Free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s today

Today, March 23, is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s in Overland Park (6984 West 135th Street) and Lawrence (818 Massachusetts Avenue).

At 32 years old, it seems like Free Cone Day is getting ready to be added to the list alongside death and taxes.
Though not yet a national holiday, it certainly has an impact of the productivity of cubicle dwellers.

The scoop shop is giving out free cones (or cups, for those who are accident-prone) from noon to 8 p.m. The full flavor list is here and it includes the new Milk and Cookies (vanilla ice cream with a chocolate cookie swirl, chocolate chip, and chocolate chocolate chip cookies) and Peanut Brittle (peanut brittle ice cream with peanut brittle pieces and a caramel swirl). 

The first Free Cone Day was May 5, 1979, on the first anniversary of Ben & Jerry’s first store. Today there are more than 750 franchises of the Unilever-owned brand. But with just two shops in the area, plan to get in line early.

[Image via Flickr: Collin Anderson]

Categories: A&E, Dining