To see where flavors like Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and Phish Food are born, check out Ben & Jerry’s Factory. #The tour is full #of Ben & Jerry’s charm, with a walk through the factory and then sampling of the factory’s flavor du jour.
From there hike up the street to see the flavor graveyard, where all of the discontinued flavors lay to rest. (R.I.P. Oatmeal Cookie Chunk, you are gone but never forgotten.)
Warning: Do not try real Vermont maple syrup unless you are willing to convert to paying $12 a bottle—seriously. Because after you’ve experienced real Vermont maple syrup, Aunt Jemima is just a watery insult to pancakes.
Once you’ve decided to take the leap, the first step of becoming a true syrup sommelier is understanding the different grades of syrup. There is only one place to get the proper syrup education: a sugar house. These are little farmsteads that sell their freshly produced maple sugar, along with other fresh farm treats.
Vermonters are a lucky people, from the beautiful fall foliage to the world-class skiing. But let’s face it, there’s really only one reason why Vermonters are the luckiest folks in the U.S.: Everyone’s favorite ice cream duo Ben & Jerry live here and it’s where they make their deliciously addictive ice cream.