What Makes South Korea's Luxurious Baskin-Robbins Brown Unique

Not long after Burt Baskin founded Burton's Ice Cream Shop, his brother-in-law opened another ice cream business 10 minutes away, notes Reader's Digest, but the two eventually combined efforts and started Baskin Robbins. The idea was to provide enough flavors for customers so a new ice cream could be sampled each day of the month, the company recalls, and "31" became a key aspect of marketing efforts. In Korea, however, ice cream aficionados are faced with even more options (via KoreabyMe).

Koreans love the brand, and friends will compare treats — such as Mom is an Alien, a milk, dark, and white chocolate mousse ice cream mixed with chocolate malt balls. Other flavors unique to the country include Chocolate Forest, a fan-created ice cream that blends matcha green tea and chocolate; and Honey Cheese Trap, an ice cream mixed with pieces of almond brittle, mascarpone cheese, and honey swirls, describes Linda Goes East.

One Seoul location is operated completely by contactless services, per Retail in Asia. The store displays a variety of ice creams and treats for sale and doesn't have any employees on hand. Simply walk in, grab your flavor of choice, pay for your goodies, and head home to indulge without anyone judging your pint preferences. Yet for those wanting a truly unique experience, Baskin-Robbins Brown is the place to go.

More than 31 flavors

Situated in Seoul's Cheongdam-dong, Baskin-Robbins Brown sells 100 ice creams and an assortment of ice cream desserts, notes Yuri Choi. The store serves unique flavors, like Sweet Potato Cheese, Green Tea Cookie, and Ssal Tteok, an ice cream made with the traditional rice cake, injeolmi, in mind.

Baskin Robbins Brown is one of over 2,000 ice cream and donut stores launched by SPC Group, a Korean food corporation that teamed up with design team Pentagram to attract busy professional customers to the store. The name "Brown" is thought to conjure ideas of chocolate and coffee, and the first two letters is an acronym of Baskin Robbins, explains Pentagram.

Each month, a new special flavor graces the menu at Baskin-Robbins Brown, keeping regulars and celebrities alike frequenting the downtown location. The store also serves ice cream fondue platters and organic ice cream, so sweet-seeking visitors have plenty of options to choose from (per YouTube).