I scream, you scream…..

 

 

 

Calm down. No one’s going Postal….

But we are going to Ben and Jerry’s for ice cream!

 

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Nestled on a hillside in Waterbury, Vermont….. it’s the must stop tourist attraction that we’ve managed to avoid for years.

 

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You enter through a forest of metal trees.

 

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Follow the signs…

 

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And find yourself in a cow filled world.

 

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They’re on tee shirts in the gift store…

 

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On the vintage Ben and Jerry’s bus…

 

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Basically, everywhere you look.

 

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I could, but how about a blurry shot of that rare genetic mutation… the clucking cow?

 

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Having a few minutes to kill before the tour, the husband found an exhibit of antique ice cream scoops.

 

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Some of which were kind of interesting.

 

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Our tour guide was young and enthusiastic….

 

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But you would be too if you took home 3 free pints of ice cream every day.

We were herded into a cow filled room (herded, get it?) and shown a cow filled film about the company’s origin.

 

 

When the tour commenced, I was told absolutely no pictures…

And a little part of me died.

 

 

We were given free samples, which I couldn’t photograph.

 

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I know, but I did manage to bootleg this shot of their secret new flavor..

 

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The tour included a history of the company’s charitable works and environmental programs…

 

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Because you see, they were basically hippies who made good and had a strong commitment to social justice. If you’re interested, read this.

I admit to being disappointed that the company is no longer is privately owned, and was sold to Unilever (who make Breyers and Good Humor) for $326 million back in 2000.Β  Ben and Jerry are still on the board of directors however,Β  with 7.5% of profits going to the charitable foundation.

The tour ended with the wall of fame….

 

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And the top ten flavors.

Mine came in #2..

 

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21 thoughts on “I scream, you scream…..”

      1. Oddly enough… yes. And so are they. Apparently they show up once and a while to take the tour. Our guide said a tourist once mentioned he heard Jerry was dead… to which Jerry, who was in the back replied, “Damn. I didn’t know that.”

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  1. Broccoli Cheddar Chunk?!?!?!? Broccoli is lethal for people on coumadin so now Ben & Jerry want to kill people!!!

    Child, obviously you have learned NUTTIN!!! Who goes on a tour and has a few samples when you can stay in the shop and eat SCOOPS of ice cream?!??

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