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Beloved S’mores OREOs Are Back For First Time Since 2015

 

Oreo’s at it again, dropping a line of flavors hotter than the Game of Thrones finale.

You’d think Oreo would eventually run out of flavors, but they keep cranking them out in bulk, this time releasing four new flavors, along with an old favorite.

The new lineup consists of Marshmallow Moon, Maple Creme, Latte Creme Thins, and Baskin-Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip. Coming along for the ride will be the return of the beloved S’mores flavor.

As far of the S’mores Oreo, arguably one of its top 5 all-time flavors, it is already in stores for the first time since 2015. Unfortunately, it will not be around for too long, is it will continue to be a limited edition flavor, so get your hands on it while you can.

The purple marshmallow creme-filled Marshmallow Moon cookies will be in celebration of the Apollo moon landing’s 50th anniversary. The surface of the cookies will have spacey designs, along with a glow in the dark package, for those who like eating their Oreos with the lights off. The mid-June release will roll out around the same time as the Latte Thins, as those cookies look to tap in to everyone’s coffee obsession, and will actually be a permanent flavor.

In July, the Baskin-Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip will channel a classic ice cream favorite, while in late August, Oreo’s Maple Creme flavor will close out the summer, Canadian style.

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Baskin Robbins’ New Red Velvet Swiss Roll Is Stuffed With Cream Cheese Ice Cream

The combination of rolled-up cake and cream is what makes Swiss Rolls so decadent, but taking that smooth frosting-like interior and replacing it with ice cream? That takes a stroke of culinary genius.

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Baskin Robbins is doing exactly that with its newest creation, which combines together Swiss rolls, ice cream and red velvet cake. The Red Velvet Roll Cake maintains the classic Swiss Roll shape, but forgoes the whipped cream for a Creole Cream Cheese ice cream to mimic the tangy richness of a red velvet frosting. The cocoa-flavored cake is also topped with more red velvet cake crumbs and chocolate curls to give it a sleek, Yule log-like appearance.

Those who are huge fans of red velvet cake or Swiss rolls will definitely want to score one of these cakes, which takes the treat to the next level with that addition of the cold, tangy ice cream.

You can find the Red Velvet Roll Cake at participating Baskin Robbins locations nationwide through the holiday season, and can also order one online to pick up and take home. A Mini version that serves 2-4 costs $22.99, while the regular version, enough for 6-8 people, costs $34.99.

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Baskin-Robbins’ New FREAK SHAKES Are Topped With Entire Donuts, Cookies, and Candy

The summer heat has me sweating more than than a deadbeat dad on the Maury Povich Show. To battle the summer flares, Baskin Robbins has launched a line of new cold beverages they’re calling Freak Shakes.

In honor of National Ice Cream Month, the ice cream chain created the Unicorn Freak Shake, the Oreo ‘n Cookies Freak Shake, and the Donut Shop Freak Shake.

The Unicorn Freak Shake is topped with a scoop of cotton candy ice cream and crowned with Airheads Xtreme Rainbow Berry Sweetly Sour Candy strips, Charms Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy, rainbow sprinkles and marshmallows, all on a sugar cone.

Chocolate enthusiasts will want to cool down with a Oreo ‘n Cookie Freak Shake. This decadent beverage boasts a scoop of Oreo Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream, hot fudge drizzle, a slice of Oreo Cookies ‘n Cream Polar Pizza, Oreo pieces, and a sugar cone.

Those who can’t choose between ice cream or donuts will want to nibble on the Donut Shop Freak Shake. With a scoop of Almond Fudge ice cream, this shake is topped with hot fudge, Dunkin’ Donuts Powdered and Chocolate Munkins donut hole treats, and a Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate Frosted with Sprinkles Donut.

Freak shakes, a food trend that has been booming in the past few years, was essentially a hulked out milkshake topped with baked goods and other outstanding sweets. Originating at a pastry shop in Australia, the trend carried over to the US where restaurants like Black Tap in NYC breathed drizzle-dripping life further into the concept.

Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins, said in a release:

“We wanted to share our excitement for National Ice Cream Day with our guests the best way we know how – by creating a new and unexpected ice cream treat for them to enjoy.”

The upcoming line of Freak Shakes will be available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations July 15 and will last through July 31.

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Baskin-Robbins is Testing Sweet and Savory Popcorn Flavors

Baskin-Robbins is known for one thing — well, make that 31 things. The popular ice cream chain has been proudly serving up its 31 flavors since 1945, which is how the company launched to now international fame. So to think of Baskin-Robbins selling anything that doesn’t involve ice cream (and yes, we’re counting their mind-blowing ice cream cakes) just feels… weird.

But we might all have to get used to this idea, and fast. As of March 2017, Baskin-Robbins has announced that they are testing a brand new product, one just as delicious albeit very different from the company’s iconic scoops: popcorn.

The company has created a few savory and sweet popcorn flavors for our snacking enjoyment and each one sounds more delicious than the next.

For savory, we have a classic butter and a cheddar jalapeno flavor. For sweet-lovers, a few flavors that are shout-outs to Baskin-Robbins’ classic ice creams: cookies and cream, sweet and salty, and the classic caramel praline.

Baskin-Robbins’ VP of Marketing, Carol Austin, informed us that of all the flavors, plain butter is surprisingly garnering the most attention. Despite this, she insisted that stranger flavors could be following these initial ones, provided that testing goes according to plan.

For now, the popcorn is only available for purchase in Tennessee and Illinois, but Baskin-Robbins representatives feel strongly that this product is testing well enough to hopefully expand. If the results do come back positive, we could be seeing this new snack in Baskin-Robbins locations across the country sooner than we think.

Until then, we’ll just enjoy our Flavor of the Month cones in anticipation.

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Baskin-Robbins Is Testing a Home Delivery Service, Convenience Wins

Ever had one of those moments when you’re craving ice cream but you’re too lazy or short on time to actually go get a scoop? Well, this problem could be ancient history if all goes well for the newest service being tested by Baskin-Robbins.

You might want to sit down for this one.

Representatives from the Dunkin’ Brands corporate office (which also owns Dunkin’ Donuts, if you didn’t guess) announced earlier this month that Baskin-Robbins is fiddling with a new home delivery service.

Yeah. Ice cream, at your door, whenever you want it.

Although the service is still a prototype, it’s being tested in four national markets: Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and San Jose. All 31 flavors of Baskin-Robbins ice cream are available for delivery, as are ice cream cakes, and pints of ice cream. But don’t think you can only order in bulk; the smallest orders can be sent directly to your door as well, including a single scoop of ice cream in a cone or cup.

The VP of Marketing at Baskin-Robbins, Carol Austin, says that their hope is that this service will help boost winter sales for the company, which are understandably lower than they are during warmer seasons. If the service tests as well as predicted, it could be available nationwide by 2018; however, no one can know this for certain until the four markets have been extensively tested.

If you’re a little skeptical of an ice cream delivery service (especially if you live in a warmer climate), rest assured that Baskin-Robbins did dozens of trial runs before they started testing. Overall? They had surprisingly no issues transporting their legendary ice cream from store to customer.

The only thing they can’t do as of now? Send whipped cream without it melting! So make sure you have a can on hand if that’s your go-to topping.

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By The End of 2018 Dunkin’ Donuts Will Be Using No Artificial Colors

Dunkin’ Donuts is making a huge step in the company’s efforts to offer more natural and diet-friendly options to consumers.

On March 2nd, 2017, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins), announced plans to remove artificial colors from its products in the U.S. Starting this month. Dunkin’ teams are working to eliminate synthetic colors from their food and beverages and replace the ingredients with naturally sourced colorings by the end of 2018.

Within the next two years, Dunkin’ Donuts will remove synthetic colors across its menu, including donut icings, fillings and toppings, frozen beverages such as Fruit Smoothies and COOLATTA® beverages, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee flavorings.

Here at Foodbeast, we were lucky enough to try one of the first ever batches of donuts that were made with all-natural colors. Truthfully? They tasted fantastic, with the same sweet flavors we’ve come to expect from any Dunkin’ Donuts treat. The colors looked a little more faded than we were used to seeing them (especially on colors like yellow, which chefs said was very difficult to replicate), but the familiar shade was still recognizable.

In addition to Dunkin’ Donuts making this change, Dunkin’ Brands announced that Baskin-Robbins will also be removing synthetic colors from its menu. However, Baskin-Robbins will be taking a longer period of time to find replacements for its ice cream cake decorations.

“We are pleased to announce our plans to eliminate artificial colors from our menus in the U.S. by the end of 2018,” said Dunkin’ Brands Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis. “This is a significant undertaking on the part of our product development teams and suppliers. However, we are committed to meet the evolving needs of our customers, including their preference for more nutritional transparency and simpler ingredients, while maintaining the great taste and the fun, vibrant colors expected from Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins products.”

This is not Dunkin’ Brands first attempt to make their food and drink options healthier.

In 2014, the company conducted a comprehensive menu review that resulted in simplified ingredient labels plus lowering sodium and sugar content without sacrificing taste. The company also continues to offer products that broaden the nutritional choices available to consumers with the Dunkin’ Donuts DDSMART® and Baskin-Robbins BRight Choices™ menus.

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11 Oreo Collabs That Every Fan Should Get Chocolate Wasted On

Oreos have the versatility of a Swiss army knife, becoming the go-to cookie to upgrade almost any dessert.

Whether the popular creme-filled cookies are mixed inside cakes, ice cream, or even churros, you always know they’re going to taste bomb af, one way or another.

Here are seven of the best official Oreo collabs that’ll send fans into a chocolate-filled food coma:

Oreo Chocolate Bars

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These are the latest addition to the Oreo family. There have been similar versions in of Oreo Chocolate bars in Europe, and we believe they’ll be just as amazing in the US.

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Oreo Churros

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Being from Southern California, we spotted these bad boys at Disneyland and immediately freaked out. In late 2015, these became available in bite-sized form, and accessible in your local freezer aisle.

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Klondike Oreo Sandwich

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The idea of eating an ice cream-filled Oreo once seemed like a dream, but Klondike made it happen with this sandwich. While chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches are classic and delicious in their own right, it would have felt wrong not to eventually have an Oreo version.

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Oreo Cookie Sticks ‘N Creme Dips

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These are the perfect excuse to eat Oreos on the go. You don’t have to carry the big package of Oreos, or waste time putting them in a ziploc bag, because these sticks come individually packed and ready to follow you on your road trips.
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Oreo Ice Cream Cakes

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Baskin Robbins has the Oreo ice cream cake game on lock, but it has become a pretty common cake that you’ll see pretty much anywhere that sells cakes. Can’t blame anyone who wants to celebrate their birthday, or graduation, or successful Tuesday, with an Oreo cake.

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Oreo Donuts

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We’ve seen these types of donuts at both Dunkin’ Donuts and occasionally at Krispy Kreme locations, but no matter where you get it, that sweet creme and chocolatey cookie crumble makes for a nice, sweet reward that you earned after a good workout. We won’t tell anybody.

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Oreo McFlurry

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The McFlurry at McDonald’s was one of their revolutionary ice cream offerings, and Oreos were a big part of its success. It was the late 90s, and mashups weren’t as crazy as they are now, so the idea of mixing cookies, or candy, into an ice cream offering was a pretty big deal.
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Oreo Frappe

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McDonald’s jumped into the Oreo craze by incorporating them into their Frappes. While it wasn’t their first collab with Oreo, considering the Oreo McFlurry, it didn’t hurt to add another frosty offering with the cookies and creme flavor.

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Red Velvet Oreo Milkshake

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Burger King went the extra mile, not only making an Oreo milkshake, but adding red velvet to the mix as well. People go just as crazy for red velvet products, so Burger King was pretty smart with this popular limited release.

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Oreo O’s

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Oreo’s for breakfast? Heck yes! Oreo O’s were the best, and while you can still find them here and there, it’s not easy. These were the best, though, and I’d give my right leg for another bowl.

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Breyers Oreo Cookies & Cream

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You can’t be mad at a scoop of Oreo ice cream on a cone. With all the craziness that the cookies get mixed into, it’s nice to just pop open a tub of ice cream and enjoy it by the scoop.

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BONUS: Drunken Oreos

We made these bad boys ourselves in the Foodbeast kitchen, so they’re not an official collab, but we have to at least mention them in an Oreo list. With an alcohol based cream filling, these boozy cookies are the perfect excuse to use adult beverages in your baking.

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Baskin-Robbins Threw Halloween Candy On This Dessert Pizza

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It seems like Baskin-Robbins hired a bunch of kids to create their newest dessert pizza and maybe that’s not a bad thing at all.

The ice cream franchise is releasing a Halloween Polar Pizza for the holidays that’s just stacked with Halloween candy.

Baskin Robbins’ spooky new dessert features a double fudge brownie crust that’s topped with candy corn, M&Ms Minis, and a generous drizzle of fudge.

With all the love or hate that candy corn gets, we’re curious how this dessert will resonate with with consumers.

The pizza will be available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations through the month of October. We’re actually pretty stoked to try it, though we’ll probably have to find a Groupon for a dentist immediately after.

Fun is fun, but cavities are no joke.