Thankfully, it was five other flavors that are being retired to the “Deep-Freeze” or the Baskin-Robbins ice cream heaven for flavors that have served their purpose.
The ones that are going to their reward are: Apple Pie a La Mode (1976); Campfire S'mores (1975); Caramel Praline Cheesecake (1970 – a bit of heyday in the world of B-R flavors, if you ask me); Superfudge Truffle (2007); and most surprising of all, French Vanilla - a Baskin-Robbins flavor since 1945!
That last one is curious, because, as far as I know, we’re not supposed to be hating the French at the moment. And I think this will be a real problem for purists, who order the same flavor everywhere they go in order to compare. It is possible, though, that those folks don’t go to Baskin–Robbins.
I just don’t want Baskin-Robbins to go away. I used to visit high school and college friends, who always worked there. (That was NOT a job for me. I could never trust myself in a building full of ice cream.) I remember many snowy
If clearing the ranks helps Baskin-Robbins to stay around, then fine, but let’s hope they don’t introduce some trendy mochi or green tea flavor. That’s fine for Pinkberry, but not for a company that’s been around for 65 years. In fact, that’s the reason behind the change. They’re celebrating their birthday with new flavors, which have yet to be revealed. You can get the fired flavors, though, while they last at a Baskin-Robbins near you.
The truth is that it’s probably been a decade (or two) since my last run-in with Jamoca Almond Fudge, but I just like knowing it’s there.