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Much-Loved Ice Cream Company Ben and Jerry's Is Opening a Scoop Shop in Wellington

You'll be able to pick up chunk-filled ice cream and gooey fudge brownies from the end of November.
By Stephen Heard
September 22, 2020
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Much-Loved Ice Cream Company Ben and Jerry's Is Opening a Scoop Shop in Wellington

You'll be able to pick up chunk-filled ice cream and gooey fudge brownies from the end of November.
By Stephen Heard
September 22, 2020
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Following news that the mighty Waikato's Duck Island is setting up shop along Cuba Street, another big name ice cream producer has announced its impending arrival in the capital.

Global ice cream company Ben & Jerry's already holds six permanent locations across New Zealand. Following a successful pop-up scoop shop at Wellington Airport, the chunk-filled ice cream maker is now launching its first bricks and mortar location in the central city. From the end of November the store will be found on Cuba Street as part of what the company is calling "a newly developed heritage building." It will be run by owner-operators Nick and Mel Sunseri, who are relocating from Frankton to operate the ice cream scoops.

If you're unaware of the ice cream sensation — it launched out of a renovated petrol station in Vermont in the 1970s. The trademark chunk textures that come mixed within the ice cream came from founder Ben Cohen's severe case of anosmia, a disorder that results in the lack of smell or taste. Fortunately fellow co-founder Jerry Greenfield was on hand to look after the all important factor of taste.

While bizarre flavours like 'Schweddy Balls' and 'Dave Matthews Band' sure do sound promising, several more conventional varieties can be expected at the Wellington branch, including 'Strawberry Cheesecake', 'Choc Chip Cookie Dough', 'English Toffee Crunch' and 'Triple Caramel Chunk'. As well as getting your hands on the famed chunk-filled ice cream, visitors will be able to pick up gooey fudge brownies and over-the-top creations like the new 'Dough-Licious Pizza'.

The opening of Wellington's new Ben & Jerry's scoop shop has been pencilled for the end of November — stay tuned for further information. To find out more about Ben & Jerry's, visit benjerry.co.nz

Published on September 22, 2020 by Stephen Heard

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