Ben & Jerry’s introduces new line of light ice cream without artificial sugar substitutes and with less fat and calories

Ben & Jerry’s introduces new line of light ice cream without artificial sugar substitutes and with less fat and calories

New Moo-phoria offers fully satisfying flavors, with a fraction of fat and calories

Burlington, VT, 2018-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — For ice cream lovers who only indulge on special occasions or limit themselves to a weekly treat, Ben & Jerry’s has created Moo-phoria™, a new line of light ice cream with satisfyingly euphoric flavors. Suddenly, Wednesday is the new weekend!

Moo-phoria pints are full of all the wonderful chunks and swirls that fans adore, along with rich and creamy vanilla, chocolate, caramel and peanut butter flavors. What’s missing? Sixty to seventy percent fat and at least 35% of the calories found in traditional ice cream. Each ½ cup serving of Moo-phoria has 140-160 calories. And like all Ben & Jerry’s flavors, Moo-phoria doesn’t have artificial sugar substitutes or sugar alcohols.

“Ben & Jerry’s tries to offer a little bit of something for everyone,” said Dena Wimette, Senior Innovation Manager. “We’re excited to have an incredible new option for our fans who say they can’t be trusted with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in their freezers.”

Moo-phoria pints are available in three hard-to-resist flavors:

  • Chocolate Milk & Cookies—Chocolate and vanilla light ice cream swirled with chocolate chip cookies. 140 calories per ½ cup serving.
  • Caramel Cookie Fix—Vanilla light ice cream with shortbread cookies and salted caramel swirl. 150 calories per ½ cup serving.
  • PB Dough—Chocolate light ice cream with gobs of chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough. 160 calories per ½ cup serving.

In addition to the famous chunks and swirls, Ben & Jerry’s sources organic milk and cream for the base mix of each Moo-phoria flavor.

Moo-phoria is coming soon to grocery stores nationwide for a suggested MSRP of $4.89. Fans can use the Ben & Jerry’s flavor locator to find a store or Scoop Shop near them. Moo-phoria will also be available at Ben & Jerry’s online store at www.store.benjerry.com.

For more information, visit www.benjerry.com/moophoria

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, light 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 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and 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 2017 to support grassroots organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.

Media Contact
Laura Peterson, Ben & Jerry’s Public Elations Manager
Laura.peterson@benjerry.com
802-825-2129

Baskin-Robbins survey reveals how ice cream plays a role in family time

Baskin-Robbins survey reveals how ice cream plays a role in family time

 

Survey Reveals Just How Often Moms and Dads Bribe and Reward their Children with Ice Cream, as well as the role ice cream plays in bringing families together

CANTON, Mass, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops, today (May 8, 2017)  announced the findings of its newest survey* just in time for Mother’s Day, which showcase the different ways moms and dads use ice cream for parenting, how they enjoy ice cream differently, and how ice cream plays a role in family time.

The survey unveiled many interesting findings, including the following:

  • Moms reward their children with ice cream more than dads – Moms (66 percent) are more likely than dads (58 percent) to treat their child to ice cream as a reward for doing something good
  • Ice cream is a great incentive – Two-thirds of parents use ice cream to incentivize their child to do something they don’t enjoy doing, but dads are 65 percent more likely than moms to use ice cream as an incentive for children to do their chores
  • Ice cream is children’s favorite treat – 62 percent of parents say ice cream is their child’s favorite treat, with chocolate as a distant second at 20 percent
  • Ice cream brings people together – 96 percent of parents say ice cream is a great treat to enjoy with friends and family, and 90 percent of parents have fond memories of their own parents treating them to ice cream as a child
  • Ice cream as a peacemaker – More than half of parents (54 percent) have used ice cream to resolve a conflict, but dads (77 percent) are more than twice as likely to do so than moms (30 percent)
  • Dads eat ice cream more frequently than moms – 72 percent of dads eat ice cream on a weekly basis, while only 54 percent of moms indulge in this sweet treat weekly
  • Ice cream as a quiet escape – Moms are five times more likely than dads to say they prefer to eat ice cream alone

“With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approaching, It’s interesting to see the different ways ice cream plays a role in the parenting techniques of moms and dads,” said Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “We are always looking to spark connections among our guests, so we love to see that ice cream helps bring families together in so many different ways.”

Baskin-Robbins is excited to celebrate all moms this Mother’s Day with two festive ice cream cake options. The new Polka Dot Cake is the perfect way to show mom how much she is loved in a classic, but contemporary way, while the returning Elegant Rosette Cake features a cascading bouquet of flowers. Both cakes are fully customizable with mom’s favorite ice cream flavor and white or chocolate cake, and can be ordered both in-store and online at www.baskinrobbins.com/onlineordering.

For dads, the returning Cold One Cake and a new OREO® Ganache Cake will make the perfect addition to Father’s Day celebrations next month.

Additionally, Baskin-Robbins’ May Flavor of the Month, Mom’s Makin’ Cookies™, is the perfect way for mom to take a moment for herself and indulge with a scoop. This returning favorite features mom’s secret recipe of brown-sugar-flavored ice cream filled with chocolate chip cookie pieces, chocolate-flavored chips, and a delicious cookie-dough-battered flavored ribbon.

*Survey Methodology: This online survey was conducted on April 20, 2017 through April 27, 2017 among a representative sample of 1,000 parents of children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old by Toluna, an independent research provider, under the guidance of RF|Binder’s research team. The results are nationally representative according to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics to accurately reflect the gender, age and region of the U.S. general population.

About Baskin-Robbins
Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, providing guests with a wide array of ice cream flavors and delicious treats at more than 7,800 retail shops in more than 50 countries around the world. The brand was founded by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion for ice cream led to the creation of many iconic ice cream flavors including Pralines ‘n Cream, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and Very Berry Strawberry. Today, Baskin-Robbins has more than 1,300 ice creams in its flavor library, and also offers custom ice cream cakes, frozen beverages and the Polar Pizza™ Ice Cream Treat. Its franchised ice cream shops serve as places where people can connect and create special memories while they explore a wide array of flavors, including a new Flavor of the Month every month. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email:press@dunkinbrands.com

Source: Baskin-Robbins

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Who knew throwing ice cream at customers would actually make them smile?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Who knew throwing ice cream at customers would actually make them smile? Ice Cream crew members at Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery/international/index.html.com) have been doing just that. Add in a little song and dance and you’ve got the Cold Stone Creamery recipe for happiness.

When customers walk into a Cold Stone Creamery whether it’s in India, Japan, Thailand, Pakistan, or any of the approximately 1,500 locations in nearly 30 countries, they enter a social gathering place that’s full of entertainment, super-premium ice cream and frozen treats, and exceptional service. All attributes combine to make it a uniquely happy place.

“Cold Stone Creamery is known as a luxury brand in the international marketplace because we provide quality products in a fun atmosphere that entertains our guests and makes them feel special,” said Eddy Jimenez, senior vice president of international operations & development at Cold Stone Creamery.

The company has distinguished itself from other brands in a surprisingly unique way. Known as the Experience Factor™, employees at stores around the world don’t just put on an apron and scoop ice cream all day. They put on a show!

Customers are treated to the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® (https://youtu.be/DS6BA9MA5qQ). The importance of Experience Factor and delivering an Ultimate Ice Cream Experience is emphasized by a yearly crew competition called the Global Creamery Cup. The best of the best gather from around the world to bond and compete for the title of the Ultimate Crew Member of the World. Tyrone Pia, the representing crew member from Qatar, was crowned the 2015 Champion! The competition is three fun filled days of knowledge, speed, customer service and Experience Factor testing.

Working with international Master Franchisees in countries like Brazil, Taiwan, China, and most recently, Cambodia, Cold Stone Creamery has created a unique ice cream culture that transcends borders.

The passion behind the brand is what drives the company to exceed customer expectations on an international scale and they’ve got the awards to prove it!

Examples of prestigious awards that international Master Franchisees have received include:

• Middle East (Apparel FZCO) recognized as a leader in the industry for the past 4 years being awarded the Superbrands® Excellence in Branding Award for 2016
• Egypt (Squadra) Superbrands® Award recipient and rated in Top 10 Ice Cream Brands in Cairo
• Indonesia (PTMap) Frozen Delight Award by Zomato.com™
• Thailand (CRG) 1st runner up Brand of the Year Award
• Nigeria (EatNGo) Rated #1 Ice Cream Shop in Lagos
• Philippines (ArizonaTeam) won 1st place on the popular show Eat Bulaga™ for their Experience Factor™

Cold Stone Creamery® has continued to make strong key moves into the international market in recent years. The international growth of Cold Stone Creamery began in November 2005 when the first international Cold Stone Creamery store opened in Tokyo, Japan. Today, Cold Stone Creamery stores are operating in over 300 international locations and in 27 international markets, including Singapore, Kuwait, El Salvador, Trinidad, Cyprus, Guam and Kenya.

For more information about Cold Stone Creamery’s international operations, please visit www.ColdStoneCreamery.com/international/index.html.

About Cold Stone Creamery®
Cold Stone Creamery® delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is hand-crafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 18 quick-service restaurant brands. Cold Stone Creamery operates approximately 1,500 locations in 27 countries.

Contact:
Jessica Benedick
Kahala Brands
480.622.3349
jbenedick@kahalamgmt.com

Source: Cold Stone Creamery

Baskin-Robbins, All About Beer Magazine partner to pair popular ice cream flavors with a range of cold brews

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

CANTON, Mass., 2016-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Vanilla with Peach Lambic

Sweet and creamy vanilla gets a tart boost from the lambic, which is fermented on fresh cherries and aged in barrels. Slightly spicy and effervescent, the fruity character of the ale will act like a sauce for the ice cream. Also look for a peach lambic to recreate the classic peaches and cream combination.

  1. 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 Mondelēz 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.

MEDIA CONTACT
Justin Drake
Phone:781-737-5200
Email: press@dunkinbrands.com

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Baskin-Robbins, All About Beer Magazine partner to pair popular ice cream flavors with a range of cold brews

Baskin-Robbins, All About Beer Magazine partner to pair popular ice cream flavors with a range of cold brews

Baskin-Robbins announces April ice cream flavor of the month SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast

Baskin-Robbins also celebrates spring with seasonal ice cream flavors and the return of its buzzworthy Bumblebee Ice Cream Cake

CANTON, Mass., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins today announced a new ice cream flavor that features America’s most popular sour candy – SOUR PATCH KIDS®. Available for a limited time as the April Flavor of the Month, SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast is made with red raspberry and marshmallow-flavored ice creams with a REDBERRY SOUR PATCH KIDS ribbon. Guests can enjoy this unique sour and sweet ice cream flavor in a cup, cone or as a two-scoop sundae complete with marshmallow topping, whipped cream, SOUR PATCH KIDS candies and a cherry.

“It’s hard to find treats more fun than ice cream and SOUR PATCH KIDS candy, so we’re excited to bring them together in our delicious new SOUR PATCH KIDS REDBERRY Blast ice cream,” said Jeff Miller, Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “The new flavor was developed with the popular ‘SOUR THEN SWEET®’ attributes that SOUR PATCH KIDS fans love, with a REDBERRY SOUR PATCH KIDS ribbon swirled in sweet and creamy red raspberry and marshmallow-flavored ice creams.”

In addition, Baskin-Robbins is celebrating spring with the return of its Bumblebee Cake which features edible chocolate wafer wings, is finished with sparkling sugar and serves 6-8 people. The Bumblebee Cake can be customized with a guest’s favorite ice cream and cake flavor combination and is available for ordering at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide either in-store or online.

Baskin-Robbins is also offering guests a lineup of seasonal ice cream flavors that can be enjoyed at select participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide throughout April:

  • Baseball Nut®: A classic Baskin-Robbins favorite for the start of baseball season, this flavor features vanilla-flavored ice cream and cashews with a black raspberry ribbon.
  • Cotton Candy: A creamier and dreamier version of your favorite fluffy, puffy treat. Swirled in pink and purple, for extra cuteness.
  • Dulce de Leche: Delicious milk caramel flavored ice cream topped with a milk caramel flavored ribbon.
  • Strawberry Shortcake: With vanilla flavored ice cream, shortcake pieces and a strawberry-flavored ribbon, this old-fashioned favorite is anything but short on flavor.

SOUR PATCH KIDS, REDBERRY and SOUR THEN SWEET are registered trademarks of Mondelēz International group, used under license.

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 Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email: press@dunkinbrands.com

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Baskin-Robbins announces April ice cream flavor of the month SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast

Baskin-Robbins announces April ice cream flavor of the month SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast

Baskin-Robbins celebrates New Year with January Flavor of the Month, Chocoholic’s Resolution

Baskin-Robbins Also Celebrates the New Year with “Celebrate 31” Promotion on January 31stOffering $1.31 Scoops and $3.31 Two-Scoop Sundaes

CANTON, Mass., 2016-1-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins is celebrating the New Year with a Flavor of the Month that’s perfect for chocolate lovers nationwide. The January Flavor of the Month, Chocoholic’s Resolution, is a Swiss-style chocolate ice cream with chocolate ganache cake pieces, white caramel-filled cups, and a chocolate ganache flavored ribbon. For ice cream enthusiasts resolving to eat more chocolate in 2016, Chocoholic’s Resolution can be enjoyed in a cup, cone, milkshake or as a Brownie Sundae.

To celebrate “chocoholics” nationwide, Baskin-Robbins partnered with Juliet A. Boghossian, a behavioral food expert and founder of Food-ology®, an original methodology that links food related habits to personality traits and behavioral tendencies, to identify what a chocolate lover’s favorite type of chocolate says about their personality:

  • Milk Chocolate: You’re a devoted traditionalist, friendly, approachable and responsible. You crave balance, peace and consistency.
  • White Chocolate: You’re a playful free spirit and tend to be the life of the party. You’re flirtatious, impulsive, generous, kind and nonjudgmental.
  • Dark Chocolate: You are the determined maverick. You play hard to get and are passionate, generous, selective and mysterious. You are known for speaking your mind, for your no nonsense honesty and ability to process information quickly and for taking calculated risks.

In addition to its Flavor of the Month, Baskin-Robbins is offering guests an innovative lineup of seasonal ice cream flavors that can be enjoyed at select participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide throughout January, including:

  • Vanilla Pomegranate Parfait Frozen Yogurt: Delicious vanilla-flavored frozen yogurt and granola clusters swirled with a pomegranate ribbon.
  • Orange Sherbet: Citrus sherbet made with oranges for a delicious and refreshing taste.
  • Rock ‘n Pop Swirl: Green grape-flavored sherbet, purple green-apple-flavored sherbet, and popping candy.
  • Icing on the Cake®: Cake flavored ice cream with cake pieces, frosting bits, and a candy confetti ribbon.

“As we kick off the New Year, Baskin-Robbins is offering a wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen treats to meet a range of resolutions. Guests can select from more indulgent ice cream flavors, such as our Chocoholic’s Resolution Flavor of the Month, as well as better-for-you options like our Vanilla Pomegranate Parfait Frozen Yogurt,” said Jeff Miller, Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation. “We’re excited to ring in 2016 with our guests and bring back a fan favorite, Chocoholic’s Resolution, and a fun lineup of ice cream flavors that guests can enjoy all month long.”

Baskin-Robbins will also host its first “Celebrate 31” promotion of 2016 on Sunday, January 31. Throughout the year, on the 31st of each month, guests can enjoy all regular and kids scoops for just $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for $3.31.*

Additionally, Star Wars lovers nationwide can continue to celebrate the beloved film franchise with Baskin-Robbins’ delicious ice cream cakes. Baskin-Robbins’ Star Wars: Darth Vader Cake is a classic sheet cake with blue icing, red, black and grey trim which features a collectible Darth Vader helmet decoration that makes the iconic movie villain’s infamous breathing sound. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cake is a classic sheet cake decorated with orange icing with black, grey and white trim which features a collectible BB8 decoration that turns from left to right locking into its base while its head spins, making for action packed fun after the party. The cake also features a raised backdrop with Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron. Both cakes can be ordered either in-store or online at http://www.baskinrobbins.com/onlineordering, and are available for pick-up within 24 hours of ordering.

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 Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

* Offer valid on January 31st. Participation may vary. Sundae offer does not include Banana Royale, Banana Split, Brownie Sundae or Layered Sundaes. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

Methodology
Findings based on empirical and quantitative data. Empirical research performed by behavioral food expert and Founder of Food-ology, You are HOW you Eat®, Juliet A. Boghossian, between 2002 and 2013, 200+ adult subjects, (50/50 male/female) residing in the United States. Portions of quantitative data based on two online surveys among 500 to 1,000 U.S. adults 18+ (50/50 male/female), performed in 2010 and 2013. Surveys conducted using the field services of Critical Mix. The margin of error at the 95% level of confidence is ±3.1%.

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th annual Franchise 500(r) ranking in 2014, 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email: press@dunkinbrands.com

 

SOURCE: Baskin-Robbins

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Baskin-Robbins celebrates New Year with January Flavor of the Month, Chocoholic’s Resolution

Baskin-Robbins celebrates New Year with January Flavor of the Month, Chocoholic’s Resolution

Baskin-Robbins unveils its festive lineup of ice cream cakes for the holiday season

New Polar Bear Cake and Fudge Yule Log Roll Cake are perfect for holiday gatherings

CANTON, Mass., 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins is helping to spread holiday cheer this season with a festive lineup of ice cream cakes and its cool new Flavor of the Month, OREO® Cool Mint Chocolate. Featuring chocolate ice cream filled with Mint Creme OREO® cookie pieces and a dark peppermint fudge ribbon, OREO® Cool Mint Chocolate can be enjoyed in a cup, cone, milkshake, Cappuccino Blast® or as a Brownie Sundae with hot fudge topping, whipped cream, chopped almonds and a cherry on top.

Also available now at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide are Baskin-Robbins’ new Polar Bear Dome Cake and new Fudge Yule Log Roll Cake, which are delicious additions to any holiday gathering this season. The Polar Bear Cake has a white icing coat and OREO® cookies for ears, chocolate eyes and nose and is accessorized with a winter scarf. Baskin-Robbins’ snow-covered Fudge Yule Log Roll Cake is topped with white frosting and edible glitter. Both ice cream cakes can be customized with a guest’s favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor, can be ordered in-store or online at http://www.baskinrobbins.com/onlineordering, and are available for pick-up within 24 hours of ordering.

“We know the holiday season is a special time of the year for our guests, so we’re always excited to share with them our lineup of seasonal frozen treats and ice cream cakes that can be enjoyed with family and friends,” said Jeff Miller, Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation. “Mint and chocolate are beloved flavors during the winter season, so we’re excited to ring in the holidays with our new December Flavor of the Month, OREO ® Cool Mint Chocolate, as well as our festive ice cream cakes that celebrate the spirit of the season.”

In addition, Baskin-Robbins will continue the holiday cheer with its final Celebrate 31 promotion of the year on Thursday, December 31. As part of the brand’s ongoing “Celebrate 31” promotion, guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve with all regular and kids scoops for just $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for $3.31.*

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 Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

OREO is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International group, used under license.

* Offer valid on December 31st. Participation may vary. Sundae offer does not include Banana Royale, Banana Split, Brownie Sundae or Layered Sundaes. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th annual Franchise 500(r) ranking in 2014, 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.

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Baskin-Robbins unveils its festive lineup of ice cream cakes for the holiday season

Baskin-Robbins unveils its festive lineup of ice cream cakes for the holiday season

Cold Stone Creamery: Seasonal flavors are back and will be in stores November 27, 2015 through January 5, 2016

Peppermint, Chocolate and Gingerbread Create the Perfect Winter Treats

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com). Our seasonal flavors are back and will be in stores November 27, 2015 through January 5, 2016. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream and Gingerbread Ice Cream, Made Fresh in Every Store, will kick-off your holiday season with good cheer and delicious treats!

“We love to celebrate the seasons here at Cold Stone Creamery,” said Kate Unger, senior vice president of marketing for Cold Stone Creamery. “The holiday season is one of our most favorite times of the year as families gather and enjoy great traditional flavors. We’ve brought back some of our special flavors that customers are looking for from us every season, and that represent this special time of year when everyone comes together.”

The two Cold Stone Creamery Creations™ that are back this year are the Chocolate Peppermint Perfection™ and Gingerbread Caramel Delight™. The Chocolate Peppermint Perfection is a decadent Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream mixed with OREO® cookies, whipped topping and fudge to create the perfect holiday masterpiece. The Gingerbread Caramel Delight is made with Gingerbread Ice Cream, mixed with caramel, whipped topping and graham cracker pie crust for a delicious sweet and gingerspicy Creation™.

“We know how busy people are this time of year and we want to ease the stress of the holidays by making things simple.” said Unger. “We have something to offer for everyone from our delicious holiday cakes, gift cards, and ice cream to-go. And if the holidays have you running all over town, try one of our frappes for an afternoon pick me up. Cold Stone Creamery truly is the place to come to make your holiday season bright.”

Additionally, we invite you to impress your guests with our Holly Jolly Peppermint™ Cake! This cake is made with layers of moist red velvet cake and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream mixed with chocolate shavings, wrapped in rich fudge ganache. As always, our cakes are available in our stores, or can be ordered online at www.ColdStoneCakes.com.

And for a limited time only, just for the holiday season, guests can order a Peppermint Mocha Frappe. This winter treat is a creamy, iced coffee drink with peppermint fudge and garnished with whipped topping and candy cane grind – try it while it lasts!

Don’t forget to pick up a Cold Stone Creamery gift card – the perfect gift for friends, neighbors, teachers, and that special someone. Gift cards can be purchased at your local store location.

The Cold Stone Creamery Holiday Creations™, Holly Jolly Peppermint Cake, and Peppermint Mocha Frappe will be in stores from November 27, 2015 – January 5, 2016.

  • Promotional Creations™:
    • Chocolate Peppermint Perfection™ – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream with Oreo® Cookies, Fudge and Whipped Topping.
    • Gingerbread Caramel Delight™ – Gingerbread Ice Cream, Caramel, Graham Cracker Pie Crust and Whipped Topping.
  • Promotional Cakes:
    • Holly Jolly Peppermint™ Cake – Layers of moist Red Velvet Cake and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings wrapped in rich Fudge Ganache.
  • Promotional Frappe:
    • Peppermint Mocha Frappe – Creamy, iced coffee drink with Peppermint Fudge, Whipped Topping and Candy Cane Grind

About Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery® delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience™ through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world, with a portfolio of 17 quick-service restaurant brands. Cold Stone Creamery operates approximately 1,400 locations in over 26 countries.

About “Made Fresh”
In Cold Stone Creamery® locations across the world, our ice cream is hand-crafted in small batches – one flavor at a time. We start with the highest quality cream, sugar and flavorings to make our ice cream fresh in the back of each of our stores. This small-batch process ensures our customers receive the richest, creamiest, most delicious ice cream when they visit Cold Stone Creamery.

For more information about Cold Stone Creamery, visit www.ColdStoneCreamery.com.

For more information about Kahala Brands, visit www.KahalaBrands.com.

CONTACT:
Jessica Benedick
Cold Stone Creamery
(480) 622-3349
jbenedick@kahalamgmt.com

SOURCE: Cold Stone Creamery