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Last Call for French Vanilla

Baskin Robbins is celebrating a birthday by taking away flavors.



    Last Call for French Vanilla
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    Baskin Robbins certainly has withstood the test of time here in the Bay Area with stores in nearly every town of all corners of the region.  Who doesn't know someone who worked for Baskin Robbins during high school or college?

    Today, the company marks its 65th birthday and its marking the occasion by putting several flavors on the chopping block, including one that has been sold since the first scoop was taken from those freezers back in 1945.

    As it hits retirement, the company is retiring the following flavors. They say they are going in the "deep freeze."

    • French Vanilla (1945)
    • Apple Pie a La Mode (1976)
    • Superfudge Truffle (2007)
    • Campfire S’mores (1975)
    • Caramel Praline Cheesecake (2007)

    If you want a last taste of those, you have until the end of the month.

    The company also announced a contest to come up with new flavors, but that may leave a bit of a sour taste in some mouths who like the traditional 31 flavors.  

    Lori Preuitt wonders what could be better than French Vanilla?