Jerry typically stands to Ben's left when they are photographed, making it easier to tell the duo apart!
Ever wondered why our ice cream is the chunkiest in town? Well, aside from the fact that we love our chunks, Ben suffers from anosmia (a lack of taste), so he relies mostly on “mouth feel” and texture, meaning he championed throwing in big chunks…the bigger the better, in fact!!
Snowy Vermont may not seem like the obvious choice for setting up an ice cream business...and you'd be right; at first it didn’t seem like the finest choice but, with promotions like POPCDBZWE (penny off per celcius degree below zero winter extravaganza) they were drawing in the crowds soon enough, and haven't looked back since!
The pair started up their very own foundation in 1985 and it's still going to this day! Each year we donate 7.5% of our annual pre-tax profits to support grassroots organisations who are doing good in their communities!
Ben and Jerry almost went into the bagel business; they had a name lined up and everything: UBS (United Bagel Service), but when they saw how expensive the bagel equipment was, they bought an ice cream machine instead! Just as well, or the dough in your Cookie Dough might not be so sweet...
An original Gas Station Scoop Shop flavour, Jerry used to buy whatever candy was on sale to put in the ice cream. It was so popular, it became a full time flavour.
Chocolate ice cream with fudge brownies? Yeah. That’ll do the trick
Half Baked will leave you fully baked with brownies. Chocolate? Vanilla? Can’t decide? Then don’t!
Try: Half Baked
This flavour rocks as hard as the band from Vermont.
Try: Phish Food
This fan favorite has been rocking in spoons since the 80s.
Try: Cherry Garcia
Vanilla ice cream + gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough
Try: Cookie Dough