Saturday, June 9, 2012
Candy Sprinkled Smiles
A trip to our local Baskin-Robbins for some Saturday afternoon cones turned into the best ice cream outing ever! Like always, I ordered the Mint Chocolate Chip (which it turns out is one of the top five selling BR flavors of all time, along with Chocolate, Vanilla, Pralines 'n Cream, and Chocolate Chip.) Hollywood had the Wild 'n Reckless Sherbert. The Storm opted for two scoops of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and her Tweedle had a scoop of Wild 'n Reckless on top of a scoop of Orange Sherbert. Oh, and they got sprinkles!
Then the kids climbed up to the bar overlooking the candy station to eat/lick their ice cream, when Trivia Guy behind the counter starting chatting with us. Or rather enlightening us. And that's when the real fun started! (I love me some trivia! Pair it with ice cream and that's my kinda heaven!)
Do you know why there are 31 flavors? Odd number right?
"One for everyday of the month," Trivia Guy explained.
"What about February?" asked the Tweedle, stumping him only temporarily.
"Double up on Saturdays," he suggested.
Then he made us guess how many flavors BR has created since day one (which was sometime in 1945, incidentally.)
"118," said The Storm.
"137," said the Tweedle.
"252," guessed Hollywood.
I went higher, "since they were making new flavors back when I was a kid." The kids eyed me, did a little mental math, then upped their numbers, too.
But not high enough. Turns out there've been over 1000 different BR flavors throughout time! Anyway, I was impressed.
Then Trivia Guy gave the kids each a cup of free gumballs (Remember how hard the bubble gum was in Bubble Gum ice cream?) and we went on our way, a whole bunch happier then we were when arrived. Ah, the power of ice cream!
Oh, but not before I snapped this pic of Hollywood's blue stained lips. It's not nearly as good as his strawberry smile of yesterday, but the red sprinkle stuck in his teeth is a nice touch, no?