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    36 years ago today, Jerry and Ben started serving ice cream out of a renovated gas station in Burlington, VT. Get the scoop: benjerrys.co/36years

    36 Years Later | Ben & Jerry's

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    17 years ago today, we launched Phish Food! To celebrate, we've compiled 17 of our favorite Phish moments from the past 17 years: benjerrys.co/...

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    Happy birthday to our co-founders, Jerry and Ben! Ben’s name may come first, but Jerry was born 4 days before him.

    Happy birthday to our co-founders, Jerry and Ben!...

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    In 1986, Ben and Jerry got into their "Cowmobile" and drove across the United States handing out free Ben & Jerry's. Sadly, it burned to the ground on the way home. Ben said it looked like a giant Baked Alaska!

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    People first went nuts for Rainforest Crunch in 1989. The chunks of Rainforest Cashew & Brazil Nut Buttercrunch Brittle in Vanilla Ice Cream were not only tasty, but they aimed to help save the rainforest! It has since been retired, but we’ll never forget this little pint with a big mission.

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    We first started producing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream 22 years ago today. However, it was first invented in our Burlington, VT Scoop Shop back in 1984 when an anonymous customer suggested adding cookie dough to our vanilla ice cream. Let’s all thank that unknown hero! Here is a shot of the original pint.

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    Happy Birthday to our other co-founder Ben Cohen. His name may come first, but he was born four days after Jerry!

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    Ben and Jerry’s built the world’s largest ice cream sundae in St. Albans, VT on April 15,1983. It weighed a whopping 27,102 lbs! Now that's a lot of ice cream!

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    In 1995 Ben & Jerry's introduces Chubby Hubby—vanilla malt ice cream with a fudge swirl, a peanut butter swirl, and chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels—a customer suggested flavor idea that began in York, Pennsylvania, as a practical joke played by two friends on a coworker.

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    We began producing our ice cream in pints in 1980. Ben and Jerry rented space in an old spool and bobbin mill in Burlington to begin packing their ice cream in pints. The reason? To distribute to grocery and Mom & Pop stores along the restaurant delivery routes Ben services out of the back of his old VW Squareback wagon.

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