Monday, August 19, 2013

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

When in Vermont, a visit to Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury is always in order.  Delighting old and young alike, Ben & Jerry's is a fun and tasty excursion.  Factory tours are available and include a very entertaining movie in the Cow Over The Moon Theater documenting the history of Ben & Jerry’s. 

Following the movie is a tour of the actual production line where glass windows above reveal the working factory showing employees producing two flavors of ice cream.  Photos are not allowed during this part of the tour.  Our tour guide explained that they don’t want their trade secrets to get into the wrong hands, (although seriously Ben & Jerry, all someone would have to do is keep taking the tour!!)  Samples are then given and the guided part of the tour is concluded. 

The scoop shop features popular flavors currently available at retail as well as exclusive flavors only available by the cone or cup.  My husband went nuts for the Coconut Seven Layer Bar, while Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup was totally fine with me!

Looks real, not sure what to do with it!

There were some pretty neat items at the gift shop. 

Display set up in 2010.

The Ben & Jerry ‘bus’ was outside along with some cute photo props for the kids and us big kids as well. 

The flavor graveyard is a fun place to visit, and we spent an hour just wandering around and reading the gravestones! 

Several cows were resting on this gorgeous property tucked down under the mountains.  This is a perfect place for a picnic with desert just a short line away!  


  1. How funny! There's a shop here on Maui that opened a year ago I think. I went to a B & J in Russia once, many years ago. It was of course, very popular. Russians love ice cream even if it's freezing and snowing outside.

    1. Wow, they are all over! they really make the best ice cream!!