Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a bit insane obsessed intense when it comes to chocolate ice cream.
With that knowledge, you can almost guess where the rest of this post is going, when I tell you that I read this blog post.
Instead of doing work orders, I went on a determined search.
(I was going to describe it as an “anal search” but there were no aliens involved and the crazy internet search folk would have a field day with it. HI CRAZY INTERNET SEARCH FOLK!!)
I scoped out the Ben & Jerry site. No mention of the elusive Flourless Chocolate Cake flavor. Actually, very little help with anything at all, on their site.
I did a mad search for WMart Supercenters and started calling them, from closest (7 minutes away) to the fourth one on the list (45 minutes away).
#1’s response was “We don’t carry Ben & Jerry.”. I found this hard to believe but how could I not? I’m SURE that the person knew all of the store inventory and, therefore, was able to answer me within 4 seconds.
She lied and I found that out the next day when I walked down aisle #1. Then I did a little passive-aggressive thingy wherein I called Tom and ranted to him, while I had my head shoved in the freezer door. They didn’t have the flavor.
#2 was very nice and told me that they DID carry B&J. I was on hold a long time but she kept coming back and telling me they were checking. At one point she said the manager was going to check on the flavor. No luck.
#3 was also very nice. It took a while and she finally came back and said they carried B&J but they were too busy for her to find someone to check on the flavor.
I hit gold with #4 and then started to plan the acquisition.
(Imagine lots of smoke coming out of my ears and Gmap action)
Long story not as long as it could be…
I had very little time coming up in the next few days, to do that kind of drive and was kind of freaked that by the time I got to the store IT WOULD ALL BE GONE.
While I was at bowling, Tom did the 90 minute, round-trip drive – he offered and there was no arm twisting necessary – and snagged 6 pints (the article DID mention that it’s a limited time flavor).
The flavor is very good but not much different than their Chocolate Fudge Brownie. (Don’t tell Tom.)
If you want to hoard a Ben & Jerry flavor, search out their Chocolate Therapy. I’ve only found it at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City. Don’t think I didn’t do a three-day search for that one.
Aren’t you glad that I’ve broken my silence? 😀