Ice cream lovers rejoice, because the best time of year is just around the corner – Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day! Tuesday April 9 will see more than 120,000 scoops of ice cream given away at Ben & Jerry's global celebration of community support, fan awesomeness and funky chunks and swirls.
Renowned for making the best ice cream in the nicest possible way, Ben & Jerry's Scoop Stores across Australia will be scooping from 12 to 8pm. Ben & Jerry's is seeking to beat last year's Free Cone Day record which saw Ben & Jerry's dish out 108,620 scoops across Australia, with the most in Chatswood, NSW at 7,790 scoops, closely followed by Bondi, NSW at 6,990.
This year, ice cream aficionados may find themselves in a cone-undrum with the range of ice cream flavours on offer. There is everything from crowd favourites such as Phish Food, Non-Dairy and light ice cream options including Mocha Fudge Brownie.
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day originated in America in 1979, when co-Founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened the doors of their renovated gas station and threw a free ice cream party for the citizens of Burlington, Vermont to thank them for their support.
Since then, the "Ben & Jerriest" day of the year has become an annual event with over one million scoops handed out around the world and more than 400,000 in Australia alone since 2015.
"We're nothing without our fans," said Ben & Jerry's CEO Matthew McCarthy. "This is one of our favourite days of the year and it's a special tradition to say thank you to our fans. We can't wait to see all the smiles and happiness Free Cone Day brings this year." he said.
To get involved in Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day celebrations, pop into your closest Scoop Store at the following locations between 12 – 8pm on 9 April.
Participating Scoop Stores include:
Ben & Jerry's Manly
Ben & Jerry's Chatswood
Ben & Jerry's Bondi
Ben & Jerry's Gold Coast
Ben& Jerry's Mooloolaba
Ben & Jerry's Pacific Fair
Ben & Jerry's Surfers Paradise
Ben & Jerry's Noosa
Ben & Jerry's Flinders Lane
Ben & Jerry's Northbridge
Ben & Jerry's Hillarys
Ben & Jerry's Joondalup
Ben & Jerry's Fremantle
For more information, head to: https://www.benandjerry.com.au/scoop-shops/free-cone-day