Kiwis will be treated to 18 of Ben & Jerry’s infamous ice cream flavours, which include Chunky Monkey, Strawberry Cheesecake and Choc Chip Cookie Dough.
The shop will be located at 160 Ponsonby Rd.
According to its website, the shop will be open 11am to 11pm every day except Friday and Saturday, where it will stay open until 12am.
Ice cream fanatics who can’t get enough of the stuff will be be happy to know that Ben & Jerry’s take home tubs will also be stocked in a number of ‘premium’ retail outlets.
This is the first time the brand has ever entered New Zealand. It launched across the ditch in Australia in 2009.
Ben & Jerry’s country business lead of marketing Kylie Le-May says the company has previously been innundated with requests to bring its ice cream to New Zealand.
Ben & Jerry’s
The famous ice cream brand was founded by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield in 1978.
The friends had one certification: a $5 correspondence course in ice cream making. They opened their first shop in a gas station in Vermont in the US.
Interestingly, Cohen has severe anosmia, which means he has a lack of smell and taste.
Instead, he relies on the ‘mouth feel’ of the ice cream flavour.
Because of this, chunks of fruit, nuts and chocolate were used in its ice cream flavours. Its chunks have since become one of the most iconic features about the ice cream.
By 1979, Cohen and Greenfield were wholesaling pints of ice creams out of Cohen’s campervan. Now, the company operates in more than 30 countries worldwide.
A Cookie Affair: Vanilla ice cream with a chocolate cookie swirl, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough
Chocolate Fudge Brownie: Chocolate ice cream with fudge brownies
Chocolate Therapy: Chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and swirls of chocolate pudding
Chunky Monkey: Banana ice cream with fudge chunks and walnuts
Coconut Seven Layer Bar: Coconut ice cream with coconut and chocolatey chunks, walnuts and swirls of cookie and butterscotch
Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz!: Coffee ice cream with espresso bean fudge chunks
English Toffee Crunch: Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge-Covered Toffee pieces
Mint Chocolate Chunk: Mint ice cream with cream cookies
New York Super Fudge Chunk: Chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts and fudge covered almonds
Phish Food: Chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallow, caramel swirls and chocolatey shaped fish
Strawberry: Strawberry ice cream
Strawberry Cheesecake: Strawberry cheesecake ice cream with strawberries and a thick cookie swirl
Sweet Cream & Cookies: Sweet cream ice cream with whole and broken chocolate sandwich cookies
Triple Caramel Chunk: Caramel ice cream with a swirl of caramel and chocolatey covered caramel chunks
Vanilla: Smooth Vanilla ice cream
Berry Berry Extraordinary: Swirls of blueberry fruit sorbet and raspberry fruit sorbet
Mango: Mango sorbet