Electrolux #splits: Ultimate Banana Split Campaign

July 16, 2010

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Kelly Ripa and Electrolux have teamed up to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

What is Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death form gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women. The American Cancer Society estimates that 21,650 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S. in 2008 and about 15,520 women will die from the disease.

What is the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund?
The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian caner.

For more information, go to their website at http://www.ocrf.org/index.php

Electrolux has committed to donate $750,000 to this worthy cause.

How can you help out?
Go to http://www.kelly-confidential.com/foodbuzz and build a banana split! That’s right. Every day you do, Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. AND you will be entered for a chance to win the daily prize, $50 toward sweet summer treats AND a new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer from Electrolux.

Dear Readers,

As a featured publisher for Foodbuzz, I would love to be on the front page of www.foodbuzz.com/top9 where they feature ‘today’s top 9’ blog posts. In the Top 9 Takeover, Foodbuzz is asking all Featured Publishers to construct a post around a theme, and then for one day only, all Top 9 posts reflect that theme! For this Electrolux Splits Top 9 Takeover, we were asked to either create or find the ultimate Banana Split. And for this post, Foodbuzz will donate $50 for the cause. Since I’m interning in Taiwan for the summer I don’t have my kitchen, which I miss terribly, I had to go out and look for one! Matt and me searched for ice cream shops all over Taipei and we ended up at Haagen Dazs. I have never seen a Haagen Daz shop in Texas but they’re everywhere in Taiwan. The one we went to was by the Bellavita and it was incredibly classy. I’m talking being seated by a waitress, served glasses of water and then presented with a menu.

Courtesy of Häagen Dazs, may I present the ultimate banana split?

Caramelized banana drizzled with chocolate sauce. Scoop of tiramisu, strawberry cheesecake, and fudge brownie ice cream. Topped with whipped cream, almonds, and more chocolate sauce. Two toasted waffle shards and a side of fresh strawberry with strawberry sauce.


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.