The launch of Nestle Pops was held at the Nestle Creamery at Roxas Blvd. This was the Magnolia Ice Cream Plant of my childhood days and as we drove up the driveway, I remembered the time when our school was given a tour of the entire plant and we did not mind that we were asked to don these woolen oversized coats because those rooms were wintry cold!
Last June 26, I took the whole family (well not exactly all since hubby was not there) consisting of my Mom, brother, sister, the 4 kids, C2’s boyfriend and his sister. They call this in Filipino — HAKOT! (bring everyone) 🙂
(Dine at the buffet table)
(the family I brought along — minus C2 and her boy friend who arrived after this pic was taken)
Just for that evening, Nestle prepared for us several computers on which the bloggers could try out the Get Your Pop On online game. In this game you use the mouse to flick Nestle Pops into the mouth of 3 band members while they are singing a song.
Not only did we get to try the game for ourselves but Nestle was offering up for grabs a Lomo camera to the blogger with the highest points scored in just ONE game.
Now I am NOT a gamer and here were my 4 kids who love to play such games. Unfortunately, no substitution allowed as this game was counted only for bloggers. So this momma had to use whatever skills she had to play the game (which turned out inutile).
The score to beat early in the game was 45 and the blogger who eventually beat that score was Arpee, with a score of 59. Congrats, Arpee! Good thing you did not come up against my son, M2, because his first game was a whopping 71!
(Arpee with his newly won Lomo)
The service crew of Nestle Creamery treated us to a dance number (although the title of the song escapes me now as it is way past my generation!).
Julie was there also with daughter Trixie. Unfortunately, we were seated on the opposite side of the room so we had no chance to talk much except for a few minutes after the party when we were both waiting for our rides.
(with Julie & Trixie)
Other bloggers at the party were Dine (who brought practically the whole clan) and Toni (of Wifely Steps) who I had been interested in meeting for so long.
We were one of the last people to leave Nestle Creamery. M1 and M2 were a bit fidgety and M2 kept asking me for ice cream. So it was a blessing when Mads of Nestle came over to chat and offered the boys free ice cream (again!). M2, my outspoken boy, immediately asked if he could have a banana split (kids these days are so much more outspoken!).
(M2 watching the banana split production line)
We 3 ended up sharing that one banana split (more calories! but who’s counting???).
All bloggers came away with a huge styrofoam container so when we got home, we opened it up and this was what was inside.
Thanks once again to Nestle Creamery for hosting the bloggers and our families.
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