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Ben & Jerry’s Launches Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough Bites For The Holidays

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With the holidays coming up, we’re looking for any sense of familiarity and comfort with the state the world is currently in. Between you and me, nothing’s more comforting than a mouthful of cookie dough.

Ben & Jerry’s has released two new seasonal flavors ahead of the holiday season in the form of Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough Chunks and Gingerbread Cookie Dough Chunks.

Made with pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour, the cookie dough bites are safe to eat and ready to go from bag to mouth. The idea behind the Cinnamon Bun and Gingerbread releases was to evoke nostalgia for the holidays and bring you back to a magical time in your life.

The new flavors launching join Ben & Jerry’s existing lineup, which includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Half Baked.

You can find Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough and Gingerbread Cookie Dough at supermarket retailers now nationwide or buy them at Ben & Jerry’s online store.

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Ben & Jerry’s Teams with Netflix for New Flavor ‘Netflix & Chill’d’

Netflix and chill just took on a whole new meaning. Well known for their zany ice cream concoctions, who knew Ben & Jerry were a couple of Don Juans? With over 60 flavors in their 42-year partnership, they certainly understand the importance of keeping things interesting.

Recently they announced their newest flavor: Netflix & Chill’d. It’s a plot-twist of a collaboration that features the delectable line up of peanut butter ice cream, sweet & salty pretzel swirls & fudge brownies. Things are bound to get *ahem* reel. 

Netflix & Chill’d can be found in pints worldwide, online and at all Scoop Shops. Spoiler alert, the dairy-free option will only be released domestically.

Now if only you could order a pint through your Netflix account.

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How To Get A Free Scoop Of Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Ice Cream

As far as non-dairy ice cream goes, Ben & Jerry’s figured out the secret to a non-weird recipe. Their ice creams aren’t just good for being vegan, they’re good, PERIOD.

If you haven’t tried them, you’ll have a chance to get a free scoop for World Vegan Day, November 1.

The free scoops will be available at participating scoop shops nationwide, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., so you’ll have a four hours to get your fix.

 

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You don’t have to purchase anything, and there are no odd strings attached. You simply walk in, ask for a scoop of one of their non-dairy, 100% vegan certified flavors, and dig in.

For those with nut allergies, just keep in mind these flavors are made with almond milk, so that may or may not be a deal breaker for you, but for everyone else, just enjoy a scoop on the house.

Thank you, vegans.

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Ben & Jerry’s New Flavor Combats Social Injustice


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While famous for their delicious ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s has long been involved in social and environmental justice. Their latest campaign finds them partnering with Advancement Project National Office on a new campaign called “Justice ReMix’d.” Justice ReMix’d is a new flavor concoction described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with chunks of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownie. It was created to help spotlight structural racism in a broken criminal legal system. To spearhead the campaign, Ben & Jerry’s tapped actor Jessie Williams, of Grey’s Anatomy fame, to help announce the new ice cream flavor.  Aside from acting, Jessie Williams is a prominent voice on the social activism front and is a member of Advancement Project National Office. 

Advancement Project National Office is a multi-racial civil rights organization that has been involved in community work for over a decade. Recently, criminal justice reform has become a hot topic thanks to a handful of documentaries like Ava Duvernay’s “The 13th,” sparking conversation amongst mainstream culture. While tackling social injustice is an up-hill fight, the Justice ReMix’d campaign presents a fun way to connect over a complex subject. Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Ben Cohen had this to say:

“Our approach to creating social change is to raise up the work non-profits are doing on the ground. We bring every resource we have to support them — our business voice, our connection with fans, our Scoop Shop community and of course, ice cream. Somehow, it’s easier to talk about difficult issues over a scoop or two.”  

Judith Browne Dianis, Advancement Project National Office’s Executive Director added, “Our country needs to invest in services that build up communities rather than those that tear them down. That means ending a wealth-based pre-trial detention system that locks people up because they are poor, black or brown. It means dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, divesting from criminalizing students and investing in the creation of high-quality education and services. It’s time to reimagine safety and justice.” 

Justice ReMix’d can be found at grocery stores and Ben & Jerry Scoop Shops nationwide with a portion of the proceeds going towards Advancement Project National Office to support their Free & Safe campaignIn addition to tasty ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s will be sending its Scoop Truck around several states to start conversations, activate members of the community, and give away ice cream. Everyone enjoys ice cream, but now you can enjoy it and show your support for criminal justice reform by purchasing Justice ReMix’d at your local grocery store.

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Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Is Now In Bite-Sized Snack Form

Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough is a favorite among fans, being found in several of their ice cream products. Well, now you can skip the ice cream altogether and just eat the dough on its own.

Ben & Jerry’s has announced the release of its new frozen Cookie Dough Chunks, that can be snacked on in bite-sized form.

“Fans have been asking for ‘just the chunks’ for a while now,” Ben & Jerry’s innovative manager  Jody Eley said. “During a short market test in Vermont last summer, fans snatched up the dough in record time.”

The cookie dough snacks will come in three different flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Fans of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy options will get a familiar taste, as the cookie dough is the same that is used in the vegan ice cream pint options.

The bags come in half pound sizes, and needless to say, they are safe to eat raw.

We had a chance to try them in the office and nothing but thumbs up on our end. It’s hard to argue against B&J’s cookie dough, in any form.

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Ben & Jerry’s Resurrect ‘Candy Bar Pie’ In Pint Slice Form

Ben & Jerry’s has a Flavor Graveyard where it buries retired flavors, usually never to be seen again. That is where their Candy Bar Pie flavor was laid to rest for five years, until now.

That flavor is back in Pint Slice form, being unveiled along with a new Amaze-Mint Pint Slice.

Amaze-Mint consists of cool mint cookie balls covered in dark chocolate and cookie crumbs, while fans of the Candy Bar Pie will remember its fudge flakes mixed with peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

When choosing to revive the Candy Bar Pie, Ben & Jerry’s said its flavor guru Eric Fredette noted the popularity of sweet and salty combinations, making it a perfect fit for its Pint Slices.

Believe it or not, Ben & Jerry’s has a literal “Flavor Graveyard” in its headquarters of Waterbury, Vermont, filled with tombstones in honor of its fallen flavors.

It’s not often they revive a flavor from the graveyard, although they did it in 2018, re-introducing the Bob Marley inspired “One Love” flavor only a year after its metaphorical burial, when fans voted on it to be brought back.

Before that, they hadn’t resurrected a flavor since 2013, when B&J brought back the classic White Russian, which was originally in production from 1986-1996.

When asked if more graveyard flavors could be resurrected to push its Pint Slice products, a Ben & Jerry’s representative told Foodbeast, “You never know! But you can hope.”

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Ben & Jerry’s Wants to Thank You With Free Ice Cream

Prepare yourself for the 10th of April. Drink plenty of water the night before. Have a balanced diet the days leading up to it. Try to exercise. Most importantly, keep your sugar intake to a minimum.

Why? Ben & Jerry’s is trying to kill us all. Well, not really, but that fateful Tuesday will test the population’s self control because for that day only anyone and everyone is invited by the ice cream giant to indulge in a free cone or cup.

Now, you might not think that one cone or cup is enough to call for some changes in diet, but add in the fact that Ben & Jerry’s is ready to let people stand right back in line after they get their cone. Now you get the warning?

With 35 flavors to choose from at any Scoop Shop in the US, this calls for a full on ice-cream day-trip with anyone willing to freeze their blood.


Since 1979, Ben & Jerry’s has been doing this Free Scoop Day as a way to show gratitude to the customers that have kept them going from the start.

It’s no shock since then that the flavors of ice cream have grown, no longer are your free scoops fixated to either a chocolate or vanilla. It’s 2018, we’ve got Phish Food, my guy.

This is the best opportunity for anyone not familiar with the plethora of flavors Ben & Jerry’s offers to get a taste. There’s over 30 reasons to stand in line and spend the day eating ice cream.

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Halo Top Is Finally Launching Their First Scoop Shop In Los Angeles

The low-calorie, high-protein ice cream brand that captured everyone’s heart is finally launching their first scoop shop in Los Angeles.

“Healthy ice cream,” an oxymoron that Halo Top has somehow turned into reality, is the hottest new trend that won’t die down anytime soon. If you don’t believe us, check the numbers. Halo Top is currently the best-selling pint of ice cream, even surpassing ice cream giants like Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs.

With insane popularity like that, it’d be foolish for them to lose momentum at such a pivotal time of their success. So what’s the next step? A brick and mortar in one of the nation’s most health-conscious cities, of course.

Located on the second-floor dining terrace of the Westfield Topanga mall, the shop will be serving their classic pint flavors but will also introduce new soft-serve flavors including chocolate, vanilla bean, strawberry, birthday cake, and peanut butter cup. You can even liven up your ice cream by opting to create your own ice cream sandwiches with their high-protein, vegan cookies, or by adding some fresh fruit toppings.

The scoop shop is set to open on Wednesday, November 15. Die-hard fans who plan to go on opening day will be able to enjoy complimentary soft-serve and ice cream from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.