This past year, while visiting Vermont, a friend suggested that I go and see the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury, VT. It was a ton of fun. As soon as I arrived I could smell the sweet scent of Ben and Jerry's in the air; it smelled like a candy store and waffles!
The tour cost a few dollars; I think it was between $4 and $6. First you walk into the factory store where they sell tourist novelties like Vermont maple syrup, etc. You start the tour by watching a short video about the company and then a few tour guides take you into the factory room where the ice cream flavors are mixed and put into the containers. It's really cool to see! It was like nothing I've seen before and all the moving parts and people are mezmorizing.
Next you get to go into the new flavor tasting room where they give you a taste of a new or developing ice cream flavor. I got to try creme brulee. It's really fun and cool to think that you get to try a flavor before anyone even knows about it; it made me feel like I was part of the Ben and Jerry's proccess!
At the end of the tour I just had to get some ice cream and take pictures with all the cool statues and things outside! I was a fun place to go and I would definetely visit again!