Caramel & Cookies & Climate Change, Oh My!
Our minds work in mysterious ways around here. One minute we’re marveling at all the many ways to make an ice cream sandwich, and the next we’re diving head-first into climate change and our favorite social justice issues. Look out, readers, you never know where this ice cream train is headed next!
This year, you tuned in for a whole lot of our blog articles, from fun stuff to deep looks at some tough topics. Here are our top 10 most-read blog articles from this year:
10. 7 Fascinating Facts About Melting Ice Cream
Come for the mouth-watering pictures of melted ice cream, stay for the super fun science factoids. Learn how melting changes your ice cream all the way down at the molecular level, and how we get your fudge chunks to stay juuuust the right consistency. Read more >>
9. Top 10 Most Polarizing Flavors
You know this type of flavor — you either love it or you avoid it at all costs. That’s okay, we’re not offended. We know our flavors are bold. They’re risk-takers, dreamers, dancers to their own drumbeats. Some of them you’ll want to shimmy to all night, some you’ll prefer to sit out. Read more >>
8. 5 Best and Worst States to Vote In
In the lead-up to the election, we noticed some pretty big discrepancies between voting practices in the 50 states. Did voting feel extra easy or weirdly complicated in your state? See if your experience matches up with our list. Read more >>
7. 10 Coolest Ice Cream Traditions from Around the World
We took a little trip around the world for this one. (Not really, but we sure wish we had.) We learned some wild stuff — like that they make stretchy ice cream in Turkey, and ice cream that looks like a plate of spaghetti in Germany. Read more >>
6. The 25 Funniest Flavor Suggestions We’ve Ever Gotten
Ever suggested a flavor to us on our flavor suggestion page? If you have, you know how fun it is to get creative with chunks, swirls, and creative names. We gathered up the silliest ones we’ve ever received. Wake and Bacon, anyone? Read more >>
5. 10 Weirdest Flavors from our Flavor Lab
Our ice cream factory in Waterbury, Vermont is more than just a place where ice cream dreams become ice cream reality. There’s also a Flavor Lab, where “’Screamers” dream up weird and wild new flavors every. single. day. Like these 10 super-weird ones. Read more >>
4. 12 Secrets from Ben & Jerry’s Scoopers
Wanna know a secret? Of course you do! We scooped up 12 of them from the people who are on the front lines of euphoria distribution: our Scoop Shop Scoopers. You won’t believe what goes on behind closed waffle irons. Read more >>
3. 10 Fun Flavor Facts That You Definitely (Maybe) Don’t Know
Quick! What’s the one thing Everything But The… and Half Baked have in common? Where is the only place in the world where you can find Bourbon Pecan Pie? See how many of these flavor facts you already know, trivia master. Read more >>
2. Why Ben and Jerry Just Got Arrested
This news broke the internet back in April. We couldn’t be prouder of our co-founders for sticking with their values in the face of injustice. Big money is taking over politics and drowning out the voices of regular Americans. And that’s worth getting arrested over. Read more >>
1. 7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism is Real
(You thought it was going to be something fun and fudgy down here at #1, didn’t you?) We were thrilled with the outpouring of support we received after we published this article. As we learn more about systemic racial injustices, we want to share our learning journey with you, spreading knowledge, empathy, and a thirst for action as far as our spoons will reach. Read more >>
What articles were your favorites this year? Any that changed the way you look at an issue (or a flavor)? Let us know in the comments below!