How could I resist the lure of a Scoop-A-Thon at the newly opened Ben & Jerry's at Manly, especially when that day was forecast to be 35ºC! I joined Suze, Yas, The Ninja's body double, Shez, Richard and Rose for some serious ice-cream eating.
We joined the ever present queue and waited for our turn while the Ben & Jerry's people held competitions giving away free cooler bags and other merchandise. While we were in the queue we decided which flavours to get using these handy flavour cards.
We got our ice creams and sat outside the store where they had installed some fresh grass on the pavement, and we tried and tested all the flavours. My favourite was without a doubt the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough aka Peanut Cookie-Burra Dough! The salty peanut butter with the sweet ice cream was the most amazing combination ever! Phish Food (which doesn't contain any fish food) as also a close second with melty marshmallow bits in the chocolate ice cream.
Clockwise from top: Berry Berry Extraordinary, Chocolate Therapy, Lemonade Stand, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Chocolate Macadamia, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Lemonade Stand.
After Richard and I did some catching up to the others who had already eaten 3 scoops of ice cream before we arrived, Suze, Yas, Richard and I headed down to the beach to get our daily dose of Vitamin D. Yas and Richard did what any foodblogger would do at the beach - make some food instead of sandcastles out of sand and seaweed.
Yas got really creative and made some dumplings and soba nicely presented on a sheet of seaweed haha.
Before heading home we queued up one last time for some more ice cream. This time we got Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz and of course, the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough!
Thanks to Ben & Jerry's for holding the Scoop-A-Thon and letting us have free ice cream for the day! And thanks to Suze for organising a fantastic day =D Head on down to these great blog posts for more info about the Ben & Jerry's Scoop-A-Thon.
Ben & Jerry's
Shop 5 and 6, 25-27 South Steyne
Manly NSW 2100
Ph: +61 2 8966 9219
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