Thursday, April 17, 2014

Turkey Hill’s All Natural Mango Is A “21st Century Ice Cream Flavor With Old School Appeal”

Limited Batch arrival adds burst of flavor to a back-to-basics All Natural line-up

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (April 16, 2014) – A new option is making waves in Turkey Hill Dairy’s All Natural Ice Cream line-up, an assortment known for its simple ingredients and backto-basics recipes.

The flavor – All Natural Mango – joins an All Natural selection that includes traditional flavors like Chocolate, Vanilla Bean and Mint Chocolate Chip. All Natural Mango is a Limited Batch flavor and will be on shelves from April through June.

Just like the ingredients listed clearly on the front of the package, Turkey Hill’s definition of “all natural” is simple – no big words, no long lists. Each option in the eight-flavor line-up is made with only milk, cream, sugar and natural flavors. The result, according to Turkey Hill President John Cox, is a product reminiscent of the desserts the company made when it first started making ice cream in the 1940s.

“Our All Natural flavors taste almost homemade, like ice cream used to taste 50 or 60 years ago,” said Cox. “That means a lot to us, because our history and roots are things Turkey Hill has always believed strongly in.”

Cox describes All Natural Mango as a “21st century ice cream flavor with old school appeal.”

Turkey Hill’s All Natural Ice Cream line-up was relaunched in 2013 with new packaging and a variety of new flavors. Year-round All Natural flavors include Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cherry Vanilla, Coffee, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Bean & Chocolate. All Natural Mango replaces Butter Almond & Chocolate as the All Natural Limited Batch option.

Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream flavors are available at select grocers and convenience stores wherever Turkey Hill products are sold. For more information, visit turkeyhill.com.

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Located in the rich farming country of Lancaster County, Pa., Turkey Hill Dairy produces the fifth largest-selling premium ice cream brand and one of the leading refrigerated iced tea brands in the nation. Over the past 20 years, Turkey Hill has tripled in size and now sells products in 49 states and a dozen countries on three continents. Guided by raditional values and inspired by its family-owned heritage, Turkey Hill Dairy considers all of its associates, partners and customers a part of the Turkey Hill family. The company believes part of its corporate responsibility is to be a good steward of its resources, community, and the world, and is actively defining and implementing green initiatives to cut down on waste, reduce packaging, and minimize outputs into the environment. To put its core values of sustainability into practice, Turkey Hill even generates 25 percent of the Dairy’s annual electricity needs by harnessing wind power through its own wind turbines located onsite at the Dairy. For more information about Turkey Hill Dairy, visit turkeyhill.com, read its blog, the Ice Cream Journal, or follow Turkey Hill Dairy on Twitter or Facebook

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SONIC Drive-In Introduces New Shake Flavors That Are No Joke

There’s no fooling, SONIC’s new Real Ice Cream Shake flavors add even 
more variety to the drive-in’s dessert lineup

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Yesterday, April 1, SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) announced the Kale Cream Pie Shake to unsuspecting fans… well, April Fools’! Though kale is a food trend that can’t be ignored, SONIC is going in a different creative direction as it brings back Summer of Shakes for the second year. Last year’s daring Peanut Butter and Bacon Shake was the unexpected star, but three new flavors for 2014 are equally as exciting, including OREO® Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Covered Jalapeño. Now those are no joke! A great value any time of day, these three masterfully mixed shakes, along with 22 other flavors, will be available for half price after 8 p.m. all summer long beginning April 28.


Click to Tweet: Chocolate Covered Jalapeño, OREO Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel among @sonicdrivein’s new #SummerofShakes flavors!

“Despite the April Fools’ play on a kale shake, SONIC is serious about delivering innovative frozen desserts to guests at a level of quality not usually seen at fast-food restaurants,” said Chef Claes Petersson, vice president of product innovation at Sonic. “After months of testing interesting but still delicious flavor combinations, we’ve created some seriously enticing shake flavors. Salted Caramel is a wonderful trend we were happy to embrace, and Chocolate Covered Jalapeño is a bold and fun twist on chocolate dipped fruit flavors – and who doesn’t love the sound of OREO Peanut Butter?”

Creative combinations are what SONIC does best, like the new OREO Peanut Butter Shake made with the world’s favorite cookie and smooth peanut butter. Spicy fans may dare to try the Chocolate Covered Jalapeño Shake, which mixes Real Ice Cream with rich chocolate sauce and spicy jalapeño. Trendy foodies will love the Salted Caramel Shake – a sweet and salty combination with a gourmet twist.

Don’t let our April Fools’ Day joke get to you, because this year’s Summer of Shakes offers a serious assortment of flavors that all SONIC Shake fans can celebrate. Every flavor is hand-mixed to order with SONIC’s famous rich and creamy Real Ice Cream for an ideal treat on a hot day. SONIC’s Summer of Shakes will launch later this month with more flavors than you can shake a straw at!

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In
SONIC, America’s Drive-In, is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. SONIC received top honors as America's "#1 burger quick service restaurant," ranking in the top 5 of all brands in the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings report. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates The Start Of The Summer Movie And Ice Cream Seasons With The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Movie Promotion with Sony Pictures Brings Super-Powered New Frozen Treats, 
Including a Delicious New Flavor of the Month, to Baskin-Robbins, 
As Well As a Three-Day Scoop Fest Promotion and Amazing Scoop Fest Contest

CANTON, Mass.March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is excited to welcome your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to its restaurants and the arrival of The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ to the big screen on May 2. Starting this week, Baskin-Robbins, in collaboration with Sony Pictures, brings the spirit of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide with a full web of delicious frozen treats and promotions inspired by the blockbuster film franchise, including the April Flavor of the Month, The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ ice cream. 
"We are excited to help bring the buzz and excitement of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Baskin-Robbins guests nationwide through our collaboration with Sony Pictures," said John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation, Dunkin' Brands. "It's a great way to kick off the summer ice cream and movie seasons. We hope guests will swing into our restaurants to try our delicious frozen treats inspired by The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and also take part in our three-day Scoop Fest promotion and Amazing Scoop Fest Contest."
Super-Powered Menu Items
To help guests get their Spider-Sense tingling, Baskin-Robbins is offering the following menu items at participating shops nationwide for a limited time only:
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Ice Cream  Get tangled up in red and blue vanilla-flavored ice cream with a dark chocolate web and popping candies that combine to make a Super Hero of a flavor! The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ice cream is available by the scoop in a cup or cone, and can also be taken home in fresh-packed pints and quarts.*

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Ice Cream Cake  Be the super hero of the party with this amazing creation that features The Amazing Spider-Man's illuminated eyes that appear lit up with Electro's bolts. This cake can be customized with guests' favorite ice cream and cake flavor combinations.
  • Electro's Milkshake – Shockingly good! Made with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ice cream, it will electrify your taste buds.
Baskin-Robbins Scoop Fest
From April 22 through April 24, participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide will be kicking off the summer movie and ice cream seasons with a three-day Scoop Fest promotion. Ice cream lovers are encouraged to swing into Baskin-Robbins these three days to enjoy one of three amazing Scoop Fest deals, including:
  • $1.00 for a Single Scoop (2.5 oz scoop)
  • $2.00 for a Double Scoop (4 oz scoops)
  • $3.00 for a Triple Scoop (4 oz scoops)
Amazing Scoop Fest Contest
To further celebrate the dynamic duo of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Baskin-Robbins, the brand is launching a contest to give fans the chance to win fantastic prizes from Sony Pictures and Baskin-Robbins. Starting tomorrow, April 1, and running through April 24, fans who take a photo of their best Spider-Man pose and tag their photo on Instagram or Twitter with the special hashtag #BRHero, will have the chance to win. Twenty-one daily prizes winners will be selected from entries received from April 2-22. All entrants who enter through April 24th will be eligible for the three grand prizes. Daily winners will be chosen by Baskin-Robbins based on creativity/originality, quality of the photograph and relevance to contest theme, to receive a "The Amazing Spider-Man" DVD and a The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster, as well as a $25 Baskin-Robbins gift card.
In addition, the three entrants who receive the highest scores during the entire contest period will each receive a grand prize of an autographed poster and script from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Baskin-Robbins ice cream for a year, fulfilled as $360in Baskin-Robbins gift cards.  No purchase necessary, must be 18+ to enter. Void where prohibited. For additional terms and conditions related to Baskin-Robbins' Amazing Scoop Fest Contest, please visit: www.amazingscoopfest.com.      
For more information about Baskin-Robbins and its range of exclusive The Amazing Spider-Man 2 offerings, visitwww.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins) or on Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/baskinrobbins31). For more information about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, visit www.theamazingspiderman.com.
*In California, Baskin-Robbins offers fresh-packed ice cream in two sizes: small (12 oz) and regular (1 lb., 8 oz).
About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500(r) ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at 7,300 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. In 2013, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. Headquartered inCanton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.  
About The Amazing Spider-Man 2 
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict has been within himself:  the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man.  But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin.
It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).  For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).  But being Spider-Man comes at a price:  only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city.  With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he.  And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common:  Oscorp.  Directed by Marc Webb.  Produced by Avi Arad andMatt Tolmach.  Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner.  Screen Story by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt.  Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing, including licensing the Spider-Man universe to Sony Pictures. For more information visit www.marvel.com. ©MARVEL

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Baskin-Robbins Partners With Boardwalk Frozen Treats To Launch New Lineup Of Ice Cream Treats At Major Retailers Across The U.S

Baskin-Robbins Packaged Ice Cream and Ice Cream Bars to be Made Available 
in Grocers’ Freezers Starting this Spring

CANTON, Mass. (February 10, 2014) – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, and Boardwalk Frozen Treats, the sales, marketing and distribution partner for Baskin-Robbins ice cream and frozen treats sold in grocery stores in the U.S., today announced a partnership to bring a flavorful range of packaged ice cream and ice cream bars to the shelves of major retailers across the U.S. this spring. The new frozen treats will feature a range of classic ice cream favorites from Baskin-Robbins’ extensive flavor library, along with several flavors of ice cream bars.

“We are excited to partner with Boardwalk Frozen Treats, whose leaders have extensive consumer packaged goods and ice cream experience, to bring our world famous ice cream to major grocery retailers with the launch of our new Baskin-Robbins packaged ice cream and ice cream bars,” said John Fassak, Vice President of Business Development for Dunkin’ Brands. “Soon, consumers will be able to enjoy Baskin-Robbins’ delicious flavors at home, even if they can’t make it to one of our more than 2,450 ice cream shops across the U.S.”


The new Baskin-Robbins 14oz ice cream packages will be available in sixteen delicious flavors, including classics like Pralines 'n Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies 'n Cream, Jamoca® Almond Fudge, Gold Medal Ribbon, Butter Pecan, Very Berry Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate, Nutty Coconut and Rocky Road, as well as rotating seasonal varieties such as Baseball Nut® and Strawberry Shortcake. The brand’s ice cream bars will be available in classic Baskin-Robbins flavors such as Jamoca, Mint and World Class Chocolate.


“Baskin-Robbins is one of the world’s premier ice cream brands with broad brand awareness, so we’re thrilled to be the sales, marketing and distribution partner for the brand’s range of frozen treats to be sold in grocery stores,” said Tom Delaplane, CEO of Boardwalk Frozen Treats. “We look forward to introducing Baskin-Robbins to even more ice cream lovers and giving the brand’s fans another delicious way to enjoy its wide range of ice cream flavors.”

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ ice cream flavors and frozen treats, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com, and for more information about Boardwalk Frozen Treats, visit www.BoardwalkFrozenTreats.com.

About Boardwalk Frozen Treats

Boardwalk Frozen Treats, LLC, is Dunkin’ Brands’ sales, marketing and distribution partner for Baskin-Robbins ice cream and frozen treats sold in grocery stores in the United States. Its mission is to bring the flavors and fun of Baskin-Robbins to consumers every day through a packaged ice cream and frozen treats line available in the grocer’s freezer. It supports this goal with a corporate team of ice cream industry leaders who are committed to providing the high quality, flavor variety and fun of Baskin-Robbins. Boardwalk Frozen Treats is headquartered in Lafayette, CA. For more information, visit www.BoardwalkFrozenTreats.com.

About Baskin-Robbins 

Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 35th annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at 7,300 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. In 2013, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.