Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Is there ice cream in Heaven??
I am not becoming obsessed with the hereafter or graveyards, but on the way to visit Stowe, VT, we stopped at the home of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. After parking in the back lot, since all the others were full, we headed towards the crowds. The first place we hit was the ice cream flavor graveyard-really!
We then headed to the headquarters to find there was at least an hour wait for the tour. The place looked like more of a carnival than business with outside vendors hawking their wares, and a huge crowd at the ice cream bar. You would have thought that they were going out of business and this was the last of the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Inside was another long line for the tour, which consisted of about a 15 minute walk past windows watching liquid ice cream being frozen and packed into containers.
The largest part of the operation appeared to be the gift shop, what a surprise. This was as overpriced as the ice cream. While I do not wish to offend any diehard fans, we find the ice cream ok, but not worth the higher price.
So as we quickly left the growing throng, I could not help but wonder if any of those passed flavors had any place to go?