The Answer is Always Ben & Jerry’s

Yesterday we asked you how good your Ben & Jerry’s IQ was, and gave away a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to one lucky ice cream geek. Today we’re sharing the answers. For all the rich and creamy Ben & Jerry’s information that you can handle, find them online, on Facebook and Twitter.

True or False

  1. Ben & Jerry’s opened in 1978 in a old Fire Station in Burlington, Vermont
  2. In 1989, David Letterman announced the “Top Ten Least Popular Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors” list which included “Zsa Zsa Gaboreo” and “Norieggnog.”
  3. Ben & Jerry’s sells lip balms in flavors like Mint Chocolate Cookie and Cookie Dough.
  4. In 1987, Ben & Jerry’s introduces its Cherry Garcia® ice cream flavor. Named for Ben & Jerry’s founder, Jerry Garcia.
  5. In 1983 Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was used to build “the world’s largest ice cream sundae” in St. Albans, Vermont.
  6. Ben & Jerry’s ran a two-pronged national search for a new CEO, by hiring a search firm and by holding a “YO! I’m Your CEO!” contest inviting 100 word applications from anyone interested in the job (First Prize) or in a lifetime supply of ice cream (Second Prize).
  7. You’ll find these flavors in the Flavor Graveyard: Noam Chompsky, Alice Scooper, Newark Super Sludge Chunk
  8. There are more Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in Texas, Hawaii and Alaska than there are in Vermont.
  9. You can find Ben & Jerry’s in Singapore, Aruba and Israel.
  10. As part of an April Fools’ Day national launch of Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor, “Dilbert’s World™ Totally Nuts™,” the company teamed up with United Airlines to surprise two planeloads of passengers by deplaning them to arrival gates “cubicle-ized” to resemble comic strip character Dilbert’s totally nutty workplace world. All passengers were awarded reimbursement checks to cover their airfare, as well as samples of the new flavor.
  11. Ben & Jerry’s teamed up with Stephen Colbert for the flavor AmeriCone Dream. Colbert was determined to out-sell Willie Nelson’s new flavor, Peach Cobbler.
  12. Ben & Jerry’s doesn’t sell a Vanilla Ice Cream.

Answers:

  1. FALSE: It was a rundown gas station
  2. True!Also on the list: Raspberry Rash and Stuff-found-in-Ben-and-Jerry’s-Pockets
  3. True!It also comes in Strawberry Kiwi and Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  4. FALSE –  Cherry Garcia® ice cream flavor is named for guitarist Jerry Garcia, not owner Jerry Greenfield. It was the first ice cream named for a rock legend.
  5. True! – The sundae weighed 27,102 pounds.
  6. True! – They received over 22,000 applications!
  7. FALSE – Clever, but not real.
  8. FALSEVermont has 6 locations, Hawaii has 2 and Alaska and Texas each have zero. California has the most locations with 42, New York is second with 31 and Florida and Massachusetts each have 23.
  9. True!You can also find Ben & Jerry’s in Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Hing Kong and more.
  10. True!
  11. True! – Check out the clip here.
  12. FALSE – Ben & Jerry’s current Vanilla ice cream is an evolved version of the formerly known French Vanilla. Today’s Vanilla ice cream uses Fair Trade Certified vanilla from the Ndali Estate in Uganda.
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