Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Häagen-Dazs Free Scoop Day!

Honey bees don't always get the credit that they deserve. These hard working insects pollinate flowers that help us grow food and make the world more delicious. Häagen-Dazs loves honey bees and so do we. And today, Tuesday, May 12th, they are offering a free scoop of any of their Bee Built Ice Creams from 4:00-8:00pm at participating locations...

According to Häagen-Dazs' website "bee pollination is essential for ingredients in nearly 50 percent of their all-natural superpremium flavors." Imagine a world without berries and nuts and honey and mint and ginger, the list goes on and on.

This is the second year of the Häagen-Dazs loves Honey Bees® campaign and thus far they've donated a total of half million dollars to UC Davis and Penn State Universities for honey bee research over two years. And every time you buy a Häagen-Dazs ice cream bee-built product, a portion of the proceeds of the sale go toward helping the honey bees. So, stop by Häagen-Dazs and try the bee built flavors and get involved in helping the bees. Life is too short not to be delicious.

Not all Häagen-Dazs are participating, so be sure to call ahead. Blondie made some calls and here's our rundown off participatory status for Häagen-Dazses in the NYC area:

YES! These locations are participating (or at least they said they were):
2905 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 662-5265

53 1/2 Mott St *participating, but it’s BOGO
New York, NY 10013
(212) 571-1970

89 South St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 587-5335

120 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-3700

109 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 398-8004

3143 Steinway St
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 274-0900

Whitestone Shopping Center
153-69A Cross Island Parkway
Whitestone, NY 11357

9015 Queens Blvd # 3033
Flushing, NY 11373
(718) 760-7220

6110 188th St
Flushing, NY 11365
(718) 454-2568

7040 Austin St
Flushing, NY 11375
(718) 544-1243

The Bronx:
2122 Bartow Ave
Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 379-4649

West Nassau:
85 Middle Neck Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 382-6892

116 Cedarhurst Ave
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
(516) 374-6107

2 N Park Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 763-5600

South Westchester:
19 Spencer Pl
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 723-7990

East Jersey:
47 Promenade
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 945-0345

NO! Not Participating:
22 Court St
(718) 624-0782

South Westchester:
26 Xavier Dr # A
Yonkers, NY 10704
(914) 963-0732

Maybe Participating
(These locations, said they might participate--then again the person answering the phone didn't seem to know what we were talking about...Definitely call before going)

1517 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 517-9589

263 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787-7165

1188 1st Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 288-5200

8621 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 238-2037

5121 Kings Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 377-4446

West Nassau:
630 Old Country Rd # 626
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 742-6104

No answer:
2323 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(212) 877-4556

1012 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 355-1244

1286 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
(212) 630-0315

110 Penn Plaza
(212) 563-7440

1 Penn Plaza
(212) 630-0321

The Bronx:
701 Zerega Ave
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 518-8700

1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(212) 626-7305

519 Ave Of The Americas
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-8921

11809 Queens Blvd
Flushing, NY 11375
(718) 544-8481

South Westchester:
205 Wolfs Ln
Pelham, NY 10803
(914) 738-3500

247 Mamaroneck Ave
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 698-1344

Wrong Number:

301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-0550

761 Seventh Avenue
(212) 767-8350

7610 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 748-3430

If last year (and the year before) are indicative, then midtown is unfortunately likely to be a dry scoop region, though Penn Station was one of the "did not answer" HD locations, so I suppose there's still hope that they might be participating in the promo.

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Gar said...

thanx for making all the calls. Do you think it's going to be a mob scene in Queens?

Famous in my Other Life said...

The Soup Man on Pearl Street below Wall is participating, but their hours are from noon to 4 PM.

Sarah Mila said...

The sounds amazing! I'm sorry I missed it :(

Gar said...

the one in Queens didn't participate. went there for nothin; :(

Unknown said...

I tried hitting up the Austin St. location in Queens yesterday with my wife and son but once we got there they said they weren't participating. We were so disappointed. Why wouldn't you participate in something like this? I was annoyed by their lack of interest so we went to Oko instead for some frozen yogurt. Yum!

Gar said...

Yes, George. I went to the same location. Why bother advertising it if not all locations are participating.

Brownie said...

@Gar &George: Ugh, that's so lame. I hate when places say they are going to participate and then don't. When we called, the person who answered said that they were doing it. Such a bummer. Sorry you didn't get your scoops.

Side note: love Oko. Mmm, their mango froyo is so good.