Ben & Jerry’s a great Ice cream mixed with good flavors & controversy!
Ben & Jerry’s a great Ice cream mixed with good flavors & controversy
I am sure by now most of you have tasted and have favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. I must admit I had a rocky relationship with the makers and distributors of this ice cream. They came on the scene around 1978 with little fan fare in a small place called Waterbury Vermont. Once I had their ice cream I was hooked.
1988 President Regan awarded them The Small Business Person Award for being a success starting in a small rental gas station to becoming a National Ice Cream producer. Not a small feat to achieve. Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield were not your ordinary entrepreneurs. No businesses backgrounds just a mail order course on how to make Ice Cream.
I loved their Ice Cream and what they stood for supporting local economies, thinking green when it was not cool and trendy rather the minority position. Of course when you have that type of spirit of preaching and influencing via your product it also can back fire. They took a political position I did not agree with supporting a Cop Killer’s release from prison….so for many years I stopped eating their ice cream, it was my way of sending them a vote with my money.
Needless to say many millions of scoops later they sold their company to an Anglo-Belgian Company and I returned as a consumer. Generally there is always a bucket of Cherry Garcia in our FreezerJ.( if you have not had it you should try it: vanilla ice cream, cherries & pieces of dark chocolate named after the Guitarist of the Grateful Dead)
So today we took a small stroll down Main Street in Santa Monica, CA and stopped in to one of their six Los Angeles area stores (thanks to the Anglo-Belgian Co they are all over the world not just in Vermont).
If you are in Santa Monica, CA and want a great Ice Cream referral stop in at 2441 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 and enjoy a scoop or two of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. It tastes better than out of the bucket at homeJ. http://www.benjerry.com/
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