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Baskin Robbins: Chocolate Mousse Royale?

It was my favorite BR flavor. I haven't seen it in a couple of years and it's nowhere on BR's website, not even the "Deep Freeze" section. Has it been permanently discontinued in the US? The UK, Canada, Australian, and Malaysian BR websites all list it as a regular flavor.

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  1. It was my fav flav too and when I asked a worker-drone about it, she lamented that they'd discontinued it. <sigh> Bummer to know it's not even in Deep Freeze.

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    1. re: The Ranger

      Sad news. Chocolate Mousse Royale and World Class Chocolate got me through college!

      1. re: dustchick

        World Class Chocolate is my fave too!

      2. re: The Ranger

        Discontinuing this flavor is just plain immoral.

      3. My first job was scooping ice cream at a Baskin Robbins. I like the chocolate mousse royale too -- very deep chocolate flavor. I have no inside info -- back when I worked there single cones were 18 cents and doubles 30 -- but part of the reason may be that it is a difficult ice cream to keep firm. It has a slightly different mousse-like or whipped texture and often turns way too soft. While you can control a slight bit by where you place the container (putting it in a cold corner where the door doesn't open too often helps, but each freezer holds a dozen tubs) this only helps a bit.

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        1. re: nosh

          The smooth, soft texture was part of its appeal for me..

        2. gosh, i'd forgotten about this flavor... of course, i haven't been into BR in a long long time. when i was a kid, i used to get one scoop of mint chocolate chip and one of choc mousse royale in separate cups.

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          1. re: Emme

            I can definitely understand the separate cups. Mint choc chip was always one of the hardest, firmest flavors, while choc mousse royale by far the softest. The two together on a cone would be a drippy disaster.

            1. re: nosh

              well IMO, nothing *goes* with mint; i don't want any other flavors muddled with mint.

              funny thing is i wasn't really a chocolate fan as a kid, but choc mousse royale was my nanny's favorite flavor, so i would order it as one of my scoops to be like her. of the chocolate flavors though, it was definitely the most silky, smooth, and elegant on the tongue.

              1. re: Emme

                Oddly enough I tripped across a mint combination that actually works no matter how weird it sounds. 1 scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, 1 scoop of espresso and cream yogurt & top it off with hot caramel.
                Yeah I now it sounds funny but I really like it.

                1. re: PlayWithYourFood

                  Sorry to hear that. It is still a regular flavour at my local Baskin Robbins however I live in Canada.

                  1. re: callitasicit

                    I think it's still available in Canada. It's been our favourite flavor for the past 20 years or so.

          2. It is my all-time favorite also and I complain every time I go to the BR store - and there's generally at least one other person there who agrees with me. I've complained whenever BR sends me a survey. And I can't find it anywhere on the BR website either. What's going on? What can we do to get BR's attention and get this flavor back?

            1. While that's a shame, I still find that the normal, everyday chocolate flavor that BR serves is my favorite ice cream flavor anywhere. Give me 2 *hard* scoops of that ambrosia on a sugar cone, and I swear, if I had cancer, it'd probably cure it.

              I don't honestly remember CMR...and I try every chocolatey flavor they serve there, just in case. I probably wouldn't appreciate its texture as much as others here, as I like my ice cream as hard as a freaking *rock*, so that while I'm licking it down, it gets a *bit* softer as I go. I abhor soft, hand-dipped ice cream...it's an abomination. Really.

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              1. re: boagman

                Chocolate Mousse Royale had more of a velvety texture than their regular chocolate ice cream, and was filled with little chocolate shavings.

                1. re: boagman

                  Ever try Mississippi Mud? That's the best BR flavor in my book (along with chocolate peanut butter, chocolate fudge and nutty coconut).

                2. I've been searching for this ice cream myself...I think it may still come out in Sept. in the U.S>...see this website I found about it.
                  http://www.baskinrobbins.com/Spotligh...

                  Looks like it's in this program....I will check in Sept. and hope to find it!

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                    1. re: aynrandgirl

                      Chocolate Mousse Royale- OK. I had found this last Sept. (2009) in Florida while I was on a trip, but not this year. According to the B.R. website, it's listed under SEASONAL flavors, but only for the southwest? Everyone who loves it, we need to ask them to bring it back!

                      1. re: danabear

                        It's our favourite flavor. Very easyto find here in Canada. We usually buy it in the takeout tubs for home. Much better than buying ice cream from the supermarket.
                        So rich and creamy. It is just like eating frozen chocolate mousse.
                        Going to get some right now :-)

                        1. re: caitlink

                          And it's buy 2 get a third for free right now for the prepacked flavours. At least at my BR, that is.

                        2. re: danabear

                          It seems to be available in Texas (not right now though), but the BR website doesn't say what "season" it's available.

                    2. I am ecstatic to report that Haagen-Dazs Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato tastes JUST LIKE Baskin Robbins' extinct Chocolate Mousse Royale!!! RUN to your nearest grocery store and if they don't have it, demand (or ask very nicely) that the stock this product ASAP!!!

                      1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

                        AS OF MAY 6, 2013 THE BR FB page posted a photo (of two scoops in a cone) to their timeline (click the above link) that states--- "Flavor Team-Up: What would you name a double scoop of Icing on the Cake® and Chocolate Mousse Royale?"

                        MAYBE THIS MEANS THAT THEY WILL BE BRINGING CHOC. MOUSSE ROYALE BACK VERY, VERY, SOON FOR AN ENCORE!!!!!

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                        1. re: CLODER1243

                          Great news! You'll notice a bunch of the comments were to the effect that both scoops should be Chocolate Mousse Royale, and that they should bring back the flavor.

                          1. re: CLODER1243

                            I wonder why they're using Chocolate Mousse Royale. It's not in the regular, seasonal, or deep freeze section of the US Baskin Robbins website so anybody who doesn't remember the flavor will have no idea what the heck they're talking about. In case they were selling it now, I checked with the people at the local BR. They had never heard of the Chocolate Mousse Royale. Disappointing.