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Ben and Jerry’s Fair Goodness Cake Ice Cream – Review

Fair Goodness Cake Ice Cream and Ben and Jerry's

I know that German Chocolate Cake (much like Red Velvet and other types of cake) is not a favorite with everyone, but I love it. I love chocolate. I love coconut (thanks for the “I like coconut” gene, Mom!). I even love whatever it is that makes sugar and evaporated milk turn into that crazy caramelly goodness in the frosting. A lot. So when Widge turned his nose up at the idea of ice cream with coconut in it–his loss, I felt that I had to step in and take one for the team. And so Fair Goodness Cake ice cream entered my life.

The folks at Ben & Jerry’s describe this ice cream as “Chocolate Ice Cream with German Chocolate Cake Pieces and a Coconut-Caramel Swirl.” It also gets its name from the fact that it contains Fair Trade cocoa, coconut, and vanilla, which is pretty cool.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:38:45+00:00 August 11th, 2011|Reviews|3 Comments

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Knott's Chicken

Hammers poised for G. Singh of New York, who takes home Thor: Tales of Asgard

Passion Play will be playing with Dean Manuel of Georgia, Amy Tushoski of Wisconsin, and Brent Sims of Colorado

The Android R2 t-shirt goes to Steven Wenzel of California

Jaime Mesker of Wisconsin should put on his hard hat because he’s won Constructing Green Lantern

It’s a home run for Garth Walcott of Pennsylvania, who has won the Major League Baseball DVD Prize Pack

It’s the winter of Aaron Hudson of South Carolina’s content with The Snowman audiobook

The Jefferson Key audiobook will be heading for Robbie Ray of British Columbia

Richard Barnes of Florida, Jenny Berube of New Hampshire, and Lanisa Larrabee of California will be digging up Fertile Ground

May the power of the Force be with Leonard Estes of Ohio, who can listen to the Star Wars: Fate: Conviction Audiobook

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By | 2017-09-24T22:39:00+00:00 July 26th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Our Winners are Ready to Play!

Puppy playing

Ronald Durand of Arizona has gotten Jeannie Out of the Bottle

Teresa Leblanc of Indiana will be hanging out with Swamp People Season 1

Splat the Cat will be clawing the furniture with Stephen Singh of New York, Terry Comfort of Arkansas, and Vinny DeCesare of Connecticut

Nightmare at Las Cruces will be waking up Nicole Townley of Missouri

Vicky Mertens of North Carolina, Aaron Clemons of Texas, and Ronald Pratt of Utah don’t need a telescope to check out North Star

Time for a shower–The Bates Motel swag goes to Nathan Kilpatrick of Tennessee

Suzanne Lloyd of Oregon, Felicia Cardenas of California, and Joyce Benzing of Maryland will be getting Scrambled States of America

Daniel Ruffin of Minnesota and Roberta Nicholas of Florida get some 3D action with Legends of Flight on Blu-ray

Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town will be coming to Ronald Bond of Nebraska’s town

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Power Struggle will be soaring over to Nathan Eskew of Colorado, Joseph Sherwood of Kansas, and Laura Koler of Maryland

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:39:27+00:00 July 12th, 2011|Contests|1 Comment

Summer Fun for Our Winners!

Suzanne Navarra of Minnesota, Lorraine Rioux of Quebec, and Daniel Hoenecke of California can borrow a cup of sugar from House of Payne Vol. 7

Fanboy & Chum Chum will be hanging out with Jesse Pippin of South Carolina, Bruce Beech of Kansas, and Chad Halstead of Ohio

Joyce Swan of Iowa and Irene Rivero of Illinois can catch Antonio Banderas and Snoop Dogg in Big Bang

Winter is coming for Marvin Demarco of New Jersey, who has won the Game of Thrones Audiobook

Boy Meets World Season 5 will be meeting Emily Bible of Arkansas

James Holland of Missouri can take a (safe) road trip with IRT: Deadliest Roads: Season 1 on Blu-ray

Slumber party time for Jennie Fillmore of Virginia with PJs Season 1

Blood Out will provide some action-packed fun to Janie Bouton of Florida, Richard Sienko of Illinois, and Patty Hasbargen of Minnesota

Peter Gladden of Montana will be crushing heads with the Kids in the Hall Megaset

Reagan can teach Karla Raab of California more about our 40th president

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:39:28+00:00 July 11th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Madame Fortuna Has Shown Us More Winners!

From Prada to Nada will be high-stepping over to Kenneth Smalley of Nevada, Christy Trammell of Michigan, and Ted Mruczek of New York in designer heels

Nicholas Hough of Oregon and Karen Tower of Oklahoma can arabesque with Mao’s Last Dancer

Decoded Season 1 will crack the cipher for Eric Neary of Mississippi

According to the random winner-picker, Nathan Truong of California has won According to Jim Season 3

Being Human Season 3 will be going to humans (we presume as such): Craig Bowens of Utah, Geraldine Wheatley of Tennessee, and Susan Lee of Montana

Victor Farley of Washington will be getting some sage wisdom from the Best Advice I Ever Got Audiobook

Cougars Inc. will be sharing some fun with Willie Corriveau of Florida, April Bever of Oklahoma, and Kari Colledge of Georgia

The Red on Red Audiobook goes to Albert Boyer of Louisiana

Richard Schuler of Florida gets the Stephen King Rules T-Shirt

South Park Season 14 will be sharing its wrongness with Harry Searle of Ontario and Jennie Veach of Maryland (who, as the grand prize winner, also gets the pyjama bottoms and t-shirt)

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:39:32+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

A Home Run for Our Winners!

The Last Batter

Hilda Brogdon of Ohio is ready to study acronyms with KJB on DVD

It’s SyFy fun for Nathan Chenault of Texas with Mongolian Death Worm

Street Kings 2 will be double parked in front of Juana Lankford of New Mexico, Judy Chivers of Iowa, and Brent Houghton of Washington

Hyenas will be laughing with Kenneth Fell of Virginia, not at him

3 Idiots will be going to Jimmy Eason of California and Terry Mac of Ontario

Paula Strickland of Oklahoma has won the Rio Prize Pack, and we suppose will thus dance upon the sand

Kandance Palmer of Oregon can rock out with the Trek Yourself T-Shirt

Muay Thai Fighter will be heading to Donna Humes of Michigan

Martha Keyes of Nebraska, Gloria Fitzpatrick of Vermont, and Margaret VanNieuwland of New Jersey have won the Rabbit Hole DVD

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:39:38+00:00 July 5th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Our Winners Are Young at Heart!

I Guess Your Age

Brittany Thomas of New Jersey and Vitali Zinovich of Florida can both tower over the Lilliputians with Gulliver’s Travels on DVD

Dianne Ruggles of Michigan can catch up on Jedi audiobooks with Star Wars: Old Republic: Deceived

Summer’s here–time for Gregory Williams of West Virginia to frolic in the backyard with his new Catch a Firefly tee and a mayonnaise jar with holes punched in the lid.

The Social Animal audiobook will be hanging out with Vincent Kaplan of Illinois

Patsy Talavera of Oklahoma can stand out from the crowd now with the Be Different audiobook

Matthew Parson of North Carolina, Paul Davis of Ontario, and Norma Diggs of California can have a few cocktails with Mad Men Season 4

American Dad Vol. 6 will be celebrating its patriotism with Randy Herr of Pennsylvania, Aaron Hauck of Colorado, and Patrick Lonergan of Louisiana.

Husk will be scaring not just crows but also Amanda Rosenblatt of Oregon, Kareem Gragg of California, and Angie Quito of Minnesota

Roy Quintanilla of Texas will be crawling on the ceiling with Stan Lee’s Superhumans Season 1

Susan Peckham of Alabama, Brad Matzke of Kansas, and Kelly Womack of Alabama will be on the hunt with Prowl

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:40:06+00:00 June 21st, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Our Winners Squash the Competition!

Prize-winning squash

The Oliver Stone iTunes prize pack will be whispering conspiracy theories to Kerry Ellis of Arkansas

Anything Goes will be going to Constance Korn of Virginia, Joseph Skidmore of Delaware, and Rob Wilson of Indiana

Jennifer Maslowski of New York, get your dancing shoes on: the Thriller T-Shirt will soon be slouching to your door

Blood Bones Butter will be soon be cooking up a storm in the hands of Katie Gehring of Nevada

The Scream Trilogy on Blu-Ray will soon be asking Marcel Wells of Ontario, Matt Stilwell of Missouri and Kathryn Sharpe of Michigan about their favorite scary movies.

REM’s And I Feel Fine will soon be making Kelly Roder of Virginia and Marjo Grimm of Iowa feel pretty good as well.

The Information audiobook will soon be informing the ears of Philip Bell of Idaho

Physics of the Future will soon be blowing the mind of Antonio Wilson of Rhode Island

Casino Jack will soon get played by Benjamin Anderson of Georgia, Jon Cooper of Utah and Maria Brown of Louisiana

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:40:20+00:00 June 7th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Our Winners are Flying High!

Flying High

The Chaperone signed poster goes to Sara Robinson of Florida and Stephanie Owens of North Carolina

Gary Vanicek of Illinois and Kay Swederski of Oregon get the John Oliver-signed Poster

Todd Isoshima of Oregon will be Keeping Up With the Cardassians in his new T-Shirt

Consinsual will be hanging out with Ann Silver of North Dakota

Karla Seng of California, Marian Godin of Missouri, and Rita Porter of Hawaii are getting Dalziel & Pascoe Season 3

Eugene Peters of Utah and Malcolm Roberts of Minnesota have won the Kenny Chesney DVD

Marsha Stallworth of Indiana, Don Salvo of Arkansas, and Whitney Bellows of Texas get to collect The Alan Bennett Collection

Bobby Craig of Virginia and Jimmy Wendel of Texas will be going way back with Way Back

Phillip Lott of Kentucky, Rosalie Nelson of Mississippi, and Rita Mccain of British Columbia can now experience Dr. Who: The Ark with the very first Doctor

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:40:55+00:00 May 20th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

New Winners!

The Next Three Days will be travelling to Thomas Mullens of British Columbia, Gary Watts of Kansas, and Carol Bondell of Nevada in the next few days

Candice Dennard of Utah and Kathy Scott of Idaho can stomp around with Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D

Garden of Eden will bring a little touch of paradise to the lives of Eugene Sledge of Wisconsin, David Filley of Kentucky, and– we’re not making this up, the computer totally chose this name– Joe Eden of Ohio

Douglas Freese of Alabama, Terry Corder of Michigan, and Susan Newcomb of California will be judging Judge John Deed Season 3

Neil Diamond: Bang Years will be entertaining Bob Gazda of Michigan

Lola Patch of North Carolina, Sandra Swinton of New Hampshire, and Edward Cornelius of Montana can enjoy Dr. Who: Seeds of Doom

The Warner Archive Pack goes to Daniel Cahoon of Arkansas

Leigh Roberts of Kentucky can infiltrate some Nazis with The Third Reich

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:41:23+00:00 May 3rd, 2011|Contests|0 Comments