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Ben & Jerry's Mooloolaba

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by Nikkii Joyce (subscribe)
I'm a Sunshine Coast journalist who jumped out of a lengthy mainstream media career 18 months ago to do some hearty work for the soul. A pescatarian sharing with you her secrets on our little piece of coast paradise.
Published October 12th 2014
Surrender to full flavour ice-cream
Ben & Jerry's, Mooloolaba, ice-cream, sweet treats, must see, by the sea
Mooloolaba's hottest new arrival : Ben & Jerry's
Some years ago, a friend introduced me to the nectarous symphonic duo that is Maltesers and hot popcorn.

Typically, on a rare nights out, it's barely a minute after hubby and I find our movie seats that a chocolate box is open and its entire contents is dumped into the bucket of buttered goodness on my lap (bar the few my outraged hubby is able to save). His routine subsequent protests are drowned out by my unshakeable focus and concentration. Shake. Wait. And then savour the melted salty bliss.

Ben & Jerry's, Mooloolaba, icecream, sweet treats, must see, by the sea
My pre-Couch Potato decision experience
Weird? Gross? I beg to differ. Friends tell me a more commonly practiced childhood pastime was dunking the plain - and otherwise rather dull - Samboys chips into your soft-serve ice-cream cones. But who has the time to run from the 7-Eleven store to your local McDonalds?

At Mooloolaba's newly opened world famous ice-cream franchise Ben and Jerry's, I discovered the eighth wonder of the sweet and salty world already awaiting me.

The Couch Potato. An exquisite medley of the softest creamiest vanilla ice-cream with chocolatey covered potato chip clusters, topped with a salty caramel swirl.

Ben & Jerry's, Mooloolaba, icecream, sweet treats, must see, by the seay
Ben & Jerry's Mooloolaba regular Bindi Irwin celebrates the official opening
And I tried them all. This steadfast chocolate fudge aficionado sampled and savoured family favourite Chocolate Fudge Brownie, the famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and 'Anchorman' movie hero, the Triple Caramel Chunk. But this lady has found her soulmate, I thought sitting on Mooloolaba beach savouring the sound of the crashing waves, the sensation of the sand in my toes and the taste of this out-of-this-world ice-cream.

Owners Steve Green and Brooke Baker and their team of 20 have literally been run off their feet since Ben and Jerry's Mooloolaba officially opened late last month.

It is a stretch of coast where ice-cream cones and cups are a dime-a-dozen but Ben & Jerry's point of difference is that their menu mainstay is unmistakably and unapologetically full cream goodness. The content ratio of real ingredients is second to none with no artificial flavours. That is real coffee. Real bananas. Real strawberries. Real peanut butter.

Ben & Jerry's, Mooloolaba, ice-cream, sweet treats, must see, by the sea
An all encompassing sensational experience
Choose your cone, or take it with you in a cup, but the 18 Ben & Jerry's unique in-house only flavours at Mooloolaba won't be found at your local convenience store. Steve & Brooke and their team invite you to an ice-cream taste-test fantasy until you find your perfect match. It's a menu to entice the most astute sweet lover with hot beverages, sweet banked treats and incredible shakes.

Not convinced yet to ditch that diet? Perhaps Ben & Jerry's vocal support and demonstrated commitment to Fairtrade certified ingredients will push you over the line. Currently the chain's entire cocoa (the Ivory Coast), vanilla (Uganda) coffee (Mexico), banana (Ecuador) supplies are all sourced from Fairtrade farms, but Ben & Jerry's have taken that commitment one step further by working towards 100% Fairtrade ingredients by the end of 2014. Their philosophy has drawn great support from the world and here at home - just ask Mooloolaba store opening special guest and fan Bindi Irwin.

Ben & Jerry's is a part of history and tradition committing to a better future. And with a home now here in the paradise that is Mooloolaba, life has just got that much sweeter!

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Your Comment
Hi Jenny! Thanks for taking the time to comment. They most certainly do. Which in theory should make the decision easier, but just made it that much more difficult to decide between the 18 in-house only flavours!
Happy tasting Jenny :)
by Nikkii Joyce (score: 1|41) 1561 days ago
A whole store of Ben & Jerry's? Do they do tastings? It certainly is a great movie treat.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4061) 1561 days ago
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