31-Cent Scoop Night @ Baskin Robbins

For some of us, yesterday was a pretty monumental day. And I’m not talking about Hillary Clinton on Bill O’Reilly; dirty Miley Cyrus pics in Vanity Fair; or the fact that that whiny, “false start” crybaby Brooke White was finally put out of her misery (not to mention, ours!) on “American Idol”.

No way, baby. In this household, Wednesday’s big story was all about ice cream!

For those of you who missed it, sorry for not alerting you earlier, but last night was “31-cent scoop night” at Baskin Robbins stores throughout the Southland! And with a limit of a whopping ten scoops per party, we were kind of in hog heaven. Emphasis on the hog.

Hard-core ice cream fans out there will remember that not so long ago, “31-cent scoop night” used to be known as “free scoop night”…but inflation being what it is, I guess even Baskin Robbins had to up the ante a bit. But hey, thirty-one cents for a scoop of tasty ice cream is still kind of a steal. And ninety-three cents for a triple scoop, wow…forget about it.

So though we didn’t manage to hit more than one store last night — which we had actually discussed at one point a couple weeks back — Christine, my brother Ryan and sister-in-law Laura and I did make sure and max out our ten scoop minimum at the rocking 31 Flavors near their place in Glendale.

The line was kind of crazy long, but it moved fast and the crowd was awesome. Even at 9:30, there were people out there from every age and ethnic group imaginable…seriously, it looked like a scene from “Crash” minus the cheesy, overwrought drama. And we were all so damn happy to be scoring such a cheap scoop of primo ice cream that I swear to God, we were practically singing! Ah, ice cream, the great social unifier…

And once we got inside and scored our triple scoop sugar cones — actually, the ladies only had double scoops — we were kinda giddy with delight. I’m not sure if it was the sugar or the price, but wow, we were seriously loving life.

Anyway, as you can see from the picture above, I sampled my all-time-favorite Chocolate fudge with some Chocolate Peanut Butter in the middle and some tasty Nutty Coconut on the bottom. It was delicious…and best of all, the entire adventure ended up costing us a grand total of $3.10! Crazy, huh?

So, until next years “31-cent scoop night”, see ya at the freezer…

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2 responses to “31-Cent Scoop Night @ Baskin Robbins

  1. Since the rising cost of food seems to be atop the media these days, it’s nice to see a story about food being cheaper for a change.

    BTW, nice job on adding topical keywords to this post to attract more clicks (like mentioning Hillary, the Miley Cyrus scandal, as well as famous false-starter Brooke White on Idol). Very sneaky sis!

  2. tevana

    I wanted to….I really really did but I was:
    1) afraid–you know the gastric rearranging and all.
    2) doing laundry
    3) doing homework –I think I’ve mastered the Liver Function Test information.

    So, no $0.31 scoops for me! What kind did you get Christine? Tom’s looked REALLY good.

    **sigh** I miss ice cream…I didn’t eat it much, but I miss being able to.

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