At last, the article YOU have been waiting for! A lot of information about Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and where you can get even MORE information. Hint: try = benjerry.com.
First, and most important, here is a list of the 50 flavors you can buy in pint size containers. Well, not really. That’s too much information. No one has ever made it past two dozen flavors without tearing off (most of ) their clothes and run screaming into the night in search of a 24 hour convenience store that had B + J’s ice cream. But I will spare you the embarrassment of such an episode by giving you a tasty dozen names before I go further. Eins, zwei, drei –oops, I lapsed into my memory of high school German. Worse than an acid flashback.
I will start again: Cherry Garcia (where else did you expect me to begin), Chocolate Therapy, Chubby Hubby (My wife’s favorite. I don’t know why. But every time I stand in front of a mirror, she repeats herself.), Chunky Monkey, Cinnamon Buns, Everything but the…, Half Baked, New York Super Fudge Chunk (mUsT coNtiNuE ThE LISt)….Peanut Butter Cup, Phish Food, Triple Caramel Chunk, Chocolate Cherry Garcia (my latest flavor flav).
Here is a shorter list if you like oldies but goodies. (This is another list you can find in its entirety at their website.) B+J’s 12 “longest selling flavors” (ie, their sale began in 1996 or earlier). The Gold Medal winner = Cherry Garcia (1987); The Silver Medal winner = New York Super Fudge Chunk (1985); The Bronze Medal winner = Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (1984).
My personal favorites: New York Super Fudge Chunk, Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia, Phish Food, and –my newest taste bud tingle—Chocolate Cherry Garcia. Notice any repetition?
On B+J’s website, you can take a quiz and you will find out the flavor most suited to you. My flavor is apparently the one pictured at the bottom of this article.
Now, something that may surprise you. Some flavors have been “retired” to the “Graveyard.” They are no longer sold. Difficult though it is to believe, 33 flavors did not sell well or (and this is even harder to accept) taste very good. Here are a half dozen of the absentees: Wavy Gravy, Urban Jungle, Oh Pear, Cool Britannia, White Russian (don’t tell Lebowski), and Economic Crunch.
Periodically, there is a “free cone day.” I didn’t understand the specifics of the offer, so if You do, let me know. And why wouldn’t you pass the word: it’s free ice cream?!
Plus, for employees of B+J’s, there are 21 “K9 – 5ers” that accompany workers to their daily chores (i.e.,”K9 – 5ers are B+J’s version of “take your dog to work”). As a perk, that is a real benefit.
I will end with a question. I need your assistance. Does anyone know where I can get Chocolate Cherry Garcia? I don’t have to go to the Vermont factory, do I? None is available where I live and it is one of three (3) necessities that make my life worthwhile: my wife (the beautiful and empathic) Donna, our current dog (the energetic and affectionate, Luna aka Luna Balloona aka Bella Luna) –half pit, half pointer, and, yes (isn’t it obvious), my 5 Favs of Ben and Jerry’s. If you cannot help me, my only recourse is to toss a bottle with a note inside into the Atlantic Ocean. Please help, and Thanks.