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Jimmy Fallon Releases His Third Ice Cream Flavor (Video)


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If you caught “The Tonight Show” on TV Nov. 1, or better yet, attended the Jimmy Fallon-hosted late night talk show, you already know the former SNL cast member released his very own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor, “Marshmallow Moon.”

Marshmallow Moon is the first flavor from Ben & Jerry’s Special Stash, “a series of micro-batches that can’t be mass produced or widely distributed,” according to their official website. And the flavor is so limited-edition that you won’t find it anywhere in supermarkets, wholesale clubs or the bodegas with off-brand cookies.

That is, unless you were one of the lucky ones to be in “The Tonight Show” audience, where Fallon gave away Marshmallow Moon pints to everyone a la Oprah Winfrey-style. For the less fortuitous, you can check Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops and for a taste of Marshmallow Moon, which is available in limited quantities.

Jimmy fallon ice cream, the special dessert was introduced by Fallon on “The Tonight Show”  and explained its namesake was inspired by the show’s logo and because “I have a body like a marshmallow” (video below). The flavor and toppings combination forms a frozen s’more, Thrillist pointed out — vanilla ice cream with marshmallow and graham cracker swirls and fudge chunks.

Ben & Jerry’s second Fallon-inspired ice cream flavor, the “Tonight Dough,” was released two years ago and is part of the creamery’s permanent flavor collection, which is among the company’s top-selling flavors — for obvious reasons. Ben & Jerry’s official website describes the Tonight Dough as a combination of “two ice creams, two cookie doughs, and a crunchy cookie swirl.”

A less popular Fallon flavor, the “Late Night Snack” was discontinued by the end of 2014 after a four-year run, when Fallon switched over to host “The Tonight Show.” Flavor-wise, Jimmy Fallon is 3 for 3 — the Late Night Snack was a vanilla bean ice cream with salty caramel swirl and fudge-covered potato chip clusters.

Just like that of the Tonight Dough, sales of Marshmallow Moon will go to the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a charity providing fun camp experiences to children living with serious illnesses, reported Thrillist.

Fallon really knows how to draw us into a guilt-free solo pint.

Sources: Delish, Ben & Jerry's, (2), Thrillist, Yahoo / Featured Image: Deadly437/Wikimedia CommonsTags: Ben and Jerry's, dessert, ice cream, Jimmy Fallon ice cream, marshmallow moon
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You Can Get Ben And Jerry’s Delivered To Your Door!!!


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There’s a fundamental problem with ice cream cravings — they often hit when you don’t remotely feel like leaving your home. Well, Ben and Jerry’s has a fix for that: they’ll deliver you a pint right to your door.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit and pay more, but the good news is that if you are the laziest person on the planet, unable to step outside and/or don’t have Ben and Jerry’s products (or the flavor you really want) near you, this could be a game changer.

Most classic and fro-yo pints as well as pint slices run for $6.99 before tax and shipping, while non-dairy flavors will cost you $7.99 — a bit higher than at the market.

Shipping is a bit pricey too. The standard flat rate is $19.00, depending on where you live, two-day shipping is $39.99, and standard overnight is $49.99, so if you’re ordering, you might want to stock up your freezer with a bunch of pints to get your money’s worth. To make the most of the high shipping costs, you can also pick up ice cream collections, t-shirts, scoopers, bowls and pint locks to hopefully deter pesky roommates.

There’s a growing trend for bringing frozen desserts to your door — Baskin Robbins has also partnered with food delivery savior DoorDash to drive over ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes and cakes from about 80 shops in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle, according to Bloomberg News.

“Convenience and immediate gratification — they are huge customer needs,” Carol Austin, vice president of marketing at Baskin-Robbins, told Bloomberg. “Customers today want what they want, when they want it.”

Austin said that they are working to expand the delivery offerings to all customers as soon as possible.

DoorDash uses insulated carriers to make sure that the ice cream products don’t melt, and so far they say it’s working pretty well, although the only downside is that they aren’t able to include whipped cream, as it tends to melt by the time the dessert arrives.

Ice cream delivery is the thing of the future, and it’s here now!

Sources: Ben and Jerry'sBloomberg News via NOLA / Photo Credit: Hede2000/Wikimedia Commons

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Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Cereal-Inspired Ice Cream (Photos)


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Not many things bring us right back to our childhood as well as the taste of cereal does.

There’s just something about a spoonful of sugary, comforting cereal doused in a cool and refreshing splash of milk that transports us to a simpler time; a more magical and pure time, when the weight of adulthood did not even register and all we had to worry about was when our next snack was coming.

Luckily for us all, Ben & Jerry’s knows how to combine the magic of childhood with the indulgences of adulthood, because the company has just released three new flavors sure to kick all of our sweet teeth and nostalgia into overdrive.

The ice cream giants have decided to call the three new cereal-milk flavored ice creams “Cereal Splashbacks,” and they are available in scoop shops beginning on March 7, 2017, which the company reports is actually National Cereal Day (naturally).

The first of the three new flavors is called Fruit Loot, which is a cereal milk ice cream that comes with a crisp and fruity cereal swirl inside. Foodbeast did a taste test of the ice cream, and said that the flavor was appropriately light and distinctly like Fruit Loops.

Next up comes the Frozen Flakes flavor, which comes with a crisp cereal swirl and honestly looks like our dream come true, considering that Frosted Flakes was my very favorite cereal growing up!

Finally comes the Cocoa Loco flavor, which is the only chocolate cereal milk ice cream base, and it comes complete with a crisp chocolate cereal swirl. Do you remember going “cuckoo” for the original cereal? We’re sure fans will also go cuckoo for the ice cream.

Are you excited to get your hands on these super nostalgic and tasty new flavors?

Sources: Foodbeast, Ben & Jerry's / Photo Credit: Ben & Jerry's, Foodbeast

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Check Out Ben And Jerry’s Top Selling Flavors Of 2016!


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Ben & Jerry’s has come out with all kinds of new flavors in recent years, but according to this list of the top 10 favorites, the classics are still ruling the roost.

Check out this top 10 list of 2016’s best-selling flavors, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s:

  1. Half Baked — is this really a surprise to anyone? We’ve all heard of this flavor, and we all know someone who is crazy for it. According to Brand Eating, it’s actually just a combination of two other classic Ben & Jerry’s flavors: Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Cookie Dough. Clever!
  2. Cherry Garcia — Because who doesn’t love the mix of cherries and chocolate? The classics are the classics for a reason, after all.
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough — Apparently, this flavor was suggested by an anonymous fan in 1984, and is still just as much of a hit as it ever was! I personally can’t imagine a time when there wasn’t cookie dough ice cream.
  4. Chocolate Fudge Brownie — My personal fave! Chocolate ice cream and chunks of chocolate brownie dough … How is this not number one?
  5. The Tonight Dough — A combination of caramel and chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie swirls and gobs of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie dough.
  6. Americone Dream — Known for being Stephen Colbert’s flavor, this one features vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel.
  7. Phish Food — I haven’t tried this one, but after reading what’s in it, I definitely want to. Chocolate fudge fish shapes, and chocolate ice cream with marshmallow and caramel swirls. Every flavor you need in one pint!
  8. Chunky Monkey — Banana ice cream with fudge chunks and walnuts. The name suits!
  9. Strawberry Cheesecake — Strawberry cheesecake flavored ice cream with strawberries and graham cracker crust mixed in.
  10. Salted Caramel Core — Sweet cream ice cream with pieces of vanilla brownies and, well obviously, a salted caramel core. I’m sure it’s good for non-chocolate lovers.

They say the list hasn’t changed much since last year. I can only assume that it’s because the classics are timeless, and will always be the best!

Sources: Brand Eating, Ben and Jerry's / Photo Credit: Ben and Jerry's/Instagram

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Ben & Jerry’s Switches Up Its Cherry Garcia Ice Cream


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Ben & Jerry’s, that Vermont ice cream company that makes all the best kinds (maybe I’m biased), always likes to keep things new and fun for us ice cream lovers, by bringing out limited edition flavors each season.

The newest endeavor is a Chocolate Cherry Garcia flavor. The classic favorite has taken on a chocolate spin that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Everything’s better with chocolate, and I always thought that’s what was missing in my Cherry Garcia. According to Brand Eating, the cherry ice cream traditionally used is replaced with chocolate for this limited-time treat, and it’s available nationwide in Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, but not yet in grocery stores.

They’ve also done flavor flips with their Chubby Hubby and Half Baked, but if you’re looking for something completely new, they’ve got that too! Try the Brownie Batter Core, with chocolate and vanilla ice cream and a brownie batter core, or their Coconuts for Caramel Core, with caramel and sweet cream ice cream and, you guessed it, a caramel core. They’re also reporting a new line of non-dairy flavors for those of us who want to partake in the desserts, but can’t tolerate lactose. Good thinking!

Many of the non-dairy flavors consist of classic favorites such as Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie (my favorite!) and Coffee Caramel Fudge. I’m sure soon enough there will be a much bigger non-dairy selection, just as they’re coming up with Greek yogurt selections for the more health-conscious buyers. If you’re interested in what’s being offered in the Greek yogurt category, consider trying the Banana Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt, Raspberry Fudge Chunk Greek Yogurt or the Peach Melba Greek Yogurt. All of which offer a lower-calorie option for your dessert needs.

Finally, in the spirit of the season, you won’t want to miss out on the Pumpkin Cheesecake flavor, featuring pumpkin cheesecake ice cream and a graham cracker swirl. It offers a nice little twist on the normal pumpkin spice we’re always seeing. As for me, the Chocolate Cherry Garcia is calling my name.

Sources: Brand Eating, Ben and Jerry's / Photo Credit: Ben and Jerry's

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Ben & Jerry’s Releases New Politically-Charged Flavor Called ‘Empower Mint’


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Everybody knows Ben & Jerry’s co-founders are longtime proponents of a good pun: they’ve given us “Karamel Sutra,” “Boom Chocolatta,” and “Cake My Day,” among many other sweet, tongue-in-cheek flavors. 

Now, they’ve taken their trademark wordplay one step further and are using puns as a conduit to help remediate our democracy, which they feel has “gone a little sour.”

Allow us to help welcome the newest Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Empower Mint. 

The limited batch is a fudge-filled peppermint ice cream blend with brownies swirled in. It puns on empowering We, the People, and it strives to take the “mint” out of politics.

“Democracy is in your hands!” reads the description of the ice cream on the Ben & Jerry’s website.

“This fudge-filled flavor reflects our belief that voting gives everyone a taste of empowerment, & that an election should be more ‘by the people’ and less ‘buy the people’. We all deserve an equal serving of democracy.”

“We think democracy only works when it works for everyone. But since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law, a number of states have passed unacceptable voting access laws that make it harder for people [to] vote – particularly Black people and their allies in the rising new majority such as young people, students, and other people of color. That’s why we must stand together and call on our leaders to not only reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, but to fight back against new laws that undermine our freedom to vote, ensuring a democracy that works for everyone.”

The new Empower Mint flavor follows in the footsteps of previous politically-charged Ben & Jerry’s ice creams of the past: WHBQ reports that other flavors such as “I Dough, I Dough” and “Save Our Swirled” were created to support same-sex marriage and fight climate change. 

Additionally, the ice cream magnates debuted a mint-based Bernie Sanders ice cream in honor of the 2016 presidential race earlier this year.

“Sometimes when we’re passionate about something,” the company writes on its website, “we express it through ice cream. It’s our own special way of showing how much we care.”

You can buy the new flavor now at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops and in pints nationwide.

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Sources: Ben & Jerry’s (2) (3), WHBQ / Photo credit: Ben & Jerry's (2) (3)

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Ben & Jerry’s Releasing 3 New Flip-Takes On Classic Flavors (Video)


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If you know your Ben & Jerry’s, you know that the ice cream magnates are constantly teasing and then unleashing new flavor combinations to their adoring public (video below).

In fact, their output is so prolific that they were even forced to establish a flavor graveyard to commemorate their dearly de-pinted (rest in power, Schweddy Balls).

But even their less successful ventures haven’t prevented the iconic duo from continuing their legacy of ice cream innovation — and their new venture is sure to make loyal fans everywhere flip.

On May 4, Ben & Jerry’s announced that participating scoop shops nationwide will be taking a handful of classic flavors and giving them a full Flavor Flip.

First up? Totally Baked, a fresh new flip-take on the cult classic flavor Half Baked. As their press release describes:

“We took those scrumptious little gobs of cookie dough from Half Baked, baked them and swapped them into chocolate ice cream and put the brownies into the vanilla ice cream instead. Voila: a new masterpiece. Totally.”

Now, before you get out your mourning gear and book your trip to the flavor graveyard (no, not to the digital one — the one they erected in real life — yes, really), don’t worry. None of the classic flavors are going anywhere; Half Baked will continue to be sold on the shelves while its Flavor Flip counterpart will be available for a limited time in certain Scoop Shops.

“We know that our classic flavors have been bringing fans joy for many years and we wanted to mix things up a bit,” Flavor Guru Eric Fredette told PRNewswire. “This was a simple but fun way to create a new flavor by using the same euphoric flavor profiles our fans have grown to love.”

In typical, mysterious Ben & Jerry’s fashion, the next two flavors will be revealed to the public and become available in scoop shops later this spring and summer. 

Until then, make sure to check out their interactive Multimedia News Release below:

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Sources: Ben & Jerry’sPRNewswire / Photo credit: Ben & Jerry’s

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Enjoy A Free Ben And Jerry’s Ice Cream Cone On April 12!


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Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day is back!

On April 12, head to your local Ben and Jerry’s to enjoy a free cone from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There’s no fine print on this free snack, so you don’t need to pretend you have a twin if you attempt to get another free cone.

Free Cone Day has existed since 1979, and it’s been a global event since the year 2000. You can enjoy a free cone in dozens of countries around the world.

The Ben and Jerry’s website offers several tips to prepare you for the Free Cone Day experience, such as explaining how you can utilize Ben and Jerry’s ice cream to do good by supporting small-scale farmers, promoting clean waterways, and helping people who have faced various barriers to employment. Ben and Jerry’s also supports fair trade sourcing, climate justice, and marriage equality. Isn’t it nice to do good by eating something that tastes good?

More tips are provided you to help you once you get to the store. Ten ideas are given to help you pass the time while waiting in line, and since you can get in line as often as you please, you may be waiting a lot. From starting a wave to doing the “Ice Cream Shuffle,” there are a myriad of options to help you pass the time.

You may also want to look out for the seven types of customers are regularly observed on Free Cone Day, such as “The Cone-spiracy Theorist,” “The Cone-cealer,” and “The Cone-quistador.”

Sources: Delish, Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day / Photo Credit: Ben and Jerry's Line Karma

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