Having an ice-cream flavor named in your honor is considered one of America's greatest accolades alongside winning a Tony Award for Best Use of Laser Pointer in a Musical. Today's Groupon fills ice-cream chambers with the famous flavors of Ben & Jerry’s. Purchase one of the following location-specific Groupons:
- $5 for $10 worth of frozen treats at the Natick location
- $5 for $10 worth of frozen treats at either the Prudential Center, Harvard Square, or Newbury location
Ben & Jerry’s has double-handedly transformed ice cream from a dreary and dreaded after-dinner chore into a dazzling treat that can be easily stored in pants pockets. The shops offer a variety of frozen confections, from small milkshakes and smoothies ($5.50) to large ice-cream cups and cones ($5), sundaes ($5.25-$6.25), banana splits ($7.25), and signature pints ($5). Spoon the cuddly depths of Ben & Jerry’s famous original flavors, like Cake Batter, Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Triple Caramel Chunk, Peanut Brittle, Chunky Monkey, Half Baked, Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz, New York Super Fudge Chunk, Orange and Cream, and more.
The frozen creamery is also a proficient cakery with a proud stock of frozen cakes, now offered in nut-free and gluten-free varieties so desserters of all dietary inclinations can spoil their supper (starting at $24.99). Today’s Groupon can be purchased as many times as you’d like, and although only one may be used per visit, that merely provides more incentive to keep extras on hand for ice-cream emergencies or real emergencies that could be remedied by applying a burlap sack filled with Half Baked to the problem area.
Ben & Jerry’s
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.
Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.