As the days get warmer, my thoughts turn to sweet summer treats like ice cream. Today, I tried a new flavor from the Walgreens Delish Brand called “Maple Macadamia Mash Up” and it was delicious. I was in love after the first spoonful because the flavor combinations are amazing. Even though I only had a small cup just to try it, I immediately wanted more. Hours later, the delicious blend of Macadamia Nuts and Maple Syrup stayed with me, and I couldn’t wait to get back to Walgreens and buy out their freezer.
Before today, I didn’t know anything about this ice cream or its creator Trace Adkins. Trace is one of country music’s most versatile and accomplished entertainers and a contestant on Donald Trump’s All Star Celebrity Apprentice. This reality show, currently in its 13th season, has brought back 14 popular, business-savvy, celebrity contestants for a chance to raise money and awareness for the charity of their choice. The celebrity winner will have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their designated charity. Trace Adkins is playing for the American Red Cross. Last year, while Adkins was away from home, his house caught fire and burned. The American Red Cross looked after wellbeing of his family during this crisis. Adkins feels deeply grateful to the Red Cross volunteers who were there for his family and he is proud to represent such a “noble” organization.
On the Sunday May 12th episode of the show, Trace Adkins and his opponent Penn Jillette who are finalists, we asked to create a unique ice cream flavor for the Walgreen’s Delish Brand. In addition to creating an ice cream flavor, the contestants and their teams had to design the carton, create a 60 second promotional video, and sell tickets to a VIP event for their ice cream. Please support Trace Adkins and the American Red Cross by buying Maple Macadamia Mash-Up Ice Cream. You can also tune in on Sunday May 19th and watch the live Season Finale of All Star Celebrity Apprentice to see who wins. Based on his ice cream, I’d say Trace Adkins has this one in the bag.
— Submitted by SEPA Red Cross Communications Volunteer Jennifer Ingram