The weather is becoming much nicer in Manhattan — finally! After the totally unpredictable weather this spring, I’m certainly not shy about saying farewell to fleece and moving onto maxi dresses.
On Thursday afternoon, I put on my favorite pair of sunnies and headed down to Duane Reade in Union Square to cool off.
Duane Reade parent company Walgreens partnered with the NBC reality show All Star Celebrity Apprentice to launch exclusive Good & Delish ice cream flavors created by illusionist and comedian Penn Jillette and country music singer Trace Adkins. (Yes, my friends, the man with an ode to Honky Tonk Badonkadonks!)
Both super premium ice cream flavors can only be found at Duane Reade and Walgreens locations. I was able to taste both of the final flavors while at Duane Reade. I was one lucky lady!
Penn Jillette created Vanilla & Chocolate Magic Swirtle which had rich vanilla ice cream with a sea salt chocolate swirl and fudge caramel candy pieces. During my video interview with Penn, he told me he considers true ice cream to be vanilla and chocolate.
Trace Adkins created Maple Macadamia Mash-Up which is dry roasted macadamia nuts in maple ice cream.
After tasting both ice cream flavors, I liked the Maple Macadamia Mash Up ice cream creation by Trace Adkins more. Admitting The Magic Swirtle just didn’t do it for me pains me as Penn Jillette is absolutely the nicest! I wish I didn’t have to choose a favorite.
Which ice cream creation do you think you would like more?
I have no idea who will win All-Star Celebrity Apprentice tonight — Penn thinks he will win by “thismuch” — but there was a crowd lined up at the event for autographs and to buy the ice cream. It was on sale for 2 for $5 when using your Balance Rewards card! How could any Duane Reade shopper go wrong!?
Walgreens also donated $40,000 to both of the charities — American Red Cross for Trace Adkins and Las Vegas based Operation Village for Penn Jillette. The winner of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice will receive an additional $100,000 for their charity from Walgreens. Now that’s sweet!
Will you be watching All-Star Celebrity Apprentice tonight? Which of these super sweet and very tall celebrities — they’re both 6 foot 6! — do you want to win?