Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day a Hit


Your favorite Jewish ice creamery owners offered free samples of their goods for Free Cone Day.

The world’s favorite Jewish ice cream makers are at it again, this time causing pedestrian traffic jams resulting from their Free Cone Day offering on April 14.

A long line ran down Sansom Street, between 17th and 16th streets, as Philadelphians waited their turn for a free taste of the Ben & Jerry’s chain’s famous flavors such as Cherry Garcia and The Tonight Dough.

In addition to the Center City ice creamery, there are two Ben & Jerry’s establishments in West Philadelphia — perhaps due to the high number of college students in the area — as well as a Bala Cynwyd-based caterer that offers Ben & Jerry's as one of its options.

The ice cream chain, founded and owned by Jewish friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, has made the news recently for announcing that it might consider a marijuana-flavored ice cream to complement the increasing push in the United States to legalize the substance, and for its release of a charoset-flavored ice cream just in time for Passover.

By way of explanation for its Free Cone Day, the happy-go-lucky founders wrote on the Ben & Jerry’s website, “Well, it’s our way to celebrate and say thanks for another year of support, and we’ve kept it up every year since, spreading the peace, love & ice cream around the globe!”


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