We’ve scoured our quizzes and pulled out the absolute hardest questions we’ve ever asked. Think you’re fan enough to hack it?Read More - QUIZ: The Hardest Quiz Questions We’ve Ever Asked Read More
Kirsten Schimoler has been living the dream (developing new flavours at Ben & Jerry’s) since 2009. As Kirsten explains it, she’s technically a scientist but what she’s really into is “playing with food.”
“The thing about Flavour Gurus is that we’re all a little weird,” she says. “There’s a reason we call it Bizarre & D instead of R&D.” What Kirsten means is that Flavour Gurus have a different outlook on the world...and food. They can imagine totally unique combinations of flavours that others wouldn’t dream of trying. When it works, it’s pure magic.
Kirsten backs up her creativity in the kitchen with heavy doses of research. “Inspiration comes from everywhere,” Kirsten says. She travels the world on Flavour Guru Trend Treks. From dawn to the wee hours she’ll explore restaurants, bakeries, candy shops, and cocktail bars looking for her next great flavour idea.
Find out more about Kirsten’s road to her dream job in our latest Flavour Guru story:
Do you have experience working in campaigning within the NGO, charity or grassroots movement-building space? Have you got a passion for the idea that business can be used to drive positive change in the world? Do issues of social and environmental justice drive you to take action? Values-led ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s is recruiting an Activism Manager to lead social and environmental justice campaigns with our team in Canada.Read More - Could you be Ben & Jerry's next activism manager? Read More
We think chocolate ice cream tastes even better when we mix in a whole lot of economic justice. Learn why, with Fairtrade, we’re paying our cocoa farmers a higher price that will support them towards a living income.Read More - Supporting Our Cocoa Farmers to Build Better Futures Read More
You won't believe this, but there's a hack for making hot chocolate even better. And yes, it involves ice cream. Duh.Read More - This Is Our Favorite Hack for Hot Chocolate Perfection Read More
We all love our chocolate, coffee and nut flavored ice creams, but these crops are already under pressure from the intensified temperatures, precipitation and drought caused by climate change. We take a look at that the impact a warming planet is having on the “Endangered Pints List.”Read More - Ben & Jerry’s Flavors We May Lose to Climate Change Read More