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“Fun tour and samples!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury, VT
+1 802-882-1240
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Waterbury
Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
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Owner description: For all the euphoric flavors you can't get enough of – especially the ones you can't get in ordinary stores – nobody scoops Ben & Jerry's better than we do at our scoop shops.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Fun tour and samples!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a fun, short tour of one of their factories. The guide we had was energetic and goofy. They show you a movie, take you to a viewing room over the factory and end with some samples. We were lucky to try a special flavor that was only available at the factory (hot chocolate!). For $4, this tour is worth it. I have only been in the winter, but would love to come back in the summer. Also, the factory is only running Mon - Fri, so if you visit on the weekends you don't actually see them making ice cream.

Visited February 2013
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“Funny tour video, well-informed tour guide, ice cream samples!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The tour video was informative and funny - we laughed out loud several times. The tour itself is well-organized and delivered. The tour guide knew his stuff and was funny, too. The best part was the flavoroom where the free samples are. Of course, the kids loved this part and the price of admission was reasonable ($4 for adults/kids under 12 are free). Worthy of a stop while in VT!

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“So good, you gotta love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stop here every time on our way to Stowe. I'm pretty sure my kids like this place just as much as the skiing up the road! And the skiing is awesome! Anyway, the factory tour is very cool, and you get free samples at the end. The samples you get are flavors they are still testing, so they haven't been released to the general public yet. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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“Groovy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Great 70s music was playing, the flavor grave yard was a hoot. It was an experience - All in all, worth the trip!

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“fun quick tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

I went alone killing time. Cheap tour aimed at children but I did enjoy the movie and the factory tour. I think it would be better to see the factory on a weekday when the factory is operating. You can do this tour in less than an hour.

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