I love ice cream ... wait, let me rephrase that: I worship ice cream. So when we discovered that the Ben and Jerry's Factory was only 30 min south of our hotel, it was a no-brainer that we'd start our day off with a trip to my Mecca.
We arrived at the Ben and Jerry's Factory just in time to take the 10:30 am tour, which was very impressive - and included a bird's eye view of the production floor. One of the things that we learned on the tour was that all of their ice cream is made exclusively with milk from Vermont dairy farmers who do not use growth hormones.
After our tour, Gary and I drove out to their "flavor graveyard"... where various flavors are forever "put to rest" - either because they flopped or because the ingredients became too expensive.
Some of the flavors sounded amazing (especially the peanut butter and jelly ice cream)... If I was ever going to become a grave digger, this is the place I'd dig up!