I spent Labor Day weekend in Vermont with three of my very best friends from high school. Since we all live in different states now, it is always so much fun when we get together (even if it is just for a long weekend). One of the highlights of this past weekend was our visit to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. Ben and Jerry’s has some of the best ice cream flavors ever.
Here guests can take a 30-minute guided tour of the ice cream factory. It is a great opportunity to learn about the ice cream manufacturing process and the incredible success of Ben and Jerry’s as a company. After the tour, be sure to get in line for some ice cream. I went with my all-time favorite flavor, chocolate chip cookie dough.
Behind the factory there is a graveyard where the tombstones of retired ice cream flavors are displayed. After looking around, I really wish Ben and Jerry’s would bring some of these flavors back to life. Or at least back into my life.
First up was this chocolate peanut butter cookie dough ice cream. Chocolate, peanut butter and cookie dough- three of my favorite flavors. Can someone please tell me why this flavor was not more popular?
As I mentioned before, cookie dough is my all-time favorite ice cream flavor. I am pretty sure it would become my all-time favorite frozen yogurt flavor too.
The sweet potato pie ice cream is definitely one of the most unique flavors in the graveyard. Its tombstone says that no one appreciated it-how sad! I really want to try this one. Now that I think about it, Ben and Jerry’s should let guests sample all of these retired flavors at their factory.
Holy cannoli! Cannoli ice cream? This flavor was only around for one year and has been retired since 1998. I really feel like Ben and Jerry’s needs to give it another chance. Anyone else with me?
Creme brûlée ice cream anyone? This sounds like a really fun ice cream flavor. I am kicking myself for not trying it a few years back.
If you want to check out the Ben and Jerry’s Factory, you can find more information here:
Ben and Jerry’s Factory
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Waterbury, VT 05676