a ride on the Blimp. 

You might be interested in the Hood Ice Cream giveaways via the Hood Blimp Spotting campaign:

  • August 18: Hood Ice Cream party featuring Wally the Green Monster
    Prize: Hood Ice Cream party with special guest Wally the Green Monster
  • September 8: A Year of Hood Ice Cream
    Prize: Hood Ice Cream for One Year

So, for example, if you see the blimp, take a picture and tweet it with the hashtag #HoodBlimp. You can see some examples on their twitter feed. You can also post the picture to their facebook page. You can enter once per day, and there will be one winner a week. 

Need more info? You can read more with the official press release here

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August is National Peach Month: Ruggles Offers a Peachy-Keen Way to Celebrate Summer with Premium Peach Cobbler Ice Cream

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dairy Enterprises Inc., marketer of Orrville-based Smith Dairy Products Company brands, celebrates August as National Peach Month by offering its own spin on the summertime harvest favorite, Ruggles Limited Edition Peach Cobbler Premium Ice Cream.

 Ruggles swirls brown sugar and sticky-bun pieces into peach ice cream to remind ice cream fans of the days of old-fashioned cobbler made with luscious sun-ripened, sweet and juicy peaches.

 "It takes about 48 weeks of care for peaches to ripen to perfection," said Ruggles Marketing Director Penny Baker. "We feel we've captured that flavor in our Limited Edition Peach Cobbler ice cream. Finally, it's time to celebrate National Peach Month with the flavor of summer."

 For a cool and creamy treat and to help enjoy the flavor of this great fruit, Ruggles suggests this tasty frappe, garnished with fresh peach slices:

Ruggles Peach Cobbler Frappe 

 8 scoops Ruggles Limited Edition Peach Cobbler Premium Ice Cream
½ cup SMITH'S Vitamin D Milk or 2% Reduced Fat Milk
 ½ cup Club soda
 1½ teaspoons Vanilla extract
 8 Ice cubes
 Whipped cream
 Ground nutmeg
 Peach slices

Place ice cream, milk, club soda, and vanilla in a blender. Blend until ingredients are combined. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with whipped cream, a sprinkle of ground nutmeg, and a peach slice.

Makes 4 (6-ounce) servings.

 Like the peach harvest, Ruggles Limited Edition Peach Cobbler Premium Ice Cream is available for a limited time. The flavor of old-fashioned summertime desserts is offered while supplies last in 1.75-quart containers with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $5.29 to $5.99.

About Smith Dairy Products Company and Dairy Enterprises Incorporated 
 Smith Dairy Products Company manufactures products marketed by Dairy Enterprises Inc. Family-owned since 1909 and headquartered in Orrville, Ohio, Smith Dairy Products Company has sister production facilities in Indiana (Wayne Dairy Products Inc.) and Missouri (Pacific Valley Dairy Inc.). Smith Dairy Products Company manufactures a full line of quality dairy, beverage, ice cream, and foodservice products, from Ruggles® Premium Ice Cream to SMITH'S Milk in the distinctive yellow jug. Dairy Enterprises Inc. and Smith Dairy Products Company assure their customers the freshest and highest-quality products. For more information, visit or become a fan of Smith Dairy and Ruggles on Facebook. 

SOURCE Ruggles Premium Ice Cream
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