November 14, 1990 |
John Robbins would like you to know that ice cream is not good for you. Robbins, 46, is the son of the co-founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire and was expected to take over management of the firm from his father, Irv. Not only did he turn down the job, he declined to accept money from a trust fund set up for him. "My father told me he believed that I was very intelligent, very sincere and very crazy," Robbins said in an interview during...
July 22, 1988 |
Baskin-Robbins in Moscow? Can Kremlin Kranberry be far behind? Baskin-Robbins, which calls itself the producer of America's favorite ice cream, has struck deep in the communist world by putting its first store in the Soviet capital. For decades - at least since the Bolshevik Revolution - Russians have had a choice of flavors: vanilla or chocolate. Tomorrow, they'll have 29 more flavors to chose from at the Baskin-Robbins store that begins business at the mammoth Rossiya Hotel.
January 10, 1992 |
A robber with a yen for a fast buck and a taste for fast food stole $95 and an order of chicken to go from a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Marple Township shortly before 1 p.m. yesterday, police said. Police said they thought he might be the same man who robbed a Baskin- Robbins Ice Cream store in Radnor of $70 the day before. Yesterday, Marple police said, the man entered the chicken restaurant, at 835 W. Sproul Rd., and ordered a $5.38 chicken meal. After his order was rung up, he said he had a gun and wanted the cash to go as well.
February 9, 2012
Company description: Delectable bite-sized versions of Baskin-Robbins ice cream cakes, wrapped up in icing with a simple accent finish. Chain: Baskin-Robbins. Calories: From 290 to 360, depending on flavor; 17 to 22 grams of fat. Location: 163 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. Price: $9.99 (Four flavors). Review: It's hard to combine ice cream and cake in a dessert and expect it to survive without freezer burn. B-R's Cake Bites almost get it right.
October 23, 1993 |
SATELLITE AGENCY LAUNCHES NEW VENTURE IN BEIJING I scream, you scream. We all scream for ice cream. And guess what? Beijing screams for ice cream, too. Seems a Chinese engineer fell in love with Baskin-Robbins ice cream while visiting Los Angeles on business and suggested to his bosses that they open a franchise in China. Which they did earlier this week. Now it happens that this ice cream lover works for the China Satellite Launch and Tracking Control Systems Section of the state Commission of Science and Technology for National Defense.
February 8, 2000 |
Frederick Clark, coworkers said, was a hardworking, personable man who got along well with his customers at the Baskin-Robbins ice cream stand at 30th Street Station. That's why those who knew him were having difficulty yesterday accepting that Clark, 27, had been charged with the stabbing deaths of his grandmother and her boyfriend. The two were killed Sunday afternoon in the Northeast Philadelphia apartment the three shared. "That's the one shocking thing. He was never mean," said Tanya Wilson, 24, an employee of Einstein Bros.
December 10, 1989 |
Fred and Karen's Video a la Mode, where an ice cream cone and a movie could be scooped up in one stop, was unanimously recommended for approval by the Tredyffrin Township Planning Commission Thursday night. The Planning Commission's recommendation to allow a change in use of the property on Lancaster Avenue, formerly the Colonial Village Meat Market, now goes to the township Board of Supervisors. Owners Fred and Karen Neumann said the ice cream parlor-video store would be divided in half, with tables and chairs on the ice cream side and a large, square playground for children on the video side.
July 19, 2000 |
What: CookEcones with M7Ms Maker: The Cone Guys Ltd. Where: Select ice cream shops (Some Baskin Robbins, Bassetts, Bredenbecks, Coneheads, Freshens, Gingers and others locally; also, national availability) Price: $1 to $1.25 at dip stores. The Philadelphia company that brought us PretzLcones and chocolate chip and chocolate wafer (as in Oreos) CoodEcones have added a cone studded with mini-M&ms. Clear cone jackets protect the cones. The candy cones are due in retail stores - Genuardi's and Clemens - and specialty food shops in August.
April 3, 2013
IF YOU ARE thirsty for knowledge and hungry for justice on global food issues, sink your teeth into my favorite books: 1TomatoLand: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit After reading Barry Estabrook's book and discovering the agribusiness slavery practiced today in the U.S. to produce these crops, you may never eat a commercially grown tomato again. 2Food Rebellions! Become a knowledgeable citizen of the world as Eric Holt-Gimenez and Raj Patel give you the 4-1-1 on the global food crisis and why more than 8 million people needlessly starve every day. 3Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food Andrew Kimbrell's illustrated shopper's guide reveals all the secrets about your food that are hidden in plain view.
June 2, 1989 |
There is something that Oprah Winfrey, with all her millions of dollars, cannot have, and you can. A milkshake. Sure, Oprah can buy one, but consuming it wouldn't be worth the aggravation. Perfect strangers accost Oprah on plane flights and in restaurants to check out what she's eating, and wag their fingers. That's what happens when you lose more than 60 pounds in front of a TV audience. We lucky low-profilers have no such worries. We need only a couple of bucks, and complete disregard for the caloric impact, to chase the summer heat with a big chill.