Today, I decided to take the kids to Baskin Robbins for an afternoon treat. I started my order by asking the sweet young lady if she could please scoop his first and if she wouldn't mind using a clean scoop and I went on to tell her about his gluten intolerance, etc. She said, "I would be happy to look in the back, we may have received a new bin of Chocolate Chip ice cream that hasn't been opened yet." How sweet of her! She said her nephew was a allergic to peanuts and eggs and would want the same done for him.
So of course I said, "That would be great if it's not too much trouble." So Jack got a brand new scoop of Chocolate Chip ice cream. She said, "Next time you guys come in, just let us know and I'd be happy to take a look in the back for a new bin." Wow! That was awesome!
I learned a few of things from our ice cream visit today:
1) I should have know this already, but a light bulb went off today, that even if they use a clean ice cream scoop for the Chocolate Chip ice cream that has already been used, there is a high chance that it's already been contaminated with an ice cream scoop that wasn't cleaned and was used in the Cookie Dough ice cream right before. Cross contamination SUCKS!
2) It's okay to ask Baskin Robbins to take extra steps to make sure my son's ice cream is gluten-free.
3) We will be visiting Baskin Robbins way too often. :)
Did I mention it has a drive-thru?? Yea, that's too convenient, but I'm not complaining - I'll take it!
Thank you Baskin Robbins of Hendersonville for being Gluten-Free Friendly for my little Jack.