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Ben and Jerry’s ‘Free Cone Day’ – A Roaring Success!

US ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s held their ‘Free Cone Day‘ on April 9th. So many people liked the idea of free ice cream, and I mean, who wouldn’t, that, according to the La Times, Ben and Jerry’s website crashed!

Now, holding a national ‘Free Cone Day’ would be an excellent idea for Italy – the land in which ice cream was more or less invented.

It was the infamous fiddling Roman emperor Nero who probably invented ice cream kicked off Italy’s, or as they call it here, gelato, habit.

I do love ice cream, and so does my son, as you can see here:

My Son Ice Creaming in Rome
My Son Ice Creaming

Guess where we were when he tucked into that ice cream? Yes, you guessed, we were in Rome!

And Italian ice cream is very, very good too. There are lot’s of flavors to choose from too and no shortage of ice cream shops either.

Italy Needs a Free Cone Day!

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I’m around 99.99% certain that a ‘Free Cone Day’ would be a huge success in Italy – provided it was held in the right period of the year. I’d say May would be a great month for Italy’s ice cream shops to hold a ‘Free Cone Day’.

In May in Italy, the weather is usually starting to pick up and its neither too hot, nor too cold. In other words, it’s the perfect time of year for an ice cream.

Not only would Italians flock to their local ice cream shops, I can see tourists flocking to Italy just for Italy’s annual national ‘Free Cone Day’.

It’s time Italy held a national ‘Free Cone Day’! It certainly seems to work for Ben and Jerry’s who’ve been holding their free ice cream day since 1979!

Come on Italy! It’s national ‘Free Cone Day’ time!


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