There are lots of kinds of soul mates out there, from the true love kind to the best friend kind. And if you’re an ice cream lover, you may have even been lucky enough to find the Ben to your Jerry – your ice cream soul mate. You know, the person who is the yin to your yang when it comes to finding and demolishing your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavors.
Here’s how you’ll know if you’ve found the Ben to your Jerry:
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The Bite Swap Understanding.
When you two head to a Scoop Shop, there’s always an understanding that you’ll get different flavors and do a bite swap. No need to even ask, you’ll offer up a bite of your Wayne Swirled and they’ll offer up a bite of their Coconut Seven Layer Bar. Because the more flavors you get to try the better, whether they’re on your cone or theirs.
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The Chunk Funk.
We know how it is, some flavors you immediately dig the chunks out of because they are just too good to resist. With your ice cream BFF, your chunk-digging desires always balance each other out when you share a pint. You want to dig the chunks out of Peanut Butter Cup? That’s cool, they’ll enjoy the creamy peanut butter ice cream on its own, and everybody wins.
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The Risky Reward.
Because of your steadfast love of Ben & Jerry’s, you and your ice cream partner are bound to take some risks in order to enjoy your favorite flavors. They don’t judge; they understand that a good pint of Triple Caramel Chunk sometimes comes with risk. Smuggling a pint into class? Worth it. Digging into a pint of Chocolate Therapy on your brand new white sofa? May luck be on your side.
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When you’re sharing a pint of Hazed and Confused Core or Boom Chocolatta Cookie Core – any of the oh-so-amazing Cores flavors – you two have a system. Maybe it’s a core bite for you, then a core bite for them. Maybe it’s a free-for-all competition for the most core bites. Either way, it’s a system that’s been proven time and time again to maximize your mutual core enjoyment.
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The Softening Conundrum.
When you’re sharing a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, the question of whether to let it sit out and soften or dig in while it’s freezer-hard is always a tough one. It can be contentious, with neither side wanting to cede to a texture that’s not their favorite. You two are always on the same page, though. Whether you’re both softeners or frozen diggers, there’s never a question as to whether you’ll be letting that pint of Half Baked warm up or if your spoons are ready as soon as it’s out of the freezer.
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The Spoon Sharing Agreement.
It’s inevitable, there will come a time when the sink is full of dirty dishes and there is but one spoon available for you and your Ben & Jerry's partner. It’s a good thing that you’ve decided a couple of germs shouldn’t come between you and your pint of Strawberry Cheesecake. One spoon, two ice cream lovers, and zero problems.
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The Mind Reading.
Ice cream is as much about comfort and happiness as it is about chunks and swirls. Like some kind of culinary magic, you know when the Ben to your Jerry is in need of some Americone Dream or Cherry Garcia. Bad day? You’re there with their favorite flavor. Celebrating something great? You’ve got something sweet ready. Whatever the occasion, you two are there for each other.