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Happy free cone day

Written by Gretchen McKay on

Ben and Jerrys free cone day today March 23rd 2010

Doesn't this warm weather make you feel like eating ice cream?

You're in luck, because today is Happy Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

From noon until 8 p.m., Ben & Jerry's shops worldwide will be giving customers a free scoop or cup of ice cream or frozen yogurt.

This is the 34th year for the event, which the company started in 1979 as a way to say "thanks" to customers for their support. This year, it's also a way for the Vermont-based ice cream maker to show its commitment to using Fair Trade-certified ingredients in all of its products. 

The company estimates they'll hand out more than 1 million cones across the globe today, and not just chocolate or vanilla.Ben-Jerrys-ice-cream-coffee-heath-bar-crunch

Today's choices include four new flavors for 2013: Pineapple Passionfruit (pineapple Greek frozen yogurt with pineapple pieces and a passionfrut swirl), Vanilla Honey Caramel (vanilla Greek frozen yogurt with a honey caramel swirl), Candy Bar Pie (peanut butter ice cream with fudge flakes, chocolate nougat and pretzel pieces) and the scrumptious-sounding Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz (coffee ice cream with espresso bean fudge chunks).

Also available for the scooping is the "30 Rock"-inspired Liz Lemon flavor, a lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl, and Chocolate Peppermint Crunch. Of course, you can always opt for the best-selling Cherry Garcia, Cookie Dough or Chunky Money flavors, or my personal fave, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, pictured at right.

You can find the full lineup of flavors on the shop's flavor locator.  

There are two Ben & Jerry's shops in Pittsburgh: at 936 Penn Ave. in the Cultural District, and 5885 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill.

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