Earlier in June it was announced that Ben and Jerry’s would be churning up ice cream flavours to reprensent five different U.S. cities. Washington, D.C. was one of the chosen few and last week, we kicked off the show with the reveal of our very own ice cream flavour. Drumroll: Capitol Chill.
As part of Ben and Jerry’s City Churned Campaign, ice cream fan based in the district voted (sort of) to have the following represent us: chocolate ice cream (we’re known as Chocolate City after all…) with Divine Chocolate corn-flake clusters, marshmallows and caramel swirls along with a Route 11 sweet potato chip. Sounds pretty good right? It was. Though you’ll have to trust my word for it because it was available for one day (well… hour really) only at a community event at Farm at Walker Jones last Saturday.
The reveal capped off an afternoon of community service with free tacos from the Rito Loco food truck (which were quite good by the way) and some scoops of Capitol Chill of course. I’m a big fan of the work the Farm at Walker Jones does so I’m glad Ben and Jerry’s paired up with them. The urban farm and educational campus is located at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and K Street NW. It produces over 3,000 pounds of food annually for neighbours who help out with some of the garden work, students from Walker Jones Educational Campus, where 100% of the students receive free or reduced lunches, and the DC Central Kitchen.
Next up for Ben and Jerry’s City Churned Campaign? San Francisco (7/13), New York (7/27), Portland (8/10) and Seattle (9/14.) I can’t wait to see what flavours these other cities come up with 😉