Scooping Ben & Jerry’s ice cream isn’t just a job. It’s a heroic act that brings satisfied smiles to millions and billions and trillions of people across the globe. Ok, maybe we exaggerated those numbers a little bit. Or a lot. Either way, our Scoop Shop Scoopers are the best at what they do. They’ve spent hours doling out chunks and swirls, and they’ve learned some secrets along the way.
Read on as 12 of those secrets are revealed!
Item number 1
Waffle Cone Cologne
Hang out in a Scoop Shop and, by the end of the day, everything holds the delicious scent of waffle cones. Hair. Clothes. Skin. EVERYTHING. Passer-bys have known to lean in for a closer sniff.
Item number 2
Covered in Chocolate Therapy
Even if you’re not scooping the flavor, it somehow ends up on your hands. The stuff’s got some magical magnetic powers that even science can’t figure out.
Item number 3
Contrary to popular belief, your scooper is neither Ben nor Jerry. Well, it may be a Ben or Jerry, but not the Ben or Jerry.
Item number 4
The Customer Isn’t Always Right
We’ll always serve whatever flavors you ask for, but some combinations just weren’t meant to be. Mint and mango? Really? Have you tried it?
Item number 5
We’re Unique Snowflakes
Not every scooper loves Phish and Jerry Garcia. But we love that you love these things. If you love them, that is.
Item number 6
The Cone Conundrum
Waffle, sugar and cake cones may seem similar, but they’re totally different. And we have to understand why before we reach Jedi-level scooper status.
Item number 7
Apologies are Sometimes Necessary
We don’t have Moose Tracks. Lots of people ask for it, and lots of people are disappointed. Sorry.
Item number 8
We encourage creativity when it comes to milkshakes. Pick any two flavors you want, and we’ll make it happen (but please, don’t make us mix Mint and Mango).
Item number 9
Everything in Moderation
We know, we know, you couldn’t work here without gaining 30 lbs. But the truth is, we kinda stop eating the ice cream after the first few weeks. Cookies and brownies are another story altogether, though.
Item number 10
Rites of Passage
We don’t mean to burn ourselves on the waffle iron, but it seems to happen to every single person who scoops here. We wear the resulting battle wounds with pride.
Item number 11
Call us snobs, but we believe our hot fudge is the best around. We’ve tried the others’. They just don’t compare.
Item number 12
Napkins are Your Friend
Chocolate goatees are adorable... if you’re 10. Otherwise, we think you got a little sloppy with your cone.
There you have it! Twelve secrets that every scooper comes to know. Do any of them surprise you? Let us know in the comments!