This shirt was donated from Ben and Jerry’s (thanks again!) and I wanted to wait until I was in Vermont to wear it. This weekend presented the perfect chance for this when I headed up to Burlington to visit my brother Tom. Although last night’s BC-UVM hockey game produced less than ideal results (for me that is, most of the 4000+ went home very happy), today’s stop at the Ben and Jerry’s factory (the picture is right outside it) was very satisfying…
The factory tour started with a short documentary about the beginnings and development of Ben and Jerry’s, then there was the tour itself, and finally a free sample at the end. Today’s flavor was Triple Caramel Chunk, one I have never tried, and was a lot more pleasing that BC’s 4-3 loss last night…
If you want to know more about Ben and Jerry’s, their website (http://www.benjerry.com) is full of a lot of information and fun things to do.
Ben and Jerry’s has always been involved with activism and trying to help with social issues. Their Activism page: http://www.benjerry.com/activism/mission-statement/
To find the nearest scoop shop near you, you can go here: http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops
For information about going on a factory tour: http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/factory-tours/
All of the Ben and Jerry’s flavors are here: http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/our-flavors/# My favorite B and J flavor is Half Baked: http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/our-flavors/#product_id=21
If these flavors aren’t good enough for you, you can make your own! You can try your best here http://www.benjerry.com/activism/inside-the-pint/do-the-world-a-flavor/generator.cfm to beat the flavor I designed. It’s called “Dave’s Totally Baked” and here’s what it has:
- Base – Milk Chocolate, Brownie Batter
- Chunks – Chocolate Peace Signs, Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Layer Cake, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Swirls – Caramel and Peanut Butter
I really, really, really hope someone at Ben and Jerry’s reads this and they make it!
Finally, if you like this t-shirt, you can check it and other ones out here: http://commerce.workflowoneaccess.com/UI/Customer.aspx?p=Catalog&CatID=VmFu1RKoCSqHn3RUHKZaT1dvc-pLsS1WsEVaQPbRvSWVvFnS2dBkIdw-e-e&CatInteropID=01-07037672-T-Shirts&CEI=d19dca46-bcc8-456f-bdd2-bb0ee81a1b7d