Free Cone Day tomorrow!
Posts from Previous cone days here.
The crowd around the block on Church Street Burlington Vermont, at 4:50pm today.
The voters are hungry for ice-cream! The line at Starbucks was not so long, but to be fair Starbucks was open all day and Ben and Jerry’s is running their promotion from 5pm-8pm.
Election day is tomorrow, polling times and places (for Vermonters) can be found here.
If you preform your civic duty, and don’t mind waiting in a second election day line you are entitled to a free Ben and Jerry’s cone (at participating scoop shops nationwide).
Also there appears to be a free 12oz coffee at Starbucks for voters.
Ben and Jerry’s – Burlington Vermont
This Ben and Jerry’s scoop shop is smack in the middle of Church Street in Burlington Vermont.
Ben and Jerry’s – Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz (waffle cone)
As a side note, Ben and Jerry’s has a crazy flash animation haunted house that you can enter from their flavor graveyard.
The waffle cones are made fresh, the ice cream is comprised of fair-trade coffee ice-cream with espresso bean fudge chunks. This is the zenith of coffee ice-cream. Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath bar is great, nice crunch but a little too sweet. It also doesn’t have the “buzz” factor, do to the caffine content in this desert.
I asked for a “small waffle” cone, (meaning smaller amount of ice-cream), but I guess if you’re ordering a waffle cone you’re getting a lot of ice-cream. Get extra napkins because the ice cream will start to drip a tiny bit out of the button by the time you get to the end and if you’re like me, you’ll get it on your face.
The cone was a heart stopping $4.86 with tax.
Last Sunday I was back to Sneakers in Winooski Vermont for breakfast / brunch. This time, I was intrigued my one of their specials:
Bam! Sneakers has awesomely creative and tasty specials, I present these french toast as evidence. The cheddar wasn’t very noticeable, so the effect was something like french toast apple pie a la mode. The contrast in temperatures was nice. Also contrasting were the saltiness, of the toast (likely the cheddar), crispness of the toast, and the creaminess of the ice-cream. The cranberry compote served to bring a little acid into the mix, and blended well with the sweetness of the apples and ice-cream.
The eggs were fine (I forgot to order mine with cheese), and the bacon (4 pieces) was awesome, Sneakers consistently has some of the best bacon around (crispy but not dry). The coffee was the usual average, which is disappointing considering Blue Star Cafe is a couple doors down.
The special was a steal at $8.95 (it may have included coffee also).