Thursday, November 10, 2011

Red Mango Introduces Cinnamon Apple Orchard Frozen Yogurt

DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the orchard to the cup. That's how Red Mango, the #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothies chain in America, describes the flavor quest for its newest frozen yogurt addition that debuts at locations nationwide today: Cinnamon Apple Orchard.

"I remember a school outing one fall when we picked fresh apples from a local farm," says Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer for Red Mango. "The smell of cider being pressed, the crunch of the newly-fallen leaves in autumn, and the crisp snap of that first bite into that perfectly-ripe red delicious apple are indelible memories in my mind. I was on a mission to capture that sensation in a healthy and sumptuous frozen yogurt flavor for Red Mango and recreate that journey."

In a fashion that is uniquely Red Mango, Kim once again tossed out conventional food trials to borrow from total seasonal experiences in deciding how to advance the menu. The result is a flavor that makes an emotional connection in an all-natural way.

"I want a spoonful of our new Cinnamon Apple Orchard, with the flavor of freshly baked apples and a touch of spice, to bring back fond fall memories for customers and create a new way to enjoy a captivating taste experience," Kim said.

The latest addition to the award-winning menu furthers the goal for Red Mango to deliver indulgent flavors without the guilt in the healthiest way. At just 100 calories for a 1/2 cup, Cinnamon Apple Orchard frozen yogurt is nonfat, all-natural and rich in probiotics with GanedenBC30.

The new flavor is available as a limited-time-offer at locations nationwide while supplies last.

About Red Mango:

Red Mango, one of the fastest growing retailers of all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007 in Los Angeles, and has since celebrated more than 140 store openings across the U.S. Red Mango was named the number one smoothie and frozen yogurt chain in America in Zagat's 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey. Other awards have included the prestigious Nation's Restaurant News' "Hot Concepts!" award and the industry-recognized SupplySide's "Scientific Excellence Award," as well as best frozen yogurt honors in Los Angeles, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New York by highly-regarded independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat and lowfat, gluten-free and packed with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures like GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which helps support a healthy immune and digestive system when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt retailer to earn the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Cultures seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Red Mango recently expanded its menu to include satisfying meal options such as its all-natural made-to-order fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies, and also introduced the world's first all-natural probiotic iced teas that are hand-shaken to order.

More information about Red Mango is available at www.redmangousa.com. Visit Red Mango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redmango or www.facebook.com/dankimredmango, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redmango or www.twitter.com/dankimredmango. For franchising information, please visit www.redmangofranchising.com or call 214-871-6865.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto Celebrates the Holidays with Old World Eggnog, a Limited-Edition Gelato Flavor Available Now Through December 31, 2011

Talenti Also Unveils Brand New Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Flavor,
Giving Consumers a Sneak Peek of Its 2012 New Flavor Lineup

DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is the quintessential time for families to get together, laugh, love and...indulge. This is why Talenti® Gelato e Sorbetto is launching Old World Eggnog, a flavor that packs the comforting ingredients of traditional eggnog in a rich, creamy gelato. Available in stores and online for a limited time only, Old World Eggnog features fresh egg yolks, pure vanilla extract, soothing nutmeg and no alcohol for a family-friendly treat.

"We wanted to take this classic holiday drink and turn it into a unique frozen dessert that could be enjoyed on its own or as a complement to other holiday treats," said Joshua Hochschuler, Founder & CEO of Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto. "The flavor is simple, clean and does not stray from what people know and love about eggnog. We are excited to announce what will hopefully become a new tradition for families across the country."

Talenti's Old World Eggnog is not only uniquely indulgent, but with about 30% less fat than regular ice cream, it is also a healthier alternative. Like all of Talenti's flavors, Old World Eggnog is an all-natural gelato made with fresh milk free of growth hormones and extra fine pure cane sugar that continues to uphold Talenti's commitment to artisanship and quality ingredients.

Consumers will find Old World Eggnog at select retailers or online from November 7 through December 31, at a suggested retail price of $4.99-$5.99 (online at $7.99 plus shipping).

As another irresistible treat, Talenti is offering consumers a special sneak peak of its brand new Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup gelato, a classic flavor combination that blends Talenti's Belgian Milk Chocolate gelato with a rich swirl of creamy, organic peanut butter and all-natural mini chocolate peanut butter cups. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup is now available in select stores and will gradually roll out to grocery stores across the U.S. by spring 2012, along with a handful of other new flavors to be announced.

In addition to Old World Eggnog and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, many of Talenti's flavors, including Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Double Dark Chocolate and Roman Raspberry, are perfect accompaniments to classic holiday desserts—from pumpkin and pecan pie to cookies and even fruit cake!

About Talenti® Gelato e Sorbetto

Talenti began as a gelateria in 2003 and has since grown into the best-selling gelato in the US. Taking inspiration from Argentine helado—gelato brought to Argentina by Italian immigrants in the early 20th century, Talenti is made with the same uncompromising commitment to quality and artisanship that distinguished Italian gelato in the pre-WWII era. Talenti offers a unique experience, using only the finest natural and raw ingredients, carefully sourced locally and from around the world—Belgian Chocolate, fresh whole Tahitian vanilla beans from Papua New Guinea, select coconuts from the Philippines, and real Argentine dulce de leche are just a few of the many fine ingredients used to create Talenti gelatos and sorbettos. Talenti's gelato is made with fresh, hormone-free milk and only pure cane sugar. Not only is it delicious, but with 30% less fat than regular ice cream, it's also a healthier alternative. Our sorbetto is dairy free and 100% fat free and also made with pure cane sugar—never high-fructose corn syrup. Both Talenti's sorbettos and gelatos showcase our commitment to providing wholesome, all-natural frozen desserts that taste amazing.

For a full list of Talenti products and to find retail locations that sell Talenti, please visit www.TalentiGelato.com. To keep up with Talenti news, visit Talenti on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Baskin-Robbins Stirs Up a New Way to Enjoy the Great Taste of Hot Chocolate With Winter Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream

CANTON, Mass., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This season hot chocolate has never been cooler. Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announces its November flavor, Winter Chocolate Marshmallow, featuring rich hot chocolate flavored ice cream with a whipped cream ribbon and yummy marshmallow dough.


"With Baskin-Robbins' new Winter Chocolate Marshmallow flavor, ice cream enthusiasts can enjoy the month of November with the coolness of summer and the warmth of winter combined in our newest flavor creation," said Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin' Brands Executive Chef and Vice President of Innovation. "Winter Chocolate Marshmallow is part of a popular growing dessert lovers' trend for frozen hot chocolate treats. This innovative trend now continues at Baskin-Robbins as we introduce a refreshing new twist to a traditional winter treat."

Baskin-Robbins is offering Winter Chocolate Marshmallow ice cream nationwide at participating locations for a limited time only, and is available by the scoop -- in a cup or cone -- or as a Baskin-Robbins classic sundae. The flavor is also available in hand-packed pints, quarts and half-gallons so ice cream lovers can bring Winter Chocolate Marshmallow home to enjoy with family and friends or create their own specialty ice cream desserts.*

*In California, Baskin-Robbins offers hand-packed ice cream in three sizes: small (12 oz), regular (1 lb., 8 oz), and large (3 lb.).

About Baskin-Robbins

Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium ice cream, specialty frozen desserts and beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 6,000 retail shops in 33 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. Based in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN). For more information, visit www.baskinrobbins.com.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Perry's Ice Cream's Zero Visibility Honors 35th Anniversary of the Blizzard of '77

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Where were you when the "big one" hit? In January 1977, Western New York was a standstill during the infamous blizzard that cinched our reputation as the snow capital of the U.S.

Luckily, the only shovel required for this whiteout is a really big spoon.

Perry's Ice Cream, Buffalo's regional ice cream company located in Akron, N.Y., is digging out its blustery flavor to honor of the upcoming 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '77. Zero Visibility, with snowy white coconut ice cream and a flurry of shredded coconut pieces and a hint of rum flavor to warm your bones. 


"The flavor was created to celebrate our hometown's history. If you lived in the Buffalo area during 1977, you have a story to share with family and friends over a bowl of Zero Visibility," said Brian Perry, executive vice president and vice chair, Perry's Ice Cream. For more on Brian Perry's blizzard story visit: facebook.com/perrysicecream.

Perry's first launched Zero Visibility in 1997 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Blizzard of '77. The limited edition flavor is released every five years; scoop up this frozen favorite before it's too late. Zero Visibility won't be seen in freezers again until 2017 for the blizzard's 40th anniversary!

Zero Visibility is available at retail locations across Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, including TOPS Markets, Wegmans, Wilson Farms, Shurfine Markets and other regional supermarkets.

About Perry's Ice Cream

Perry's Ice Cream, founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry and headquartered in Western New York, is a family-owned and operated fourth generation ice cream manufacturer with frozen distribution services.

Since its humble beginning, when hand cranks and horse-drawn delivery wagons were used, Perry's stayed true to putting enough of the good stuff into every scoop. Nowadays, Perry's has maintained one of the most modern, state-of-the-art production facilities in the country to produce over 13 million gallons per year of great tasting ice cream, one batch at a time. With over 300 employees, Perry's sells and distributes to New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Western Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Northeast Ohio.

For additional information about Perry's Ice Cream, visit perrysicecream.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/perrysicecream or follow Perry's on Twitter at twitter.com/perrysicecream.