John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: May 8

Ten of the original thirty-one flavors offered by Baskin-Robbins:

  1. Egg Nog
  2. Cherry Macaroon
  3. Chocolate
  4. Chocolate Almond
  5. Lemon Crisp
  6. Chocolate Fudge
  7. Chocolate Mint
  8. Date Nut
  9. Burgundy Cherry
  10. Raspberry Sherbet

Irvine Robbins, the co-founder of Baskin-Robbins, died Monday. His first store, opened before he teamed up with his brother-in-law Burt Baskin to create Baskin-Robbins, had a mere 21 flavors. A funny anecdote from his obituary:

Some were short-lived and created to mark specific events, such as Lunar Cheesecake for the moon landings and Valley Forge Fudge for the 1976 bicentennial.

When the Beatles were to arrive in the United States in 1964, a reporter called to ask whether Baskin-Robbins was going to commemorate the event with a new flavor.

Robbins didn't have a flavor planned but quickly replied, "Uh, Beatle Nut, of course."

The flavor was created, manufactured and delivered in just five days, according to the Web site.


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