Ice cream lovers grab your friends! 4 April is the only date to remember, Ben & Jerry’s celebrates another year and to mark the special occasion, they are holding a special celebration you won’t want to miss! Scoops of Ben & Jerry’s delicious Fairtrade ice cream, filled with its famous chunks and swirls, will be offered free at locations across Australia as a ‘thank you’ and to share the love with the company’s dedicated fans.
Free Cone Day began in 1979, when co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield had (just barely) survived their first year of running a business. They decided to thank their local community in Vermont, USA, for supporting them by giving out free scoops of their legendary concoctions. Today, that community stretches way beyond Vermont, reaching across Australia and around the globe.
Free Cone Day is always a well-celebrated occasion in Australia. Last year, according to Ben & Jerry’s, they handed out over 103,000 scoops in a host of locations across the nation and this is expected to increase this year by more than 20% in what is anticipated to be Ben & Jerry’s biggest celebration yet.
The most popular two flavours selected by Aussies last year were Tonight Dough (Caramel & chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie swirls, gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough & peanut butter cookie dough) and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough, and chocolatey chips), highlighting Australia’s love for cookie dough.
What will it be this year? There are a number of delectable options to choose from with close to 30 spec-chunkular flavours on offer from Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz, Triple Caramel Chunk to New York Super Fudge Chunk.
To get your hands on a free cone from Ben & Jerry’s, all you need to do is pop along to visit one of the following stores between 12:00pm-8:00pm on 4 April, pick your flavour and enjoy your ice cream!
I scream you scream, we all scream for ICE-CREAM!
Ben & Jerry’s Manly
Ben & Jerry’s Chatswood
Ben & Jerry’s Bondi
Ben & Jerry’s Warner Bros Movie World
Ben & Jerry’s Gold Coast
Ben & Jerry’s Mooloolaba
Ben & Jerry’s Pacific Fair
Ben & Jerry’s Noosa
Ben & Jerry’s Chapel Street
Ben & Jerry’s Flinders lane
Ben & Jerry’s Northbridge
Ben & Jerry’s Hillarys
Ben & Jerry’s Joondalup
Ben & Jerry’s Freemantle