Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream recalls all products

Just a few days after Blue Bell announced their total recall due to listeria, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (out of Ohio) has done the same. This includes the closing of all of their scoop shops for the time being.

For more info, go to their website announcement

"Customers who have purchased any of the products are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund, and consult with their physician regarding any medical questions. Customers may also contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905 between the hours of 9 am and 10 pm (E.D.T.) on April 23 and 24, from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on April 25 and 26, and from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on Mondays through Fridays thereafter. Jeni’s can also be contacted by email at recall@jenis.com, and at jenis.com/recall."

5/14 Update: They are making ice cream again and will be open for the long Memorial Day weekend!

6/12 Update: They found listeria again and scoop shops are temporarily closed again.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DQ Announces Best-Tested Salted Caramel Truffle as April Blizzard of the Month

Dairy Queen has just announced the April Blizzard of the Month - Salted Caramel Truffle. This is the best performing Blizzard treat of all time and is a fun addition to DQ’s year-long 75th “Fanniversary.”


The Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard features gooey, salty caramel truffles, buttery, crunchy toffee, rich cocoa fudge and dark chocolate chunks, Blended DQ soft serve.

As an added piece of the "Fanniversary" celebration, fans who order a Blizzard will see it served upside down, or their next one is free.

“Fans have tasted many Blizzard treat favorites, but the Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard treat is perfection,” said Barry Westrum executive VP of Marketing for Dairy Queen. “It’s our best tasting Blizzard treat test in the treat's 35-year existence and solidifies why the flavor is ideal for our 75th Fanniversary celebration. It was a Fan favorite in testing with a top ranking in overall satisfaction and every single test operator recommended it for the Blizzard of the Month.”

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Snacknado" Ice Cream coming to Baskin Robbins in March 2015

That's right, Sharknado has spawned an ice cream flavor, and at Baskin-Robbins no less. It sounds pretty tasty too if all the components stay crunchy. It's salted caramel ice cream jammed with chocolate-covered potato chips and pretzels, all in a swirl with candy, fudge, and salted pretzel ribbons.


That's right, Ian Ziering is riding this Sharknado crazy train until the end and smiling all the way (to the bank). This story was reported on a bunch of sites but I didn't see any of them post the actual ice cream.... actually, here's one photo, but it's just a sampler cone... Update: much better picture here! Anyway, looks like I need to make a B-R field trip next month!

Big thanks to Eric S. for the tip!

Update: You can read my review here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Baskin-Robbins Kicks Off Its 70th Year With Icing On The Cake Flavor Of The Month And A Free Waffle Cone Offer For Guests Nationwide

Through January, guests can enjoy the Delicious Flavor of the Month 
and a free freshly-baked waffle cone with the purchase of any double scoop

CANTON, Mass.  (January 5, 2014) – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is celebrating 70 years of innovative and delicious ice cream flavors and frozen treats by inviting guests nationwide to eat their ice cream and cake, too, with its January Flavor of the Month, Icing on the Cake®.


The flavor features cake-flavored ice cream with cake pieces, frosting bits and a candy confetti ribbon and can be enjoyed in a cup, cone, milkshake or two-scoop sundae. To make the kick-off of its 70th year even sweeter, Baskin-Robbins is also continuing to offer guests nationwide a free waffle cone with the purchase of any double scoop of ice cream.

In addition, Baskin-Robbins is offering guests an innovative lineup of ice cream flavors that can be enjoyed at select participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide throughout January:

  • Peanut Butter ‘N Banana: Banana-flavored ice cream and a chunky peanut butter ribbon in honor of a member of rock ‘n roll royalty who would be turning 80 this month!
  • Tropical Vacation Frozen Yogurt: A refreshing flavor featuring pineapple and passion fruit-flavored frozen yogurt with a passion fruit ribbon.
  • Premium Churned Reduced-Fat, No Sugar Added Caramel Turtle Truffle: Reduced-fat, no-sugar-added vanilla-flavored ice cream packed with caramel-filled milk chocolate flavored turtles and a caramel ribbon—the perfect treat for caramel-lovers!

“Over the past 70 years, Baskin-Robbins has grown from a beloved neighborhood ice cream restaurant in California to the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, offering guests an extensive variety of ice cream flavors and frozen treats,” said John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation for Dunkin’ Brands. “Baskin-Robbins’ 70th birthday provides us with the opportunity to honor our heritage and commitment to flavor innovation while celebrating with our loyal guests all year long.  Our festive Icing on the Cake Flavor of the Month and free waffle cone offer are the perfect way to kick off this milestone year in a sweet way.”

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/baskinrobbins31).

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 35th 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 more than 7,400 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 1,200 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