If you actually do scream for ice cream (right there with ya) and you hate paying for stuff, today is your day: it’s Ben & Jerry’s annual Free Cone Day at stores in 28 countries. Dessert seekers can score a complimentary cone of their favorite flavor between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. at participating locations. [via Ben & Jerry’s]
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Great news for people who no longer eat dairy, but who periodically crave a pint of Chunky Monkey! Ben & Jerry’s has introduced a line of dairy-free frozen desserts based on almond milk. Having a full vegan line from a popular brand owned by consumer-goods conglomerate Unilever might put dairy-free ice cream in more stores and accessible to more people. [More]
While it might not seem like there’s a direct link to same sex marriage and our country’s biggest businesses, even before the Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that marriage is a constitutional right for any American, many major companies came out in support of same-sex marriage, saying those rights help them do business better. Today, some of those companies — and more — spoke out in celebration of the landmark ruling.
This week, Ben & Jerry’s introduced three new cookie-themed ice cream flavors. That’s always welcome news, because the world needs more ice cream pints with cookie cores. In much of the country, though, it’s really not ice cream weather. In some places, the weather is more suitable for leaving a pint of ice cream in your car. Why introduce new flavors now?
Yesterday, we compared the nutrition information of two different versions of frozen yogurt from Ben & Jerry’s and found something kind of strange. Even though promoters of Greek yogurt usually brag about its higher protein content, that isn’t the case with the frozen version. Ben & Jerry’s got back to us, and now we have the answer. [More]
While perusing junk food blogs, which is a requirement of this job, we came across an interesting fact in an otherwise edifying review of a new product from Ben & Jerry’s, Cherry Garcia-flavored Greek frozen yogurt. This is not to be confused with the company’s regular frozen yogurt in the Cherry Garcia flavor, which also exists. The thing is…why does one have a lot more protein than the other? [More]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.