For over a decade now you’ve been enjoying free ice cream from Häagen Dazs, but we bet you never took the time to actually learn why this blessed day comes around once a year.
It’s crazy to think that those little flying demons that we are told to stay still around are actually responsible for nearly every delicious flavor we put into our mouths.
Bees, through an incredible amount of pollination, are the sole suppliers of over 70 percent of the crops that humans rely on. Foodbeast did a write-up on what your food would look like if bees went extinct, maybe checking this out will help push you to donate instead of gorge on free ice cream all day.
And Häagen Dazs has been thanking them for 10 years as a part of their “Häagen-Dazs loves Honey Bees Initiative” with Free Cone Day being focused directly on thanking and supporting the bees.
While there’s no feasible way to physically thank said bees, supporting the effort in preventing their extinction is definitely the better alternative.
And what better way to support a cause than by getting free ice cream? There’s no other way and it is amazing.
On May 8th, between 4 – 8pm Häagen Dazs is coming back again with their annual Free Cone Day. Pop into a local shop and receive one free scoop of ice cream or sorbet in a cup, sugar cone or cake cone between specified hours.
The purpose of this day is to recognize the bees and their gift of pollination, without which we wouldn’t have delectable flavors like Rocky Road, mango, or even strawberry.
The fact that you’re getting a free cone might push you to actually thank the bees in a viable way, because face it, most people don’t care about anything else if free ice cream is offered.
Think of it like this, you would have paid for the ice cream at some point anyway, this way you can use whatever you thought you would have had to pay and donate it here, to help fund research in preventing the decimation of bees.
One day you might not be able to get that delicious strawberry cone again and you’ll wish you spent even a fiver helping fight for bees.
For more information on bees, here’s a great article Foodbeast did on bees and their importance in the world.
What: Free scoop of ice cream or sorbet in a cup, sugar cone or cake cone
When: May 8th from 4pm-8pm
Where: Participating Locations
Why: TO HELP THE DAMN BEES