Okay all you Ben & Jerry's ice cream lovers — today is the
day that we wait for all year long (especially if you're lucky enough to have a few Scoop Shops in your neck of the woods - haha). It's the day we can give in to our cravings for Cherry Garcia — it's Free Cone Day! For all of you familiar with Ben & Jerry's — go ahead and run to the nearest spot, but for those who have been licking away all these years and had a hunch this company was Treehugger (ya think?) but wasn't sure how, then read on First we'll take a look at their product mission statement: "To make, distribute & sell the finest quality all natural ice cream & euphoric concoctions with a continued commitment to incorporating wholesome, natural ingredients and promoting business practices that respect the Earth and the Environment." Currently, Ben & Jerry's have a few campaigns going, one being with Dave Matthews Band called "Lick Global Warming."
The site is chock full with information on how you can get involved to fight global warming — locally and nationally, plus, learn about the 18 states that are currently generating power through cleaner means.
Live near the D.C. area? Help Ben & Jerry's and friends spread the word on Earth Day that the recent senate vote to drill in Alaska will only harm one of America's great national treasures, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and that our country needs to embrace responsible measures and real, 21st century energy solutions. From April 22 — 24, participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops will be offering a Baked Alaska Sundae: a Ben & Jerry's chocolate chip cookie, topped with a scoop of ice cream, smothered with marshmallow and then baked in the oven until it's lightly toasted on the outside and yet still frozen on the inside. YUM!
All this, PLUS Ben & Jerry's not only supports the local dairy farmers up there in Vermont but now the company has organic ice cream as well, loaded with all the stuff we so want. They only have a few flavors so far but hey, you can try them today! And if your local Scoop Shop doesn't have them, check the very cool, very fun website for ones that do or for your local grocery store that might carry them as well.
Hurry, that Chunky Monkey is only available from 12 — 8pm today! Man do we love these guys. ::Ben & Jerry's [by KD]