Thirty five years ago today Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield celebrated surviving their very first year of running their business. To thank those that supported their little ice cream store, Ben & Jerry’s, they decided to give everyone a free cone. And on every April 8th since then they’ve continued that tradition. The event grows larger every year and this year there are 26 countries taking part with over 700 scoop shops serving free ice cream and frozen yogurt (for those wanting a few less calories) from all participating stores.
Fans can choose any flavor they’d like, but they’ll also be able to try Ben & Jerry’s newest flavors, which include:
- Salted Caramel Blondie: Sweet cream ice cream with blonde brownies and a salted caramel swirl
- Hazed and Confused: Hazelnut and chocolate ice creams with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge swirl
- Cotton Candy: Cotton candy ice cream loaded with cotton candy piece
For me it will be a touch decision between Phish Food (chocolate ice cream with marshmallow, caramel and fudge bits) or Chocolate Peppermint Crunch (Chocolate Ice Cream with Peppermint and Fudge Swirls and Mint Chocolate Cookie Balls) or if I’m trying to be good Chocolate Fudge Brownie (Low Fat Frozen Chocolate Yogurt with Fudge Brownies).
No matter what flavor you pick- the best part is it will be free from noon to 8pm at the ice cream parlor located at 1934 Brown Street. And be warned- for some silly reason, the Ben & Jerry’s at The Greene never seems to participate in this promotion.
For more info and to find your nearest participating shop, click here.