Ben & Jerry's serves up list of fan favorites

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Ben & Jerry's serves up list of fan favorites

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine So, go ahead, test your ice cream acumen. July is National Ice Cream Month, that much-anticipated time of year when Ben & Jerry's unveils the list of its top 10 fan-favorite flavors. Ice cream lovers across the country anxiously await this announcement to see if their favorite pint has made the list, or moved up or down the ranking. Before scrolling down, come up with your own list and judge your taste buds against an entire nation's.

This year's top-selling flavor, Half Baked, is a familiar favorite: it has held the #1 spot for five years running. Maybe that's because it contains cookie dough; Ben & Jerry's fans can't seem to get enough of the gooey deliciousness of pre-baked pastries.

"Our co-founders were the dough-riginators," said Ben & Jerry's Flavor Guru Eric Fredette. "Way back in 1984, Ben & Jerry's took a fan suggestion and were the first to drop big chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough into a batch of creamy vanilla. The rest is ice cream history."

Other flavors on the 2018 list are new to the ranking, while one classic (New York Super Fudge Chunk) made a reappearance.

Ben & Jerry's most popular pint flavors in the U.S., based on sales, are:

  1. Half Baked
  2. Cherry Garcia
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  4. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  5. The Tonight Dough
  6. Phish Food
  7. Americone Dream
  8. Strawberry Cheesecake
  9. New York Super Fudge Chunk
  10. Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch

New this year is the list of the five top-selling Pint Slices flavors. Introduced in 2017, Pint Slices are euphoric flavors offered up in a round single serving, enrobed in a decadent, chocolatey coating. Ben & Jerry's now offers seven Pint Slices varieties.

Ben & Jerry's most popular Pint Slices flavors in the U.S., based on sales, are:

  1. Americone Dream
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  3. The Tonight Dough (NEW for 2018)
  4. Cherry Garcia (NEW for 2018)
  5. Chocolate Fudge Brownie

About Ben & Jerry's 
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry's believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry's incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry's products are distributed in 35 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. Ben & Jerry's became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry's Foundation's employee-led grant programs totaled $2.7MM in 2017 to support grassroots organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.

SOURCE BURLINGTON, Vt., June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben & Jerry's www.benjerry.com