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Nestle's "Be a Flavorologist" Kids Contest

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Ten of the nation's most flavorful kids will win a trip to the Nestle Ice Cream Factory in So. Cal. on Nestle's dime. Winners of Nestle's invent a flavor frozen pop contest receive a $1,000 U.S. savings bond, a year's supply of Nestle frozen snacks and a batch of their winning flavor.

Winners visit the top-secret flavor lab closed to the public, a behind-the-scenes tour of the factory and will get to taste their own flavor creations. Last year's winners included 7-year-old Hailey M. from Coeur d'Alene.

As of April 3, kids can submit their idea for the world's coolest frozen pop. Entries must include a clever name, an interesting shape and a unique flavor description. Also included in entry submissions should be a "flavorful" resume explaining why the entrant is qualified to be a Nestle tastologist. All contestants must be residents of the United States and between the ages of 6-12.

Apply at www.icecream.com or snail mail submissions to: Flavorologist for a Day, Nestle Ice Cream, 5929 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618. All entries must be postmarked by July 28, 2006. Winners will be notified in August, the trip takes place in October.