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 or

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)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Baskin-Robbins To Donate Portion Of Proceeds From Ice Cream Scoops Sold On Veterans Day To The Uso In Honor Of Troops And Military Families

Special Flavor of the Month First Class Camouflage and Camouflage Waffle Cone
 will celebrate the military community throughout November

CANTON, Mass.  (November 3, 2014) – On Veterans Day, Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, will donate 10 cents from each ice cream scoop sold in its U.S. locations to the United Service Organizations (USO), in honor of U.S troops, military families and veterans.* Baskin-Robbins’ support is part of the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign, which calls on Americans to honor and create special moments for troops and their families, who make daily sacrifices as they serve.

Baskin-Robbins will also celebrate the military community all month long with its November Flavor of the Month, First Class Camouflage, and with a special Camouflage Waffle Cone. First Class Camouflage features a delicious combination of Chocolate, Salty Caramel, and Cake-flavored ice creams and can be enjoyed in a cup or cone as well as in Baskin-Robbins’ Camouflage Waffle Cone or Waffle Bowl, which are decorated green, brown and tan. Guests can also enjoy Baskin-Robbins’ First Class Camouflage Layered Sundae, which includes OREO® cookie pieces, caramel praline topping, hot fudge and is topped off with whipped cream.

“We’re excited to honor our military service members and veterans this November through our long-standing partnership with the USO, and hope our guests will join our efforts in supporting the USO on Veterans Day when we will make a donation for every scoop of ice cream sold in our U.S. restaurants to the organization,” said Bill Mitchell, President, Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins China, Japan and Korea, who previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. “We’re also looking forward to introducing our November Flavor of the Month, First Class Camouflage, which celebrates our troops in a fun and unique way.”

Baskin-Robbins is also committed to supporting the military community by offering a special veteran’s incentive program for U.S. veterans seeking to open a Baskin-Robbins franchise in the U.S. As part of the program, Baskin-Robbins will waive the 20-year initial franchise fee of $25,000 and offer a zero percent royalty rate for the first two years and a reduced royalty rate for years three through five for qualified, honorably discharged U.S. veterans, making it easier for them to start their own business.**

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by ice cream enthusiasts and brothers-in-law Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, who both served in the military during World War II. The brand has a long history of serving those who serve our country. In addition, The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is committed to ensuring the safety of our neighborhoods through partnerships with organizations such as the USO.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter ( or Pinterest (

For more information about the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign, visit

OREO® and the OREO® Wafer Design are registered trademarks of Mondel─ôz International group, used under license.

* This donation is inclusive of all regular (4oz) and kids (2.5oz) scoops of ice cream sold as cups and cones on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. The donation is based on regular-priced cup and cone scoop sales only, and does not include scoops that are used in other desserts (i.e. sundaes, beverages, cakes, take home, novelties, etc.).

** For details, please see the Baskin-Robbins Franchise Disclosure Document.

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

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 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

About the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation 
The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees. The focus of the Foundation is to serve our neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs – safety, hunger relief and children's health. To learn more about the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, please visit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

For Fall Fans, New Season Means Cooler Temperatures, Colorful Foliage And Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

In stores soon, the Turkey Hill flavor emerges as Limited Edition favorite

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (September 22, 2014) – Move over, Pumpkin Spiced Latte. There’s a new fall-flavored treat in town. Fans of Turkey Hill Dairy’s Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream have been counting down the days until its arrival, and that day has finally come.

The annual autumn flavor — described as pumpkin-flavored ice cream with a cinnamon graham cracker swirl — has been among the brand’s most popular Limited Edition options since its first appearance in the line-up in 2012.

“OMG, OMG, OMG, I can’t wait!” said Turkey Hill fan Norma, via a comment on the Dairy’s blog prior to the flavor’s 2014 debut. “I wish Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream were around all year long!”

The first containers of Turkey Hill’s Pumpkin Pie rolled off the line at the Lancaster County Dairy on Friday, September 19, and will begin shipping to stores nationwide in a few short days. To celebrate the occasion, Turkey Hill posted a photo of the first batch on its Facebook Page and promised a doorstep delivery of the flavor to one lucky fan, before it arrived in stores. The “first taste” offer attracted more than 2,500 comments in just six hours.

“When we first made Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, we knew we had something special, but we never would have predicted that it would be this popular,” said Turkey Hill President John Cox. “We’ve heard stories from fans who stock up on 15 or 20 containers of Pumpkin Pie to get them through the year until it returns again.”

For fans who might be unable to find the flavor, Turkey Hill will award another shipment of Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream via a contest held on its blog, the Ice Cream Journal ( To enter, fans need only to leave a comment on any blog entry posted between September 22 and October 31. One commenter will be chosen at random to win a four-pack of the flavor, shipped to his or her home or office.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is available October through November wherever Turkey Hill products are sold. For more information, visit

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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. 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. Turkey Hill 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, read its blog, the Ice Cream Journal, or follow Turkey Hill Dairy on Twitter or Facebook.