Located in Waterbury, Vermont, the Ben and Jerry’s factory attracts visitors from all over the world looking to take a behind-the-scenes peek at the how the popular ice cream is made, and a chance to try the latest flavors. The half-hour tours include the showing of a short video about the company. The video tells the story of childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield , who went from selling ice cream in a converted gas station in Burlington to making one of the most well-known ice cream brands.
The factory is open year round for tours, which are on a first-come, first-serve basis. While waiting, you can sample some flavors from the ice cream shop, or pick up some Ben and Jerry’s memorabilia. Afterwards, make sure to make the short walk over to the ‘flavor graveyard,’ where past flavors have been put to rest – inspiring some to ask, ‘Why did they stop making that flavor – I loved that one!” If you don’t get a chance to visit the factory, make sure to stop by the store in Burlington, which often offers flavors not found in stores.