Sunday, March 13, 2016
For spring break, I went to Vermont for snowboarding and on one of the last days, we had a free day so we went to the Ben and Jerry's Factory!! :D
The tour is broken up into three parts, which totaled 30 minutes:
1) ~7 minute video about the history of Ben and Jerry's
2) Seeing the ice cream making process on the mezzanine
They were cleaning up when we got there though, so nothing was being produced
3) Sample room where the flavors are made and where they give you ice cream
Apparently they just launched a Cookies and Cream Cheesecake flavor this week.. ahhh I'll probably go get some when I drag myself out
The sample they had was Brown Bourbon Butter (??) flavored and it was actually really good!
Debated between a shake and ice cream.. just because why not if I'm there. Mistakes were made.
Back of the factory
Afterwards, we went to the Cabot Annex Store which was only a few minutes drive, practically down the street.
Lots of cheese and syrups out for sample
And right next door to Cabot was a Smugglers' Notch Distillery
Tasting with a choice of 4 out of 6 spirits for $3
Lastly, we finished up the day before heading back with a late lunch..at 4pm.
Blackened Salmon Tacos @ The Reservoir
Overall, it was nice to finally visit the factory because it's something that I've wanted to do for a while now, but there's not a lot to expect from it, tbh. I wouldn't say it's a letdown because it's something to cross off my bucket list, but it's really nothing special.