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Ben & Jerry's Gives the Recession a Frozen Handout

Vermont ice cream maker to pass out free ice cream in San Francisco

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    Ben & Jerry's will be handing out its new Flipped Out frozen treat in San Francisco this weekend.

    Has the economy forced you to cut desert out of your budget? Then Ben & Jerry's has you covered.

    The hippie ice cream maker will be passing out frozen treats in San Francisco this weekend and early next week. The only catch is you have to be willing to eat the frozen treat upside down.

    Ben & Jerry's will be in Union Square on Saturday and Golden Gate Park on Sunday serving up its new Flipped Out ice cream cup, which features fudge ice cream and brownies upside down. That way you can get to the brownie first.

    The notoriously quirky and political Vermont ice cream maker couldn't help but use the event to make a statement. And take a shot at the City.

    "We married fudge, ice cream and brownies (but) don't worry it's legal in Vermont," the company jokes in its promotion for the weekend handout.

    If you can't make it to this weekend's ice cream festivities, you can join Ben & Jerry's at Justin Herman Plaza on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. For more information visit Ben & Jerry's Facebook page.