I know. It’s tough news. On Sunday, June 18th, ‘National Ice Cream Day’ as invented by Ronald Reagan, Baskin Robbins decided to ruin the ice-cream joy by announcing it was retiring 5 flavors. The final shipments of these flavors have already been sent out. Once they are depleted, the flavors will join the likes of Miami Ice, Saxy Candidate, and Charlie Brownie in the “Deep Freeze” retirement community. They will be replaced with 5 new ones.
The discontinued flavors are: Caramel Praline Cheesecake (1970), Campfire S’mores (1975), Apple Pie a La Mode (1976), Superfudge Truffle (2007) and French Vanilla (1945). You read it right. Baskin Robbins is discontinuing goddamn french vanilla ice cream.
Have I ever ordered French Vanilla (sans sundae)? Of course not. Why would I, when there is mint chocolate chip and gold medal ribbon around? But, regardless of your preference, you can’t deny French Vanilla is America’s ice cream flavor. It’s the float in root beer float, the a la mode in apple pie a la mode, and even rose from the ashes of a goddamn Nazi defeat. FREEDOM vanilla.
Yes readers, it does seem some variant of plain vanilla (i.e. the WORST part of Neapolitan) will be around. But French Vanilla is superior.
And besides, you can’t tell me its worse than Rum Raisin (what am I, 95 years old?), Icing on the Cake, Cotton Candy, or Creole Cream Cheese, which all made the cut. I mean, Creole Cream Cheese stays and FRENCH VANILLA goes?? No words.
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