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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates National Ice Cream Month with Launch of Polar Pizza and Donation Program in Honor of the USO’s 75th Anniversary

Baskin-Robbins also launches delicious new USO Patriot Pop® flavor, new July Flavor of the Month, OREO® Birthday Cake, and offers free Waffle Cone upgrade with the purchase of a double scoop throughout the month

CANTON, Mass.  (June 30, 2016) – July is National Ice Cream Month and Baskin-Robbins is celebrating all month with the launch of its Polar Pizza, a donation program to support the United Service Organizations (USO) and the introduction of a new ice cream flavor, USO Patriot Pop®. The donation program and new ice cream flavor are in honor of the military nonprofit’s 75th anniversary and steadfast commitment to supporting our nation’s military throughout their service. Baskin-Robbins is also introducing a new July Flavor of the Month, OREO® Birthday Cake, and is offering a sweet waffle cone upgrade promotion to its guests.


Available starting July 1st at Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide, Polar Pizza, which is an ice cream treat guests can eat like a pizza, is available in four delicious featured flavor combinations: OREO® Cookies ‘N Cream, Peanut Butter ‘n Chocolate and REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cup, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and HEATH®, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Guests also have the option to create a customized Polar Pizza by combining a tasty Chocolate Chip Cookie or Double Fudge Brownie crust with their favorite ice cream flavor and any combination of fun toppings.


National Ice Cream Day is on Sunday, July 17, and Baskin-Robbins is proud to celebrate with guests nationwide by donating 75 cents from every ice cream float sold on that date to the USO in honor of its 75th anniversary.* The donations will go towards supporting the USO’s mission of connecting America’s military to their family, home and country, no matter the circumstances. Guests can also enjoy the new USO Patriot Pop flavor, which is red, white and blue and features cherry, lemon and blue raspberry-flavored ices, by the scoop or in a refreshing float.

“National Ice Cream Month is our favorite month of the year, and this July we’re celebrating the joy that ice cream brings to people’s lives in a number of ways,” said Carol Austin, Vice President, of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “We’re so excited to introduce ice cream lovers nationwide to our Polar Pizza, which is a completely customizable ice cream treat they can enjoy with friends and family like a pizza. Additionally, we’re honored to help celebrate the USO’s 75th anniversary with our special USO Patriot Pop flavor and to support military service members and their family members on National Ice Cream Day through our donation program.”

In addition, Baskin-Robbins’ new July Flavor of the Month, OREO® Birthday Cake, features chocolate cake-flavored ice cream with Birthday Cake OREO® cookie pieces, frosting bits, and a candy confetti ribbon. This flavor can be enjoyed by the scoop in a cup, cone or as a milkshake. In addition, guests can upgrade to a free, freshly-baked waffle cone with the purchase of a double scoop of their favorite flavor.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of premium 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 Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

OREO is a registered trademark of Mondel─ôz International group, used under license.

*This donation is inclusive of all regular ice cream floats made with any ice cream and soft drink flavors on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

About the USO
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 37th annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2016, 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 7,600 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 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. 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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Yuengling’s Ice Cream Launches Super-Premium New Product Size

8-ounce serving comes complete with spoon attached; perfect for grab and go

Orwigsburg, PA—Timed for July’s National Ice Cream Month, Yuengling’s Ice Cream announces the launch of its new 8-ounce single-size serving cups complete with spoon attached inside the lid. The product combines the convenience and novelty of a “grab and go” serving and a more satisfying and substantial size than competitors 3.4-ounce or 5-ounce cup products.


Currently being sold at the Yuengling’s Brewery Gift Shop, the new size is available in best-selling flavors Black and Tan, Vanilla, Root Beer Float, and Original Sea Salt Caramel Swirl.

“When we were developing this new size we wanted to cater to families that wanted the option of providing flavor options to each loved one while at the same time feeding the whole family on the go,” said David Yuengling, president, Yuengling’s Ice Cream. “We believe the 8-ounce cups hit the mark.”

Family-owned since 1920, Yuengling’s Ice Cream is American-made super-premium ice cream. According to the International Ice Cream Association, “super-premium” is a quality segment manufactured with the highest-quality ingredients with very low overrun and higher fat content, making the product creamier, richer, and smoother.

The product will be available in convenience stores in July. Stores interested in carrying the product should contact Bob Carlson, Yuengling’s Ice Cream Chief Operating Officer.

About Yuengling's Ice Cream

Yuengling's Ice Cream, based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is a family-owned business dating back to 1920. All of its flavors of all-natural super-premium ice cream are kosher, PA Preferred, and adhere to the highest quality standards. Ever mindful of the community, Yuengling's Ice Cream donates at least three percent of its profits to charitable organizations. For more information, visit YuenglingsIceCream.com.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Baskin-Robbins Cheers Dads Nationwide this Father’s Day with a Cake Inspired by a Beer Mug, The Cold One Cake, and Reveals Ultimate Beer and Ice Cream Pairings Guide

Brand partners with All About Beer Magazine
to Pair Ten Popular Ice Cream Flavors with a Variety of Cold Brews

CANTON, Mass.  (June 13, 2016) – In celebration of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, and the brand’s festive The Cold One Cake, a unique ice cream cake shaped like a mug that honors dad in a frosty and flavorful way, Baskin-Robbins has partnered with All About Beer Magazine, America’s leading beer publication, to identify ten popular ice cream flavors to pair with a range of cold brews.
 “At first glance, you may not think of pairing beer and ice cream together, but once people have a chance to taste these combinations, they will see how well the different flavors complement one another,” said John Holl, editor of All About Beer Magazine. “Beer has diverse flavors thanks to its main ingredients – water, malt, hops, and yeast. Then, when brewers add culinary ingredients like coffee, fresh fruit, spices and more, the pairing options with ice cream become truly endless. Working with a variety of flavors, we looked to match complementary flavors and intensity, and coax out some nuances from both the beer and the ice cream.”

              Ice cream and beer pairings recommended by John Holl of All About Beer Magazine, in collaboration with the Baskin-Robbins Culinary Team, include:

 1.    Mint Chocolate Chip with Coffee Porter or Stout

The ale already has some cocoa and java flavors and it mixes nicely with the roast of the chocolate chips and the herbal, cool mint flavor of the ice cream.

2.    Peanut Butter N' Chocolate with Doppelbock

Nutty and creamy, with an assertive chocolate base, the ice cream brings out the best in this malt-forward dark brown lager.

3.    Jamoca® Almond Fudge with Blueberry Ale

Brewers are taking the sweet, tangy, earthy blueberry and adding it to caramel-tinged ales, making it a perfect complement to this frozen coffee, nutty, chocolatey concoction. Lively fruit flavors pair wonderfully with the chocolate flavored ribbon.

4.    Watermelon Splash Ice with Gose

Gose is brewed with wheat and salt and is predicted to be the beer of the summer, making it a perfect companion to the hot weather staple – watermelon. Pronounced “Gose-Uh,” look for variations that already include cucumber, prickly pear, or yes, even watermelon flavors.

5.    Rocky Road with Foreign Extra Stout

A candy lover’s dream! The stout has sweet chocolate, rich espresso and generic red berry flavors that party hard with the almond, marshmallow and deep chocolate of the ice cream. Rocky Road adds creaminess to the hearty beer and this combination makes for an excellent ice cream beer float.

6.    Pralines 'n Cream with a Pilsner or a Mango Ale

The classic pilsner style, with sweet cereal-like malt takes the place of a cone when paired with this southern-style treat. Additionally, one of the most popular beer styles this summer is mango-flavored pale ales and India pale ales. The nuttiness and sweetness of the ice cream balances out some of the more assertive beer flavors, creating a delectable combination.

7.    Cherries Jubilee with Barleywine

A barleywine coaxes out the rich cherry and rum flavor in this ice cream. Bittersweet and leather flavors emerge as well, begging for this combo to be enjoyed in dad’s favorite leather chair.

8.    Chocolate with Belgian Quad

This beer is bursting with flavors that love chocolate. Two classics with great depth and rich sweetness that only get better with each lick and sip.

9.    Vanilla with Peach Lambic

Sweet and creamy vanilla gets a boost from the lambic, which is fermented with peaches and aged in barrels. Slightly spicy and effervescent, the fruity character of the ale will act like a sauce for the ice cream. This lambic style helps to recreate the classic peaches and cream combination.

10.  Very Berry Strawberry with Hefeweizen

It’s the start of a fruit salad. Bright, vibrant strawberry mixes with the banana esters in the classic German Hefeweizen. The sweet berry will also help control the assertive spice bite of the clove flavor found in the beer and counter the acidity found in the lemon wedge often served as a garnish on the rim of the glass.

“Whether you enjoy a pint of beer, a pint of ice cream or both, Father’s Day is all about spending time with family and friends and showing dad how much he is appreciated, which is why we’re excited to offer guests our fun and frosty The Cold One Cake, which can be fully customized for dad,” said Jeff Miller, Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “This year, the return of The Cold One Cake inspired us to think about how dads could enjoy ice cream in a fun and unique way – by pairing it with a cold brew. All the ice cream flavors in our list of pairings can be featured in The Cold One Cake as well, which gives our guests the opportunity to celebrate dad in a very special way this year.”
In addition to offering guests The Cold One Cake this Father’s Day, Baskin-Robbins is also offering the new OREO® Triple Chocolate Cake. This delectable cake features a chocolate, OREO® cookie-infused frosting topped with a mouthwatering waterfall of dark chocolate, a border of fudge and alternating goodness of OREO® cookies, frosting dollops and chocolate triangles. Both cakes can be customized to feature dad’s favorite ice cream and cake flavor combination and are available for pre-order in-store or through Baskin-Robbins’ online cake ordering website.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of premium 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 Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

 OREO is a registered trademark of Mondel─ôz International group, used under license.

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 37th annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2016, 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 7,600 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 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. 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 All About Beer Magazine
With more choices than ever in the beer aisle and on tap, consumers need a trusted source for news, reviews and analysis. Since 1979, All About Beer Magazine has been the go-to resource for the beer drinker and consumer looking for in-depth coverage, expert reviews and insightful opinion. Published bimonthly and updated daily online, All About Beer is the best-selling and most award-winning beer magazine in America. Each issue is packed with more than 100 beer reviews, tips on homebrewing, an examination of the business behind the industry, and travel suggestions, plus trends and unrivaled historical perspective. The magazine also produces events, including the World Beer Festivals, in cities across the country bringing brewers and drinkers together. All About Beer manages an in-market tasting and marketing program for brewers looking to forge a deeper connection with the engaged beer consumer. Visit AllAboutBeer.com to subscribe and learn more. You can also follow All About Beer on Facebook at facebook.com/AllAboutBeerMag and on Twitter and Instagram @AllAboutBeer.

About John Holl
John Holl is the award-winning editor of All About Beer Magazine, as well as an international beer judge. Based in New York, he has worked as a journalist since 1996 and is the author of several books, including Dishing Up New Jersey and The American Craft Beer Cookbook. For more information, visit www.JohnHoll.com or follow on Twitter @John_Holl.

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Curious Creamery Invites You To Unleash Your Dessert Inhibitions This Summer

Create Unique Flavor Combinations at Home with New Ice Cream Mix
and Ice Cream Cake Mix, No Ice Cream Machine Required

LOS ANGELES, June 2016 – Just in time for sweet summer cravings, the next evolution in make-it-yourself ice cream desserts is here. Shaking up the category, The Curious Creamery™ gives dessert lovers the freedom to create their own unique ice cream blends and ice cream cakes at home in any flavor combination of their choosing – without an ice cream machine.


The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Mix 
Be Bravely Curious, From Sweet to Savory

The Curious Creamery recognizes that today’s consumer wants more control over the choices they make, and that when it comes to ice cream, that one size does not fit all. For those not satisfied with the status-quo, making ice cream at home is now simpler than ever. Just combine one pack of The Curious Creamery Ice Cream base mix with any ice-cold liquid, such as water, milk, tea, or alcohol, and any choice of mix-ins for a completely unique experience. From traditional favorites to new and unexpected flavor pairings, The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Mix empowers consumers to unleash their inner creative genius:

  • Traditional Style: for the tried-and- true favorites, pair milk with mix-ins like chocolate chips, peanut butter, crushed peppermint or marshmallows
  • Family Favorites: surprise the family with a signature campfire treat by adding graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate chips
  • Healthier Treats: add coconut milk or fresh juices with puree of fresh fruit chunks like pineapple chunks or strawberries for a better-for- you dessert
  • Adults Only: mix a buttery California chardonnay with nutty brown butter; or a craft chili beer with chocolate bits
  • Sweet, Spicy & Savory: partner stout coffee with a touch of chili and chocolate for an unexpected sweet surprise; or try a creamy garlic-honey blend or a smooth avocado blend for a cool artisan sensation


Create A Delicious Premium Ice Cream Cake at Home and Save Money, Too

Also new is The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Cake Mix, a simple and quick way to make a delicious and impressive frozen dessert perfect for any occasion, from birthday parties to special events. Simply combine one pack of the base mix with cream and sugar and an ice-cold liquid of choice in a large bowl, whisk and add in any mix-ins and flavors of choice before freezing.

Experiment with different molds to create fun desserts in a variety of shapes and sizes, from individual frozen desserts to specialty and fanciful forms. Go classic with a traditional vanilla ice cream cake, experiment with candy decorations, or stack colored layers of ice cream for a rainbow cake surprise. The choice is yours! Making your own ice cream cake can save you money, too – most store-bought cakes retail at $25 (about $2.25 a serving) and up while one carton of The Curious Creamery, offering two base mix packs, yields 1 gallon of ice cream for about 50 cents a serving. The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Cake is available in three delicious options: Classic Vanilla, German Chocolate, and Sweet Cream.

Find The Curious Creamery™ Ice Cream Mix now in the specialty food section of all 158 BevMo locations throughout California, Arizona, and Washington, in select Kroger locations and on Amazon. The Curious Creamery™ Ice Cream Cake Mix launches at Walmart stores, nationwide, on July 1.


About The Curious Creamery™
The Curious Creamery lets dessert lovers unleash their sweet inhibitions by creating ice cream flavors and varieties exactly the way they want – no ice cream machine required. Whether it’s sinfully decadent taste or a better-for- you blend, The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Mix and Ice Cream Cake Mix give you the freedom to create a frozen dessert experience that’s uniquely yours. Each offering comes with two packages of mix for up to half-gallon of frozen dessert. An environmentally responsible company, The Curious Creamery uses no artificial ingredients and never any added colors, flavors or additives in its products. For more information including recipe ideas and retail locations, visit us at www.thecuriouscreamery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @CreameryCurious and Instagram @thecuriouscreamery.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium Brewing Toast to the Next Pint in their Partnership

Beer and Ice Cream Focus on Climate Initiative to Benefit Protect Our Winters

If there’s one thing that socially responsible businesses have learned, it’s that they can’t go at it alone. Whether it’s implementing responsible sourcing initiatives or creating a positive corporate model to make an impact on sustainability, there is strength in numbers. So where did Ben & Jerry’s turn for help and inspiration for its latest ice cream flavor? Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing. Never has the phrase “polishing off a pint” been so perfectly poised in any partnership for a delicious double-entendre.


Collectively committed to making a better impact in their global communities, the two B Corp companies proudly introduced Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale ice cream, which will be featured in Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops as well as in pints across the country as a Limited Batch flavor this fall (MSRP $4.89). The concoction consists of New Belgium Brown Ale Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirls and Fudge Brownies. The ice cream, arriving on shelves this month, was unveiled Wednesday evening at a Washington D.C. launch “Brew-Ha-Ha” in the confines of the historic Howard Theatre. The launch event was heralded as “a night of music, climate activism, beer, and ice cream.” Musicians Galactic and Dr. Dog performed at the unveiling of Ben & Jerry’s newest ice cream flavor to highlight climate activism.

New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s jointly pursued a partnership with Protect Our Winters. an organization founded by pro-snowboarder Jeremy Jones, to bridge the gap between the winter sports community and the necessary action to address climate change. “We wanted to partner with a business that shared our progressive values, fun spirit, and desire to take action giving fans an opportunity to act on climate. New Belgium quickly became the perfect choice,” said Jay Curley, Senior Marketing Manager at Ben & Jerry’s. A portion of the proceeds from the ice cream and the beer will benefit Protect Our Winters. Attendees at the launch event were encouraged to request action via governors in their home states to embrace Protect Our Winters and the Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions.

Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium combined forces on a Ben & Jerry’s-inspired beer as earlier announced by the brewing company in April 2015. Although the beer is just hitting markets now in October, the story made a springtime splash with the announcement of Salted Caramel Brown-ie Brown Ale. New Belgium’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a limited special release, is laden with dark roasted malts, chocolaty tones and hints of vanilla. Both the beer and ice cream are available now through the holiday season while supplies last.

“We are incredibly excited to be working with a like-minded business, creating top-notch flavor sensations and leveraging our collective efforts to bring awareness to B Corps and climate issues,” said Bryan Simpson, New Belgium’s PR Director. “Beer and ice cream are a beautiful pair and getting to turn folks onto the work of POW makes this collaboration that much more meaningful.”

Beer floats have never had a more perfect pairing…

For more information about Protect Our Winters, visit www.protectourwinters.org
For more information about New Belgium Brewery, visit www.newbelgium.com
For more information about Ben & Jerry’s, visit www.benjerry.com

ABOUT PROTECT OUR WINTERS
Protect Our Winters (POW) was started in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones who witnessed first-hand the impact of climate change on our mountains. After having been turned away from areas that had once been ride-able and seeing resorts closed due to lack of snow, Jeremy saw a gap between the winter sports community and the action being taken by us all to address the problem. Snow-based recreation in the United States is estimated to contribute $62 billion annually to the US economy and supports over 940,000 jobs. So when we look at the cost of inaction, it’s serious business. We are the environmental voice of the global snow sports community, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s effects on our sports, our industry and local economies through education, advocacy and community-based activism. POW was founded on the idea that the collective power of the winter sports community is massive, and if we can all work together, the end result can be revolutionary. Together We Can Protect Our Winters. www.protectourwinters.org.

ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

ABOUT BEN & JERRY’S
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2014 the company plans to complete its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben & Jerry’s products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry’s became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.5MM in 2014 to support economic and social justice, environmental restoration, and peace through understanding. For the inside scoop on Ben & Jerry’s visit www.benjerry.com.