May 30, 2012 11:25 ET

Hood® Celebrates New England Creamery Weekend Getaway Contest

Top New England Dairy Brand to Award Five Winners With a Weekend Getaway for Two

LYNNFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Inspired by the regionally-based flavors in its premium New England Creamery line, Hood® Ice Cream today launched a contest to reward five lucky New Englanders with a premium getaway to New England Creamery-inspired destination this summer. From May through August, five winners will be randomly selected at local grocery stores to win a weekend trip for two to one of five New England summer destinations, including Portland, ME; Cape Cod, MA; Burlington, VT; Newport, RI; and Mt. Washington, NH. The leading dairy brand in New England announced the contest to help build awareness of the beloved flavors in its locally-inspired, premium ice cream brand, New England Creamery. New Englanders can visit the freezer section of their local grocery store for a chance to win the getaway.

"Our New England Creamery line already offers the best of the region with its locally-based premium flavors," said Sarah Barow, spokesperson for Hood. "This contest helps bring these flavors to life and is a great way for us to celebrate with our fans the areas that we all love in New England."

Hood will be sampling its New England Creamery flavors in select local grocery stores from May through August. To enter the contest, participants need to be spotted by a Hood representative holding a container of Hood New England Creamery ice cream near the Hood sampling tables in the freezer aisle. Winners will be randomly selected over the next three months.

Available now, Hood recently added five new flavors to its New England Creamery line that contributed to the contest inspiration: Down East Double Fudge Brownie, Mt. Washington Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Colonial Chocolate Almond and Limited Edition Whoopie Pie (available in stores in June). These flavors, as well as Hood's other ice cream products and novelties, are available in major grocery stores across New England. To learn more about Hood, visit or become at fan at

About Hood
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley® Foods, Simply Smart® Milk, Heluva Good!®, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®'S Milk and Milkshakes, Fiber One® Cottage Cheese and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilks. For more information about Hood, please visit

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