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 famous flavors. For $12, you get $24 worth of hand-packed pints, frozen cakes, and more at Ben & Jerry’s in Haight-Ashbury. Celebrating its grand re-opening, the Haight-Ashbury Scoop Shop invites funnel-shaped mouths to a smattering of new flavors (and for visitors on March 23, a free cone).
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 shop, marked by a soothing blue awning, offers a variety of frozen confections, from small milkshakes and smoothies ($6) to large ice-cream cups and cones ($5.75), sundaes ($6.75), banana splits ($8), and signature pints ($5.50). 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 $14.95 for a petite). For social ice creaming, ready a band of spoon-armed eaters and dive into the Vermonster Sundae, a heaping pail of 20 scoops, hot fudge, bananas, cookies, brownies, and toppings of choice ($39.95). 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.
Epinions reviewers give the Ben & Jerry's national chain a near-perfect 4.5-star average, and aficionados on Facebook rave about the ice cream. Yelpers give the Haight-Ashbury outpost an average of four stars:
- If you’ve ever had Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, you know it’s some of the most delicious ice cream on the face of the planet... – Bruguru, Epinions
- It's made with all natural ingredients and it's loaded with chunks of brownies, cookie dough, marshmallow, anything you can imagine. – goddess_30, Epinions
- Best ice cream flavors out there! So many are addictive! – Megan Walsh, Facebook
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