I’ve turned 50 and now want to squeeze in all the fun I can (while I still can)! My husband and I are also raising two incredible sons who happen to be autistic. I also have a 34 year old, self sufficient, beautiful daughter. We don’t always have a lot of free time, but we love to travel when we can and we love food, although I have to be creative as both boys have dairy, egg, peanut and tree nut allergies. But we keep movin’ on!
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 &
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
Looks real, not sure what to do with it!
There were some pretty neat items at the gift
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!