A Summer Picnic with Dr Pepper

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.

My absolute favorite thing to do come summer is pack up a picnic of my favorite things and head to the beach, a drive I take for granted because, as it is a 15 minute straight shot to the Pacific Ocean from my house. Last weekend, my sister and I gathered up our things and did just that, getting some beautiful weather and some delicious goodies to enjoy on the sand. I was responsible for the food, so I brought a feast of fried chicken, a salad, fresh fruit, and some homemade cherry tarts I have been dying to make since it’s cherry season!

We started reminiscing about doing this exact thing with our grandfather every summer, but he would always take it to another level. We may have had a typical picnic fare of sandwiches and potato chips, but come dessert, he always had a surprise. He would dip into the cooler and pull out a container of vanilla ice-cream that had been neatly packed away under layers of ice, a metal ice cream scoop and a few cans of Dr Pepper. He would pour the Dr Pepper over each scoop, and we would go crazy for the bubbly concoction of ice-cream and soda, eating it up as fast as we can and begging for another. Needless to say, my grandfather was a hit with all of our friends growing up. 

This tradition has been carried over between my sister and our friends. Whether throwing a celebration at home or taking it to the beach, we sentimentally always have Dr Pepper on hand to drink or for of course an impromptu soda float. This summer, I highly recommend you do the same, especially because they are launching their new #PickYourPepper packaging, which has fun and playful new custom labels that are hitting stores June 15! They are also offering a prize for any Dr Pepper purchase, only at #Walmart. on June 15-August 15!  You too can score a prize like the 6 pack can/bottle holder with ice pack in my blog post which is great for the beach! See the rules below:

    • When you buy any Dr Pepper 6/15-8/15 this summer at Walmart, you can upload your receipt at http://bit.ly/2pts8Qo  to get the prize featured in my blog here and/or other prizes like:
  • Spend $5, get a unicorn beverage holder inflatable 
  • Spend $10, get a Walmart e-Gift Card worth $5
  • Spend $20, get a 6 pack can/bottle holder with ice pack
  • Spend $40, get a Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float

I am so happy that it is finally summer and will be taking full advantage of picnics, barbecue and throwing a summer soiree or two. Because ultimately that is what summer is for, right? 

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