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 www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/baskinrobbins31).

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

OREO® and the OREO® Wafer Design are registered trademarks of MondelÄ“z 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 www.BaskinRobbins.com.

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 www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation.

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 (www.icecreamjournal.com). 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 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. 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 turkeyhill.com, read its blog, the Ice Cream Journal, or follow Turkey Hill Dairy on Twitter or Facebook.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Haagen-Dazs Brand Keeps Summer Alive With New Gelato Bars

Fall in Love with Flavors like Vanilla Caramel Pizzelle and Strawberry Dark Chocolate

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Haagen-Dazs brand is keeping the feeling of summer alive nationwide with the introduction of its new line of decadent Haagen-Dazs Gelato bars. Whether you are catching the sunset or jumping in the car for one last road trip, flavors Vanilla Caramel Pizzelle (my review), Tiramisu Dark Chocolate (my review), and Strawberry Dark Chocolate will become a must-have treat for ice cream and gelato lovers who want to enjoy a taste of Italy right here in the United States.


The expansion into gelato snack bars comes on the heels of the wildly popular release of the brand's gelato line in March 2013 and, most recently, the introduction of four new gelato flavors – Tiramisu (review here), Pomegranate Swirl, Caramelized Banana Chip (review here) and Pistachio – in February 2014.

"With the success of the Haagen-Dazs Gelato line, consumers began to ask for on-the-go gelato options, and we brainstormed new ways for them to experience the essence of Italian gelato," said Alex Placzek, Haagen-Dazs Brand Director. "With unique ingredients such as pizzelle cookies, mascarpone cheese and rich dark chocolate, the new bars are crafted unlike any others on the market – a true representation of dense, delightful Italian flavor that Americans have grown to love."

The newest additions to the Gelato family, currently only available in select retailers, include:

  • Vanilla Caramel Pizzelle – Golden ribbons of caramel in creamy Vanilla gelato, enrobed in rich milk chocolate and crunchy Italian-style pizzelle cookie pieces.
  • Tiramisu Dark Chocolate – Bold and complex Tiramisu gelato dipped in rich dark chocolate and dazzled.
  • Strawberry Dark Chocolate – Sweet and creamy Strawberry gelato dipped in rich dark chocolate and dazzled.

Each Haagen-Dazs Gelato Bar flavor is available in packages of three for a suggested retail price of $4.99 and will be sold nationwide beginning this month.

For additional product information, please visit www.HaagenDazs.us.

About Haagen-Dazs
Crafted in 1961 by Reuben Mattus in his family's dairy, Haagen-Dazs ice cream is the original super premium ice cream. True to tradition, we are committed to using only the purest ingredients in crafting the world's finest ice cream. Truly made like no other, today Haagen-Dazs ice cream offers a full range of products from ice cream to sorbet, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks in more than 65 flavors. Haagen-Dazs products are available around the globe for ice cream lovers to enjoy. For more information, please visit www.haagendazs.us.

About Nestle
Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for seventeen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day.  From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestle® Toll House®, Nestle USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverages that make good living possible.  That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about.  Nestle USA, with 2013 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2013 sales of $99 billion.  For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

Baskin-Robbins Invites Guests To “Fall” In Love With New September Flavor Of The Month And Seasonal Frozen Treats

Baskin-Robbins also Celebrates One of the Most Popular Birthday Months
 of the Year with Festive and Delicious Ice Cream Cakes

CANTON, Mass.  (September 2, 2014) – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is helping guests get ready for the fall season with its new September Flavor of the Month, Pumpkin Cheesecake.


This new addition offers a twist on classic fall flavor favorites and features pumpkin and cheesecake-flavored ice cream, ginger snap cookie pieces and a cinnamon cream cheese ribbon.

Baskin-Robbins is also offering guests a mouth-watering variety of seasonal ice cream flavors this fall at select participating shops nationwide:
  • German Chocolate Cake:  Swiss chocolate ice cream with coconut, walnut pieces, fudge brownie pieces and caramel ribbon.
  • Peanut Butter ‘N Jelly:  Peanut-butter-flavored ice cream with grape jelly and peanut butter ribbons.
  • Quarterback Crunch:  Vanilla-flavored ice cream with rice crunchies in a chocolate-flavored coating, and a caramel ribbon.
  • S’More the Merrier:  Marshmallow and graham cracker flavored ice cream that features milk chocolate chips and a crunchy graham cracker ribbon.
      September is one of the most popular birthday months of the year, and Baskin-Robbins is helping guests celebrate birthdays nationwide with its Too Cute Cupcake Cake [Review here] and Celebration Party Cake. The Too Cute Cupcake Cake is an oversized cupcake made of ice cream and cake. The Celebration Party Cake is a streamer- and confetti-topped cake that is a colorful addition to any birthday party. The cakes can be customized with a guest’s favorite ice cream and cake flavors, and can be ordered at participating Baskin-Robbins restaurants nationwide or online through Baskin-Robbins’ online cake ordering website.

“Pumpkin is one of the most popular flavors during the fall season, so we wanted to offer our guests a fun twist on this classic flavor with our new Pumpkin Cheesecake Flavor of the Month,” said Jeff Miller, Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “September is also a very popular month for birthdays, and our featured ice cream cakes can sweeten any birthday party while celebrating with friends and family.”

        The Pumpkin Cheesecake Flavor of the Month can be enjoyed by the scoop, in an ice cream cake or as a milkshake and is also available in fresh-packed containers for guests to take home and enjoy with family and friends. Through the end of the year, guests can also upgrade their double scoop of ice cream with a free freshly baked waffle cone.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ range 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® 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.