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Get the Scoop at Ben & Jerry's Vermont Factory

Where: 1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd. [map], Waterbury, VT, United States
May 1, 2009 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

Become an informed consumer while still on vacation! Check out Jaunted's newest series of the best factory tours the world over.

Summer's on its way and nothing says scorching-hot temperatures like a waffle cone the size of your head. Even if you missed Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day last week, celebrate what's cool at the company factory in Vermont.

Famously begun by two hippies who took a correspondence course on how to make ice cream, Ben and Jerry's is now owned by multinational conglomerate Unilever, but the factory tour retains the tie-dyed kookiness of its founders. After watching the manufacturing process over the factory floor, waddle off to the FlavoRoom for the beloved free samples. When your appetite is whetted, take your cone from the scoop shop and walk to the flavor graveyard out by the parking lot to mourn discontinued flavors like Peanut Butter and Jelly and (irony!) 1987's Economic Crunch.

Tours run every day, every 30 minutes starting at 10AM (9AM in July). $3 gets you on a tour (free to kids 12 and under), but $21 gets you a package including a T-shirt and pint coupon.

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Archived Comments:

Love The Factory Tour Series

Did the B&J tour a few years ago, except we went in the winter and snowshoed around the factory with some hippie (of course) tour guide. Definitely worth it.