May 06, 2008

Scoops to You, Mr. Robbins

So I just learned that one of the Baskin-Robbins co-founders, Irvine Robbins, has died at age 90. What a bummer. I have to say, a good part of my youth was spent making excursions to Baskin-Robbins. Sometimes I'd get pink bubblegum (just for the novelty, not because, you know, it tasted that good) or mint chocolate chip, but mostly I'd get a hot fudge sundae with french vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, almonds, and the cherry on top. In any case, I was always a fan of their tiny pink spoons and their cups with the pink and brown dots on them.

The LA Times has an interesting story about Mr. Robbins, including how the order of the Baskin-Robbins name was settled (coin toss).

Fare thee well, Mr. Robbins. You and brother-in-law Burton Baskin totally ruled. :)


Blogger Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Oh yeah Baskin-Robbins still rocks & when I was a kid … man. Nothing doing on a hot summer night? Get on your bike, head on down to the ice cream stand & then hang out outside under the tree or on the picnic bench next to the parking lot. Odds were, if you didn’t see someone there right off that you knew, somebody would come by in a little while. Well we didn't have cell phones back then, sonny. No sirree, we didn't have TIME for cell phones back then. Why back then all we had were ice cream cones and transistor radios that ... er, sorry.

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