National Ice Cream Month to hit sweet spot with Canadians this July

Baskin-Robbins' Great Canadian Flavour Debate social media results revealed

TORONTO, July 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - July is National Ice Cream Month, according to the International Ice Cream Association, which includes an entire day, Sunday, July 19th that will be dedicated to the popular sweet treat this year. According to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario more ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week, and Baskin-Robbins Canada is ready to celebrate this very special date and month with their guests.

A celebration wouldn't be complete without cake and ice cream, and as Baskin-Robbins' celebrates Canada's 148th birthday and the return of National Ice Cream Month, customers can enjoy the Cookies n' Cake as the Flavour of the Month for July - A blend of cake-flavoured ice cream with a chocolate cake batter ribbon and cookie pieces.

Also in celebration of Canada Day, two uniquely Canadian flavours – BeaverTails® Pastry and permanent Baskin-Robbins Canada menu item, Maple Walnut – have been at the heart of a social media rivalry called the Great Canadian Flavour Debate. The competition began in June, and asked ice-cream lovers to vote for their favourite 'uber-Canadian' ice cream flavour by using the hashtag #CANFavFlav.

We are proud to announce that the results are in and the Canucks have spoken! The caramel-cinnamon confection flavour with BeaverTails® Pastry chunks, has been dubbed the top Canadian flavour!

"We were looking forward to hearing what Canadians had to say about our first-ever flavour partnership with the BeaverTails® Pastry brand, and the results are in," said Natalie Joseph, Field Marketing Manager for Baskin-Robbins. "It couldn't get any more Canadian than sizing up two of our most Canadian flavours leading up to Canada's birthday!"

Baskin-Robbins teamed up with the iconic Canadian pastry brand, BeaverTails®, to create an exciting new Flavour of the Month for June, and spark a debate amongst Canadian ice cream lovers leading up to July 1st. The competing flavour in the debate was a permanent Baskin-Robbins' menu item - Maple Walnut, a blend of pure maple syrup flavoured ice cream with walnut pieces, which has been a long-standing favourite amongst Canadian customers.

The BeaverTails® Flavour of the Month for June is still available at Baskin-Robbins locations across Canada, while quantities last.

Baskin-Robbins celebrates it's 70th Anniversary this year and will select a feature Flavour of the Month for each month of the year. September is the official birthday celebration month for the brand.

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About Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts who shared a dream to create an innovative ice cream store that would be a neighbourhood gathering place for families. Today, Baskin-Robbins Canada operates 96 locations in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.  More than 300 million people around the world visit Baskin-Robbins each year to sample from the more than 1,200 flavour creations available in its ice cream library, as well as enjoy its full array of frozen treats including ice cream cakes. For further information, visit

About BeaverTails Pastry® Company

BeaverTails® pastries, a dessert fashioned from an old family recipe, were first sold in 1978 out of a small kiosk in downtown Ottawa. It wasn't long after that BeaverTails® took off, and on June 2, 1980 the company's first store opened in Ottawa's ByWard Market. More than 30 years later, BeaverTails® has become a Canadian icon, frequently included in top 10 lists ranging from National Geographic to BuzzFeed to USA Today. BeaverTails® now has more than 100 locations from coast-to-coast in North America's favorite leisure, amusement and festival environments, including a 100th store at Cedar Point, Ohio.


SOURCE Baskin-Robbins Canada

Image with caption: "Baskin-Robbins Canada celebrates the return of National Ice Cream Month and announces winner of June social media debate, where BeaverTails (R) Pastry was chosen as the most 'Canadian' ice cream flavour, over the competition, Maple Walnut. (CNW Group/Baskin-Robbins Canada)". Image available at:

For further information: For further information, interviews or any other requests, please contact: Nicole Chin, Torchia Communications, 416-341-9929 Ext. 230,; Natalie Joseph, Dunkin' Brands, 416-312-9286,

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