Ben & Jerry’s admits first flavor was vanilla

first_imgBen & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc,Everybody knows the outlandish combination of chunks and swirls that put Ben & Jerry’s on the map over 30 years ago but few people correctly guess the first flavor the two real guys ever churned out. Mint with chocolate cookies? Cherry Garcia? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough? The answer may surprise you.Co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield knew there needed to be a creamy, delicious ice cream that could stand on its own before adding any chunks and swirls. Since 1978 the duo stirred up every imaginable flavor combination ‘ many that had never been tried before. Still, Greenfield and Cohen are quick to point out that the first flavor an ice cream maker must perfect is the one without any chunks or swirls whatsoever. That’s why their first flavor was: Vanilla.‘While Ben & Jerry’s is synonymous with funky and chunky concoctions like Phishfood, Chunky Monkey and Chubby Hubby, the company has been heralded for its Vanilla ice cream in national independent taste tests year after year,’ said Leo Acquino, Director of the Flavor Guru team. ‘Usually testers cite our flavor, texture and creaminess;’ added Acquino, ‘it’s that homemade quality that we’re most proud of.’Customers agree too. Vanilla is the best-selling flavor in Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops nationwide. As the holiday season approaches, and you need the tastiest vanilla beside that pie you’ve perfected, there are even more reasons for choosing Ben & Jerry’s vanilla than simply for its award-winning taste. Ben & Jerry’s believes that it’s what’s inside that counts. That means never missing out on an extra scoop! Ben & Jerry’s pint is still a pint (a full sixteen fluid ounces) versus the downsized 14 ounces of other competitors. While it is the ‘giving season’ you shouldn’t be paying full price for less than a full pint of super premium ice cream.Furthering the company’s belief that it’s what’s inside that counts, Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla ice cream always starts with fresh and wholesome cream and milk from Vermont family farmers who promise not to use recombinant bovine growth hormone. In addition Ben & Jerry’s uses Fair Trade vanilla beans, paying developing world farmers a guaranteed fair price for their harvest. The result is a sweet deal all around. The effort combines great taste plus good business decisions which results in Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla not only being the company’s first flavor, but also being the world’s best vanilla.For more information on Ben & Jerry’s or to find your local Scoop Shop, visit www.benjerry.com(link is external). For up-to-date information on the company, coupons, images and more, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benjerry(link is external).About Ben & Jerry’sBen & Jerry’s produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH* on its labels. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Contributions made via the employee led Ben & Jerry’s Foundation in 2009 totaled over $1.7 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the nation. The purpose of Ben & Jerry’s philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit www.benjerry.com(link is external).* The FDA has said no significant difference has been shown and no test can now distinguish between milk from rBGH treated cows and untreated cows. Not all the suppliers of our other ingredients can promise that the milk they use comes from untreated cows.last_img read more

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Former Real Madrid President Discusses Jose Mourinho’s tenure with team

first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Jose Mourinho left the club because he couldn’t handle the pressure that comes with the high-profile position.BBC World Service passed along comments from Calderon, who led the Blancos in the three years before Mourinho arrived to manage. He states a Real job is unique in the amount of pressure it can place on people at the Bernabeu.”To be a manager of Real Madrid is really, really difficult,” Calderon said. “See what happened to Mourinho. He is someone who is used to coping with pressure and he couldn’t.”He also discussed the state of the club when the outspoken boss left for Chelsea.”When Mourinho left, things were in a really bad situation,” Calderon said. “He had to leave the club after three years of a lot of problems, a lot of confrontations.”   Alex Livesey/Getty Images Mourinho had some success during his time with Real. He won a La Liga championship along with titles in the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. But the 2012-13 campaign was one to forget and he soon left the side before ending up back the Blues for a second stint.It’s interesting to see Calderon speak out on the subject since the two didn’t cross paths during their respective tenures with the club. He would know about the high level of scrutiny that comes with trying to keep the Blancos among the best sides in Europe, though.Now the question is whether Mourinho will feel the need to respond to the remarks. If he does, his track record suggests he won’t hold back in his rebuttal.last_img read more

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