Perhaps your face has been half-buried in a pint of Chunky Monkey for so long that you didn’t even realize that Ben & Jerry’s stores sort of resemble Ye Olde Soda Shoppe gone cheesy — bright colors, checkered floors, and cheerful colors all summoning up the image of, well, a children’s playground. That’s how the brand director tells it, and is the main reason behind a new remodel that will seek to sleekify Ben & Jerry’s retail shops instead of peddle ice cream with cartoons and cows. [More]
Not everyone can be George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean’s 11-37. But just because you’re not wearing a slick suit, with just the right amount of gray dappling your furrowed, handsome brow doesn’t mean you can’t plan at least a little bit ahead. Like maybe some kind of cooling device to keep all that pilfered ice cream from melting? But hey, people do bad things and it’s a lot easier if they get caught hilariously than not caught at all.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for non-genetically modified ingredients in our ice cream? Whether you’ve been screaming for a change or not, Ben & Jerry’s says it’ll remove all genetically-modified organisms from its list of ingredients in the company’s ice cream products by the end of the year. [More]
Complain to most food companies and maybe you’ll get an apology or a coupon. But Ben & Jerry’s recently decided it wanted to meet face-to-face with some unhappy customers, so why not just bus them up to the factory for the day? [More]
Perhaps some companies might not mind sharing similar names with a porno series, but when you’re America’s ice cream sweethearts, that’s just not gonna fly. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is suing the company behind “Ben & Cherry’s” X-rated DVDS for besmirching its reputation with its “hardcore pornographic” fare. [More]
Journalists aren’t the only ones finding it difficult to deal with the success of New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin. Ben & Jerry’s released a limited edition frozen yogurt dubbed “Taste the Lin-sanity” at a store in the Boston area, flavored with crumbled fortune cookies and lychee honey. Customers complained about the culturally insensitive choice of ingredients and quality of the product, and the company responded by pulling the flavor and apologizing. [More]
Back when Ben & Jerry’s announced its new Schweddy Balls flavor of ice cream, you might have guessed that some stores might balk at selling the product. And if so, then your prediction was spot-on. [More]
The inaccurately named American Family Association — those not-at-all-absolutely-insane people who boycott stores for not associating Jesus’ birthday with deep discounts — has a special “project” called One Million Moms, which is apparently the number of mothers the AFA would want us to believe are truly upset about Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls flavor of ice cream. [More]
Don’t know about you, but when we think about holiday treats, our minds veer toward a special snack created by Pete Schweddy, owner of Seasons Eatings. Apparently, the folks at Ben & Jerry’s have heard about this delectable delight too and are introducing a Schweddy Balls flavor of ice cream. [More]
After the Center for Science in the Public Interest complained last month that “all natural” doesn’t include things like alkalized cocoa and hydrogenated oil, Ben & Jerry’s announced yesterday that it will stop using the phrase on its ice cream cartons. [More]
Ben & Jerry’s is offering some Target-exclusive ice cream flavors — Berry Voluntary and Brownie Chew Gooder — that charitable volunteers can purchase for free with special coupons. [More]
Tomorrow is Free Cone Day at all participating Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream shops.
Tax Day is April 17th, but don’t be depressed. It’s also free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s. From 12pm to 8pm, at all participating Ben & Jerry’s, you, yes you, can be the recipient of free ice cream.
The free ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s today until 8pm, celebrating 28 years of having your ideology and eating it too, is only as free as they want to be. Doug writes: