Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why Ben&Jerry's Is My Favorite (And Why It Should Be Yours Too)

1. They have 63 delicious flavors for berry lovers, chocolate lovers, dessert lovers, coffee lovers, nut lovers, and people that just love mixing different flavors together. To fully appreciate the many options Ben&Jerry's offers to all of us ice cream lovers, I've composed a list below for...

Berry Lovers:
  • Black Raspberry (low fat)
  • Cherry Garcia
  • Orange and Cream (orange sorbet swirled in vanilla ice cream)
  • Strawberry
Dessert Lovers:
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
  • S'mores
  • ONE Cheesecake Brownie
  • Coconut Seven Layer Bar
  • Creme Brulee
  • Banana Split
  • Cake Batter (yellow cake batter and chocolate frosting swirl)
  • Cinnamon Buns
  • Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
  • Magic Brownies (black raspberry ice cream with brownie swirls)
Nut Lovers:
  • Chocolate Macadamia
  • Butter Pecan
  • Pistachio Pistachio
  • Vanilla Almond
Mint Lovers:
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie
  • Mint Chocolate Chunk
Coffee Lovers:
  • Coffee
  • Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz! (with espresso bean fudge chunks)
  • Coffee Heath Bar Crunch
Chocolate Lovers:
  • Chocolate
  • Brownie Batter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
  • Chocolate Therapy
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  • New York Super Fudge Chunk
  • Fossil Fuel (chocolate cookies and chunks in vanilla)
  • Flipped Out-Peanut Butter Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Mix-It-Up Lovers:
  • Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch
  • Vanilla Caramel Fudge
  • Triple Caramel Chunk
  • Sweet Cream and Cookies
  • Turtle Soup
  • Karamel Sutra
  • Neapolitan Dynamite (cherry ice cream and chocolate fudge chunk ice cream)
  • Mission to Marzipan (almond cookies and marzipan swirl)
  • Imagine Whirled Peace (caramel, toffee cookie pieces, and little fudge peace signs)
  • Half Baked (chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie in vanilla and chocolate)
  • Chunky Monkey (banana ice cream with walnuts and fudge chunks)
  • Dublin Mudslide (irish cream liquor ice cream with coffee chocolate swirl)
  • Everything But The...(chocolate covered almonds, white chocolate chunks, peanut butter cups, and heath bar chunks)
  • Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road (brickle candy pieces in chocolate, peanut butter, and white chocolate)
  • Chubby Hubby (chocolate-covered peanut butter-filled pretzels in vanilla malt ice cream)
2. The coffee, cocoa powder, and vanilla used in their products is Fair Trade Certified.

3. The cows they get their cream and milk from are not shot up with hormones.

4. The eggs they use come from hens with access to clean water, adequate space to be a hen in, and wholesome food.

5. The brownies used in their Half Baked, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Magic Brownies ice cream come from Greyston Bakery in New York (a bakery which besides making awesome and delicious brownies is devoted to providing employment and support to formerly homeless, low-income, or disenfranchised (people who've been deprived of privilege or right) people and their families.

6. They DO NOT believe in cloning animals for food, something which the FDA has recently approved of for human consumption. Oh and, products from companies which do clone animals don't even have to carry a label saying so, yikes.

7. The containers are colorful and make me happy (okay, not so controversial, but hey- still a reason).

Don't worry, these guys know what they're doing.

*Flavors of Ben&Jerry's sorbet's were not included in the above lists. All information from the official BEN&JERRY'S website.


uǝɹnɐl ʎɯɐ said...

I am definitely a chocolate ice cream kind of gal, but the coffee ones sound delicious too! We'll have to try some of those!

That's creepy about the cloned animals, I didn't even know they were doing that for food purposes, wtheck?

Heidi Rose said...

I KNOW! I didn't know they were doing that for food purposes either. I knew they COULD clone animals, but I didn't think of THAT.

Mmm.. I'm up for that! I think the one with the espresso bean fudge chunks sounds good, but it depends on what we can find.

Lilly Anne said...

This is awesome! That's a lot of icecream! It's actually like your giving a persuasive essay, or showing a comercial with sweet facts! Well, you persuaded me!

Heidi Rose said...

Oh Lilly, you're so cute. I'm glad I persuaded you. I actually just learned all of these things as I was composing this post. Very cool.