Tuesday, March 16, 2010

free and ice cream in the same sentence

Did you know that every year Ben & Jerry's has a day where you can stand in line for a free cone of ice cream? Well they do!  This year it's March 23rd and if you live in Rhode Island your options are standing in line off of Thayer Street in Providence or on Thames Street in Newport.  I'll be heading to Providence as soon as Matt gets out of work so we have time to stand in line at least twice.  Care to join us?  Last year it was raining which one might think would be a downer.  Au contraire, my friend!  Rain meant lots of people wimped out so the line was short.  I was wearing my galoshes and carrying my umbrella so a few drops of rain were not going to deter me from free ice cream, world's best food.  Did I mention it was free?  I think I had a cone of Mint Chocolate Cookie the first time around and then Coconut Seven Layer Bar... mmm!  This year my plan is to sample Crème Brûlée and Mud Pie.  And then maybe I'll top it all off with a scoop of S'mores.  Locate a Scoop Shop near you here.  What flavors will you get?


  1. That sounds like a great idea having matt stand in line too so you can enjoy double the ice cream! Smart thinking. I didnt know they still made s'mores. It is by far one of my favorite ice cream flavors!

  2. Actually, we stand in line twice for ourselves... they don't care how many times you indulge :)

  3. I checked their site and it seems like only the one on Meeting Street is participating this year.

  4. this is my favorite day of the year!!! i'm so sad i won't be near one this year! last may we went to the factory for a weekend bc i missed it so much! have fun! :)

  5. Good to know! We'll definitely be off Thayer in that case.


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