Ben & Jerry’s Menu With Prices – Most of us have a sweet spot for our sugar fix. Be it a daily, weekly or monthly indulgence, we just have to have it. With that in mind, you might think that ice cream manufacturers don’t care about what we put in your systems. You will be shocked to know that at least one does, and wants to make sure you know what you are eating.
Ben & Jerry’s is a brand that started from humble beginnings but is now an ice cream brand that is known worldwide, thanks to their quirky and delicious flavors. Their ice cream flavors are perfect for celebrating big occasions and yet make the best comfort food when you are depressed as well. However, you might not know that Ben & Jerry’s has taken a stand regarding GMO labeling recently.
Ben & Jerry’s Menu With Prices
Cups & Cones
|Cup or Cone||Small||$3.99|
|Cup or Cone||Large||$4.99|
|Dipped Sugar Cone||$0.59|
|Chocolate Dipped Waffle||$1.49|
|Waffle Cone Pieces||$0.29|
|Hot Fudge Sundae||$5.19|
|Cookie Cookie Sundae||$5.99|
|Banana Fudge Royal||$6.19|
|Waffle Bowl Sundae||$6.19|
|Root Beer Float||$5.29|
GMO Labeling: Know What You Eat
Vermont is the first state in the U.S.A. To require mandatory labeling to inform consumers if products contain genetically engineered ingredients. Please note that it isn’t official as of yet, although the governor was quoted saying that he looks forward to signing it. Even so, both the state House and the Senate passed this bill and was met with quite an approval, with 114-30 (House) and 28-2 (Senate).
While this law sounds like something that many companies would not agree to, it may be the future of conscious consumerism, as it has received so much positive attention lately, from consumers and people in the government as well. Here is a law that will change the way you eat, as being aware of what manufacturers use to create your favorite retail products can make you decide to consume healthier food.
If this law is passed, all retail products should have a label by July 2016 to state if they contain genetically engineered ingredients. This law is enforced, it will go through the state attorney general’s office, according to an advocate from the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, which backed this bill.
Should this law be passed, retail products with genetically engineered ingredients cannot use the “natural” label. This means manufacturers of bread and cereal will find it impossible to claim that their offerings are truly natural, as most rely on genetically engineered components. To this day, scientists still don’t have significant proof that genetically engineered ingredients are 100% safe.
This is not the miracle we need to improve our food choices, as many manufacturers may choose to continue producing food products that contain genetically engineered components. Please note that while it may serve as an eye-opener to consumers, it may not help improve the highly industrialized food system. However, it provides us with transparency and the ability to make better food choices.
Ben & Jerry’s: Fighting The Food Fight
Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, Jerry Greenfield, announced that they will help with the effort. As proof, you might notice that they rebranded their best-selling Chocolate Fudge Brownie as Food Fight Fudge Brownie. This was done in July and they still have it available in their scoop shops.
You will be pleased to note that in July, they donated $1 from every purchase of this flavor at two Vermont scoop shops to the Food Fight Fund. Join the effort by purchasing your scrumptious Food Fight Fudge Brownie at one of their five scoop shops in Oregon.
This promo will go on until November 4, which is the day voting opens in Oregon. Let’s see if the Food Fight Fudge Brownie is enough to sway the ballots in its favor. If you want to show support and help your favorite ice cream brand win the cause, you could stop by and order more than your usual daily dose of protest-worthy Food Fight Fudge Brownie.
If you are looking for other flavors from your favorite brand of ice cream, you will be ecstatic to know that there are two flavors for you to try out.
The Bourbon Pecan Pie is nutty goodness that is made with buttery bourbon. So if you are looking for something unique and bourbon-y, this is going to hit the spot. It has shortbread cookie pieces and pecans to match the delicious whiskey caramel.
However, there’s the Bar-B-Que Peach as well, a daring blend of Ancho chile peach ice cream, barbeque caramel swirl and peaches. Its warm peach flavor is a culinary delight, and we are sure that a pint won’t be enough.
If you want to help change the world, stop by to show your support and order the largest tub of your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavors to help them rock the GMO vote. We deserve to know what we put in our stomachs, as we pay for our own upkeep. This could be the start of a change in manufacturer to consumer transparency, which as of now, is still quite disappointing.