Ben & Jerry’s is doing their annual free cone day thing Tuesday, which means you can line up and get a single scoop of mediocre ice cream for free. Far be it for us to discourage you from taking a free handout, and I probably won’t make a lot of friends by saying this, but I think Ben & Jerry’s is terribly overrated, and you should seriously consider if it’s worth the time out of your day tomorrow. The main problem with Ben & Jerry’s is that it has no regard to taste of the ice cream: their big trick is just to cram a bunch of chunks of crap in there (chocolate cows, cinnamon rolls or, very unfortunately, fortune cookies) and pass it off as a new “flavor,” which to me makes it The Huffington Post of frozen desserts. Underneath all the bells and whistles of fancy branding, the ice cream itself is pretty bland.
Not to mention the whole company reeks of that faux-hippie chic thing that causes all those college kids to buy $100 Birkenstocks and $2,000 speakers out of which to blast Dispatch. I dare say any of these local ice cream shops offer you a better-tasting scoop for your skrill. BJs doesn’t have a shop in this part of Brooklyn, so your closest options are Rockefeller Center and Herald Square.</rant>