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!

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Turkey Hill 12 Days of Ice Cream makes holidays a little sweeter

Tis the season for a double scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip. A two-week “12 Days of Ice Cream” celebration by Turkey Hill Dairy will dish up a dozen prizes — including plenty of ice cream — for fans of America’s favorite frozen dessert.

The 12 Days of Ice Cream will kick off on December 14 with daily prizes on the Turkey Hill Facebook page and the company’s blog, the Ice Cream Journal. 

Among the gifts are a waffle cone maker (December 14), a heated sundae toppings bar (December 18), an ice cream maker (December 21), and a double-walled stainless steel ice cream bowl (December 22). The final prize, on December 25, will offer fans their choice of four Turkey Hill Ice Cream flavors shipped to their door just in time for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party.

Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on 12 Days of Ice Cream Facebook posts and blog entries. To enter, visit Facebook.com/TurkeyHillDairy or IceCreamJournal.com

Turkey Hill will release a gelato line in 2015

Read the tease on their blog here. Everyone else has jumped on gelato, why not Turkey Hill? That will just leave Blue Bunny and Blue Bell out of the gelato game..... and Friendlys.... now wouldn't that be surprising.

8 flavors in all, see the list on their blog post
(i'll post the official press release when it happens)