The Bizarre Topping Baskin-Robbins Just Added To Their Menu

Earlier this week, Baskin-Robbins unveiled June's Flavor of the Month. For the muggy heat of late spring and early summer, Baskin-Robbins has prepared a summertime lime flavor. At a glance, the components the company lists on its website are straightforward enough: a green and white citrus swirl with a lemon-lime ribbon threaded throughout.

However, it is what you get if you pay 99 cents more that has spawned headlines. Namely, you can douse the whole product in slime. Inspire explains that Baskin-Robbins has introduced a new Sour Berry Slime topping that you could add to your scoop or shake for $0.99 or purchase by the bottle for $6.99. "Baskin-Robbins is bringing out the kid in all of us this summer with the introduction of delicious and edible Sour Berry Slime, paired with the ultimate, tangy Summertime Lime Flavor of the Month, perfect for any hot summer day," Shannon Blakely, Vice President of Marketing & Culinary, enthuses. 

Slime on ice cream?

For some, the idea of lathering your ice cream with a sour tangy sauce may turn noses. After all, covering a sweet dessert with something sour is unusual. Reddit users responded to Baskin-Robbins' announcement with comments like, "What is this? The 90's Nickelodeon?" and "They are sneaking another Ghostbusters into theaters this year." Such sentiment, however, overlooks that you can and many have put pretty much anything on their ice cream. And, equally, people will be shocked by pretty much anything put on ice cream that does not conform to the most conservative of toppings. 

For example, in their list of five unusual ice cream toppings, In Style includes bananas and jelly along with balsamic vinegar, Pop Rocks, and lemons. Why a banana, which forms the basis of one of the ice cream meals, should count as unusual is not really expounded upon. Similarly, peanut butter and jelly ice cream or other berry-based syrups are commonplace, meaning that a jelly addition is only common sense.

What fuels the popularity of tart or sour toppings like balsamic vinegar? Fortunately, someone on Quora suggested that it is a variation of people enjoying the contrast of flavors. A tangy, somewhat sour slime would work wonders with Baskin-Robbins for a similar reason. It gives that extra kick and ricochets off the dessert's sweetness.