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I Scream, We Scream, Y’all Scream for Ice Cream

20 April 2009 2,368 views 3 Comments

If you love ice cream cones as much as I do, you will be very happy at least twice in the next two weeks. Why? Because Ben & Jerry’s and Baskin Robbins are providing FREE and as good as free ice cream cones.

coneI’m not afraid to say that my favorite ice cream is Baskin Robbins — probably because we would go there every week during the summer months in Maryland and my mom and I would always get mint chocolate chip or pralines in cream. While I enjoy the big chunks and I wouldn’t kick a Ben & Jerry’s cone out of bed, it’s the memories of Baskin Robbins that does it for me (although their new branding is a total turnoff but I’m working with my therapist to find peace in that change).

Ben & Jerry’s free cone day is TOMORROW from noon to 8 p.m. and you can check out their website or click on the link below to find the locations nearest you!

br-31cent-scoop-nightBaskin Robbins is offering 31 cent scoop night on Wednesday, April 29 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. where participating stores will reduce the price of small ice cream scoops to just 31 cents and encourage customers to make donations to local fire charities.

For more details, check out their website (and join their birthday club while you are at it — although that link was broken when I checked it out), or click on the image to the right!

The weird coincidence of all of this is that Ben & Jerry’s is celebrating their 31st anniversary a week before Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night and and exactly 5 months before my 31st birthday….does anyone else hear creepy music in the background??

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  • Betsy

    Like Jodi, my heart belongs to B&R's. We used to go there all of the time when I was a kid until our store closed sometime in the late 90s. There's just something about those hot pink spoons and iridescent green scoops of mint chocolate chip.

    But you've also gotta love the slightly kooky, socially responsible, populist Ben & Jerry's. They'll even let you design your own flavor as part of their latest 'Do the World a Flavor' contest: http://www.benjerry.com/activism/inside-the-pint/do-the-world-a-flavor/

  • Food Dilettante / Travel Dilettante

    Thanks for the heads up! I’m totally getting my 31 cent Baskin Robbins scoop next week!

    -Food Dilettante

  • Jodi

    Thanks for the comments, guys. I went to Ben & Jerry's today at 3:30 p.m. and met my friend Deborah in line. She had been waiting for over a 1/2 hour but once we got there, it was only 10 minutes or less. The scoop was small but the staff was friendly and the strawberry ice cream and sugar cone were the perfect afternoon treat on a beautiful Washington, D.C. afternoon!