Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Baskin-Robbins - Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream - July 11, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream
Weight: 1/4 cup (44 g.) / 14 fl. oz. (414 mL) in total container
Calories: 105 calories in 1/4 cup serving
Cost: $3.99 (estimate) for 1 container
Purchased from: Safeway, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Mint Theme Week.

Fond childhood summer memories often include trips to an ice cream store, such as Baskin-Robbins (founded in Southern California, now based in Canton, MA).

Baskin-Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip is one of the company's top selling flavors.* Mint ice cream with semi-sweet chocolate chips is a great summer (or anytime) flavor.

Cream was the #1 ingredient. The rest of the ingredients were more predictable for traditional mass-produced ice creams: sugar, corn syrup, semi-sweet chocolate chips, natural flavor, cellulose gum, mono and diglycerides...guar gum, carrageenan, polysorbate 80, and artificial colors (blue 1, yellow 5).

*The company website listed Mint Chocolate Chip, after Vanilla and Chocolate, as the first three in a short list of top selling flavors.

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