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Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings, Inc.
Industry Food Processing
Founded Burlington, Vermont (1978)
Founder Ben Cohen
Jerry Greenfield
Headquarters South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Key people
Jostein Solheim CEO
Ben Cohen co-founder
Jerry Greenfield co-founder
Products Ice cream
Parent Unilever NV

Ben and Jerry’s is an American ice cream company. It sells different kinds of ice creams. It was founded in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont. In 2000, Ben and Jerry's was sold to Unilever, a British-Dutch company.


In 1977, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield completed a course on ice cream making at Pennsylvania State University. On May 5, 1978, they opened a first ice cream shop in a gas station in Burlington, Vermont. In 1979, on the first anniversary they had the first free cone day. This is now a celebration all over the world. In 1980, Ben and Jerry got space in a building in South Champlain Street in Burlington and started packing their ice cream in pint containers. In 1981, the first Ben & Jerry’s official shop opened on Route 7 in Shelburne, Vermont. In 1983, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was used to build “the world’s largest ice cream sundae” in St. Albans, Vermont. The sundae weighed 27,102 pounds. In 1986, Ben & Jerry’s made its “Cowmobile”. This was a Ben and Jerry’s van to pass out free ice cream. The Cowmobile was driven by Ben and Jerry themselves. Four months later the “Cowmobile” burned down outside Cleveland. Ben said it looked like “the world’s biggest baked Alaska.” In 1988, Ben and Jerry’s won the title of U.S Small Business Persons Of The Year awarded by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Flavors and Sizes

Ben Jerry's display freezer at Dominos
Ben & Jerry's display freezer at a local Dominos.

You can get Ben and Jerry's ice cream in pints, pint slices, non-dairy pints, scoop shop flavors, frozen yogurt pints, mini cups and quarts. Top ten flavors:

  1. Half Baked
  2. Cherry Garcia
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  4. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  5. The Tonight Dough
  6. Americone Dream
  7. Phish Food
  8. Chunky Monkey
  9. Strawberry Cheesecake
  10. Salted Caramel

Flavor Graveyard

  • Schweedy balls
  • Wavy Gravvy
  • Fossil Fuel
  • Turtle Soup
  • This is Nuts
  • Aloha Macademia
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough frozen yogurt
  • Sugar Plum
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Urban Jumble
  • Créme Brulee
  • Devil's Food Chocolate
  • Cow Powder
  • Dublin Mudslide
  • Tennessee Mud
  • Coconutterly Fair
  • Chocolate Macadamia
  • Holy Cannoli
  • Wild Maine Blueberry
  • Purple Passion Fruit
  • Economic crunch
  • White Russion
  • Peanuts! Popcorn!
  • Rainforest Crunch
  • magic brownie
  • and many more



Ben & Jerry’s has their shops all over the world, in places like Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom,and the United States.


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