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Visiting Vermont, Part 3 – Ben & Jerry’s

I have to admit that other than seeing Shanon and visiting Grafton, visiting the Ben & Jerry’s factory was one of my main reasons for wanting to visit Vermont.  I mean, I love ice cream, and Ben & Jerry’s is such a cool, fun-loving company, I was dying to see this place in person.  Also, I have always wanted to attempt and hopefully conquer the Vermonster ice cream sundae.  (More on this below…)  One day we made the trip up to Burlington, Vermont where the factory is located.  From the moment we walked up the hill, we knew it was going to be a ton of fun.

Every inch of this place was in line with the fun and kooky ice cream-loving philosophy of this company.  It puts an instant smile on your face.

As luck would have it, a tour of the factory was starting just a few minutes after we arrived so we bought tickets (very cheap, something like $5) and got ready to go.  While we were waiting, we took a peek at this fun display case with all the different Ben & Jerry’s flavors.

There were no photos allowed for most of the tour itself, but it was way cool.  It starts out with a brief and very funny video about how Ben & Jerry started the company, how it grew, and what they are working towards today.  Some things I already knew, like the fact that they first learned about ice cream making through a correspondence course on the topic.  Some information was new to me, like the fact that their traveling ice cream van caught on fire (!) in Ohio in what turned out to be a happy accident thanks to the publicity they received from it.  I also really enjoyed learning about their social mission and what they are doing to achieve those goals.  As if I didn’t already love them enough, this took it to another level.  After the video, we were escorted to a viewing area where we were able to watch the factory’s inner workings where the ice cream is made, packaged, and stored.  All of the equipment for the large scale production of ice cream was explained in a clear and interesting way.  It was fascinating to see it in action, and to see the amazing rate at which the pints are produced.  Finally we made our way into the flavor room where we were able to sample the day’s flavor, which was triple caramel.  I only took one taste because I was hoping to save room for what I was about to attempt…

So, as I mentioned, it has been a goal of mine to eat the Vermonster sundae.  I know this seems crazy to, well, almost everyone I talk to, but hey, it’s always been a dream of mine.  I didn’t want to attempt the full sized Vermonster on this trip, mainly because I psyched myself out of it, but also because I’m waiting to do it with my best friend Amanda since we share this goal.  (We can DO IT!)  Instead I decided to try the mini Vermonster but as you can see, it isn’t really mini at all.  Four scoops of ice cream, a brownie, a cookie, and two kinds of toppings.  For my ice cream scoops I chose half coffee (fine) and half double fudge brownie (really bad decision).  Here I am at the beginning, happy and confident.

Here I’m pretending I’m happy, but I’m starting to crack.  I had a lot of factors going against me here.  First of all, we were sitting outside and it was really cold.  We could have gone inside but I didn’t want other people watching this go down and that giant bowl attracts a lot of attention.  (Amanda, I will feel better when you’re with me and we can be fools together!)  Second, I ate way too much for breakfast that morning.  Third, and what I think was my undoing, was choosing the double fudge brownie ice cream.  It was so heavy, so rich, and I just couldn’t stomach it.  Also, because of the cold and to avoid people watching me, I tried to go way too fast.  I really should have paced myself.

We made a last ditch attempt to salvage my quest and moved to the car where it was a little bit warmer.  But, this is where I stopped.  So close!  I probably could have eaten even more but at that point I knew I wasn’t going to make it so I figured it made more sense to stop before I felt horribly sick.

Sadness.  (By the way, I was not crying or anything, but had a lovely raging red eyeball after catching pink eye from the kids a few weeks before.  I actually still have it.  Dislike.)

But, instead of leaving on that sad note, we decided to get out of the car and walk around some more because there was a bit more to see.  We walked up the hill and were able to see the factory from behind, with their cute tanks labeled “milk”, “cream” and “sugar”.

Up at the top of the hill was the Flavor Graveyard where, as they put it, they pay respects to some of their dearly departed flavors.

The headstones included the names of the flavors, sometimes a description, and usually the reason that the flavor failed (cost, ingredients, popularity).  It was so funny!

And that was it.  I am sad I wasn’t able to beat even the mini Vermonster, but I’m glad I had this practice run so I’ll be prepared for next time.  And there definitely will be a next time.

I didn’t mention it before, but their gift shop was killer.  So much fun stuff, I could have easily browsed for an hour.  I got some things for you!  You can win a copy of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cookbook, this fun “pint cozy” (which could probably also serve as another type of cozy), and a container of chocolate fudge brownie lip balm!  (To be perfectly honest, I have no idea if this stuff is any good or not but I still haven’t gotten my stomach around to the idea of trying the one I bought for myself.)

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  If you’ve never tried it (gasp!), take a peek at their offerings and tell me what you’d most like to try.  

The Rules: One entry per person, U.S. residents only.  Commenting will close on Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am.  One winner will be selected at random and announced next week.

Full disclosure:  This giveaway is sponsored by yours truly.

  • Laura

    CHubby Hubby! <3 <3 <3

  • http://pacificthyme.blogspot.com Erin P

    I love Chunky Monkey!!

  • Marsha

    I have too many favorites to pick just one, maybe……Cherry Garcia. The book is great and very entertaining to read.

  • bridget

    Strawberry cheesecake!!!

  • http://www.tinnedtomatoes.com jacqueline

    Wow, I would have loved to have been there. I can see why you didn’t manage to finish that huge tub, but boy did it look good. The flavour graveyard was so funny.

  • http://susies1955.blogspot.com/ Susie

    We went to Ben and Jerry’s once. My favorite flavor is the Red Velvet Cake one. :)
    Susie

  • http://www.jessicalynnwrites.blogspot.com jessica lynn

    That looks like so much fun! I really want to go there now. My favorite flavor changes drastically depending on my mood, but my latest favorite is their Strawberry Cheesecake. I love the graham cracker crumbs in it. YUM!

  • http://palegirlinthecity.tumblr.com (Another) Annie

    What a fun trip! I briefly worked at a Ben & Jerry’s shop, so I definitely want to make it to the factory at some point. (And I’m in New England so this is a no-brainer.) Thanks for sharing your visit!

    If Ben & Jerry’s ever got rid of Phish Food, I would cry. I tend to like a variety of other brand flavors, but at Ben & Jerry’s I always go for Phish Food. So chocolate-y and fun. Mmm…is it okay to have ice cream for breakfast?

  • http://caroleknits.net Carole

    I’ve visited there and it’s a lot of fun. My fav flavor has got to be Cherry Garcia.

  • mary

    I LOVE Ben & Jerry’s, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Coffee Heathbar. That’s if I had to pick a favorite today, tomorrow might be a different answer! <3

  • Jennifer N

    My current fave flavor is Clusterfluff! Although I think it’s going by What a Cluster now… Why they changed it’s name, who knows?!?

  • Noam

    Wow! ok! One flavor…. I might have to post two… Schweddy Balls (Ben & Jerry watch SNL!) and Bonnaroo Buzz. So yummy…

  • Kristin

    Coffee Heath bar crunch!! Yum!

  • Robbie Fielder

    I love Cherry Garcia!!! It’s the best.

  • Angela Hanson

    Phish Food of course! :)

  • http://Watchingthewaters.com Corey waters

    I have several “go-to” flavors… New York Super Fudge Chunk, Coffee Heath Bar, and Mint Oreo Cookie.

  • nicole zace

    That sounds so fun! My favorite flavor is chubby hubby!

  • Amanda

    That looks like SO much fun! I always get Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked frozen yogurt! I only allow myself a half of a pint in one sitting, but I always sneak a little bit more! ; )

    I’d love to know where you stayed in Vermont! There’s a chance we might be visiting, and I love bed & breakfast suggestions!

  • Jon

    Cherry Garcia… it just feels right for the Vermont ice cream hippies to celebrate Jerry… and somehow the cherries are so delicious in that sweet vanilla cream!

  • http://warmvanillasugar.wordpress.com/ Katrina

    Holy crap. All that Ben and Jerry’s looks freaking unreal!

  • Maria

    Mmmmm….I love their Pistachio Pistachio flavor. I’m loving these posts and hoping to travel to Vermont soon!

  • Suzanne

    Haven’t had any B&J’s in a long time. I would love to try Creme Brulee!

  • http://Www.pamelavachonphotography.com Pam

    I used to love black and tan but I think it might be in the flavor graveyard now!

  • http://camerasandchaos.blogspot.com/ cindy

    my favorite has always been chunky monkey. we went to the factory too but it was a really busy summer day and there was a 4 hour wait for the tour. i really wish we could have done it. oh well, maybe someday….

  • http://just2good.wordpress.com Amy

    Phish Food, yum!

  • Nic

    Phish Food!

  • Marley

    Two years ago on New Years Eve, my friends and I decided to tackle the Vermonster at our local Ben and Jerry’s in hopes of finishing it before midnight. Much to our chagrin, we gathered quite the crowd of gawkers (much like the attention you didn’t want!..understood!). We played it safe by going half and half with our flavors- half vanilla, half chocolate- but went all out with toppings- every one they offered. The four of us had our tactics and put together quite the game plan where I ended up being the one to eat all the bananas that were present in this lactose nightmare. With 20 minutes left before midnight, we finished this beast, but were certainly not in the mood for kissing at midnight, or moving for that matter!

  • Jacqueline

    Fossil Fuel…perfect combination of creamy ice cream and chocolate!

  • Sherlie Magaret

    Coffee is my fav.

  • Lindsay

    I love chubby hubby. The sweet and salty combo is always satisfying!

  • http://www.catelinden.com Cate

    I’ve always loved Cherry Garcia!

  • Jerri

    I’ve never tried Ben & Jerry’s; but anything chocolatey is good to me.

  • Jessica in Indy

    Mmmm, I’d probably go with Cherry Garcia. Or strawberry cheesecake!!

  • Summer

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d have to go with cherry Garcia.

  • Brody

    I adore Ben and Jerry’s, pretty much any and every flavor, but if I had to choose here an now, I would say Half Baked. YUM.

  • Tracey

    New York Super Fudge Chunk!

  • Brenna J

    Strawberry Cheesecake is definitely my favorite! I admit that I could totally eat a pint all by myself. LOL :)

  • Amy L

    I love Half Baked!

  • Kris

    Coffee heath bar crunch!

  • Jen

    Limited Edition Key Lime Pie

  • Lydia

    I haven’t had Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in ages! But I think my favorite kind was Karamel Sutra or cookie dough :)

  • http://lifeinbeantownusa.blogspot.com Sara

    I love the half-baked with cookie dough and brownies, yum!

  • http://www.melissaheartsfood.blogspot.com Melissa

    My go-to favorite is Phish Food…it has just the right mix of everything to make me happy!

  • Francesca

    Love, Love, LOVE Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Sutra. A.m.a.z.i.n.g! :) There is a caramel core…it just doesn’t get any better!

  • http://kellyskitch.blogspot.com/ Kelly

    My favorite ice cream flavor (B&J or otherwise) is and always will be STRAWBERRY!! It’s so classic and so delicious and fruity!

  • Elizabeth H.

    Karamel Sutra is my ultimate favorite Ben & Jerry’s treat. So delicious. Ben & Jerry are geniuses.

  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen @ What’s Baking in the Barbershop?!

    YUM! I love the Ben & Jerry’s factory! I think it’s in Waterbury, VT though – not Burlington? Anyway, glad you had such a great time! My all-time favorite flavor is definitely One Sweet Whirled. :)

  • http://maryhorowitz.com Mary Horowitz

    Caramel sutra is my fave, but we’ve been loving cinnamon bun lately!

  • Betsie

    Visiting the factory is SO fun! We toured the factory during our honeymoon. My favorite flavor is a new one, Bonnaroo Buzz. YUM!

  • Kathy

    RIP … One Sweet Whirled … Dave Matthews teamed up with Ben & Jerrys in 2002. A mix of caramel and coffee ice creams with coffee-fudge chips, caramel sauce, and marshmallows. I actually volunteered to scoop ice cream on Earth Day that year and thats how I came to love this flavor!

  • Carina

    Went to the B&J factory as a girl scout when I was a kid! So much fun and so delicious! I love chunky monkey!

  • http://zoltanszabo.com willa

    House favorite is Cherry Garcia…….have not tried the double caramel but that would likely out pace Garcia in my book if not tha t of my husband!

  • http://www.iheartknitting.com Amy

    My favorite flavor is pumpkin cheesecake, and lucky for me, ’tis the season for it!

  • Linda

    Half Baked!!! Yum!

  • Traci F

    Love Ben & Jerry’s!! My favorite is NY Super Fudge Chunk.

  • Karianne

    Half Baked!! The FroYo version :)

  • http://www.jenncooks.com Jenn

    How fun!! My favorite flavor is either Chubby Hubby or Mint Chocolate Cookie.

  • Taylor

    Chunky Monkey! Love the walnuts :)

  • mary s.

    my favorite WAS the oatmeal chocolate chunk – but i can’t seem to find it ANYWHERE!! makes me wonder if there is a headstone for it!

  • Jeanne ODonnell

    My favorite is Chubby Hubby!

  • Terri A.

    B&Js is on my bucket list! I can’t wait to go. My favorite flavor is Chubby Hubby.

  • Leanne

    Sweet giveaway! My favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor is Oatmeal Cookie Chunk, but I can also go crazy over S’mores or Mint Cookie!

  • Ellen

    cinnamon bun!!! so delicious

  • Bree

    Definitely Cherry Garcia!

  • Lindsay

    Just pick one! I don’t know if that is possible. I am a huge ice cream addict (thanks to my dad). Oh gosh, I’m going to have to say Half Baked. I used to walk to the corner store with my best friend in 7th grade in the dead of winter (which, in the Pacific Northwest where I grew up, meant rain and not snow luckily) to buy Half Baked. Everyone thought we were crazy for eating ice cream in the winter, but we knew that they were wrong. Ice cream is good during any season!

  • Emily

    mmmm, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Delicious! What a fun give-away!

  • Lindsay

    Now I’m curious, Annie, what your favorite flavor is!

  • Kirsten

    I’m a sucker for chunks of waffle cone in my ice cream, so my current favorite is Americone Dream. (although, triple caramel is a very close second)

  • Joanna

    Loooove Half Baked…been eating it ever since middle school when we used to walk to Ben & Jerry’s down the street.

  • http://www.rebelwife.wordpress.com julie

    Cherry Garcia! And, I usually hide it waaaay in the back of the freezer. :)

  • Josephine

    Chunky Monkey! I would eat it by the pint in college :)

  • Paula

    My favorites (off the top of my head) are Chubby Hubby and Mint Chocolate Cookie! I have been eye-balling the new Red Velvet Cake flavor recently…

  • Nicole

    Half Baked is my all time fave!

  • Sondra

    I’ve only tried a couple of flavors but Cherry Garcia was very good.

  • http://daliasdelights.blogspot.com Dalia

    My favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream is the one called Brownie Cheesecake. It is amazing! I am craving it now…… :)

  • Torrie

    Thanks for sharing! My favorite is coffee or vanilla. Sounds silly to like plain vanilla but it is sooo good!!

  • Carly D

    Phish Food!!!!!

  • http://holly-lost-and-found.weebly.com Holly M

    I love your blog! My favorite is Everthing But…how can you resist all that goodness? Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Suz

    Right now my favorite is Creme Brulee. Tomorrow it may be Phish Food or Americone Dream, but not today.

  • Kalyn

    I love the Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor. Yum!

  • http://fakeginger.com amanda @ fake ginger

    Chubby Hubby is my alltime favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor! I haven’t bought it in YEARS because I will seriously eat the entire container in 10 minutes.

  • elizabeth

    cookie dough!

  • June g.

    It’s gotta be chunky monkey! Yummy!

  • Maggie

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Ben and Jerrys. I’ve never been to the factory, but it’s on my bucket list.

    My favorite flavor…probably Phish Food. But there is (was?) another flavor once that reminded me of Phish food in that it had chocolate animals floating around in it – in this case, chocolate and white chocolate cows. It was seriously tasty.

  • http://www.danellesdish.com danellesdish

    I love Cherry Garcia!! My college roommate and I would share a pint of supper many night…oh the memories!

  • http://www.thegingeredwhisk.blogspot.com Jenni

    Oh my gosh, how fun!! I was just telling my husband the other day how I wanted to take a vacation there! Haha They used to have an apple pie flavored one that was my favorite, but I don’t think they make it anymore. I just tried the Bonnards Buzz, which was good – whiskey flavored ice cream!!

  • Kelly S.

    Looks like an awesome place to visit, I love Ben and Jerry’s, my favorite flavor is Phish Food!

  • Miranda

    Chunky Monkey!!!! The banana ice cream, huge chocolate chunks and crunchy walnuts. Oh, I would really enjoy a bowl of it right now!!!

  • Kathleen

    What a fun place! My favorite is Mint Chocolate Cookie :-)

  • http://weighward.blogspot.com Julie

    I love New York Super Fudge Chunk, among others!

  • Meghan C.

    My favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor would have to be Imagine Whirled Peace. It’s the perfect blend of caramel and sweet cream ice creams with huge chunks of peace sign-shaped fudge and not just any cookie pieces, but toffee cookie pieces! It has definitely been a favorite of mine for a while!!

  • Tiffany

    I *think* my favorite flavor is Boston Cream Pie. I love the custard swirled in.

  • sarah

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie is sooooo yummy!

  • Meredyth

    My favorite is half-baked. Hands down!

  • Christy

    Cherry Garcia all the way!

  • Esther

    Cherry Garcia, hands down!

  • Bonnie

    Chunky Monkey is definitely my favorite – tried others, but always come back to the Chunky Monkey!

  • Johanna H.

    Definitely Phish food!

  • Melanie

    “Everything but the twist” is my absolute favorite. I love the mystery in every bite! :)

  • Gwyn

    I loved visiting Ben and Jerry’s, as for my favorite… the cookie dough!!!

  • Michelle

    I love the marsha marsha marshmallow. I think its because I love smores and this icecream has all my favorites of the creamy, sticky marshmallow, chocolate chunks and that gritty graham cracker swirl that adds so much texture to the finished product. I could eat a whole pint right now.

  • Katie

    Sweet cream cookies and cream!

  • Ellen

    I love Strawberry Cheesecake!

  • Candice

    My favorite is Phish food & the Red Velvet Cake, can’t choose just one!!

  • Leslie

    I love Cherry Garcia! It’s so yummy! I’ve been to Ben and Jerry’s but it’s been probably 10 years ago. It’s such a fun place! So glad you enjoyed the visit.

  • Rikki

    Oh, this is a tough one, but I will have to go with Phish Food (although Wavy Gravy is a very close second).

  • http://wifeyknowsbest.tumblr.com Anahi J

    My favorite is phish food, mmmmmm yummy! It to would be a bad choice for the “Vermonster” I think.

  • Melisa

    I LOVED Vermonty Python, but I haven’t seen it for quite a while. How can you get any better than chocolate cows? Oatmeal Cookie Chunk is pretty good, too.

  • http://www.kelseysews.blogspot.com Kelsey

    I love the Vermonty Python! Not sure if they even make it any more but it is my definite favorite :)

  • Nikki

    Creme Brulee!! I could eat pint after pint….after pint…

  • liz

    My favorite flavor would have to be cherry Garcia…or half baked…they are all just so delicious!
    ~Liz

  • Heather S.

    Definitely Chubby Hubby!

  • Latina

    Kudos on the sundae, that was impressive! My favorite is Cherry Garcia.

  • Dawn L.

    So, this is gonna sound super boring…but my favorite? Their vanilla. Hands down the BEST BEST BEST vanilla I have ever had, anywhere. I love all their kooky flavors, but the vanilla is truly delightful and a classic can’t be beat!

  • Jordan B

    My favorite flavor is Late Night Snack by Jimmy Fallon!!! So yummy!!

  • megan

    Everything but the kitchen sink!

  • Ashley C

    Chunky money! I miss living in New England and visiting Ben & Jerry’s…great place.

  • Brenda Nelson

    Chubby Hubby, most definitely, though they are all wonderful!

    I’m jealous, I wanna go! The only tours I’ve been on are the Miller Brewing plant in Milwaukee (I really don’t like mass-produced beer but it was FUN and the beer, it was free) and the best, Cadbury World in Bourneville, England. AWESOME!!

  • http://www.reginastanton.com Regina

    I like Everything But The… But I’m looking at the flavor list, now, and wow, there are some flavors I’ve never seen! Better make an ice cream run soon!

  • http://msenplace.wordpress.com Erica

    I don’t even think they make it anymore, but I used to be *obsessed* with Brownie Batter. (I think they stopped carrying it around my first or second year of college–and my college’s convenience store sold just about every kind of Ben & Jerry’s, so this was almost a good thing.) As for current flavors, I’m always a sucker for Milk & Cookies. So surprisingly delicious!

  • Demitria

    My favorite flavor is Half-Baked!! I can eat the entire pint in about 5 minutes…and then I’m sad because it’s all gone…

  • http://www.cookiedoc.blogspot.com Claire

    Oh they have so many that are good! I think I currently like the Milk and Cookies flavor best right now…but I do love Oatmeal cookie and anything with heath bar, too! :-)

  • rm

    When I was in college, I was on a Chunky Monkey kick, and during summer breaks, a pint of that was my fee for going grocery shopping for my mom. Now that I have “matured”, I like the Brownie and Cake batter ice creams.

  • Laurel

    I love oatmeal cookie chunk. I also loved chocolate peanut butter cookie dough and was so sad to see it go to the graveyard!

  • Laura

    Half-baked has been one of my favorites for a long time…cookie dough and brownie batter together? mmmm

  • Jolie

    The strawberry cheesecake is by far my favorite! I can only buy them though in the tiny sizes because I have no self control when it comes to the chunks of strawberries and graham cracker bits. It’s heaven, I tell ya.

  • Lakeisha

    Chunky Monkey is my favorite!! :)

  • Lauren

    My favorite is definitely Half Baked. But I also like the “Fro Yo” version of it- woo hoo!

  • Stacey

    In our family we each have a favorite. For me Chunky Monkey has got to be one of their best with Cherry Garcia as a very close 2nd! My husband loves New York Super Fudge Chunk and my son’s fav is Half Baked. This is great because we can each have our own and not have to share…..lol

  • Faith

    Mmmm, I love Phish Food. It’s so rich, and so intense, yet so incredibly perfect.

  • http://inthekitchenwithkatie.tumblr.com Katie

    It is so hard to pick one, but I would say Phish Food or Half Baked. Yum!

  • http://www.thecurvycarrot.com Shanon

    I love the sad face. Best part of the post. I know how you wanted to finish that so badly. :)

  • Meg S

    I love Phish Food!

  • http://julieuliuli365@blogspot.com JulieAnn

    My favorite is Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl. Swoon. We have a shop within walking distance (dangerous!!) and my daughter and I made it a second home when my husband was deployed this summer. She thinks the store is a playplace with ice cream! I think I have to make it up to Vermont sometime soon to check out the headquarters!

  • Linda B

    Chubby Hubby

  • Kel

    Chunky Monkey…. When we visited for the first time in SEP I must say the graveyard was our favorite.

  • Racheal

    It’s a tough choice, but I would have to say Cinnamon Bun is my all time favorite.

  • Mandy A.

    My favorite is Half- Baked, but I would love to try their Schweddy Balls :D

  • Liss

    Phish Food

  • http://kidsinthesink.wordpress.com Melissa @ Kids in the Sink

    I love half baked!

  • Annie B

    My favorite is and always has been, Cherry Garcia. However, having said that, I occasionally have a fling with Heath Bar Crunch or Chunky Monkey. As an aside, there sure are a lot of Annies around now. Growing up in Indiana (Ft. Wayne) many years ago I hardly ever met another one. I love, love, love your blog and have tried a lot of your recipes and have many more on my “want to try list.” I really don’t know how you do everything you do, but you sure do it well.

  • http://kidsinthesink.wordpress.com Heather Taylor

    My fav is coffee flavor!

  • Sarah

    Phish Food is my favorite! It’s sooo good! :)

  • Heather

    I Love Sweat Cream and Cookies….just the name alone makes my mouth water!!!

  • Angie

    Phish Food!!! I used to look forward to the free Ben and Jerry’s cone day every year…then all the stores around Indy closed darn it.

  • JoAnna

    oatmeal cookie chunk–so jealous you got to visit the factory!

  • Meghan Maher

    I’m originally from Vermont, so I loved this post! One of my best friends in high school worked there and used to bring home 3 pints of factory seconds every time she worked…we loved her! My favorite by far is Cherry Garcia, so yummy.

  • Sarah El Guerrab

    Anericone dream. That stuff is amazing!!! When I was pregnant I had to have it way to often!

  • Julie in TX

    My favorite flavor is Phish Food! However, I truly miss Dave Matthews’ One Sweet Whirled – coffee, sweet cream, marshmallow, caramel, yum! I was looking for it in your graveyard photo!

  • Emily Fox

    Americone Dream, what’s not to love? Waffle cones covered in chocolate, with a caramel swirl and Steven Colbert! (though he’s not IN the ice cream he did help design it)

  • http://www.jinxyisms.com/ Christy

    Mint chocolate cookie is the bestest! I also love Mission to Marzipan, but haven’t seen it in forever so I’m afraid it’s in the graveyard now too. :(

  • http://feeeeedmeseymour.wordpress.com/ Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    This looks like such a fun trip! I’ll have to try and make it there one day. Who can go wrong with a giant tub of ice cream? My favorite is an old flavor, To Russia, With Buzz. I tried it for the first time on my senior trip in high school (won’t say how long ago THAT was!). It was amazing and I’ve been craving it ever since, but I’m afraid they stopped making it.

  • Heather

    Phish Food would have to be my current favorite. We went to the Ben & Jerry’s factory a LONG time ago and they had “seconds” pints at the time. The “seconds” had either too many goodies or not quite enough. I ate almost an entire pint of Rainforest Crunch with some help from my family.

  • http://www.thepinterestproject.com Miranda @ The Pinterest Project

    Ok, I grew up in Vermont and the B &J’s factory was my FAVORITE field trip :)

    Also, Chubby Hubby hands down. Delish!

  • Michelle

    Yummm….Phish Food is my favorite!

  • Kristin

    Phish Food!

  • Allie

    Chunky Monkey :)

  • Rebecca

    Mmmm I’d say half baked. Usually the yogurt kind, you know, so I can trick myself into not feeling as guilty when I eat an entire pint… :-)

  • Anne L.

    My absolutely favorite is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch! Yum!!

  • Amanda

    Another one for Phish Food… SO GOOD.

  • Shannon

    Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!

    It used to be Rainforest Crunch before it was retired to the Graveyard.

    It’s been so fun seeing you tour my state – I am just about 90 minutes away from Ben & Jerrys and STILL haven’t been able to go there!

  • Liz D.

    For years Chunky Monkey was my favorite, then last year I tried Karmel Sutra and fell in love! YUM!

  • Anne Marie

    Very fun trip! Favorite flavor (though it’s been a long time): chocolate fudge brownie.

  • Lorie H.

    I’d love to make a trip to Ben & Jerry’s…super cool! I love Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough…yum!

  • http://www.tablefortwoblog.com Julie @ Table for Two

    My favorite flavor is ‘Imagine Whirled Peace’ :)

  • Sharon

    Mint Chocolate Cookie. I did a report on Ben & Jerry’s in 8th grade and have wanted to visit them in Vermont ever since! I was even right nearby on a tour bus once, and we were going to go on the tour, but there were too many of us for the tour, since we hadn’t bought tickets ahead and had limited time. :(

  • Toby

    It’s a tie between Half Baked and Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream. So maybe one scoop of both? Yum!

  • http://butyoucancallmecrazy.blogspot.com Lynn G.

    Yum! I love several, but I have the most fondness for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, because it was my first Ben and Jerry’s flavor and my big brother bought it for me.

  • http://kissthecook.org Lindsey

    Ooooo, this looks so great! I am a huge fan of the peanut butter cup ice cream. Their peanut butter-flavored base is amazing!

  • Shauna

    Man, you need to go on vacation more often–these giveaways are great! I love Phish Food :)

  • http://bakingwithamanda.blogspot.com Amanda N

    I absolutely love the Cake Batter ice-cream! Yum, so delicious! Looks like you had a fun time!

  • Emily

    Bonaroo Buzz is my new favorite! That Vermonster looks amazing.

  • http://www.thelifeofawife.com/ sherri lynn @ life of a wife

    My favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor is Coconut Seven Layer Bar. SO good!

    This sounds like such a fun day! I’ve always wanted to visit the B&J factory but after this post I want to even more! I loved that you tried the Mini Vermonster.

  • Patricia Welch

    OHhhhh! My absolute Fav by B&J’s is KARAMEL SUTRA! I swear, I could live on this. I have to control my cholesterol, so it’s a good thing the grocery store doesn’t always have it in stock. Annie, You know how to live happily!

  • Lindsay

    I love the new Milk and Cookies but I may have to stick with my long time favorite Half Baked. Deliciousss!

  • http://www.bethetomato.adventuresofnateandjen.com Jen

    Chunky Monkey!

  • http://thelittlekimchipierogi.wordpress.com the little kimchi pierogi

    Phish Food!

  • Melanie

    Phish food!

  • Dawn K.

    I love Ben&Jerry’s! Their brownie batter is delicious!

  • Amanda

    Phish Food all the way! It’s like Rocky Road minus the nuts. Chocolate fudge fish, chocolate ice cream and an AMAZING ribbon of marshmallow fluff?! Yes, please!! PS….We are totally going back to Vermont one day soon and we will conquer the Vermonster together (I think me being absent was the REAL reason why it was a Vermonster fail!).

  • http://justinandalanakarl.blogspot.com Alana Karl

    my husband worked at our local ben and jerry’s when we were in college. love their ice cream…would love to tour their factory. how fun!!

  • Rachael G

    My all-time fave for many, many years has been Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I just ordered an ice cream maker for my birthday and the B&J cookbook was one of the books I got to go along with it. Can’t wait to try and recreate some of their yummy flavors!

  • Sarah L.

    Cherry Garcia! YUM.

  • M.E.

    Chunky Monkey is my absolute favorite!!

  • Jenn

    My favorite is “Everything But The”. Has a little bit of everything! So yummy! My regular grocery store doesn’t carry it which is probably a good thing :)

  • Katie

    Definitely Brownie Batter – so delish! And reading about your tour makes me want to go there — you are great advertisement!

  • Christi D

    Chunky Monkey all the way! mmmmmmmmmm

  • JenK

    I’m a double fudge brownie girl… and you’re right, it’s very rich!

  • Jennifer

    This looks like an awesome time I would love to go there someday. As for my favorite Ben and Jerry’s…I recently had pumpkin cheesecake by them it was delicious!

  • Maggie

    choosing a favorite flavor is TOUGH! i’d have to go with the coffee heath bar crunch.

  • http://thimbleanna.com Thimbleanna

    Wow — what a fun experience. I would definitely use that cozy just as it’s intended on my One and Only Love — Chunk Monkey!

  • Mary Beth

    Yum! I have lots of favorites but probably the best would be Brownie Cheesecake, my fiance brought me a pint of it on our first date :)

  • Meghan

    I have to pick ONE B&J flavor?? Mint Chocolate Cookie, Peanut Butter Cup, and Chubby Hubby are all tied for my favorites!! The pint cozy is adorable! I usually wrap a kitchen towel around the pint when I eat it. (And let’s face it – I can pound down a pint in one sitting. It’s my claim to fame).

  • Anita Beachy

    Oh mercy! I will eat any Ben and Jerry’s…anytime, anywhere. Bring it on! I don’t have a favorite…it’s all awesome!

  • Jennifer T

    Hands down … Chunky Monkey!!

  • Julie

    I would like to try Brownie Batter!

  • Meghan

    My favorite flavor is “Chubby Hubby,” but I’m starting to think its made its way to the Flavor Graveyard because I never see it anymore.

  • Michelle

    One of my favorites is definitely Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz!

  • Alie

    Strawberry Cheesecake by far! It’s soooo good!

  • http://spinningnowhere.blogspot.com Stephanie

    I can’t decide between Pistachio!Pistachio! or Chunky Monkey.

  • jennifer healy

    CHUBBY HUBBY. Its ooey gooey, sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy fun!

  • katherine I

    I love HalfBaked. All time favorite flavor.

  • Leigh Ann Smart

    Cherry Garcia! Oh I hope I win this one…the pint cozy would be a PERFECT gift for my ice cream loving dad for Christmas! :o)

  • Ashley

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Strawberry Cheesecake!! My husband absolutley loves the Karamel Sutra flavor as well!!

  • Emily

    I had no idea such a fun place existed!!! I should have known better. I will now add this to the bucket list!!! My favorite flavor is Peach Cobbler. It is TO.DIE.FOR!!!! My husband is going to be in heaven when I tell him where we are going for summer vacation next year ;) He is the ultimate ice cream LOVER

  • http://thefoodierd.blogspot.com Amber, RD

    That looks like so much fun! I will have to put that trip on my “Trips to Take” list. I can’t believe the sundae you had was the minnie version!
    I love Ben and Jerry’s fun flavors, but I have to go with a classic: Cherry Garcia.

  • http://kitchensimplicity.com Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity

    This post gave me a good chuckle. You are too cute Annie. :) I just know with your determination you’ll conquer that behemoth yet! And I can’t wait to see how ginormous the full size is. Yikes! :)

  • http://bashfulbao.wordpress.com Anna K.

    I don’t know if they still make it, but I love their Turtle Soup flavor.

  • Lianne

    What a fun trip! My favorite flavor is currently Half Baked.

  • http://www.pastrycoveredawesome.blogspot.com Courtney McElhaney

    Triple Caramel Chunk or Karamel Sutra. Tough call.

  • http://Lovestoeat.wordpress.com Karen

    I have a goal to visit this place one day too!! Yum. I love chunky monkey!!! Great post :-)

  • Melody

    Any of the chocolate flavors are my favorite!

  • Sandy

    Love, love, love Karmel Sutra!

  • http://www.ayearinthanks.blogspot.com Emily

    I love chubby hubby…it has chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels…come on, that just begs to be devoured!

  • MelissaC

    LOVE Chunky Monkey, but would love to try some of the new flavors including Red Velvet Cake!

  • Vaishali Sharda

    I <3 Chunky Monkey!!

  • http://jenkuck.blogspot.com Jen Kuck

    Chubby Hubby and Phish Food are a tie with me…neither one seems to be able to pull ahead of the other! So jealous you got to go to B&J’s!!

  • kelly c

    hand’s down – phish food. man, now my pregnant self will crave it until i have some. :)

  • Angela

    Digging their Dulce Delish ice cream right now.

  • Jessica

    Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!!!

  • erin

    chubby hubby! yum! i think i need to tour this place!!

  • Meghan

    Phish Food! I don’t really like Phish (or fish for that matter), but this has been my favorite flavor since I was a kid.

  • http://www.stuffgrowing.blogspot.com EG

    We went to Burlington to ski one January but I only skied a few days so I took the tour one day! Fun place!

    The Bonnaroo Buzz is AMAZING!

  • Elizabeth from Indy

    Mmmmm….coffee! I’m not really a coffee drinker, but for some reason I love coffee flavored ice cream.

  • http://www.theweeklypizza.com Golda

    So hard to pick just one – guess I’ll go with Half Baked.

  • Lindsay O’Connor

    My favorite was a seasonal flavor. Key Lime Pie!!!! Yum!!! So sad that I can’t get it anymore.

  • Patti Johnson

    My FAVORITE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is Phish Food. I really haven’t met one I didn’t like! The caramel and chocolate fudge goldfish are wonderful together.

  • Krissy

    I like Chunky Monkey and my husband loves Phish Food. One time we put them together and it wasn’t too bad!!

  • Patti Johnson

    Phish Food is my most favorite! I really haven’t met one that I didn’t like! The caramel and chocolate fudge goldfish are delicious!

  • http://spice-is-nice.com Jacqueline

    I love Half-baked! But talk about a stomach ache….richest ice cream ever!

  • Kaitlin

    Red Velvet Cake! It’s the best!!

  • Stephanie Pierce

    My all-time favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor is Half Baked. I do not care if it is the normal ice cream or the frozen yogurt, I will eat the entire pint!!

  • Emily P

    I love Half Baked. It’s the closest anyone comes to making chocoalte ice cream with cookie dough.

  • JessD

    Definitely the vanilla Heathbar!

  • Inna

    Cherry Garcia!

  • Katie

    Tough choice, but I probably would have to say the Coffee Heath Bar Crunch is my favorite. However, I really want to try the new Schweddy Balls flavor (based on the SNL skit with Alec Baldwin), but I can’t find it in my local grocery stores!

  • http://healthystrides.blogspot.com Kimberly @ Healthy Strides

    It’s the Coffee Heath bar Crunch for me, too!

  • http://www.littlepinkapron.blogspot.com/ Becky @ Little Pink Apron

    I love Cherry Garcia!! I’m so jealous that you got to go! My husband went to Burlington for work a few years ago, and didn’t get to go to Ben & Jerry’s to bring me back anything! :(

  • Bethany Martin

    This looks like so much fun. One of the goals on my 30 before 30 list is to try all of the Ben and Jerry flavors, which is complicated since I didn’t make a plan for all of the delicious limited edition ones. My hands down favorite flavor is cinnamon buns but chubby hubby is up there too. I can’t wait to visit Ben and Jerry’s in Vermont sometime!

  • Shannon

    I love their ice cream! I always loved Half Baked.

  • http://annies-eats.net Stephanie

    phish food

  • Jean

    Looks like so much fun! I love Fossil Fuel!!

  • Michelle

    Hands down favorite, Chubby Hubby, peanut butter filled chocolate covered pretzels, are you kidding me? Also the factory is in Waterbury, VT not burlington, did you have a chance to visit Burlington and Church St? I am New Yorker turned Vermonter and I have been really enjoying all your Vermont posts.

  • http://sweetsimplesandee.blogspot.com sandee

    cherry garcia, hands down!

  • KAPP

    I just added this to my list of places i’d like to go someday. your visit looked like a ton o’fun. thanks for sharing. I like cherry garcia.

  • Kab

    Oatmeal cookie chunk, no question – but surprisingly hard to find :/

  • Kim

    My former favorite is now in the graveyard. Bovinity Divinity. It had chocolate cows…..mmmm. But now I would say when I want to splurge I go for Phish food. Chocolate fish and caramel….YUMMY! I went on that tour a few years ago, and thought it was interesting how much ice cream they give their employees and how often they make them get their cholesterol checked! Fun place!

  • Liz N

    My favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor is CHUNKY MONKEY. It was the first flavor I ever tried and immediately fell in love. That ice cream cozy is too cute!

  • http://russandheidih.blogspot.com Heidiann H

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Ben and Jerry’s would have to be my all time favorite ice cream. They’ve gotten me through many a tough study nights in college, and lets be honest many a tough break ups! :)

  • Chelsea

    I love Dave Matthew’s Band’s Ice Cream: Magic Brownies. “Black Raspberry Ice Cream Swirled with Sweet Cream Ice Cream & Fudgy Brownies.” Thank you for this post, it prompted me to look up my favorite flavor that I thought was discontinued, but is actually being carried now at a different grocery chain in my area!

  • Keshet Starr

    Mine WAS Wavy Gravy, but that may be in the flavor graveyard now:(

  • Erin

    My favorite is Magic Brownies but it isn’t available any more. I check every single time I’m in a grocery store though just to be sure!

  • Morgan

    Chocolate Fudge Brownie Yogurt was always my favorite until I recently tried Bonnaroo Buzz! It’s SO GOOD!

  • Emerald

    Strangely the vanilla. I hosted a taste test for my bookclub of local premium brands and a bunch of grocery store picks and B&J far and away had the best vanilla ice cream. Not usually my first choice but theirs is excellent!

    Also, I have now added visit Ben and Jerry’s headquarters to my life list.

  • Emily H

    Chubby hubby or Maple blondie…or you know, ever flavor possible if it’s one of those days. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

  • Teandra

    CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIE FOR SURE! :-D

  • Kristen

    The dave matthews band magic brownies flavor is the best!

  • Amanda V

    Love Half Baked. :)

    And oh my goodness I generally dislike “food challenges” but I think I have to make an exception for the Vermonster.. or atleast the mini Vermonster!

  • Jan

    Chocolate Fudge Brownie is my favorite – a small amount of it goes a long way :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/NomNomBaking Shayla

    Always and forever “Phish Food”….got me through both of my pregnancies :)

  • http://livelaughlynae.blogspot.com Chelsea F

    Half Baked is sooo good!
    What a fun trip!

  • Katie

    Phish Food!!

  • Marcy

    I love love love their Coffee Heath Bar Crunch–perfect combination of some of my favorite things!

  • http://married-to-military.blogspot.com/ Kati Bethuy

    My favorite flavor is definitely Chubby Hubby. Although it’s hard to find for some reason, it’s so worth the hunt!

  • Bridget

    Classic Cherry Garcia but really there isn’t anything they make that isn’t good!!

  • Jackie

    My favorite is the Coconut Seven Layer Bar. OH YUM.

  • jessica

    My favorite is Half Baked :) DELISH!

  • Sharon

    My favorite flavor is Phish food. It’s the perfect blend of chocolate, fudge, and marshmallows… mmm!

  • JackieKC

    Phish Food is my favorite but I do like the Heath Bar, it’s a close second

  • Jlhpisces

    My all-time favorite is Mission to Marzipan but I can’t seem to find it anymore! :( After that would be Pistachio Pistachio. So many to choose from and they’re all yummy!

  • Amy

    That looks like the neatest & funnest place to visit!!! :)

    Cherry Garcia is the best they got! mmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!! :)))

  • http://www.kaceyskitchen.com Kacey @ Kacey’s Kitchen

    This is great! I had no idea that B&J had a small version of the Vermonster. A few years ago, I had a bunch of friends come up and visit, taking a trip to B&J to tackle the Vermonster.

    8 of us tackled the absurd ice cream creation, and it was A LOT to say the least. We sat outside (in October, FREEZING!) at a round table and passed the bucket around, 1 scoop at a time.

    It wasn’t easy. For starters, the first 20 minutes or so was us just tackling the toppings, a couple of bananas, a couple of giant brownies, a couple of giant cookies, a ton of nuts, whipped cream, hot fudge, sprinkles, etc… Then it was onto the ice cream. We had them put in 1 scoop of every flavor. Surprisingly it tasted pretty good, with the exception of the last two flavors…coffee and coconut. They were just TOO MUCH TO HANDLE after all of the other ice cream.

    If I ever go back again, I’ll be sure to bring my own spoon, because those plastic flimsy ones really slowed us down. HAHA!

    Glad you had a good time! Here is the link to my B&J post if interested. (Back in my just-starting-to-blog days) http://www.kaceyskitchen.com/2009/04/peace-love-icecream-and-bellyaches.html

  • Holly Clark

    I LOVE Everything But The. It’s amazing and contains everything I love in one delicious treat. Now to figure out how to not eat the entire pint….

    P.S.- Your blog is terrific!

  • Rachel

    This is such a fun post!! My favorite is half baked. I love that they don’t make me pick between cookie dough and fudge brownie!

  • Sarah

    Ben & Jerry’s is so fun because there are so many flavors! I usually like to try a different one every time. The other weekend I was so close to trying the new “Schweddy Balls” flavor, but then I saw the Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Swirls. It was delish:)

  • Angie

    I love Chunky Monkey!

  • kate C.

    Chocolate peanut butter cup, right at the moment, but I think I’m still being influenced by those great cookies you just posted about that I made a few days back – yum! :)

  • http://foodieparent.com kdiddy

    You’re REALLY making me want to go to Vermont.

  • Annie D.

    My absolute favorite is New York Super Fudge Chunk…always!

  • Linda

    Phish Food, I guess. But I’ve only had a few flavors, so it’s hard to really pick a favorite.

  • Lynn

    I love Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Thanks for sharing pictures of your trip.

  • Melissa

    Only 1 favorite?!? I’m not sure that’s possible! I made it through both of my pregnancies thanks to a steady diet of Ben and Jerry’s, LOL. But I think (today) my favorite is S’mores!

  • Priya

    I love Americone Dream and the Red Velvet Flavor.

  • http://theregoesthecupcake.wordpress.com/ Kelly

    Cherry Garcia is my very favorite but Coffee Heath Bar Crunch comes in a close second. That cookbook has to be awesome. I love the pictures, you are too funny!

  • Madonna

    If I had to choose only one, it would be Cheesecake Brownie! Your vacation seemed so fun. :)

  • Courtney H

    So many… you pick hard questions. Perhaps Phish Food? Strawberry? Triple Caramel? I love your blog – thanks!

  • Kaylene

    Half Baked!!! YUMMMMMMMMM! And now I want to plan a field trip to Vermont.

  • Kalliope

    My favorite flavor is unfortunately in the graveyard… It was called Cool Britannia. It was sweet cream ice cream with strawberries and chocolate-covered shortbread. :)

  • Jennifer Cox

    Ok. My love affair with Ben & Jerrys began with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and moved to Phish Food. My new fascination is Chocolate Therapy and definately Late Night Snack. Someday maybe I will taste them.

    Thanks for your Blog and sharing your wisdom.

  • http://www.sarahcupcake.com Sarah@SarahCupcake

    I’ve been to the factory a few times, and I <3 it soo much! Favorite flavor is definitly Phish Food!

  • Taylor

    Chunky Monkey or Voluntiramisu!!! Or Phish Food! Or the Irish one… Too many favorites!!

  • Julia

    I might have to go out and get a ben and jerry’s today! My favorite flavors are a toss up between Peach Cobbler and Phish Food… drooling!

  • http://chaoticallyspeaking.blogspot.com Claire

    Chocolate Fudge Brownie!

  • Stephanie

    I absoultely ADORE their “Bonarooo Buzz!” It’s so good! Awwwh, now I want some. Thanks alot, Annie! :p

  • megan

    Phish Food is my favorite (at least for now!)– what a fun giveaway! Good try on the mini-Vermonster. I briefly worked at B&J in college and loved watching people try!

  • Joy

    Mud Pie!

  • http://snowcitygirl.wordpress.com/ Snowcitygirl

    I don’t know if I can choose just one flavor… I’m with (Another)Annie in that Phish Food is amazing and I would join her in crying if they ever got rid of it. Karamel Sutra is another personal favorite – that ribbon/column of caramel right in the middle is sheer perfection. Half Baked is also REALLY good…yeah, it’s impossible to choose just one!

  • Lindsey W.B

    Ahh, everything just has such a fun, whimsical look to it there, how exciting! I really like “Everything but the…”, but once I saw a flavor called “Bohemian Raspberry” which looked phenomenal, but I have never seen it since. I wonder if it died :(

  • 58Teresa

    You did you did! You did get to go to Ben and Jerry’s – groan – how great is that!

    My husband and I look for castles to visit – there was one listed for Vermont – but it was more of a mansion than castle – did you find it? – GREAT interior – and the driveway to the house across the street was HEATED (that’s right – no shoveling in a Vermont winter!)

    One of our many faves is Dublin Mudslide –
    Didn’t they used to do a Gobfather? -

  • Sara C

    I looovee the red velvet ice cream!

  • http://upstatecalikitchenadventures.blogspot.com Maria

    Bonaroo Buzz all the way! Love it!

  • Sara

    Peanut Butter Cup!

  • Lisa

    My favorite is Carrot Cake (so delicious with its swirl of cream cheese frosting!) and a very close second is Cherry Garcia.

  • carrie

    Chocolate fudge brownie! I love ben and jerry”s!

  • Beth G

    My favorite is Sweet Cream & Cookies which you can apparently only get at their scoop shops. I remember having it a lot at the location off of Thayer Street in Providence where I used to hang out in high school :o)

  • Catherine

    Yum!! My favorite flavor is Phish food!!

  • Chelsea Payne

    CHERRY GARCIA is my ultimate favorite, but I never tire of trying their new flavors. And, I LOVE Mint Chocolate Chunk. Yum, yum, yum!

  • NaDell

    I’m pretty sure that double brownie chocolate kind is my favorite. YUM!

  • lisa

    What a fun factory tour! I love all of them, my favorite was the caramel cashew (can’t remember the official name).

  • http://the-wilson-world.blogspot.com Kelli

    I just tweeted my love of Ben & Jerry’s yesterday:) I think my favorite is Chubby Hubby…the saltiness of the pretzels is so yummy with the chocolate & pb!

  • Pastrychef23

    I love Ben & Jerry’s, and have many many go-to flavors. However, I’d have to say that Chocolate Chip cookie dough is my alltime favorite, because it reminds me of being in 9th grade. My best friend and I would often go to the convenience store across the street from our highschool and get a pint to share for lunch. Such a horrible diet for a teen, but such a fond memory! I wonder why I haven’t had that flavor in awhile though? Hoping they still make it!

  • Amy K

    Chubby hubby, double fudge brownie, chunky monkey, banana split…. OK I love them all!

  • chelsea

    My two favorite flavors are Phish Food and Half Baked! Yumyumyum! I wish I had some now. Too bad too much dairy makes my stomach hurt :( so I haven’t eaten icecream in quite a long while!!

  • Annie

    Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food tops my chart! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience :)

  • MaryBeth

    My favorite flavor is Karamel Sutra. Mmmm!

  • Sstriks

    I don’t think I can choose just one flavor of Ben and Jerry’s as my favorite!

  • Molly

    Colbert’s Americone Dream! But it’s really hard to choose just one. Each year at my college there is a Vermonster eating contest (full size) but there are usually teams of at least four people! You are very ambitious. Some of my friends would “train” by eating lots of lettuce or something light in hopes of expanding their stomachs…

  • http://www.moxiesaurus.blogspot.com Kallie

    Definitely have to go with Half Baked Cookie Dough and Brownie!

  • http://amyscookingadventures.blogspot.com/ Amy’s Cooking Adventures

    Double Fudge Brownie is definitely the best! I LOVE the B&J’s Factory–I wish I lived closer to Vermont!

  • jen

    dublin mudslide! yuuuum!!!!!! annie you planned such a fun vacation, i want to go!!!

  • Ashley

    I love Coffee Heathbar Crunch, although it’s pretty stiff competition, as all their flavors are great!

  • Stephanie Coleman

    I love half-baked!

  • Carie

    I can’t say I’ve ever not liked an ice cream flavor (except maybe the Wasabi at Coldstone – yuck!) – but my favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor is New York Super Fudge Chunk!

  • Krista

    Bonaroo Buzz! and I totally need that pint cozy. I usually wrap a dish cloth around my pints (yes, I eat it out of the container. who doesn’t?!)

  • Devin

    My long time favorite was Half Baked, but the newcomer Clusterfluff has almost certainly surpassed it.

  • Telza

    You are brave to attempt even that not so mini Vermonster by yourself! I couldn’t handle that thing.

    My favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s is a tie between Dublin Mudslide and Milk and Cookies!

  • Megan Brokaw

    Oatmeal Cookie Chunk… amazing!!!

  • Erica

    I love Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt, It’s delish, and less fat & calories that the regular Cherry Garcia, so I don’t feel as bad eating the whole pint. :)

  • Heather

    My favorite flavor changes weekly- this week it’s Cluster Fluff! :)

  • Theresa Sea

    Cherry Garcia! YUM!

  • Carly Marsh

    I know mint isn’t your thing but I LOVE their Mint Chocolate Cookie and Half Baked. It’s pretty much a tie for me! And I wish Vermont wasn’t so far from California. It looks like such a fun place to visit!

  • Grace

    Half-baked is really good. Once the freezers broke at the convenience store in my town and the owner gave my sister and I a few free pints :D

  • Susan

    I just had their version of Cookies & Cream last week and it was SO good. Creamy and wonderful – YUM! I can’t find the exact name of it on the site…???

  • Kelly

    My favorite is definitely Cinnamon Buns!!! So so good!

  • Patience

    Chubby Hubby all the way!!! :-) Mmmm goodness!!
    :-)

  • Dana

    I love Chubby Hubby! Yum….might go get some now!

  • Kendra

    very admirable run on the vermonster! :) im goin with half baked as the all time favorite mmmm cookies AND brownies can’t beat it

  • Annie

    I feel exactly the same way but for me, the Vermonster is a definite exception :)

  • Karla H.

    My favorite flavor forever and ever has been coffee heath bar crunch. LOVE IT!!! It helped me through a couple of tough pregnancies!! :) I love their ice cream but even more I love their commitment to a greater social mission.

  • Annie

    Ben and I have decided to plan on one vacation per year, just us, so hopefully you’ll get your wish!

  • Annie

    I know, I had to include it (despite my scary eyeball).

  • Alicia

    I LOVE Late Night Snack! Im a sweet and salty girl – so love the salty caramel & fudge with potato chips!! YUMMMM

  • Jamie

    Half Baked with Brownies & Cookie Dough

  • Jessica

    I love Phish food ice cream. My fiance knows this and any time I’m even a little bit down or in a crummy mood (or if we are celebrating something) I can always count on him to bring me Ben & Jerry’s Phish food ice cream. Even when we started dating 7 years ago, in the summer nights we’d share a pint and look at the stars.

  • Annie

    I must admit, I haven’t eaten Ben & Jerry’s since I got my own ice cream maker almost five years ago. But, I did eat a lot of Phish Food in college so I’ll probably go with that :)

  • http://www.Shansdesignstudio.blogspot.com shannon

    so many good flavors but can’t go wrong with good ol’ cookie dough. Yum
    Thanks

  • Kari Bennett

    It is too hard to decide. Oatmeal Cookie Dough or Cinnamon Buns!

  • Annie

    That is awesome! Love hearing stories from others as crazy as me :)

  • Annie

    I’m planning to talk about that in my last Vermont post, whenever I get around it (probably after Thanksgiving), but we stayed at Inn Victoria in Chester. Highly recommend!

  • Andrea

    Half Baked frozen yogurt if I’m feeling healthy, but otherwise, Fossil Fuel is the best.

  • http://cookingactress.blogspot.com Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    Anything where Chocolate and Peanut Butter are involved, I also love Cookie Dough :P

    That looks like so much fun! I want to go to Vermont now!

  • Lauren s

    I love the Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz Ice Cream. Nom Nom Nom! :)

  • Cristina

    Chubby Hubby, no doubt is my favorite!

  • Tawny

    LOVE Americone Dream! So Good

  • Angie R.

    I would have to say Half-Baked is probably my favorite!

    By the way, I was curious what month you went to Vermont and how many days you spent. Everything looks so pretty during the time you were there, and I was just wondering a good amount of time to stay in order to see everything. Thanks!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/jadeakiss Kacey

    You can never go wrong with Phish Food! Although, I am waiting to try their new Red Velvet Cake!

  • Kathleen

    I would have to say strawberry cheesecake… I could easily eat a pint! We visited the Ben and Jerry’s factory when I was a kid, and my souvenir was an acid washed jean jacket with cows on the back. Probably not the best fashion decision I’ve ever made….

  • Shari

    Cinnamon buns is really delicious!

  • Judy

    Cherry Garcia! I just love cherry ice cream.

  • Lindsey

    Mint Chocolate Cookie

    I cannot wait to go there myself one day!!!

  • http://smalltalkingwitha.blogspot.com Amanda

    Half Baked! My two favorite things in one: brownies and cookie dough!

  • Lindsey

    Mint Chocolate Cookie

    I cannot wait to go there one day!!!

  • Michelle

    My favorite is Half Baked. I ate WAY too much of that in college!

  • http://www.cocobeephotography.com Amber

    Half Baked FOR SURE! Yummmmm! :)

  • Chatelaine

    For years it was New York Super Fudge chunk, but I just tried Chubby Hubby for the first time and OH YEAH, new favorite flavor :)

  • Samantha

    mmmmmm! i want ice cream now!! at least it is almost lunch time here in California!!! my fav would have to be COOKIE DOUGH!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • http://www.thesweetslife.com natalie (the sweets life)

    ahh i’ve flipped through the book and i would love to own it!!

    chubby hubby is my fave!!

  • http://www.anniebakes.net anne

    oh for sure–cherry garcia!!

  • http://www.justinandkarlarausch.blogspot.com Karla

    I love Everything But The…. So many delicious mix-ins! Do you get a prize for finishing the whole Vermontster??

  • Kristen

    There’s too many to choose from! I think I could eat Ben & Jerry’s every day! Right now my favorite is Dublin Mudslide. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  • Hallie

    My favorite B&J’s flavor is Coconut Seven Layer Bar!

  • http://www.jessicahevner.blogspot.com Jessica

    I LOVE Half-Baked, but I am also loving the new flavor, Late Night Snack! It’s delicious! Ben & Jerry’s has and always will be my favorite ice cream!

  • Kristen

    Wow all of the ice cream sounds so good… I think I would like to try the Peanut Brittle the most though!

  • http://scgoble.blogspot.com Camille

    I hope one of things they are working toward is making Fossil Fuel more widely available. That stuff is awesomesauce.

  • Laila

    I absolutely LOVE the Phish Food flavor of Ben & Jerrys. I know Cherry Garcia is a fan favorite, but I can hardly resist the marshmallow and caramel with chocolate…not to mention the little fudge fishes! So much fun :)

  • Grace

    A toss up between Milk&Cookies and Dublin Mudslide! On a quest to find Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies – I check every grocery store and gas station I enter!

  • Cas

    I lived in western Mass. for about 3 years and I never got around to making the 3 hour drive to Ben & Jerry’s. It is one of my biggest life regrets. That said I think Cherry Garcia is probably my favorite flavor.

  • Kathy

    I love this post!! Their chocolate fudge brownie has always been my favorite.

  • Christina

    Phish food!

  • Christina

    What an awesome trip! I’m so jealous.

    My favorite Ben & Jerry’s Flavor is “Everything but the…”

    Best. Flavor. Ever.

  • http://www.beachsidebaker.com Kimiko

    My favorite flavor is Strawberry Cheesecake. I’m loving these posts about your trip to Vermont, I never knew there were so many fun things to do there! Now I want to go!

  • Karrie. L

    Pumpkin cheesecake is my all time favorite but they did no have it this fall :(

  • Annie H

    Phish Food. Always and forever we will be BFF (don’t tell my husband that though).

  • Stephanie

    phish food and i had a nice relationship back in college :)

  • Jackie Gonzales

    Chocolate Fudge Brownie…but I would probably think different if I had to eat too much of it!!!!!

  • Michelle

    In my house there is usually a pint of Americone Dream (my husband’s favorite) and Peanut Butter Cup (for me, of course) hanging out in the freezer.

  • Ashley

    My favorite flavor is the coffee heath bar crunch. It’s addicting!

  • http://theweemeblog.blogspot.com/ Gemma

    Americone Dream all the way. You just can’t beat the fudge covered waffle cone bits.

  • Susan

    I like the chocolate fudge brownie ice cream. Although, I’m sure I would love many others also.

  • http://kristinwear.com Kristin Wear

    Chunky Monkey all the way.

  • Annie

    Haha! That is awesome. I’m sure I would have chosen the same thing as a child of the 80s-early 90s :)

  • http://rufflingmyfeathers.blogspot.com/ Miss Brown Bird

    Oh, that’s a hard choice… Dublin Mudslide is great, anything with cookie dough, but definitely half baked!

  • Annie

    We were there in October, 15-21. Normally that is the tail end of their foliage season but this year things were a bit delayed so it worked out perfectly. I wouldn’t go any later than that though. The week after we were there they got quite a bit of snow!

  • Gaby

    As a little kid, I loved Half-Baked, of course. My dad would always rave about Cherry Garcia, but I was so against even trying it (child’s resistant palate, you see). But in high school, my dad finally convinced me to try it, and now, it is my absolute favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor ever!

  • Jessica

    Phish Food, or Oatmeal Cookie Chunk!

  • http://agiltnutmeg.com/ Emily

    My favorite flavor is Dublin Mudslide! Before that it was Half Baked and if I’m eating at a scoop shop, I ALWAYS get Chocolate Therapy, which is only available at scoop shops–and I don’t even normally go for chocolate ice cream!

  • https://aletarte.wordpress.com/ Allyson

    Oh man, oh man, I could eat their Cherry Garcia all day long, be it ice cream or their frozen yogurt (blasphemy! I know!). I like chocolate, but I don’t care for chocolate ice cream. But this, with the vanilla, and the little chunks of chocolate, and teh sweet bits of cherries, mmmmmm

  • Jill T.

    My all time favorite is Karamel Sutra – it is half caramel ice cream (like literally one half of the container) and the other half is chocolate with chocolate pieces and then down the middle to separate the 2 is a ribbon (thick thick thick) of caramel. Oh boy… it is so delish!

  • http://manifesteddreams.etsy.com Krystle Campbell

    If I ever get up to Vermont, I will tackle the Vermonster. I did something similar to that at a local place, but I think there were only 12 scoops in that one.

    As for my favorite flavor, Cherry Garcia has been a staple for years of I get B&Js. The Pistachio Pistachio looks very tasty too.

    I love the flavor B&Js has, but I’ve always wished that had a “no stuff” option and just sold the smooth ice cream. Mainly so I could eat more of it xD Those giant chocolate fudge chunks are soo filling.

  • Kristin Stone

    Clusterfluff! I actually think it’s called What a Cluster, but it’s delicious either way!
    Thanks!

  • Cortney

    After trying out quite a variety of flavors, my favorite has to be Chunky Monkey. I am usually not a fan of banana-flavored foods or candy. However, this isn’t the sickening sweet, fake banana flavor that I remember from when I was a kid. It tastes VERY light and fresh. The chocolate chunks are a fantastic pairing and the crunch from the chunks of walnuts make one of the best ice-cream combinations I’ve ever had!

  • Chellie Voss

    Americone Dream….amazing with the gooey caramel & the choc. covered waffle bits. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it! :)

  • Vanessa

    That’s tough!! I’d probably pick Half Baked as my favorite.

  • jen

    You can’t beat coffee heath bar crunch!!!

  • Francine

    Half Baked!

  • Mary

    Americone Dream Yummmy :)

  • Liz

    My favorite is in the flavor graveyard–Cool Brittania!

  • Mary Jo

    Chunky Monkey! Yum!

  • Heather O

    Hard to pick just one but Caramel Sutra is one of the best!

  • Jessica J

    I love Ben and Jerry’s Creme Brulee…it’s good in a pint, but even better when you get it in a cone at one of their ice cream shops!

  • http://www.trainsandtutus.com Laura

    Karamel Sutra ~ although it’s so rich, I can’t eat much at once!

  • Dominique

    My favorite is Half-Baked…it’s the best of both worlds (chocolate fudge brownie/chocolate chip cookie dough)!

  • http://pinterest.com/heysandi Sandi

    My favorite non-chocolate flavor is Strawberry Cheesecake, and my favorite with-chocolate flavor is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch <3

  • http://honeyandthread.blogspot.com mandy gross

    My favorite is half baked! :)

  • Barbara

    Any flavor with raspberries and chocolate! Yum!!

  • http://argylelove.blogspot.com/ Jenn K.

    In college my friends and I used to split a pint of Half Baked every Friday night. My current favorite is Double Fudge Brownie.

  • Ashley G

    I have some Americone Dream and Strawberry Cheesecake in my freezer right now, but all-time favorite would have to be Chubby Hubby.

  • Maxine

    Karamel Sutra!

  • Kim

    I love Everything but the Kitchen Sink!

  • http://throwawenchintheworks.blogspot.com/ Ella

    My favorite (because it’s out right now) is the Pumpkin Cheesecake. mmmmm.

  • http://www.bananasforbourbon.blogspot.com Julie @BananasForBourbon

    OMG, Annie, you’ve opened my eyes. I had no idea that place even existed, and now I’m ready to hop on a plane! That place looks flipping CUTE! The graveyard alone! Sounds like a really fun time. And I can’t believe that was the mini. lol! That’s insane. No shame, you did it proud.

    My fav flavor is definitely chubby hubby, though I haven’t tried many flavors. That one is the perfect mix of salt, sweet, creamy, and crunchy! I even made my own crazy ice cream flavor once that my Husband dubbed “Because Chubby Hubby is already taken”. Hehe.

  • Margaret

    I love reading about your Vermont trip because I went to the exact same places over the summer! I absolutely love Vermont, it’s so gorgeous.

    I’m impressed you were able to eat so much of the mini Vermonster! I’m done after having 2 scoops on a cone there, haha. My favorite flavor is Chocolate Therapy… I wish they sold it in pints and not just at Scoop Shops.

  • Meagan

    Everything, but the…kind of girl here. :)

  • Sara

    I love Half Baked! By the way, that pint cozie is the greatest idea! Another place to visit that is super fun is the Jelly Belly factory in CA!

  • Rachel

    Imagine Whirled Peace

  • Susan P

    Cherry Garcia!

  • Kerry

    Oatmeal Cookie Chunk! I am so jealous that you got to go to the factory! I have always wanted to – maybe that will be on next years to-do list!

  • Jordan

    My favorite flavor is Americone dream!

  • Beth

    Cherry Garcia or Half Baked. In the summer there is nothing better than Mint Chocolate cookie!

  • Becca C

    I love AmeriCone Dream. Colbert is my favorite. :-)

  • http://www.bakedbyrachel.com Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    So jealous of this trip!! I have GOT to get there sometime. Maybe next summer. The kids would love it. I hope your pink eye clears up soon!! My favorite flavor is mint chocolate cookie mmmm SO good.

  • Anastasia

    My absolute favorite is the Dearly Departed Bovinity Divinity. However Fossil Fuel and plain old delicious Vanilla fill the void in my stomach. Flavor I’d most like to try? Chocolate Macadamia!

  • Ashley

    My favorite B&J flavor has got to be Phish Food. My sister introduced me to it. Now she lives in England and whenever I am missing her I pick up a pint and go to town.

  • Sarah Miller

    My first instinct was to answer ‘Chunky Monkey’ since that was my first taste of B&J, but my all time favorite alas, rests in the Flavor Graveyard – Cool Brittania. I can almost taste the chocolate covered shortbread pieces. Yum.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ashdav78 Ashley W.

    Love some Schweddy Balls! It actually is very yummy! And we love Saturday night Live!

  • Wendi

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. One of the offices I used to work for order me the Vermonster for my birthday. Of course they made me share. :( It was delicious!!! :)

  • Sara B

    Half Baked. Who doesn’t love cookie dougn and brownies!

  • Susanna

    I recently tried the Dulce Delish flavor and haven’t been able to go back to any other flavor. It’s so perfect!!!

  • Sierra

    Love love LOVE Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream! I love Americone Dream and Half Baked….sorry, couldn’t limit myself to just one! :)

  • Meghan

    Definitely Phish Food! I also liked one they had for a brief time… something with Dinosaur in the title.

  • Becky

    I love the salty and sweet goodness of Late Night Snack!

  • Tiffany Rogers

    My favorite is the oatmeal cookie chunk… i love oatmeal…my second would have to be chocolate fudge brownie…who can resist :-)

  • Shawna Organisciak

    Oatmeal cookie chunk. It’s a rare find, but OMG.

  • Tiffany

    My favorite flavor has to be Americone Dream.

  • http://www.growingupgabel.com Camille

    I have a serious weakness for the flavor designed by Stephen Colbert with the waffle cone pieces in it!

  • Julie Smith

    My favorite flavor is Chocolate Fudge Brownie! YUMMY! A close second would be Cherry Garcia, love that one too. Now I want to go there but its sooo far away. Maybe one day!

  • Janet Luo

    I love American Dreamz!!!! And basically all the others. Haha

  • Claire

    Phish Phood is definitely my favorite. Soooo good.

  • Cynthia Stuckey

    Definitely Coconut Seven Layer Bar–but you can only get it at a scoop shop!

  • http://werejustdandy.blogspot.com DJ

    Thanks to a little ctrl+f action, I see that I’m the only one who chose bananas on the rum as their favorite! It’s amazing – and made even more delicious by the fact that it’s only sold in B&J stores so we have to seek it out when we go on vacation.

  • http://mrsdashoff.wordpress.com Diane

    I actually haven’t eaten a ton of Ben & Jerry’s, but my roommates and I used to walk down the hill from our dorm room our freshman year and get a pint of Half Baked. SO GOOD.

  • Jules

    My favorite is mint chocolate cookie. I love the mint chocolate combo!

  • Ash

    I absolutely LOVE half-baked. It’s a mix of chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate fudge brownie in a pint :) Love it! I’ve visited the factory, too – the flavor graveyard was fun to look at!

  • Ruthi

    Americone Dream or the new-ish jimmy fallon one with chocolate covered potato chips. Mmm.

  • grace

    this post makes me want to visit vermont, just to see the factory! thanks for sharing the stories and pictures (: AND for the giveaway!

    my fave is half baked…YUMMY!

  • Kelli

    never had Ben & Jerry’s ice cream…would LOVE to visit the factory & try the chocolate therapy ice cream.

  • Sue W.

    Cherry Garcia!

  • Adrena

    I love Chunky Monkey !!!!

  • Anna H

    Peach Cobbler is my favorite flavor!

  • Barbara

    It’s a tie – Chocoloate Chip Cookie Dough or Chunky Monkey. Cookie Dough is sentimental – before it was a hugely popular flavor, I would go w/ my friends in college to a small place and we would buy hand packed pints of Ben & Jerry’s. They didn’t sell Cookie Dough pre-packed at that point in time. (they were the only ones I knew making that flavor.)It was a splurge for a collge budget.But worth it!

  • http://marvelousmisadventuresfoodie.blogspot.com/ Nicole W.

    My favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavor is definitely Chocolate Fudge Brownie :)

  • sarawit

    All of them:)

  • http://lacucinadilauren.blogspot.com Lauren

    My husband and I went there a few years ago (before kids) – so much fun! I’d love to take my kids there some day – and maybe try the Vermonster. Hope your eye feels better! :) Oh, and to answer your question… I haven’t met a flavor I haven’t loved, but Half-Baked saw me through most of my pregnancies, so we’ll go with that.

  • Julie

    My favorite flavor is probably Cherry garcia.

    When I visited my son we went to the Blue Bell factory and it was a blast-ice cream making is so neat! They didn’t have any cozies or I would have bought some for stocking stuffers!

  • Ashli

    Haha, I really want to try Schweddy Balls. Yup.

  • Kristi Magida

    Annie, I have just recently started reading your blog and I have to thank you for these Vermont posts! My husband and I are both from small towns about a half hour from Ben and Jerry’s. I am in veterinary school in the Carribean now and it has been hard not being in New England for my favorite time of year! You have hit some really great spots, and have some wonderful pictures of the fall colors!

    I would have to say my favorite flavor is Half Baked, I can’t wait to go home for Christmas and have some!

  • Jessica in WA

    Red Velvet! SO good!!!

  • Brea

    I love Americone Dream!

  • Carley

    ahhh it’s definitely a tie between vanilla heath bar crunch (which is very hard to find in Texas!) and Chocolate Fudge Brownie!!!

  • Christine

    I have to admit that I haven’t tried many favors, but the one I keep going back to is the chocolate fudge brownie frozen yogurt.

  • http://allweneedisamor.blogspot.com/ pamela

    i have been eating so much B & J’s lately! my husband and i are slowly trying each one on our movie nights to figure out our faves. we were both surprised that the s’more’s flavor is REALLY GREAT and one of the best we’ve had so far.
    i totally want to visit!

  • Susan Wharton

    I love all different Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors but my all time, hands-down favorite is Cherry Garccia.

  • Angie Leavitt

    My favorite is Cherry Garcia… a classic!

  • http://kayssweetobsessions.wordpress.com/ Kristyn

    CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH ! AHH IT’S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! after reading your post I want to take a trip up to Vermont and take on the challenge! I can do it! haha

  • http://onefrugal.wordpress.com Katie

    Cherries Garcia, hands down!

  • Vidya

    I love Bonnaroo Buzz!!!!

  • Crystal

    Without a doubt, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!

  • http://anniesquilting.blogspot.com AnnieJ

    My favorite …. Triple Caramel Chunk!!

  • Candace Stephens

    I love your blog so much!! My favorite B&J ice cream is Chunky Monkey! Amazing! =)

  • http://www.mimisfitfoods.com Mimi

    Chunky Monkey!

  • http://christines-cuisine.blogspot.com Christine

    Phish Food!

  • http://www.oliviafrescura.com Olivia

    I think the chocolate fudge brownie is my favorite!

  • Ashley Maikranz

    Americone Dream is my favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor…it was limited edition make by Steven Colbert….delish!!!

  • http://atthepatisserie.wordpress.com Ann P.

    I am a chocoholic, so I’d have to say Phish Food!… AAAaaand thanks to this post, now I really want some, and am determined to pick up a pint for dessert tonight (like a well oiled machine, i am). :)

    the Mini Vermontster looked smaller than it looks in the picture you posted on FB, but now I see that thing is a BEAST! You did an awesome job, and I am impressed!

  • Adrienne Yancey

    I like Cherry Garcia or anything with caramel! Thanks for asking!

  • Annie

    Half Baked! So good!

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    My favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor is Phish Food. Amazing mix of flavors, textures, and fun shapes.

  • Mary Kate

    I really liked when they had the cinnamon ice cream with the oatmeal cookies. I can’t remember what it was called.

  • Kristin T

    I LOVE halfed baked!

  • http://busylizzielife.blogspot.com Liz

    My favorite flavor is definitely oatmeal cookie.

  • Annie

    I LOVE the chocolate chip cookie dough. Unfortunately, I am lactose intolerant so I really can’t eat too much of it at all! I used to eat it all the time before I found out about my condition. I miss ice cream!!!

  • Beth

    My favorite flavor is cookie dough. I love to dig all the dough out. YUM!

  • Adrienne

    Oh my goodness, the Creme Brulee flavor is one of my faves. My mom introduced me to it when I visited home one day. It has a delightful crunchy sugar coating, just like actual creme brulee and also has the crispy delights throughout the ice cream.

    We love it so much that every time one of us notices that Ben and Jerry’s is bogo at Publix, we call each other up to let the other know!

  • Ashleigh

    Half Baked! :)
    I’ve loved seeing all of your New England pics! I’m a fourth year in med school, and I’m looking forward to driving from Virginia to Connecticut for a residency interview in a couple of weeks. I would have been sooo happy to have had the excuse to visit while the leaves were still on the trees…now I’m simply hoping that the roads aren’t covered in snow! :)

  • Melissa Ford

    Brownie Chew Gooder for sure!!! And OMG I SOOOOOO want that cozy to give my husband for xmas! He is an Ice cream freak! I did a search and can’t find it! :(

  • Jillian_R

    My FAVORITE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is Phish Food!!!

  • Kara

    Half Baked is by far the best flavor out there! :)

  • http://mrswebbinthekitchen.wordpress.com Andrea

    I’ve only tried a few of their flavors because it’s expensive, but my favorite was Peach Cobbler. I took a spoonful of my freshman year roommate’s, thinking that she wouldn’t notice one spoonful, but after realizing how incredible it was, one spoonful turned to half of the pint!! Oops. She never said anything, but we didn’t have the best relationship… Maybe that was the cause? Guess I’ll never know!

  • lesliefab

    phish food fro yo!

  • astrid

    Half Baked FroYo :-)

  • Megan

    I love Ben and Jerry’s coffee flavors!! YUM!

  • Robin

    Chunky Monkey!!!

  • Carly

    Cherry Garcia!

  • http://ex-scapes.com Katrina

    I’ve only had Ben & Jerry’s a few times (expensive!) but I think I remember them having a pistachio that I really liked.

  • http://morselsoflife.com Morsels of Life

    I’ll go with the cherry garcia!

  • Courtney

    schweddy balls, yummy and rummy!

  • Vanessa

    Looks like fun! I have to try the Vermonster now… My favorite has to be either half baked or the oatmeal cookie kind. Delicious!

  • Gina

    My favorite is one I just tried for the first time last week.. It’s late night snack, jimmy Fallon’s new flavor. It’s such a strange yet delicious combination!

  • Anna P

    They don’t make it anymore, but my all time favorite is Holy Canolli!!!! Heath bar crunch is a close second though :)

  • Jenny

    They are all good to me! But if I had to pick a favorite….. No wait I can’t… An old favorite is chubby Hubby though

  • Samantha

    Ooooh, so many good flavors to choose from! My all-time fave is coffee heathbar crunch. Yummy! I know you will oonquer the Vermonster someday! :)

  • Rachael

    I am a big fan of Half Baked, because who wants to have to pick between brownie and cookie dough? Close seconds are Dublin Mudslide, Chocolate Therapy, Phish Food, and Imagine Whirled Peace :-)

  • Megan L

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! My favorite flavor is Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

  • Michelle

    I absolutely love Ben & Jerry’s! My favorite is definitely Chubby Hubby :-)

  • http://everydayreading.blogspot.com Janssen

    The cinnamon bun is my all time favorite ice cream. In fact, I’ve hardly tried any of their other flavors, because I can never convince myself it’ll be better than Cinnamon Bun.

  • Gina B.

    My absolute favorite Ben and Jerry’s is the half baked! Whenever I am having a bad day that is my go to ice cream!! :)

  • Ashley A

    NEW YORK SUPER FUDGE CHUNK ALL THE WAY!! YUM YUM YUM

  • Emily

    I love “half baked”. It’s chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, and finished off with brownie pieces! It’s like the best of both worlds! I have a hard time finding it so when I do, I get three pints of it! The cashier probably thinks I’m crazy!

  • http://allyescapades.blogspot.com Ally

    I absolutely LOVE the Cream Cheese Brownie :) It’s like chocolate cheesecake in a pint!

  • Maria C.

    I love the Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream and Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack! They are so good :D

  • http://www.somethinggood2.blogspot.com Andrea

    My favorite flavor is phish food…I love it!

  • Emily

    coffee heath bar crunch (brings me back to my college days)

  • Katie

    Half-baked!!

  • Megan

    Americone Dream! So fantastic!

  • Shae

    Oh my gosh… my roommates and I in college ate so many pints of “Everything But The….” So. Darn. Good. Since my college days, I have taken quite a liking to “Oatmeal Cookie Chunk.” Yummmmmmm.

  • Jeanne

    My all time favorite is Mint Chocolate Cookie – it’s hard to stop once I start eating it :)

  • Avilene Cueto

    STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE!!!! That thing is addicting, there is a tiny store right across from my campus apartment and I buy it religiously!

  • http://cookingonwhim.blogspot.com/ Erin @ Cooking on Whim

    I really love chunky monkey!

  • Suzanne

    chunky monkey is still my favorite

  • Tiffany

    Phish food!! I’ve been in love with it for years!! :)

  • Jennifer M

    My favorite flavor is Oatmeal Cookie Chunk!

  • terryb

    Gosh, I don’t think i could pick one. Which basically means i NEED that pint cozy!

  • Daedrae Watson

    coffee heath bar crunch

  • Allison C

    It might be boring, but I love the cookie dough the most!

  • Des

    Of the flavors that I have tried, Half Baked is my favorite. The next one I am going to try is their Creme Brulee flavor. Yum!

  • http://bakeeatrepeat.blogspot.com Courtney @Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Chunky Monkey all the way! This post made me giggle…you gotta love a good food challenge, especially if it involves ice cream!

  • Kristen W

    My favorite is one that combines a few different flavors called “Everything but the…” as in the kitchen sink. I’d love to win so I could use the cozy to cover up how many serving sizes are really in a pint :)

  • Kayce

    Half Baked!!! YUM!!!

  • Ashton

    Aww! This looks like so much fun! I love Stephen Colbert’s “Americone Dream.”

  • Jessie

    Phish Food!

  • http://justeverydayme.com Amilia @justeverydayme

    This was too funny! What a valiant effort at eating the sunday! I love phish food and strawberry cheescake but I haven’t had ben and jerry’s in a long time!

  • http://thekitchenpirate.blogspot.com Sandi

    This post really makes me want to go to that factory! It looks so awesome! And I would definitely dominate the Vermonster with you!

    Americone Dream and Brownie Cheesecake are where it’s at for me! I can polish off one pint after another! :o)

  • Amy S

    Cherry Garcia!

  • http://sweetstarcakes.blogspot.com Amy C.

    My favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is Half Baked! Cherry Garcia is a very close second!

  • Jaci

    PHISH FOOD!!

  • Alyse

    I go to school right outside of Burlington! (Right across the lake.) It’s actually in Waterbury, VT, which is about an hour outside, but still awesome. Did you get to go into Burlington during your trip though? They have fabulous restaurants!

  • Laura R

    I love Phish Food!!

  • http://www.stefibeth.blogspot.com Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife

    I’d love to try every flavor of Ben and Jerry’s! They’re just so fun! My favorite is Karamel Sutra, that caramel core is just SO good!

  • Tara Conley

    My favorite was discontinued!! :( Major sad face! It was called Bovinity Divinity- dark and white chocolate ice cream with dark and white chocolate cows mixed in! It was fantastic!!!!!

  • Michelle

    Mint Chocolate Chunk! Yum!

  • bethany

    Oh man, I want to go there so so badly! My favorite is most definitely Oatmeal Cookie Chunk, which I rarely see in stores anymore (super lame). In fact, I have a standing rule for myself: if I see that flavor, I have to buy it. It’s a good thing I don’t see it often though, because I usually can’t bring myself to put a partially-eaten pint back in the freezer. I always finish it in one sitting. My new downfall is my kitchenaid ice cream maker… basically I need that b&j’s ice cream recipe book!)

  • Sandy

    CHUNKY MONKEY!

  • Kimberlee V

    Cherry Garcia, hands down. It’s original & delicious and no one has been able to copy it. Yum! ;) <3

  • Becka

    Half baked 100%!!

  • Melissa

    Just finished off a pint of Red Velvet Cake last week. It was AMAZING! New fave :)

  • http://thegazpachodiaries.blogspot.com/ Carol

    I live in Northern California, of course it’s Cherry Garcia! You make me want to travel allllllll the way to Vermont and visit the factory!

  • Erin

    mmmmmmm, strawberry shortcake…or triple caramel chunk…or americone dream

  • Melina Reich

    I love love loove coffee Heath bar crunch!

  • susan

    Cherry garcia! It’s really hard to pick one since they have soooo many great flavors!

  • http://madebyace.blogspot.com Annie

    Peanut Butter Cup – for ever and always.

  • Tricia

    Love Ben & Jerry’s! Am coveting that cozy…! :)

  • Adrienne

    Ok….I have had everything chocolatey and brownie’ish that B & J has to offer….but I have to say, I would LOVE to try the “Imagine Whirled Peace”, truly. Whew, good thing the grocery stores run 24 hours! :) And great job on that Sundae, that was impressive…and I’m only mildly jealous! :)

  • Heather W.

    We don’t have a very wide selection in Mississippi, but I really like Phish Food. I’m not even sure if they still sell it.

  • Mb

    bovinity divinity! i think it’s a retired flavor?

  • Lacy H.

    My favorite is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, mmmmm!

  • jenn B

    I remember having the cookie dough ice cream years ago, and it was fantastic! I think I ate the entire pint!

  • Michael J. McCoy

    Cherry Garcia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen

    mint chocolate cookie

  • chelsea

    phish food! the first one i ever tried and the best one they make for sure :)

  • Carolyn

    Cookies & Milk!

  • Ellen

    Peanut butter cup :) Pint-sized Ben & Jerry’s forever remind of Miss Congeniality, I love it!

  • http://princessaioli.wordpress.com/ Alissa

    Chubby Hubby forever! When I was in high school, I worked at a grocery store, and there were many days where I ate nothing but Chubby Hubby on my lunch breaks!

  • Claire

    Phish food is my favorite; though, I haven’t bought any in ages since getting an ice cream maker.

  • http://lovetobeinthekitchen.blogspot.com Becky Blad

    They have so many amazing flavors! I wish I could try them all. But my favorite that I’ve had is the Phish food. So AMAZING!!

  • Emily

    chunky monkey!!

  • Sarah

    Fair Goodness Cake!

  • Lisa J.

    Loving me some Bonoroo Buzz right now!

  • http://www.craftsforarainyday.blogspot.com Ashley Tiblier

    CHEESECAKE BROWNIE!!!

  • http://fourandtwentyblackberries.blogspot.com Elizabeth

    Chocolate fudge brownie of course!!

  • Kelly

    One of my favorite posts. It is a toss up between Chunky Monkey and Milk & Cookies. :) Yum!

  • Hannah

    One Sweet Whirled is my absolute favorite, but sadly I don’t think they make it anymore :(

  • http://artalpahaadventure.blogspot.com Tamara Hensley

    My favorite now and forever is the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Overload! I’ve always wanted to go Ben and Jerry’s home base!

  • Tricia Robinson

    Phish food all the way!!! I looove Burlington, VT. Did you get to go anywhere else?

  • Darcie

    I love the brownie batter flavor, but I think the s’mores one would be tasty to try as well! :)

  • Joni Owada

    I have never tried Ben and Jerrys before, but the double fudge brownie sounds wonderful to me!!!

  • dolph122000

    I’ve always wanted to try Ben&Jerry’s but the closest store is about 30 miles from where I live :( and the supermarket sells pints for about $7 each! But, were I to gather up my courage I would try Chunky Monkey first because it’s the one I’ve heard the most about.

  • Jacqueline

    I absolutely love creme brulee. Yum!

  • Emma

    Too many to choose from! I can narrow it down to Bonnaroo Buzz, Coffee Heathbar Crunch, Phish Food, and Late Night Snack. Yum.

  • Cathy Greeves

    I love chocolate chip cookie dough!

  • Carolyn McCambridge

    Mint chocolate cookie! Ate way too much of the stuff as a freshman in college!!

  • http://annies-eats.net Heather Hausler

    My favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is undoubtedly “Everything but the…”! I love the vanilla and chocolate swirled ice cream and all of the giant chunks of peanut butter cups, white chocolate chunks, chocolate covered almonds and Heath bar! I will dig through rows of Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer section to find it because a lot of times there is just one hidden in the back (as if someone else is hiding it and saving it for their next grocery visit!). Hey wait…that’s a good idea for my next grocery visit…

    Thanks, Heather Hausler

  • Elizabeth

    Phish Food!

    Sooo delicious<3

  • Pam Kramer

    I love all Ben & Jerry’s ice cream; however, my favorite has to be Chunky Monkey – sweet banana ice cream, chunks of chocolate and big walnuts….satisfies every taste bud.

  • http://zombiegirlskatewear.com Lisa K.

    I love Phish Food.

  • Betty Pierson

    Cherry Garcia is my favorite, but I have to that Phish Food runs a very close second! Thanks, Annie!

  • http://Thecomerworld.blogspot.com Tarayn Comer

    I LOVE B&J’s!! Chocolate Fudge Brownie is my fav!!

  • Donna Dear

    I love coconut seven layer bar and sad you can only get it in the actual store. I also love pumpkin cheesecake that is only available this time of year.

  • Mary

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is the BOMB!

  • Meredith

    We were just in Stowe two weeks ago, and also visited Ben N’ Jerry’s. Love that place! Kids had a great time on the playground. My new favorite is Late Night Snack! Yum-O!

  • kelli

    Chubby hubby. Can’t wait to try your cupcakes too!

  • Mary Lynn

    Chubby Hubby. My hubby’s favorite, too.

  • Jaclyn

    Most definitely Cherry Garcia!

  • Jen H

    We visited Ben & Jerry’s on our trip to Burlington, VT for our 10th anniversary. Love it! My favorite flavor is phish food! YUM! I haven’t seen their triple caramel! Going to have to give that a try soon!

  • Whitney

    Chunky Monkey is my favorite!

  • Katie

    I love Cherry Garcia or the Pistachio, Pistachio, but I really want to try the Marzipan one (can’t remember the official name) since I love anything almond!

  • Julie Janis

    Chocolate Fudge Brownie is my fave…..chocolate, chocolate, and oh yummy more chocolate!

  • Alycia

    My fav is Maple Blondie. So yummy!

  • Sara R.

    Phish Food! But Cherry Garcia is a close second.

  • Tobi

    Phish Food! It’s my crack!! :) I’ve tried lots of other flavors but, NOTHING compares to Phish Food.

  • Karen H.

    I don’t know that I could choose a favorite but if I had to I would choose right now I would choose cake batter!

  • Melanie Wood

    Oatmeal Cookie is my absolute favorite flavor!

  • Sarah

    Strawberry cheesecake! Yum!

  • Erin Fillare

    I love the southern pecan pie flavor!!!

  • http://www.bakingme.com/ Anne @ Baking Me

    Everything but the …

  • http://itsonmyto-dolist.blogspot.com Delena

    Oh, if we only lived closer to Vermont! :-) My favorite flavor is “Boston Cream Pie.”

  • Kim

    My favorite is Dublin Mudslide. However, I just had Schwety Balls and that is DELICIOUS!!!! I may have found a new favorite:)

  • Jacqui

    I was just at the Ben & Jerry’s factory back in August! I absolutely LOVED it there! I wish I lived closer so I could go there frequently. I also was obsessed with everything in the gift shop but only allowed myself to buy a tshirt and a mug!

    It is so hard to pick just one favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s -I love so many! But if I had to I would probably go with Phish Food!!

  • Erica

    My favorite ice cream is New York Super Fudge Chunk. So good!

  • Kelly W

    My favorite is Half Baked. Yummm, it is so good!!!

  • http://thingskaylikes.wordpress.com Kimberly

    Pints of Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked got me through college! LOVE IT! That’s definitely my all time favorite.

  • http://www.knitclickstir.blogspot.com jaime

    Oh…the cinnamon ice cream with the oatmeal cookie dough…be still my heart!

  • Jeanette

    My favorite is often influenced by what I’m eating at the time, but I’m going to go with Americone Dream as my flavor of the moment.

  • Marianne

    I love Americone Dream…it’s got the cone already in the ice cream, and I LOVE ice cream cones almost as much as I love ice cream!

  • http://www.completelyirrelevant.wordpress.com stephanie

    I thought I was the only one crazy enough to want to conquer the Vermonster! I didn’t even know there was a mini-monster. That’s much more reasonable.

    My favorite Ben & Jerry flavor of all time is in the flavor graveyard – From Russia with Buzz. I haven’t tried it yet, but the new flavor Bonnaroo Buzz looks yummy! (Obviously, I have a thing for coffee ice cream!)

  • http://ryancatanddogvaughn.blogspot.com/ Catherine V.

    Love their Cherry Garcia!

  • http://www.sohowsittaste.com Leah | So, How’s It Taste?

    I love Late Night Snack. It’s sweet and salty and creamy and crunchy. It’s perfect! I really want to go to Vermont after seeing all your pictures!

  • Lauren

    I think it is called Caramel Sutra. I love there stuff!

  • http://lenzieford.blogspot.com Lenzie

    I love Ben and Jerry’s and after reading your post, I’ve added “attempting the Vermonster” to my bucket list. A worthy addition, I think :).
    My favorite flavor is Maple Blondie. So so so good!

  • Taylor Thomson

    I love the cookie dough and brownie chunk flavor,but really want to try midnight snack.

  • http://www.thefarmgirlrecipes.blogspot.com The Farm Girl

    We LOVE Ben and Jerrys and our goal is to one day get out to Vermont and tour the factory. Our favorite flavor is Phish Food, do yummy!!

  • Carolyn Hayes

    Cherry Garcia!

  • Sam

    Phish Food! I can’t get enough of it!

  • http://consideringsparrowsandlilies.blogspot.com Lianne

    My new favorite is the Late Night Snack, but they are all SO delicious!

  • http://tastytiff.blogspot.com Tiffany Paddock

    My favorite flavor by far is Half Baked. It doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Emily C

    I would love to visit Ben and Jerry’s! I am an ice cream fanatic and love the way Ben and Jerry’s themes the ice cream after events in the 60s as well as current issues. My favorite flavor will always be half baked, chocolate chip cookie dough and double fudge brownie! It can’t get much better than that!

  • Melanie

    B&J Peanut Butter Cup

  • Regina

    I have this cookbook and it is fantastic. Sorry, David Lebovitz, but Ben and Jerry’s are the only ice cream recipes I bother with. I think the Vermonster is a fun goal. :)

  • Dorothy

    Phish Food is my favorite!

  • http://www.alaskafromscratch.com Maya

    I really like the new Red Velvet. I can’t wait to try the Bonnarroo Buzz.

  • Michelle P

    I want that coozie! That way I can eat a whole pint of Dublin Mudslide (my favoorite) without my fingers getting frost bitten! Not that those would be the only thing in pain after downing a whole pint…

  • Liz

    I’m such a cookie monster…I love ‘Milk and Cookies’! It definitely hits the spot. My husband is obsessed with Steven Colbert’s Americone Dream — he attempts to get other flavors but always goes back to this one.

  • Sara

    Cherry garcia! yum! the factory looks so fun!

  • Bonnie

    Chunky Monkey, yum!

  • Melissa

    My favorite is Cherry Garcia – Phish Food is probably a close second.

  • http://beingforthebenefitof.tumblr.com Bailey

    My favorite flavor changes constantly, but right now it’s the pumpkin cheesecake. So yummy!!

  • Jessica S.

    Cherry Garcia! If I ever visit Vermont again (went as a child), I’ll be crazy enough to go and try the mini Vermonster too!!! Thanks for sharing your photos and stories with us. I love reading them!!!

  • Kelsey

    Phish Food is my favorite. I dream about it. The marshmallow swirls and carmelly goodness are absolutely divine.

  • Trisha

    Half baked is my favorite!

  • Kelli

    Hands down Half Baked is the best ever – cookie dough and brownie batter with chocolate ice cream? Yes please!

  • Heidi F.

    I’ve been wanting their ice cream book; it’s on my wish list! My favorite flavor is Chubby Hubby! Yum!

  • Erin

    My favorite B&J flavor is Phish Food! I started getting it in college, and it has always been my fave :)

  • Michelle R

    Chunky Monkey!! Yummy!!

  • Julia

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is definitely my MOST favorite, by far. The cookie pieces are delish! Btw I’m sorry you didn’t finish the Vermonster Sundae but I can’t blame you; that’s a TON of ice cream to have to eat in one sitting! I doubt I’d have been able to get as far as you did!

  • Meagan

    My favorite hands-down is Pistachio Pistachio. I could live off of it. In fact, I may go buy some right now.

  • lauren o.

    I love the Unbaked flavor usually. I would love to win this and give it to my mom. She absolutely loves ben and jerrys ice cream!

  • MicheleB

    Its a tie between Dublin Mudslide and the Peanut Brittle.

  • Aliiiiii

    That looks like soooooo much fun!
    Ben &jerrys if my absolute favorite thing ever.
    I love all the flavors
    My favorite however is coffee heath bar crunch! Anything with toffee and coffee has to be amazing :)

  • Cindy Riley

    Chunky Monkey is my favorite…the cozy would come in very handy as I (I am afraid to admit) ate a whole pint of it in one sitting the other day!

  • BrendaB

    Cherry Garcia!

  • sue

    their version of Cookie dough ice cream

  • Jessica Dunn

    Favorite flavor by far is Monkey Wrench… Its been discontinued and I havent had it in years but I still remember its awesomeness…..

  • Kelly

    Half baked. It’s pure heaven.

  • http://www.laceandsilk.blogspot.com Fleur

    I love Ben and Jerry’s, but my mom never wants to buy it for me :(. Haha, if I have some money left I always buy a big bucket! And even thought I work in an icecream shop, i just love ben en jerry’s more then everything in the world!

  • Adrienne

    I die for Cherry Garcia – however I recently tried the Red Velvet and that might be a new fav in the future……..

  • Jolene

    Cherry Garcia is my favorite!!!

  • Kelly A

    Oh my goodness! I would love to go there!! LOVE ice cream, especially Ben & Jerry’s! A favorite? They are all delicious, but Chunky Monkey wins! :)

  • Jessica

    I’m dying to try the red velvet cake flavor. YUM!! I love the creative names for most of the flavors, and of course the ice cream is always divine!

  • Faith Brodie

    Bonnaroo buzz… Sooo good!!!

  • danielle jamie

    half baked fro-yo. so indulgent but you don’t have to feel as guilty bc it’s frozen yogurt, not ice cream!!

  • Jina D

    Definitely Phish Food!!

  • Meaghan

    I’ve never had Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, but if I could try it I would probably try the Cherry Garcia. That one sounds so delicious! Who doesn’t love cherries and fudge flakes?

  • Stefani

    Phish food has always been my favorite!

  • http://www.hansongirl2.blogspot.com Heather

    Cherry Garcia. I can’t imagine I will ever have a new favorite other than this!

  • jenni

    CHERRY GARCIA FROZEN YOGURT….hands down. Okay….the pistachio second. I crave this stuff….C.R.A.V.E. it…my husband and i used to go through 6 pints a week of this stuff during the summer. now that it’s colder…i’m going through withdrawal. i would love to go to their store in vermont. my sister’s been there and she loved it! i’m full-on ready for one of those vermonsters….just with cherry garcia…nothing else!

  • http://kozfam5.blogspot.com Jennifer Kozar

    I am a Cherry Garcia girl!!! YUMMO!

  • Cheryl in AL

    I recently had a raspberry cheesecake flavor that was very good, but my standby is cookie dough.

  • Mary

    My favorite is Cinnamon Buns. I think I could eat a pint of that in one sitting any time…

    I want to try the Mini Vermonster. It sounds easy, but I’m sure it’s still quite a feat to finish it!

  • Valerie

    Double fudge brownie.

  • rhonda

    coffee heath bar. Did they tell you the story of how each of their employees is entitled to three pints a day of icecream that isn’t good enough to make the cut to market (too much (!) candy or too little or something else not quite right…) What a great perk!!

  • Christine

    Too many flavors to choose from, but I’ll stick with Cookies and Milk and Half Baked. :)

  • Annie

    Oh yes they did. So awesome!

  • Kelly C.

    Ooo, definitely Karmel Sutra!

  • Kim Q

    Mint Oreo Cookie is a family favorite. :o)

  • Kate Riera

    I love Dublin Mudslide!

  • Jennifer

    Currently my favorite is Schweddy Balls. …with extra Rum.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I don’t think I have just one favourite flavour but I love Coffee Heath Bar ice cream.

  • Rachael

    Definitely half-baked!

  • Katie

    I love the red velvet ice cream!

  • Stephaniedem

    “Coffee Heathbar Crunch” which you barely ever see in the stores anymore. Cruncy, chocolate, coffee!! Everything you need

    Steph

  • Casey

    I absolutely LOVE Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, but it is definitely a ‘special occasion only dessert’. However, when I get it I always look for their oatmeal cookie dough ice cream…SO AMAZING!

  • Tempa Liddle

    My fave flavor is Chunky Monkey. Something about the banana ice cream with the walnuts and chocolate chunks… YUM! Thank you, Annie, for offering up a fun give away!

  • Shannon

    I LOVE Ben and Jerry’s Magic Brownies ice cream. Raspberry and vanilla ice cream with brownie chunks? Heaven in a carton.

  • Meghan

    Coffee Heathbar! Yum! Pregnancy cravings don’t stop in cold weather….

  • Megan

    Chunky Monkey is by far my favorite!

  • Mallory

    I loved their half baked. And yes, once I did eat too much and get sick.

  • Corisa

    Chubby Hubby has always been my absolute favorite ! I can remeber eating it straight from the pint with my mom

  • Lindsey Schroeder

    Half Baked!! It’s a perfect combination of brownies, cookie dough, chocolate and vanilla! Yum!

  • Jannett

    I’ve never had Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, but I would like to try Americone Dream :)

  • http://koskim.wordpress.com Melissa

    Hooray – it’s been YEARS since I went to the Ben & Jerry’s homestead and I MUST go back. My favorite flavor is Chubby Hubby. And the Vanilla Caramel Fudge. AND the Cherry Garcia. Do I have to select one?

  • Sherri C

    Cherry Garcia, it makes me so happy:)

  • Jane

    I like the S’mores!…..

  • Amy

    Oatmeal Cookie Chunk!

  • Paige K.

    Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns! It’s my guilty pleasure :)

  • Emily

    My favorite flavor by far is Half Baked. YUM!

    And just for fun: whenever me or my friends would have a bad day in college we’d always get a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and a spoon. Because the two men you can always count on to make a bad day better are Ben and Jerry. :-)

  • Anne

    We didn’t make it there during our trip to Burlington, but it looks like fun! I have a hard time choosing a favorite…hmmm. Phish Food is always delicious!

  • Jillian

    Strawberry Cheesecake or Cherry Garcia, yum yum!

  • Christine Silliman

    How to choose just one favorite?! My current is Late Night Snack- vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel swirl and potato chip chunks covered in chocolate?!! Who could resist? :o)

  • Ella

    Oh Phish Food for sure. Every time I try something else I always wish I had gotten Phish Food instead =)

  • amy marantino

    Mint Oreo Cookie

  • http://www.sweet-morris.blogspot.com/ Jen M O

    Good jobs for trying to devour the mini Vermonster. Of all the times I’ve been to Vermont, we haven’t made it to Ben and Jerry’s yet. My favorite of all time Ben & Jerry’s ice cream would the Rain Forest Crunch but it is now in the Graveyard! My next would be Cookie Dough or Vanilla Heath Bar..see how hard it is to pick just one!

  • Cheryl S

    I have always loved Chubby Hubby, but there are so many wonderful flavors, I always try a new one when I get a chance. Cinnamon Buns or Boston Cream Pie or Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler may be next.

  • Patricia

    My favoriteis New York Super Fudge Chunk.

  • Hillari

    I can only pick one flavor? Making me choose my favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is like making me choose which of my dogs I love most – impossible. My top three are probably Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, Cherry Garcia, and Late Night Snack. Thanks for an inside look at Ben & Jerry’s. I can’t wait until I can visit ice cream heaven.

  • Annie

    Word.

  • Kaitlin

    Pistachio Pistachio!! It’s such and underrated and forgotten flavor. I fortunately and unfortunately live a few blocks for TWO Ben & Jerry’s locations here in D.C! They are so many amazing flavors and I don’t mind the cost because of their awesome mission statement. Ben and Jerry recently came to D.C and handed out free scoops of ice cream at the Occupy DC camp! Such a wonderful company and you’re vacation photos make me want to see their factory. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

  • http://www.josephswife.blogspot.com Danielle

    Currently my favorite flavor is AmeriCone Dream.

  • Lisete Hurst

    My favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor is Creme Brulee. It is so rich and decadent. I treat myself to it once in a blue moon and when I do get it, I hide it away in a corner of the freezer to make sure that my boys or my husband don’t find it. It’s my one guilty pleasure! The creamy custard is so rich and then there are these glorious ribbons of caramelized sugar swirled throughout that are crunchy and taste exactly like the crunchy top of a creme brulee. It is magic in a pint!

  • Janet N

    Chubby Hubby is my favorite. The Ben and Jerry’s factory is actually in Waterbury, Vermont which is about 30 minutes from Burlington. I grew up in Burlington and remember when Ben and Jerry’s first opened in a small converted gas station. Yum!

  • SharonF

    The Strawberry Cheesecake is the one I usually return to.

  • Lindsay

    I would love to visit the Ben & Jerry’s factory, it looks like so much fun. My favorite flavor is Chunky Monkey.

  • Tamara

    I LOVE Ben & Jerry’s key lime pie ice cream! It’s only available in the summer and hard to find in the grocery store, so the search for it is half the fun. It tastes just like a homemade key lime pie and even includes chunks of shortbread for the crust. Just thinking about it makes me sad that it’s winter and that I’ll have to wait several more months to have it again!

  • Jennifer McCallen

    My favorite is S’mores! I don’t buy it very often because every time I do it’s gone within hours!!!!!

  • Pat

    I have never eaten Ben & Jerry’s, but after reading your blog, I would love to visit!! What fun, the pictures made me smile. I did look at all the flavors – WOW! I think the coffee heath bar would be a good choice.

  • Liz

    Phish Food.But I love basically all their flavors. Your trip looks awesome and I love that you attempted the Vermonster.

  • Shannon

    definatly chubby hubby…..wait, maybe cherry garcia…..but what about karmel sutra. well, one of those three! LOL

  • Wendy

    It’s a toss up between Chubby Hubby and Chunky Monkey!

  • Jennifer Bandy

    Mmm…Chubby Hubby but of course! Can’t wait to make your Chubby Hubby cupcakes!

  • http://www.cbkohrman.blogspot.com Breezi@not your average fairytale

    I love the Caramel Sutra and the Cinnabun. So yum!!

  • Amber

    Half-Baked!

  • Stephanie

    Chunky monkey or cherry garcia! Both are great! :o)

  • http://www.brooklyntate.com Brooklyn

    mmm.. Ben & Jerry’s! I love Half Baked – which is half chocolate with brownies and half vanilla with cookie dough – I also enjoy Everything But the…

  • Amanda Thompson

    I love Vermonty Python the best!

  • TK

    Half Baked and Strawberry Cheesecake!

  • Cassandra

    It’s a tie! I love Chunky Monkey and Coffee Heath Bar Crunch.

  • DRTVrMoi

    Hail to the Chunky Monkey!

    Years ago, we had my husband’s birthday party at B&J and he loved the Vermonster. Glad to see the legend lives on.

  • Nikki

    Great post! Makes me want to take a trip up there and check it out. My favorite flavor has always been Phish Food.

  • Stacy

    My favorite is Cherry Garcia. Yum.

  • http://Thehungryvermonter.blogspot.com Tammy @ TheHungryVermonter

    Ben and Jerry’s is the best. I do have to correct you though…the factory is actually in Waterbury. My favourite is Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz…it’s dreamy….

  • Kristin

    It would have to be Half Baked! Ice cream + brownie + cookies= WOW… seriously!!

  • Amy S

    Gosh a favorite flavor?! That’s tough. I’m pretty equal opportunity when it comes to ice cream, especially Ben & Jerry’s, but I do always love Cherry Garcia :)

  • Sarah Shep

    Phish food, always!

  • Kristin

    Karmel Sutra

  • Courtney

    I do think they make the best chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. However, my favorite flavor would have to be the Phish Food. So super dense and loaded with chocolate, caramel and marshmallow!

  • http://catesbites.blogspot.com/ Cate

    Phishfood is sooooo good! I love the little fish-shaped chocolates!

  • Carissa

    How fun! I haven’t found one I didn’t like yet, but my absolute favorite is Mint Chocolate Cookie.

  • Annie Gonzales

    I know this post is an older one, but I was wondering if you would mind sharing where you got that necklace? I’m obsessed with it and would love to find something like it! Thanks!

  • annieseats

    It’s from J.Crew. I got it a few years ago.