Though any emotion can be read into Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile, scientists have identified the glint in her eyes as simple lust for dairy products. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon to Lark Street Ben and Jerry’s. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a 6-inch ice-cream cake (a $19.95 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of frozen treats.<p>
For more than 25 years, the talented scoopsmiths of Lark Street Ben and Jerry’s have dispensed name-brand frozen treats to all that approach their counter. Cups and cones of ice cream in three different sizes ($3.25–$5.40) cradle flavorful mounds of butter pecan, chocolate-chip-cookie dough, or Cherry Garcia, a harmonious blend of cherry ice cream, cherries, and fudge flakes. Berries sacrifice their lives to provide low-fat shakes with fruity flavor ($5.25), or spoons scoop up molten-fudge sundaes into open mouths ($5.50). Alternatively, peruse to the shop’s cake-creation guide to engineer a cake with your ideal combination of flavors, fillings, icing colors, toppings, and personalized messages imploring recipients to eat after reading. Within the shop, live music bounces off walls decked out with framed art.
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.
250 Lark St.
Albany, New York 12110