The Exciting Side of Vanilla Economics

If your ice cream cone costs more this summer, just think of supply and demand and Madagascar’s soaring vanilla bean prices.

Oligopoly: Selling Ice Cream in Finland

The first Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Store was in a renovated garage near the University of Vermont. According to Ben and Jerry, ice cream and Vermont winters complement each other because you feel warmer when the inside of your…

Just Desserts

Our story begins in 1920 with some ice cream, some chocolate and a stick. A candy maker decided to coat the ice cream with the chocolate, insert the stick and freeze it. Patenting the stick idea, he created the first…