Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream Factory Tour

We were driving along Rte 7 in Waterbury, Vermont scouting out the fall colors when we stumbled upon the original Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory at 1401 Waterbury Stowe Rd. I always wanted to go on the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory tour, so we swung in and parked. I looked at the clock and it was like 5:30 pm so I figured we had missed the tour, but to my delight they run the tour till 7 pm. We bought two tickets for $3 each and waited 10 minutes for the tour to start.
It took around 30 minutes.

First we were ushered into the movie room where an informative movie was shown to us. The movie told a rags to riches story of how Ben and Jerry's grew from two average guys into what it is today.

It was an interesting tour, unfortunately however they were not making Ben & Jerry's ice cream at the factory the day we were there. They did however have an informative monitor that showed you what the production line would look like if they were producing ice cream.

After the tour we were taken to the sample room for a taste of the world famous Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

Ben and Jerry's employees

Colorful hallway

Ben and Jerry's top 10 flavors.

Tours begin here sign.

Ben & Jerry's cow garbage can.

One of the things I wanted to find outwhile I was at the Ben & Jerrys factory was what ever happened to Wavy Gravy? It was my favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor and I miss it

Ben and Jerry's quality assurance lab.

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