Amazon and Whole Foods announce 2018 Amazon Prime Day promotion

July 10, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Market)

The following is a press release from Amazon:

Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced exclusive ways Prime members can save in store in celebration of this year’s Prime Day (and a half), which kicks off on Amazon July 16 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET. From July 11 through July 17, Prime members can get $10 on Amazon for Prime Day when they shop in Whole Foods Market. Visit wfm.com/primeday to learn more.

“This is Whole Foods Market’s first Prime Day and we’re taking the shopping experience to the next level,” said John Mackey, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Whole Foods Market. “Between our exclusive deals and special Prime Day offers, you’re not going to want to miss out on these savings.”

Prime members can enjoy the following offers and savings leading up to Prime Day:

  • Spend $10, get $10: Prime members who spend $10 at Whole Foods Market July 11 – 17 will receive a $10 Amazon account credit to use on Prime Day (and a half), by scanning the Prime Code in their Whole Foods Market or Amazon app when they check out.
  • Get 10% Back: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardmembers with an eligible Prime membership will enjoy double the rewards – 10% Back – on up to a total of $400 in purchases when shopping at Whole Foods Market from July 14 – 17.
  • Shop Prime Now and save up to $20: Prime members who have not yet tried grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market stores via Prime Now will receive $10 off their order when they shop before July 17, and will get $10 to use towards a future order.
  • Check out Amazon devices: Starting on Prime Day (and a half), Prime members in many stores across the country will have access to the biggest deals yet on Alexa-enabled products like Echo and Fire TV.
  • Enjoy even more exclusive offers on select seasonal items from July 11 through July 17, including:
    • Organic strawberries, 1 lb. container, 2/$5
    • Boneless chicken breasts, animal welfare rated, air-chilled, $3.99/lb., save 40 percent or more
    • Icelandic cod fillets, sustainably wild caught, $8.99/lb., save $6/lb.
    • Allegro bagged coffee, sustainably sourced, buy one, get one free
    • MegaFood Vitamins & Supplements, 30 percent off
    • RXBAR Protein Bars, 1.83 oz., all flavors, 2/$3
    • Waterloo Sparkling Water (12 pack 12 oz. cans), including flavors like lime and mango, 2/$7
    • Honey Nut Cheerios, buy one, get one free
    • Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps, 3 oz., $4.99
    • Self-serve tea cookies by the pound, 40 percent off

“This year Prime members will experience a special flavor of Prime Day in every Whole Foods Market store nationwide,” said Cem Sibay, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “Prime members will also save big, from earning $10 to spend on Amazon for Prime Day when they spend $10 at Whole Foods Market, to 10% Back when shopping Whole Foods Market using their Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card.”

How to Save

Prime members who spend $10 in a single transaction in store and scan their Prime Code in the Whole Foods Market or Amazon app, or provide their linked phone number at checkout, will receive a $10 credit that will be automatically applied to their Amazon account and can be used on Amazon during Prime Day (and a half). Prime Day deals start at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET on Monday, July 16. Visit wfm.com/primeday to learn more.

Prime Members Shopping Whole Foods Market

In addition to this first celebration of Prime Day, Amazon and Whole Foods Market have already launched benefits available year-round, like deep discounts on select popular products and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items throughout Whole Foods Market stores, delivery in as little as an hour from Whole Foods Market stores through Prime Now in 19 cities, and eligible Prime members receive 5% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.

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About Whole Foods Market

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Angry Orchard Cider Company and Davey’s Ice Cream team up to create two new flavors

July 10, 2018

Angry Orchard Cider Company
(Photo courtesy of Angry Orchard Cider Company)

Angry Orchard Cider Company and New York City-based Davey’s Ice Cream have teamed up for National Ice Cream Day (July 15) to give the classic ice cream scoop a hard cider twist with this year’s hottest new drink, Angry Orchard Rosé hard cider1.

  • Rosé CreamCider: Your Rosé cider creamsicle dreams have come true. This refreshing flavor swirls Davey’s signature homemade Sweet Cream Ice Cream base with an Angry Orchard Rosé cider-infused sorbet. The result: a perfect taste combination of rich, sweet ice cream with bright, delicious apple sorbet.
  • Pine-Apple Hibiscus Rosé Sorbet: A vibrant sorbet flavor that takes your taste buds on a tropical getaway. Starting with Angry Orchard Rosé cider as the base, the recipe incorporates fresh pineapple juice and hibiscus to enhance the natural fruit and floral notes in the cider. This vivid, rosy-hued sorbet is as equally refreshing as it is drool-worthy.

To kick off the National Ice Cream Day celebrations, Rosé CreamCider and Pine-Apple Hibiscus Rosé sorbet will be available at select Davey’s Ice Cream locations on Friday, July 13– Sunday, July 15 and at the Angry Orchard in Walden, New York on Sunday, July 15, while supplies last.

“We are always looking for refreshing and unexpected ways for drinkers to enjoy cider,” says Ryan Burk, head cider maker at Angry Orchard. “For National Ice Cream Day, we wanted to see if we could deliver the essence of our Rosé cider in the form of a cool treat and found a great partner in Davey’s, whose passion for innovative and unique ingredients resonates in each of the recipes we’ve crafted together.”

For over 20 years, the cider making team at Angry Orchard has been experimenting with ingredients and techniques to give drinkers new ciders that are complex and balanced. Angry Orchard is committed to creating ciders using high-quality ingredients, including Rosé, which is made with rare red flesh apples from France. Similarly, Davey’s Ice Cream has been crafting distinctive, one-of-a-kind flavors since 2013 that New Yorkers can’t get enough of.

“Davey’s Ice Cream is dedicated to making ice cream the right way: no frills, no fuss, just churning out classic American ice cream hand-crafted by real people using real ingredients,” says David Yoo, owner of Davey’s Ice Cream. “As we team up with Angry Orchard this summer, we look forward to continuing age-old culinary traditions through our creative approach to making each lick of Rosé CreamCider and Pine-Apple Hibiscus Rosé sorbet a memorable experience.”

To experience both limited-edition Angry Orchard Rosé cider-infused flavors, please visit select Davey’s Ice Cream locations in New York City starting Friday, July 15.

  • Davey’s East Village at 137 First Avenue in New York City will exclusively sell Rosé CreamCider by the scoop and pints of Rosé CreamCider and Pine-Apple Hibiscus Rosé sorbet.
  • Davey’s Williamsburg at 201 Bedford Ave in Brooklyn, NY will exclusively sell Pine-Apple Hibiscus Rosé sorbet by the scoop.
  • Davey’s Greenpoint at 74 Meserole Ave in Brooklyn, NY will sell pints of Rosé CreamCider and Pine-Apple Hibiscus Rosé sorbet.

Angry Orchard will also have limited quantities of Rosé CreamCider and Pine-Apple Hibiscus Rosé sorbet available for purchase by the scoop for drinkers who visit the Angry Orchard (2241 Albany Post Road, Walden, NY) on Sunday, July 15.

Quantities are limited. Flavors will be available while they last. The ice cream/sorbet contains alcohol, and you must be at least 21 years old to enjoy.

About Angry Orchard Cider Company: 

Angry Orchard Cider Company’s cider makers have been experimenting with apple varieties and unique flavors to develop hard cider recipes for more than 20 years. The cider makers have travelled the world to find the best apples for cider making and chose specific varieties, like French bittersweet apples from Normandy and culinary apples from Italy and the United States, based on each cider’s flavor profile. In November 2015, Angry Orchard established a home for cider research and development called the Cider House, located on a historic apple orchard in the New York Hudson River Valley.

Angry Orchard makes a variety of cider styles, including Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, made from traditional cider apples and tastes just like biting into a fresh apple, and Angry Orchard Rosé, made with rare red flesh apples from France. Angry Orchard is committed to drinker education and awareness-building to help grow the category for all cider makers.

About Davey’s Ice Cream: 

In 2013, New York City native David Yoo unexpectedly entered the ice cream scene after a quiet exeunt from the graphic design world. After capturing the East Village’s heart with ice cream flavors made from scratch using locally sourced milk, cream, house-made nut pastes and pastries, Davey’s Ice Cream has expanded across NYC and Brooklyn. They are now happily based in Greenpoint. Davey’s Ice Cream is dedicated to creating innovative “classic” ice cream flavors and a welcoming environment for customers of all ages and backgrounds. The ice cream dream is real, and the way Davey’s Ice Cream does it, the ingredients are, too.

To Learn More:

To find where Angry Orchard hard cider is served near you, visit the “cider finder” at http://www.angryorchard.com/locations Cider lovers can explore the Orchard online at http://www.angryorchard.com/our-orchard  and like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AngryOrchard.

Food Network premieres ‘Reality Cupcakes’ starring Ashley Foxen

July 10, 2018

Ashley Foxen
Ashley Foxen (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Food Network:

New York baker Ashley Foxen is known for creating unique, unexpected cupcakes that resemble whatever her clients imagine. Joined by her mom Denise, brother Alex and sister Lindsay, her up-and-coming business has become the go-to spot for bite-sized edible art that can fool even the most discerning eye. In the new series “Reality Cupcakes,” Food Network takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Ashley and her family create cupcakes that look like anything but cupcakes. The eight-episode series premieres Monday, August 6 with back-to-back episodes at 10pm (all times ET/PT) and 10:30pm.

“Ashley’s creativity has a unique twist – her cupcakes are so realistic that guests are in for a big surprise when they take a bite,” said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. “That’s not a sushi roll, flower pot or T-bone steak – it’s a fully edible sweet creation that fools the senses!”

In the 10pm premiere episode, Ashley debuts her pastrami on rye cupcakes for a thrilled crowd at the 130th anniversary party for New York’s famous Katz’s Deli. Later, a super-chic succulent arrangement is created for sports personality Hannah Storm’s get-together and finally, the Foxen family delivers mouthwatering lamb chop cupcakes with a side of mint jelly to a backyard barbecue. Immediately following at 10:30pm, the crowds at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! are stunned by a magician’s trick using a shrunken head cupcake. Later, the gang brews up a latte made of cupcakes at a local coffee shop, complete with an edible cup and then a bachelorette party brunch toasts with Foxen-made margaritas and burrito cupcakes. Upcoming episodes feature a Shark Week-themed rooftop party with shark head cupcakes, peanut-butter and jelly school lunch cupcakes with edible milk cartons for a milestone performance of Broadway’s School of Rock and a special creation for Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade.

Head online to see the best of Ashley’s unique creations at FoodNetwork.com/RealityCupcakes and on Food Network’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Tell us which ones are your favorites using the hashtag #RealityCupcakes.

  • Premiering Monday, August 6 at 10pm – “All That Katz”

Ashley Foxen debuts her pastrami-on-rye cupcakes for a thrilled crowd at the 130th anniversary party for Katz’s Deli. Later, a super-chic succulent arrangement is created for a Hannah Storm get together. Finally, the Foxen family delivers mouthwatering lamb chop cupcakes complete with a side of mint jelly at a backyard barbecue.

  • Premiering Monday, August 6 at 10:30pm – “Thanks a Latte”

Ashley Foxen’s cupcakes aren’t just tasty — they’re magical! Crowds at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! are stunned by a magician’s trick using a shrunken head cupcake. Later, the gang brews up a latte made of cake at a local coffee shop whose patrons are delighted when they bite right through the cup. Finally, a bachelorette party toasts with margaritas and burrito cupcakes over brunch.

  • Premiering Monday, August 13 at 10pm – “Cupsteaks!”

The Reality Cupcakes team serves up some of the zaniest treats around! Ashley Foxen starts by tricking the owners of a New York City steakhouse with red velvet T-bone steak cupcakes. Later, the Foxens fool some kids at the Staten Island Children’s Museum by making yummy life-like cockroaches and tarantulas. Finally, the team from the Billion Oyster project orders a cupcake seafood tower with oyster cupcakes and cake shrimp cocktail.

  • Premiering Monday, August 13 at 10:30pm – “Killer Cupcakes”

Ashley Foxen’s cakes jump right off the plate at a rooftop Shark Week party. The Foxens then make spring roll cupcakes for an important fashion event hosted by fashion icon Nicole Miller. Finally, the hit Broadway musical School of Rock orders up a wacky school lunch in the form of peanut butter and jelly cupcakes!

  • Premiering Monday, August 20 at 10pm – “Cupcake Comfort Food”

Ashley Foxen makes amazing hot wing and macaroni and cheese cupcakes so realistic the Fleet Week sailors returning home can’t decide if they’re eating appetizers or desserts! She then heads to Times Square where she serves a cupcake twist on the classic New York pizza slice with famous running back David Johnson. Then in preparation of the upcoming basketball season, the folks from Excel Sports Management treat the new recruits to a backyard barbecue with corn on the cob and grilled chicken cupcakes.

  • Premiering Monday, August 20 at 10:30pm – “Give a Dog a Cupcake”

Ashley Foxen makes dog-bone cupcakes for puppies and their owners at a New York City dog cafe. Later, a local influencer hosts a prom throwback party on a double-decker bus and the team from Reality Cupcakes is there for the occasion serving up edible boutonnieres, corsages and even crown cupcakes for the king and queen. Finally, some dancing stars order cupcake canapes for their soiree.

  • Premiering Monday, August 27 at 10pm – “Cupcakes on Parade!”

It’s summertime in NYC and Ashley Foxen is serving up some radical steampunk cupcakes at the famous Coney Island Mermaid Parade! Po’ boy cupcakes will then be served at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg outdoor food festival and some grilled cheese cupcakes will be taken to Central Park.

  • Premiering Monday, August 27 at 10:30pm – “Dirt, Grease and Cupcakes”

Ashley Foxen and the gang serve up a 1950s greaser party complete with milkshake cupcakes! Later, the zany fans of the Philadelphia Union order up some Philly pretzel cupcakes and a Ben Franklin skull cupcake. Finally, the wackiest twist on a twist is when vegetarian chef Amanda orders up turkey drumstick and fried chicken cupcakes for her whole staff!

Online, see the best of Ashley’s unique creations and check them out on Food Network’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Tell us which ones are your favorites using #RealityCupcakes!

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My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream now available at Target

July 9, 2018

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream
(Photo courtesy of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream)

The following is a press release from My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream:

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is excited to announce the arrival of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream snacks to Target stores nationwide. The addition of Target furthers the brand’s rapid expansion, bringing distribution to over 12,000 stores in eighteen months.

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is experiencing unmatched, nationwide growth as they shake up the frozen novelties category with their snackable combination of pillowy soft, sweet rice dough wrapped around premium ice cream. Just in time for National Ice Cream Month, Target shoppers can enjoy five of the brand’s fan-favorite mochi ice cream flavors: Sweet Mango, Ripe Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Green Tea and Double Chocolate.

“Target customers are always on the hunt for new and different,” shares Craig Berger, CEO of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. “We are thrilled that shoppers can now stock up on our colorful and delicious My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream snacks during their next Target run.”

As of July 8, 2018, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is available in the freezer aisle of Target stores nationwide. To find a My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream retailer near you, visit the store locator at http://www.mymomochi.com/find-a-store/. Like My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream on Facebook here and follow on Instagram @MyMoMochiIceCream.

About My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

Headquartered in Los Angeles, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is a miraculous match of magnificent mochi dough with marvelously mouthwatering ice cream. Available in a variety of fan favorite flavors, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream gives snackers a colorful and flavorful new way to experience ice cream in a handheld, naturally portion controlled way. Made from the very best ingredients, gluten free and rBST free, My/Mo’s offerings range from poppable and delicious ice cream wrapped in sweet rice mochi dough with dairy and vegan offerings, as well as the newly released My/Mo Ice Cream pints filled with pillowy mochi bits. These mind-blowing snacks come from master mochi makers who methodically mix and meld the mushy mochi with milky, melty ice cream. The result? A majestic marriage of mesmerizing flavors that’ll make you say, “Mmmmore!” For more information visit www.mymomochi.com.

Cold Stone Creamery gives away free ice cream to celebrate 30th anniversary and Random Acts of Cold Stone

July 9, 2018

(Image courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery)

The following is a press release from Cold Stone Creamery:

Cold Stone Creamery® is celebrating Random Acts of Cold Stone starting this week in select locations. Every day over the next week, the Random Acts of Cold Stone team (#RandomActsofColdStone) will travel to undisclosed stores across the country and give away free ice cream. Random Acts of Cold Stone first started in 2015 as a unique way to say thank you to Cold Stone Creamery customers and spread random acts of kindness throughout the nation.

Random Acts of Cold Stone makes its first stop today in Tempe, Arizona. While in Tempe, Cold Stone Creamery will host the 30th Anniversary Challenge where three of their most loyal Cold Stone Creamery fans will compete for a chance to win free ice cream for a year! The 30thAnniversary Challenge will be judged by Cold Stone Creamery Tastemaster Dr. Maya Warren, former Arizona Diamondback Willie Bloomquist and Tempe Councilman Kolby Granville.

After the 30th Anniversary Challenge, Random Acts of Cold Stone will officially begin. Anyone and everyone will be treated to free ice cream at the Tempe location for a limited time.

“Random Acts of Cold Stone is an initiative we hold close to our hearts here at Cold Stone Creamery,” said Kate Unger, senior vice president of marketing for Kahala Brands™, parent company of Cold Stone Creamery. “We love that Random Acts allows us to give back to our loyal customers and communities in a fun and meaningful way. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary at the same time this summer Random Acts of Cold Stone has become even more special to all of us in 2018!”

To make sure kindness can reach as many people as possible during the tour, the traveling Random Acts of Cold Stone team will give away two gift cards to anyone they see doing a kind deed. The first gift card will be given to the individual for their act of kindness and the second for them to pay it forward.

Make sure to keep an eye on all of Cold Stone Creamery’s social channels as they will announce when and where the next stop is for the Random Acts of Cold Stone team. Did you miss the Random Acts of Cold Stone team this year? Have no fear, as you can enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery by entering at www.coldstonecreamery.com/sweepstakes

Facebook: @ColdStoneCreamery

Instagram & Twitter: @Coldstone

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 owned by parent company Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world, with a portfolio of 27 quick service restaurant concepts. The Cold Stone Creamery brand operates approximately 1,500 locations in over 28 countries.

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

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

Whole Foods makes mochi ice cream available in more Canadian stores, offers discounts for National Ice Cream Day 2018

July 7, 2018

The following are press releases from Whole Foods Market:

(Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Market)

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day on July 15, all Whole Foods Market stores will have a three-day sale on Ben & Jerry’s and Talenti dairy and non-dairy ice cream pints. Customers can choose two of any of Ben & Jerry’s or Talenti pints for $6. Prime Members receive an extra 10% off.

Check with your local store for flavor selections and sundae topping suggestions.

This offer is valid at U.S. Whole Foods Market stores from July 13 to 15, 2018, while supplies last.

mochi ice cream
(Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Market)

Whole Foods Market is now offering self-serve mochi ice cream in most Canadian stores in Ontario and British Columbia. Mochi ice cream is a popular Japanese-inspired dessert made by covering bite-sized balls of creamy vegan ice cream with a sweet Japanese rice dough.

“We first launched this unique and wildly popular sweet treat in Canada last April at our new North Vancouver store opening,” says Andy Sasser, global category manager at Whole Foods Market. “The customer response was overwhelming and we’re thrilled to roll out the program to an additional 11 Canadian Whole Foods Market locations just in time for summer.”

Individual mochi ice creams are available in self-serve cases and shoppers can choose from a variety of flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and salted caramel, with additional rotating seasonal flavors to come. Prices range from $2.29 for a single serving and $12.99 for six.

Canadian Whole Foods Market stores now carrying the product include seven Ontario locations and five British Columbia locations:

Ontario:

  • Yorkville: 87 Avenue Rd, Toronto
  • Oakville: 301 Cornwall Rd, Oakville
  • Square One Mississauga: 155 Square One, Mississauga
  • Unionville: 3997 Highway 7, Markham
  • Yonge and Sheppard: 4771 Yonge St, Toronto
  • Leaside: 1860 Bayview Ave., Toronto
  • Lansdowne Park: 951 Bank Street, Ottawa

British Columbia:

  • West Vancouver: 925 Main St, West Vancouver
  • Cambie: 510 West Eighth Ave., Vancouver
  • North Vancouver: 120 13th Street E, Vancouver
  • North Burnaby 4420 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
  • Victoria – 3587 Blanshard Street, Victoria

Baskin-Robbins announces promotions and deals for National Ice Cream Month 2018

June 27, 2018

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat (Photo courtesy of Baskin-Robbins)

The following is a press release from Baskin-Robbins:

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is kicking off its favorite month of the year – National Ice Cream Month – by offering guests a free sample of its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat on Sunday, July 1 from 3 p.m.7 p.m. at participating stores nationwide. This special offer on the first day of National Ice Cream Month is just one way that Baskin-Robbins is celebrating all month long.

On National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 15th), guests who download the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App will receive exclusive offers, like a BOGO Cone offer*, a BOGO 99-cent sundaes offer* and $2 off a medium Milkshake offer*. These deals can be used to enjoy any of Baskin-Robbins’ ice cream flavors.

Baskin-Robbins will also be ending National Ice Cream Month on a sweet note with its Celebrate 31 promotion. On Tuesday, July 31st, all regular and kids-sized scoops will be $1.50**. This offer can be enjoyed with any Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor, including the Flavor of the Month, OREO® ‘n Cake, or a seasonal favorite like America’s Birthday Cake, which features strawberry and cake-flavored ice creams with blue whipped cream-flavored swirl.

“It’s no surprise that National Ice Cream Month is our favorite month of the year and we can’t think of a better way to kick it off than with treating our guests to free samples of our popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Polar Pizza,” says Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “We hope our guests will enjoy this special treat on July 1 and celebrate with us all month long by taking advantage of our special deals and enjoying a sweet lineup of ice cream flavors and ice cream cakes with family and friends.”

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Polar Pizza features a chocolate chip cookie crust and is topped with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, cookie dough pieces, rainbow sprinkles and a drizzle of marshmallow topping.

Baskin-Robbins will also debut a new flavor – Blackberry Hibiscus – which is a blackberry hibiscus-flavored ice cream and blackberry hibiscus-flavored sorbet with a blackberry swirl. The flavor recently won a second place award for most innovative flavor currently in the marketplace from the International Dairy Foods Association.

OREO® ‘n Cake is making its return as the July Flavor of the Month for the first time since 2015, when it became one of our best-selling Flavors of the Month of all time. This delicious flavor combines cake-flavored ice cream with OREO® cookie pieces and a chocolate cake batter-flavored swirl.

Finally, to celebrate National Ice Cream Month, Baskin-Robbins guests are eligible for free delivery on their first Baskin-Robbins order through DoorDash between July 1st through July 31st where delivery is available. Guests in participating areas can use the DoorDash app or website to order their favorite Baskin-Robbins products with just a tap or click, without leaving home or work. Service fees, surge fees, gratuities, and/or taxes still apply. Deliveries subject to availability.

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 trademark of Mondelēz International group, used under license.

*BOGO Cone offer, BOGO 99-cent sundaes offer and $2 off a medium Milkshake offer are only valid on July 15.

**Offer valid on July 31. Participation may vary. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. All listed flavors are optional amongst Baskin-Robbins’ stores. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

About Baskin-Robbins

Named a top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2017, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream, a full range of beverages, and a delicious lineup of desserts including custom ice cream cakes, the Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat and take-home ice cream quarts and pints, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,900 retail shops in 54 countries worldwide. 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 more information, visit https://www.baskinrobbins.com/.

Food Network debuts ‘Ultimate Summer Cook-Off’ with host Eddie Jackson

June 27, 2018

Host Eddie Jackson in "Ultimate Summer Cook-Off"
Host Eddie Jackson in “Ultimate Summer Cook-Off” (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Food Network:

Six talented chefs enter the summer house to square off in the new primetime culinary series, Ultimate Summer Cook-Off, premiering Sunday, August 5 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Whether it’s a chef with a restaurant right on the beach, a seafood master, or a chef from Hawaii, each competitor has their own connection to the summer season and their culinary reputations at stake. Host Eddie Jackson challenges the chefs over four episodes, as each competitor must take on two rounds of summer culinary heats that test their skill and creativity. The chef who wins the first challenge in each episode will receive a key advantage during round two, gaining access to a special cooler with high-end ingredients that no other competitor can use, before presenting their creations to a panel of expert judges. Southern and Hungry’s Damaris Phillips and Let’s Eat’s Jamika Pessoa are joined by a roster of special guest judges each week, including Comfort Food Tour’s Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, BBQ blogger Susie Bulloch, Comfort Nation’s Lazarus Lynch, Genius Kitchen’s Courtney Rada and pitmaster Cameron Treu, to determine which chef exemplifies what summer is all about with their dishes and earns the $25,000 grand prize.

“Summer is synonymous with spending time with family and friends, while gathering around the grill to dig in to some finger-licking BBQ,” said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. “Eddie Jackson is the perfect host to challenge these six chefs in taking their culinary bona fides and placing them on the line, while creating summer dishes that are fun and exhilarating for a chance at walking away with $25,000.”

2018 James Beard Awards: ABC to air ‘JBFA: Stories From the 2018 James Beard Awards’

June 20, 2018

2018 James Beard Awards, hosted by Carla Hall

The following is a press release from ABC:

A one-hour special from the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and Intersport, “JBFA: Stories from the 2018 James Beard Awards,” showcasing the prestigious James Beard Awards for culinary excellence in a way that has never been seen before on network television – through the lens of a documentarian – will premiere on The ABC Television Network, Sunday, June 24 (4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT/3:00–4:00 p.m. PDT).

The television special will feature many of the meaningful stories of the night from the 2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala. The show includes profiles on the Outstanding Chef Award nominees, as well as the winning moments and background stories of the winners of Rising Star (Camille Cosgrove), Outstanding Restaurant (Highlands), Humanitarian (José Andrés) and Lifetime Achievement (Paula Wolfert) awards.

In addition, the special highlighting the importance of the James Beard Awards to the American culinary industry features entertaining soundbites from Carla Hall, Gail Simmons, Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson, Mourad Lahlou, Andrew Zimmern, Michael Solomonov, Rick Bayless and the JBF’s Chief Executive Officer Clare Reichenbach, Executive Vice President Mitchell Davis and Vice President Kris Moon.

The unique backstories of the five Outstanding Chef Nominees and their wide-ranging and diverse connections to the winners of the night’s other major awards will emphasize the supportive and close-knit culinary community in the United States in this special celebration of their culinary achievements.

About the James Beard Foundation (JBF)
The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has accomplished this mission through programs that highlight food’s central role in our lives. In addition to hosting guest-chef dinners throughout the year at the historic James Beard House in New York City, the Foundation administers the James Beard Awards; grants scholarships for culinary students; produces national events that include our Taste America tour; and creates educational programs for the culinary community and food lovers. The Foundation addresses the growing challenges facing our food system through its Impact Programs, which include the Leadership Awards; Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; Issue Summits; and Culinary Labs. Industry issues, such as gender imbalance and diversity in culinary leadership, are addressed through our Industry Programs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org and follow @beardfoundation on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

About Intersport
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports, lifestyle, culinary and entertainment-based marketing platforms. With expertise in Sponsorship Consulting, Experiential Marketing, Hospitality, Retail Engagement, Content Marketing, Productions and Property Creation, this Chicago-based Marketing & Media Solutions Company helps its clients engage consumers with compelling ideas, content and experiences. To learn more about Intersport, visit www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Museum of Ice Cream celebrates National Ice Cream Day with ‘ultimate ice cream social’ in Los Angeles

June 28, 2018

The following is a press release from Museum of Ice Cream:

(Photo courtesy of Museum of Ice Cream)

In honor of their debut ice cream launch at Target on July 8thMuseum of Ice Cream is hosting the ultimate ‘ice cream social’ on July 15th, National Ice Cream Day. Hosted at Los Angeles State Historic Park, Museum of Ice Cream’s massive ice cream affair will include live entertainment, immersive games, interactive art installations and of course, lots of ice cream.

Over 2,000 guests are expected to gather in honor of Museum of Ice Cream’s favorite holiday, donning a whimsical dress code of exclusively pink and white. Guests will be invited to indulge in Museum of Ice Cream’s signature flavors, sharing pints, and exploring the toppings bar in a picnic-style afternoon.  If that wasn’t sweet enough, there will be a live performance by a top performing artist – soon to be announced! Last but not least, Museum of Ice Cream will be hosting ice cream socials at The Pint Shop in New York City and Museum of Ice Cream San Francisco that same day!

Over the past year, Museum of Ice Cream has cultivated its new line of ice cream, which is sourced from the highest quality ingredients and embodies the brand’s lively and imaginative spirit. The seven inaugural flavors include: Piñata, Sprinkle Pool, Vanillionaire, Chocolate Crush, Cherrylicious, Churro Churro, and Nana Banana.

Since its launch in 2016, Museum of Ice Cream has created a global community through the irresistible and universal language of ice cream. The brand has an infectious optimism at its core which promotes creativity, fun, and inclusivity. Founder and Creative Director Maryellis Bunnbelieves that sharing ice cream is a powerful way to spread hope and happiness across cultures.

“National Ice Cream Day is a celebration of everything we love and ties to our mission of igniting the world through imagination and creativity,” said Bunn. “Ice cream sees no barriers – it is a transportive and universal symbol of community and connectivity through its shared language of positivity. As an experience-first brand, we see no better way to introduce the country to our ice cream than with a record breaking, immersive ice cream social on our favorite holiday.”

Mark your calendars! Tickets for all 3 locations go on sale on July 2 at 11 AM Pacific / 2 PMEastern and are available for purchase at museumoficecream.com. Tickets are $38 per person. Dress code: pink and white!

MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM
Museum of Ice Cream transforms ideas into spaces that provoke imagination. The Museum is designed to be a culturally inclusive environment and community, while inspiring human emotion and creativity. Stay tuned, Museum of Ice Cream will be making exciting announcements in the coming months! Follow along @museumoficecream(#museumoficecream), and sign up on the website for first word!