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Celebrate the 'Ben & Jerriest' day of the year with free ice cream

by jmaloni

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Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am

Join Ben & Jerry's in Niagara Falls April 8 for "Free Cone Day," the annual "Thanks" to fans

Mark your calendars: It's time to celebrate the "Ben and Jerriest day of the year! That's right: The iconic Vermont ice cream company is holding its annual "Free Cone Day" as a way to thank ice cream-loving fans everywhere for their support.

On Tuesday, April 8, from noon until 8 p.m., the Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop at 1994 Military Road in Niagara Falls will dish out free scoops to all in attendance.

Since its first anniversary in 1979, Ben & Jerry's has been throwing open its "Scoop Shop" doors and inviting everyone and anyone in for a free cup or cone. The annual Ben & Jerry's celebration is a way for the company to have some fun and say "thank you" for another year of support.

This year, fans can try free scoops of Ben & Jerry's brand new flavors including:

•"Hazed & Confused": Hazelnut and chocolate ice cream with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge swirl; and

• "Cotton Candy": Cotton Candy ice cream loaded with cotton candy pieces.

" 'Free Cone Day' is the ultimate Ben & Jerry's celebration for fans and employees. Nothing makes us happier than giving back to the people that support us all year long," said John Breier, owner of the Niagara Falls "Scoop Shop." "Putting a smile on someone's face and celebrating with our community is something that we as a company take a lot of pride in. It's part of what makes Ben & Jerry's such a special company to be a part of."

The number of smiles and the overwhelming response from Ben & Jerry's fans perfectly reflect the company's two founding principles: "Business has a responsibility to give back to the community," and "If it's not fun, why do it?".

Sticking with a community focus, "Scoop Shops" across the globe usually partner with a local nonprofit organization to raise awareness and increase support for the worthy cause. The Ben & Jerry's "Scoop Shop" at the Fashion Outlets Mall in Niagara Falls has partnered with Opportunities Unlimited for this year's "Free Cone Day" celebration.

To confirm "Free Cone Day" operating hours or for more information, contact your local "Scoop Shop", or visit www.benjerry.com.

About Ben & Jerry's

Ben & 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. 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.

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