Fun Facts

  • Baskin-Robbins® is the only ice cream chain in the world that has the unique “31 flavor” concept. It represents a different flavor for each day of the month.
  • Burt Baskin and Irv Roberts, the founders of Baskin Robbins, were brothers-in-law. Burt married Irv’s sister Shirley in 1942.
  • The 1960s were characterized by Beatlemania. Just before the Beatle’s first US tour, a reporter from the Washington Post called up Baskin Robbins to know what flavor they had come up with to honor the Beatles. The question caught Mr. Roberts by surprise as he hadn’t even thought about it at the time. But he quickly replied, “Beatle Nut, of course”. The new flavor was created, manufactured and delivered within 5 days.
  • The Gold Medal Ribbon flavor was introduced in connection with the 1980 Winter Olympics in the U.S.
  • Baskin Robbins is the current Guinness World Record holder for the largest cup of ice cream. It was made on September 13, 2005, in celebration of its 60th birthday. This massive chunk of vanilla ice cream weighed 8,865 pounds!
  • BR’s trademark colors are blue and pink. Its specialty is that the color pink in the logo forms not only a part of the letters BR, but also the number 31, representing the famous 31 flavor concept of Baskin Robbins.
  • The traditional colors of Baskin Robbins were pink and brown. Pink was to represent cherry and brown, chocolate, while the polka dots were to give the feel of circus balloons.
  • The flavor Plum Nuts was born when a man once told Burt Baskin, “Whoever thinks of all these flavors must be plumb nuts!”
  • Astronut and Lunar Cheesecake were invented in honor of the NASA space missions in the 1960s. They were introduced only after the astronauts reached home safely.
  • On May 18, 2000, Baskin-Robbins® entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the “World’s largest ice cream scoop pyramid. It had 3100 scoops of ice cream!
  • The American singer Sean “Diddy” Combs got his first break when he starred in a Baskin Robbins commercial at the age of 2.
  • Some of the famous former Baskin Robbins scoopers are US President Barack Obama, actresses Julia Roberts, Taryn Manning and Chandra Wilson, actors Eric Dane and Randy Quaid, TV host Rosie O’Donnell, Chef Bobby Flay and New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes.
  • Burt Baskin and Irv Roberts believed that customers should be able to taste a sample of as many flavors as they liked till they found their favorite without having to pay for it. This gave rise to the iconic pink spoon.
  • Baskin Robbins also has its share of unusual ice cream flavors. They include avocado, garlic, azuki bean, jalapeno and pumpkin. There was an even weirder flavor called dill pickle ice cream that was targeted to expectant mothers.
  • Baskin Robbins Triple Play flavor is a blend of peanut popcorn cracker jack that stays crisp even when frozen.