Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour In Vermont

by Roni

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Did you know you could take a tour of the Ben & Jerry Factory in Vermont? It’s such a cool tour and you get to see how the ice cream is made, what goes into the planning and choosing the flavors and you get samples!  I don’t have any pictures of the plant as pictures weren’t allowed and it wasn’t one of those places where I was going to sneak and take pictures.

 

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Everything was really colorful and bright, even the columns are pretty! There is color everywhere which gives your eyes so much to focus on.

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The gift shop has everything you can imagine from shot glasses to shirts. There are so many cute things in the gift shop you may find yourself spending a bit of time in there.

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At the beginning of the tour they take you to the Flavor Lab where you see all kinds of interesting names. It’s cute, no?

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I’m not a big ice cream girl (except when it’s on my mom’s peach cobbler then I can’t get enough of it).  It’s a good sample size and who can turn down a small taste of ice cream?

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This was the part I thought was the coolest. There is a Flavor Graveyard where you see all the flavors that once were that are no longer.  Each tombstone has a poem about the flavor.

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The pic below has Holy Cannoli in the front. It says,

“now in front of the pearly gates,

Holy Cannoli sits and waits.

What brought its ruin no one knows,

must have been the pistachios.”

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Below is Rainforest Crunch. It says,

With aching heart & heavy sigh,

We bid Rainforest Crunch goodbye.

That nutty brittle from exotic places

got sticky in between our braces.

 

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Have you taken any good tours lately?

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3 comments

Laura Radniecki April 7, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Haha, this is awesome! I would love to take this tour sometime! I’ve actually never visited the East Coast before [the only part of the country I haven’t explored] but plan to!!

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Pam Green April 8, 2014 - 2:05 pm

How fun! I’ve always wanted to do this but since I live on the west coast I have never been to Vermont. I think I will have to add it to the Foodie Vacation Ideas Bucket List!

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Roni April 8, 2014 - 10:57 pm

It’s definitely worth the trip!

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