A Dairy Queen smartie blizzard is very much on my list of foods to eat immediately upon returning to Korea. However, that is a really long way away so instead we will talk about the Taj Mahol of ice cream in Korea: Baskin Robbins. There must be a Baskin Robbins on every corner, and they are a far cry from the franchise that exists in Canada. The stores are real jazzy, uniforms much more snazzy, and they offer way cooler items. Ice cream fondue, anyone?
Korean people love Baskin Robbins. I love Baskin Robbins. One of the cool things about working at my school is the constant supply of Baskin Robbins ice cream cakes. It seems like every week someone carts in a Baskin Robbins cake and throws it in the feeding trough in the teachers' room to sabotoge my gym successes and increase my waistline. I'm a sucker for ice cream, especially when it comes to Shooting Star which is blue ice cream with pop rocks. Here is my friend Sue enjoying the cake that was brought in today.
Needless to say, I have a hard time resisting and the current score is something along the lines of
Baskin Robbins: 20
Kate Teacher: 0
An extra super awesome part of the Baskin Robbins experience is the dry ice that is included in the packaging. I explained how exciting this was to one of my Korean coteachers-- that I'd never seen dry ice before until I came to Korea. She asked how we get an ice cream cake home without dry ice and seemed bewildered once I said that we just put it in the car and rush home real fast.