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. It’s important to use safety surface for playgrounds from sites like uni-play.co.uk to minimize the risk of injuries and provide a secure environment for children’s play. If you need high quality thermoplastic markings in your nursery playground or outdoor space, then make sure to hire professional playground markings services. The professionals can help provide comprehensive marking solutions.

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.

    747 responses to “Visiting Vermont, Part 3 – Ben & Jerry’s”

    1. Laura says:

      CHubby Hubby! <3 <3 <3

    2. Erin P says:

      I love Chunky Monkey!!

    3. Marsha says:

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

    4. bridget says:

      Strawberry cheesecake!!!

    5. jacqueline says:

      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.

    6. Susie says:

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

    7. 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!

    8. 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?

    9. Carole says:

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

    10. mary says:

      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

    11. Jennifer N says:

      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?!?

    12. Noam says:

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

    13. Kristin says:

      Coffee Heath bar crunch!! Yum!

    14. Robbie Fielder says:

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

    15. Angela Hanson says:

      Phish Food of course! :)

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

    17. nicole zace says:

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

    18. Amanda says:

      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!

    19. Jon says:

      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!

    20. Katrina says:

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

    21. Maria says:

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

    22. Suzanne says:

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

    23. Pam says:

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

    24. cindy says:

      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….

    25. Amy says:

      Phish Food, yum!

    26. Nic says:

      Phish Food!

    27. Marley says:

      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!

    28. Jacqueline says:

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

    29. Sherlie Magaret says:

      Coffee is my fav.

    30. Lindsay says:

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

    31. Cate says:

      I’ve always loved Cherry Garcia!

    32. Jerri says:

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

    33. Jessica in Indy says:

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

    34. Summer says:

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

    35. Brody says:

      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.

    36. Tracey says:

      New York Super Fudge Chunk!

    37. Brenna J says:

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

    38. Amy L says:

      I love Half Baked!

    39. Kris says:

      Coffee heath bar crunch!

    40. Jen says:

      Limited Edition Key Lime Pie

    41. Lydia says:

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

    42. Sara says:

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

    43. Melissa says:

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

    44. Francesca says:

      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!

    45. Kelly says:

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

    46. Elizabeth H. says:

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

    47. 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. :)

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

    49. Betsie says:

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

    50. Kathy says:

      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!

    51. Carina says:

      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!

    52. willa says:

      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!

    53. Amy says:

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

    54. Linda says:

      Half Baked!!! Yum!

    55. Traci F says:

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

    56. Karianne says:

      Half Baked!! The FroYo version :)

    57. Jenn says:

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

    58. Taylor says:

      Chunky Monkey! Love the walnuts :)

    59. mary s. says:

      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!

    60. Jeanne ODonnell says:

      My favorite is Chubby Hubby!

    61. Terri A. says:

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

    62. Leanne says:

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

    63. Ellen says:

      cinnamon bun!!! so delicious

    64. Bree says:

      Definitely Cherry Garcia!

    65. Lindsay says:

      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!

    66. Emily says:

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

    67. Lindsay says:

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

    68. Kirsten says:

      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)

    69. Joanna says:

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

    70. julie says:

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

    71. Josephine says:

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

    72. Paula says:

      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…

    73. Nicole says:

      Half Baked is my all time fave!

    74. Sondra says:

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

    75. Dalia says:

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

    76. Torrie says:

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

    77. Carly D says:

      Phish Food!!!!!

    78. Holly M says:

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

    79. Suz says:

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

    80. Kalyn says:

      I love the Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor. Yum!

    81. 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.

    82. elizabeth says:

      cookie dough!

    83. June g. says:

      It’s gotta be chunky monkey! Yummy!

    84. Maggie says:

      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.

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

    86. Jenni says:

      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!!

    87. Kelly S. says:

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

    88. Miranda says:

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

    89. Kathleen says:

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

    90. Julie says:

      I love New York Super Fudge Chunk, among others!

    91. Meghan C. says:

      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!!

    92. Tiffany says:

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

    93. sarah says:

      Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie is sooooo yummy!

    94. Meredyth says:

      My favorite is half-baked. Hands down!

    95. Christy says:

      Cherry Garcia all the way!

    96. Esther says:

      Cherry Garcia, hands down!

    97. Bonnie says:

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

    98. Johanna H. says:

      Definitely Phish food!

    99. Melanie says:

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

    100. Gwyn says:

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

    101. Michelle says:

      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.

    102. Katie says:

      Sweet cream cookies and cream!

    103. Ellen says:

      I love Strawberry Cheesecake!

    104. Candice says:

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

    105. Leslie says:

      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.

    106. Rikki says:

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

    107. Anahi J says:

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

    108. Melisa says:

      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.

    109. Kelsey says:

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

    110. Nikki says:

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

    111. liz says:

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

    112. Heather S. says:

      Definitely Chubby Hubby!

    113. Latina says:

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

    114. Dawn L. says:

      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!

    115. Jordan B says:

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

    116. megan says:

      Everything but the kitchen sink!

    117. Ashley C says:

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

    118. Brenda Nelson says:

      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!!

    119. Regina says:

      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!

    120. Erica says:

      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!

    121. Demitria says:

      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…

    122. Claire says:

      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! :-)

    123. rm says:

      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.

    124. Laurel says:

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

    125. Laura says:

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

    126. Jolie says:

      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.

    127. Lakeisha says:

      Chunky Monkey is my favorite!! :)

    128. Lauren says:

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

    129. Stacey says:

      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

    130. Faith says:

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

    131. Katie says:

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

    132. Shanon says:

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

    133. Meg S says:

      I love Phish Food!

    134. JulieAnn says:

      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!

    135. Linda B says:

      Chubby Hubby

    136. Kel says:

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

    137. Racheal says:

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

    138. Mandy A. says:

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

    139. Liss says:

      Phish Food

    140. Annie B says:

      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.

    141. My fav is coffee flavor!

    142. Sarah says:

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

    143. Heather says:

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

    144. Angie says:

      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.

    145. JoAnna says:

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

    146. Meghan Maher says:

      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.

    147. Sarah El Guerrab says:

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

    148. Julie in TX says:

      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!

    149. Emily Fox says:

      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)

    150. Christy says:

      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. :(

    151. 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.

    152. Heather says:

      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.

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

      Also, Chubby Hubby hands down. Delish!

    154. Michelle says:

      Yummm….Phish Food is my favorite!

    155. Kristin says:

      Phish Food!

    156. Allie says:

      Chunky Monkey :)

    157. Rebecca says:

      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… :-)

    158. Anne L. says:

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

    159. Amanda says:

      Another one for Phish Food… SO GOOD.

    160. Shannon says:

      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!

    161. Liz D. says:

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

    162. Anne Marie says:

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

    163. Lorie H. says:

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

    164. My favorite flavor is ‘Imagine Whirled Peace’ :)

    165. Sharon says:

      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. :(

    166. Toby says:

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

    167. Lynn G. says:

      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.

    168. Lindsey says:

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

    169. Shauna says:

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

    170. Amanda N says:

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

    171. Emily says:

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

    172. 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.

    173. Patricia Welch says:

      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!

    174. Lindsay says:

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

    175. Jen says:

      Chunky Monkey!

    176. Melanie says:

      Phish food!

    177. Dawn K. says:

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

    178. Amanda says:

      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!).

    179. Alana Karl says:

      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!!

    180. Rachael G says:

      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!

    181. Sarah L. says:

      Cherry Garcia! YUM.

    182. M.E. says:

      Chunky Monkey is my absolute favorite!!

    183. Jenn says:

      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 :)

    184. Katie says:

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

    185. Christi D says:

      Chunky Monkey all the way! mmmmmmmmmm

    186. JenK says:

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

    187. Jennifer says:

      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!

    188. Maggie says:

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

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

    190. Mary Beth says:

      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 :)

    191. Meghan says:

      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).

    192. Anita Beachy says:

      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!

    193. Jennifer T says:

      Hands down … Chunky Monkey!!

    194. Julie says:

      I would like to try Brownie Batter!

    195. Meghan says:

      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.

    196. Michelle says:

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

    197. Alie says:

      Strawberry Cheesecake by far! It’s soooo good!

    198. Stephanie says:

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

    199. jennifer healy says:

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

    200. katherine I says:

      I love HalfBaked. All time favorite flavor.

    201. Leigh Ann Smart says:

      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)

    202. Ashley says:

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

    203. Emily says:

      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

    204. Amber, RD says:

      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.

    205. 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! :)

    206. Anna K. says:

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

    207. Lianne says:

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

    208. Triple Caramel Chunk or Karamel Sutra. Tough call.

    209. Karen says:

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

    210. Melody says:

      Any of the chocolate flavors are my favorite!

    211. Sandy says:

      Love, love, love Karmel Sutra!

    212. Emily says:

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

    213. MelissaC says:

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

    214. Vaishali Sharda says:

      I <3 Chunky Monkey!!

    215. Jen Kuck says:

      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!!

    216. kelly c says:

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

    217. Angela says:

      Digging their Dulce Delish ice cream right now.

    218. Jessica says:

      Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!!!

    219. erin says:

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

    220. Meghan says:

      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.

    221. EG says:

      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!

    222. Elizabeth from Indy says:

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

    223. Golda says:

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

    224. Lindsay O'Connor says:

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

    225. Patti Johnson says:

      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.

    226. Krissy says:

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

    227. Patti Johnson says:

      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!

    228. Jacqueline says:

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

    229. Kaitlin says:

      Red Velvet Cake! It’s the best!!

    230. Stephanie Pierce says:

      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!!

    231. Emily P says:

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

    232. JessD says:

      Definitely the vanilla Heathbar!

    233. Inna says:

      Cherry Garcia!

    234. Katie says:

      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!

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

    236. 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! :(

    237. Bethany Martin says:

      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!

    238. Shannon says:

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

    239. Jean says:

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

    240. Michelle says:

      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.

    241. sandee says:

      cherry garcia, hands down!

    242. KAPP says:

      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.

    243. Kab says:

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

    244. Kim says:

      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!

    245. Liz N says:

      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!

    246. Heidiann H says:

      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! :)

    247. Chelsea says:

      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!

    248. Keshet Starr says:

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

    249. Erin says:

      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!

    250. Morgan says:

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

    251. Emerald says:

      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.

    252. Emily H says:

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

    253. Teandra says:


    254. Kristen says:

      The dave matthews band magic brownies flavor is the best!

    255. Amanda V says:

      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!

    256. Jan says:

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

    257. Shayla says:

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

    258. Chelsea F says:

      Half Baked is sooo good!
      What a fun trip!

    259. Katie says:

      Phish Food!!

    260. Marcy says:

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

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

    262. Bridget says:

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

    263. Jackie says:

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

    264. jessica says:

      My favorite is Half Baked :) DELISH!

    265. Sharon says:

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

    266. JackieKC says:

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

    267. Jlhpisces says:

      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!

    268. Amy says:

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

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

    269. 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

    270. Holly Clark says:

      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!

    271. Rachel says:

      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!

    272. Sarah says:

      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:)

    273. Angie says:

      I love Chunky Monkey!

    274. kate C. says:

      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! :)

    275. kdiddy says:

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

    276. Annie D. says:

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

    277. Linda says:

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

    278. Lynn says:

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

    279. Melissa says:

      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!

    280. Priya says:

      I love Americone Dream and the Red Velvet Flavor.

    281. Kelly says:

      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!

    282. Madonna says:

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

    283. Courtney H says:

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

    284. Kaylene says:

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

    285. Kalliope says:

      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. :)

    286. Jennifer Cox says:

      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.

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

    288. Taylor says:

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

    289. Julia says:

      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!

    290. Claire says:

      Chocolate Fudge Brownie!

    291. Stephanie says:

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

    292. megan says:

      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!

    293. 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!

    294. Lindsey W.B says:

      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 :(

    295. 58Teresa says:

      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? –

    296. Sara C says:

      I looovee the red velvet ice cream!

    297. Maria says:

      Bonaroo Buzz all the way! Love it!

    298. Sara says:

      Peanut Butter Cup!

    299. Lisa says:

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

    300. carrie says:

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

    301. Beth G says:

      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)

    302. Catherine says:

      Yum!! My favorite flavor is Phish food!!

    303. Chelsea Payne says:

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

    304. NaDell says:

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

    305. lisa says:

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

    306. Kelli says:

      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!

    307. Pastrychef23 says:

      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!

    308. Amy K says:

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

    309. chelsea says:

      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!!

    310. Annie says:

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

    311. MaryBeth says:

      My favorite flavor is Karamel Sutra. Mmmm!

    312. Sstriks says:

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

    313. Molly says:

      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…

    314. Kallie says:

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

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

    316. jen says:

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

    317. Ashley says:

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

    318. Stephanie Coleman says:

      I love half-baked!

    319. Carie says:

      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!

    320. Krista says:

      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?!)

    321. Devin says:

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

    322. Telza says:

      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!

    323. Megan Brokaw says:

      Oatmeal Cookie Chunk… amazing!!!

    324. Erica says:

      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. :)

    325. Heather says:

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

    326. Theresa Sea says:

      Cherry Garcia! YUM!

    327. Carly Marsh says:

      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!

    328. Grace says:

      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

    329. Susan says:

      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…???

    330. Kelly says:

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

    331. Patience says:

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

    332. Dana says:

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

    333. Kendra says:

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

    334. Annie says:

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

    335. Karla H. says:

      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.

    336. Annie says:

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

    337. Annie says:

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

    338. Alicia says:

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

    339. Jamie says:

      Half Baked with Brownies & Cookie Dough

    340. Jessica says:

      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.

    341. Annie says:

      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 :)

    342. shannon says:

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

    343. Kari Bennett says:

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

    344. Annie says:

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

    345. Annie says:

      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!

    346. Andrea says:

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

    347. 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!

    348. Lauren s says:

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

    349. Cristina says:

      Chubby Hubby, no doubt is my favorite!

    350. Tawny says:

      LOVE Americone Dream! So Good

    351. Angie R. says:

      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!

    352. Kacey says:

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

    353. Kathleen says:

      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….

    354. Shari says:

      Cinnamon buns is really delicious!

    355. Judy says:

      Cherry Garcia! I just love cherry ice cream.

    356. Lindsey says:

      Mint Chocolate Cookie

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

    357. Amanda says:

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

    358. Lindsey says:

      Mint Chocolate Cookie

      I cannot wait to go there one day!!!

    359. Michelle says:

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

    360. Amber says:

      Half Baked FOR SURE! Yummmmm! :)

    361. Chatelaine says:

      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 :)

    362. Samantha says:

      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

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

      chubby hubby is my fave!!

    364. anne says:

      oh for sure–cherry garcia!!

    365. Karla says:

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

    366. Kristen says:

      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!

    367. Hallie says:

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

    368. Jessica says:

      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!

    369. Kristen says:

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

    370. Camille says:

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

    371. Laila says:

      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 :)

    372. Grace says:

      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!

    373. Cas says:

      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.

    374. Kathy says:

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

    375. Christina says:

      Phish food!

    376. Christina says:

      What an awesome trip! I’m so jealous.

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

      Best. Flavor. Ever.

    377. Kimiko says:

      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!

    378. Karrie. L says:

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

    379. Annie H says:

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

    380. Stephanie says:

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

    381. Jackie Gonzales says:

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

    382. Michelle says:

      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.

    383. Ashley says:

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

    384. Gemma says:

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

    385. Susan says:

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

    386. Chunky Monkey all the way.

    387. Annie says:

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

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

    389. Annie says:

      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!

    390. Gaby says:

      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!

    391. Jessica says:

      Phish Food, or Oatmeal Cookie Chunk!

    392. Emily says:

      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!

    393. Allyson says:

      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

    394. Jill T. says:

      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!

    395. 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.

    396. Kristin Stone says:

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

    397. Cortney says:

      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!

    398. Chellie Voss says:

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

    399. Vanessa says:

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

    400. jen says:

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

    401. Francine says:

      Half Baked!

    402. Mary says:

      Americone Dream Yummmy :)

    403. Liz says:

      My favorite is in the flavor graveyard–Cool Brittania!

    404. Mary Jo says:

      Chunky Monkey! Yum!

    405. Heather O says:

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

    406. Jessica J says:

      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!

    407. Laura says:

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

    408. Dominique says:

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

    409. Sandi says:

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

    410. My favorite is half baked! :)

    411. Barbara says:

      Any flavor with raspberries and chocolate! Yum!!

    412. Jenn K. says:

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

    413. Ashley G says:

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

    414. Maxine says:

      Karamel Sutra!

    415. Kim says:

      I love Everything but the Kitchen Sink!

    416. Ella says:

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

    417. 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.

    418. Margaret says:

      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.

    419. Meagan says:

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

    420. Sara says:

      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!

    421. Rachel says:

      Imagine Whirled Peace

    422. Susan P says:

      Cherry Garcia!

    423. Kerry says:

      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!

    424. Jordan says:

      My favorite flavor is Americone dream!

    425. Beth says:

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

    426. Becca C says:

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

    427. 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.

    428. Anastasia says:

      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!

    429. Ashley says:

      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.

    430. Sarah Miller says:

      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.

    431. Ashley W. says:

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

    432. Wendi says:

      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!!! :)

    433. Sara B says:

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

    434. Susanna says:

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

    435. Sierra says:

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

    436. Meghan says:

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

    437. Becky says:

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

    438. Tiffany Rogers says:

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

    439. Shawna Organisciak says:

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

    440. Tiffany says:

      My favorite flavor has to be Americone Dream.

    441. Camille says:

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

    442. Julie Smith says:

      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!

    443. Janet Luo says:

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

    444. Claire says:

      Phish Phood is definitely my favorite. Soooo good.

    445. Cynthia Stuckey says:

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

    446. DJ says:

      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.

    447. Diane says:

      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.

    448. Jules says:

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

    449. Ash says:

      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!

    450. Ruthi says:

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

    451. grace says:

      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!

    452. Kelli says:

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

    453. Sue W. says:

      Cherry Garcia!

    454. Adrena says:

      I love Chunky Monkey !!!!

    455. Anna H says:

      Peach Cobbler is my favorite flavor!

    456. Barbara says:

      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!

    457. Nicole W. says:

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

    458. sarawit says:

      All of them:)

    459. Lauren says:

      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.

    460. Julie says:

      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!

    461. Ashli says:

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

    462. Kristi Magida says:

      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!

    463. Jessica in WA says:

      Red Velvet! SO good!!!

    464. Brea says:

      I love Americone Dream!

    465. Carley says:

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

    466. Christine says:

      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.

    467. pamela says:

      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!

    468. Susan Wharton says:

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

    469. Angie Leavitt says:

      My favorite is Cherry Garcia… a classic!

    470. Kristyn says:

      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

    471. Katie says:

      Cherries Garcia, hands down!

    472. Vidya says:

      I love Bonnaroo Buzz!!!!

    473. Crystal says:

      Without a doubt, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!

    474. AnnieJ says:

      My favorite …. Triple Caramel Chunk!!

    475. Candace Stephens says:

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

    476. Mimi says:

      Chunky Monkey!

    477. Olivia says:

      I think the chocolate fudge brownie is my favorite!

    478. Ashley Maikranz says:

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

    479. Ann P. says:

      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!

    480. Adrienne Yancey says:

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

    481. Annie says:

      Half Baked! So good!

    482. VeggieGirl says:

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

    483. Mary Kate says:

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

    484. Kristin T says:

      I LOVE halfed baked!

    485. Liz says:

      My favorite flavor is definitely oatmeal cookie.

    486. Annie says:

      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!!!

    487. Beth says:

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

    488. Adrienne says:

      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!

    489. Ashleigh says:

      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! :)

    490. Melissa Ford says:

      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! :(

    491. Jillian_R says:

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

    492. Kara says:

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

    493. Andrea says:

      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!

    494. lesliefab says:

      phish food fro yo!

    495. astrid says:

      Half Baked FroYo :-)

    496. Megan says:

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

    497. Robin says:

      Chunky Monkey!!!

    498. Carly says:

      Cherry Garcia!

    499. Katrina says:

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

    500. I’ll go with the cherry garcia!

    501. Courtney says:

      schweddy balls, yummy and rummy!

    502. Vanessa says:

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

    503. Gina says:

      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!

    504. Anna P says:

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

    505. Jenny says:

      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

    506. Samantha says:

      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! :)

    507. Rachael says:

      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 :-)

    508. Megan L says:

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

    509. Michelle says:

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

    510. Janssen says:

      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.

    511. Gina B. says:

      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!! :)

    512. Ashley A says:


    513. Emily says:

      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!

    514. Ally says:

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

    515. Maria C. says:

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

    516. Andrea says:

      My favorite flavor is phish food…I love it!

    517. Emily says:

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

    518. Katie says:


    519. Megan says:

      Americone Dream! So fantastic!

    520. Shae says:

      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.

    521. Jeanne says:

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

    522. Avilene Cueto says:

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

    523. I really love chunky monkey!

    524. Suzanne says:

      chunky monkey is still my favorite

    525. Tiffany says:

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

    526. Jennifer M says:

      My favorite flavor is Oatmeal Cookie Chunk!

    527. terryb says:

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

    528. Daedrae Watson says:

      coffee heath bar crunch

    529. Allison C says:

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

    530. Des says:

      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!

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

    532. Kristen W says:

      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 :)

    533. Kayce says:

      Half Baked!!! YUM!!!

    534. Ashton says:

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

    535. Jessie says:

      Phish Food!

    536. 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!

    537. Sandi says:

      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)

    538. Amy S says:

      Cherry Garcia!

    539. Amy C. says:

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

    540. Jaci says:

      PHISH FOOD!!

    541. Alyse says:

      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!

    542. Laura R says:

      I love Phish Food!!

    543. 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!

    544. Tara Conley says:

      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!!!!!

    545. Michelle says:

      Mint Chocolate Chunk! Yum!

    546. bethany says:

      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!)

    547. Sandy says:


    548. Kimberlee V says:

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

    549. Becka says:

      Half baked 100%!!

    550. Melissa says:

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

    551. Carol says:

      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!

    552. Erin says:

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

    553. Melina Reich says:

      I love love loove coffee Heath bar crunch!

    554. susan says:

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

    555. Annie says:

      Peanut Butter Cup – for ever and always.

    556. Tricia says:

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

    557. Adrienne says:

      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! :)

    558. Heather W. says:

      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.

    559. Mb says:

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

    560. Lacy H. says:

      My favorite is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, mmmmm!

    561. jenn B says:

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

    562. Michael J. McCoy says:

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

    563. Karen says:

      mint chocolate cookie

    564. chelsea says:

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

    565. Carolyn says:

      Cookies & Milk!

    566. Ellen says:

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

    567. Alissa says:

      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!

    568. Claire says:

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

    569. Becky Blad says:

      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!!

    570. Emily says:

      chunky monkey!!

    571. Sarah says:

      Fair Goodness Cake!

    572. Lisa J. says:

      Loving me some Bonoroo Buzz right now!


    574. Elizabeth says:

      Chocolate fudge brownie of course!!

    575. Kelly says:

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

    576. Hannah says:

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

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

    578. Tricia Robinson says:

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

    579. Darcie says:

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

    580. Joni Owada says:

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

    581. dolph122000 says:

      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.

    582. Jacqueline says:

      I absolutely love creme brulee. Yum!

    583. Emma says:

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

    584. Cathy Greeves says:

      I love chocolate chip cookie dough!

    585. Carolyn McCambridge says:

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

    586. 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

    587. Elizabeth says:

      Phish Food!

      Sooo delicious<3

    588. Pam Kramer says:

      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.

    589. Lisa K. says:

      I love Phish Food.

    590. Betty Pierson says:

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

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

    592. Donna Dear says:

      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.

    593. Mary says:

      Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is the BOMB!

    594. Meredith says:

      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!

    595. kelli says:

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

    596. Mary Lynn says:

      Chubby Hubby. My hubby’s favorite, too.

    597. Jaclyn says:

      Most definitely Cherry Garcia!

    598. Jen H says:

      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!

    599. Whitney says:

      Chunky Monkey is my favorite!

    600. Katie says:

      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!

    601. Julie Janis says:

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

    602. Alycia says:

      My fav is Maple Blondie. So yummy!

    603. Sara R. says:

      Phish Food! But Cherry Garcia is a close second.

    604. Tobi says:

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

    605. Karen H. says:

      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!

    606. Melanie Wood says:

      Oatmeal Cookie is my absolute favorite flavor!

    607. Sarah says:

      Strawberry cheesecake! Yum!

    608. Erin Fillare says:

      I love the southern pecan pie flavor!!!

    609. Everything but the …

    610. Delena says:

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

    611. Kim says:

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

    612. Jacqui says:

      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!!

    613. Erica says:

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

    614. Kelly W says:

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

    615. Kimberly says:

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

    616. jaime says:

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

    617. Jeanette says:

      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.

    618. Marianne says:

      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!

    619. stephanie says:

      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!)

    620. Love their Cherry Garcia!

    621. 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!

    622. Lauren says:

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

    623. Lenzie says:

      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!

    624. Taylor Thomson says:

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

    625. 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!!

    626. Carolyn Hayes says:

      Cherry Garcia!

    627. Sam says:

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

    628. Lianne says:

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

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

    630. Emily C says:

      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!

    631. Melanie says:

      B&J Peanut Butter Cup

    632. Regina says:

      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. :)

    633. Dorothy says:

      Phish Food is my favorite!

    634. Maya says:

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

    635. Michelle P says:

      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…

    636. Liz says:

      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.

    637. Sara says:

      Cherry garcia! yum! the factory looks so fun!

    638. Bonnie says:

      Chunky Monkey, yum!

    639. Melissa says:

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

    640. Bailey says:

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

    641. Jessica S. says:

      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!!!

    642. Kelsey says:

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

    643. Trisha says:

      Half baked is my favorite!

    644. Kelli says:

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

    645. Heidi F. says:

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

    646. Erin says:

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

    647. Michelle R says:

      Chunky Monkey!! Yummy!!

    648. Julia says:

      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!

    649. Meagan says:

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

    650. lauren o. says:

      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!

    651. MicheleB says:

      Its a tie between Dublin Mudslide and the Peanut Brittle.

    652. Aliiiiii says:

      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 :)

    653. Cindy Riley says:

      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!

    654. BrendaB says:

      Cherry Garcia!

    655. sue says:

      their version of Cookie dough ice cream

    656. Jessica Dunn says:

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

    657. Kelly says:

      Half baked. It’s pure heaven.

    658. Fleur says:

      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!

    659. Adrienne says:

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

    660. Jolene says:

      Cherry Garcia is my favorite!!!

    661. Kelly A says:

      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! :)

    662. Jessica says:

      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!

    663. Faith Brodie says:

      Bonnaroo buzz… Sooo good!!!

    664. danielle jamie says:

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

    665. Jina D says:

      Definitely Phish Food!!

    666. Meaghan says:

      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?

    667. Stefani says:

      Phish food has always been my favorite!

    668. Heather says:

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

    669. jenni says:

      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!

    670. I am a Cherry Garcia girl!!! YUMMO!

    671. Cheryl in AL says:

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

    672. Mary says:

      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!

    673. Valerie says:

      Double fudge brownie.

    674. rhonda says:

      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!!

    675. Christine says:

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

    676. Annie says:

      Oh yes they did. So awesome!

    677. Kelly C. says:

      Ooo, definitely Karmel Sutra!

    678. Kim Q says:

      Mint Oreo Cookie is a family favorite. :o)

    679. Kate Riera says:

      I love Dublin Mudslide!

    680. Jennifer says:

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

    681. Mrs. Smith says:

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

    682. Rachael says:

      Definitely half-baked!

    683. Katie says:

      I love the red velvet ice cream!

    684. Stephaniedem says:

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


    685. Casey says:

      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!

    686. Tempa Liddle says:

      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!

    687. Shannon says:

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

    688. Meghan says:

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

    689. Megan says:

      Chunky Monkey is by far my favorite!

    690. Mallory says:

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

    691. Corisa says:

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

    692. Lindsey Schroeder says:

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

    693. Jannett says:

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

    694. Melissa says:

      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?

    695. Sherri C says:

      Cherry Garcia, it makes me so happy:)

    696. Jane says:

      I like the S’mores!…..

    697. Amy says:

      Oatmeal Cookie Chunk!

    698. Paige K. says:

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

    699. Emily says:

      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. :-)

    700. Anne says:

      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!

    701. Jillian says:

      Strawberry Cheesecake or Cherry Garcia, yum yum!

    702. Christine Silliman says:

      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)

    703. Ella says:

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

    704. amy marantino says:

      Mint Oreo Cookie

    705. Jen M O says:

      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!

    706. Cheryl S says:

      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.

    707. Patricia says:

      My favoriteis New York Super Fudge Chunk.

    708. Hillari says:

      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.

    709. Kaitlin says:

      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!

    710. Danielle says:

      Currently my favorite flavor is AmeriCone Dream.

    711. Lisete Hurst says:

      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!

    712. Janet N says:

      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!

    713. SharonF says:

      The Strawberry Cheesecake is the one I usually return to.

    714. Lindsay says:

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

    715. Tamara says:

      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!

    716. Jennifer McCallen says:

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

    717. Pat says:

      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.

    718. Liz says:

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

    719. Shannon says:

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

    720. Wendy says:

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

    721. Jennifer Bandy says:

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

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

    723. Amber says:


    724. Stephanie says:

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

    725. Brooklyn says:

      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…

    726. Amanda Thompson says:

      I love Vermonty Python the best!

    727. TK says:

      Half Baked and Strawberry Cheesecake!

    728. Cassandra says:

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

    729. DRTVrMoi says:

      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.

    730. Nikki says:

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

    731. Stacy says:

      My favorite is Cherry Garcia. Yum.

    732. 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….

    733. Kristin says:

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

    734. Amy S says:

      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 :)

    735. Sarah Shep says:

      Phish food, always!

    736. Kristin says:

      Karmel Sutra

    737. Courtney says:

      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!

    738. Cate says:

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

    739. Carissa says:

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

    740. Annie Gonzales says:

      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!

    741. annieseats says:

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