A Sweet and Savory Adventure Along Scenic Route 100
Scenic Route 100 runs through the heart of Vermont. Visit the producers of some of the state’s most iconic products along this 2.5 mile stretch of Route 100 in Vermont. If you’re looking for a delicious and memorable way to experience Vermont, be sure to add these attractions in Waterbury to your itinerary.
Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Ben & Jerry’s Factory
Ever wondered how Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is made?
Visit Ben & Jerry’s humble beginnings in Waterbury, Vermont. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the factory and learn how the world-famous ice cream is made, from cow to cone. On this 30-minute tour, you’ll learn about the history of Ben & Jerry’s, see how the milk is sourced, and watch the ice cream being made. You’ll also get to sample a flavor of the day.
After the tour, you can browse the retail shop or enjoy a scoop of ice cream at the Scoop Shop. There’s also a Flavor Graveyard, where you can see discontinued flavors, and a playground for kids.
Cold Hollow Cider Mill: A Taste of Vermont
Watch as fresh apple cider is made on an old-fashioned rack-and-cloth press. See pies being made and enjoy the warm aroma of the legendary cider donuts being made daily. Shop Vermont maple products, their own specialty foods, and more. There’s even a seasonal live observation beehive.
After exploring the mill, head to the relaxing Tasting Room, where you can sample ten taste profiles of their own modern hard ciders. All made using their own fresh cider. Bring some Vermont home in four packs, growlers, or gift packs.
In the luncheonette, you can taste baked-daily breads, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and paninis. “Homemade” will become your favorite word. Breakfast sandwiches on their homemade cheddar biscuits are amazing, and a local favorite. Their hard ciders and local beers are also available in the luncheonette.
Cabot Farmer’s Store: Taste the “Best Cheddar in the World”
On your way to Stowe, stop by Cabot Farmers’ Store on Route 100 to taste and see why Cabot was voted the “Best Cheddar in the World.”
This store is operated by Cabot Creamery, a Vermont dairy cooperative that has been making cheese since 1919. Sample their many award-winning cheeses, including cheddar, gouda, and brie. You can also purchase other Vermont-made products, such as maple syrup, honey, and chocolate.
The store also has a wide selection of fine wines, ciders, and micro-brews. So whether you’re looking for a delicious snack or a souvenir to take home, Cabot Farmers’ Store is the perfect place to stop.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Chocolates is a family-owned and operated business that has been making handcrafted chocolates since 1983. The chocolatiers use only the finest ingredients, including Vermont-grown maple sugar and cream. They also use sustainable practices in their production process.
The chocolates are made in small batches, which allows the chocolatiers to control the quality of each piece. You can indulge in café specialties like hot chocolate, sundaes, or milkshakes. Enjoy sweet savings on factory seconds and overruns. Or build your own custom assortment from the candy case filled with Truffles, Caramels, Almond Butter Crunch, and more.
If you are looking for a delicious and unique chocolate experience, be sure to visit Lake Champlain Chocolates, you won’t be disappointed!
Taste the best of Vermont along this stretch of scenic Route 100. If you’re looking for a sweet and savory adventure, be sure to add this route to your Vermont bucket list.