When a company buys your business do you get the money?
This depends on how much of the company they owned, and what the terms of the deal were.
For example, let us say that I own 50% of Company A. Company B comes along and offers me $150 million in cash for Company A. If I accept, I receive $75 million in cash as payment.
However, let us imagine that Company B offers $150 million of their own stock to buy my company. This is a fairly common approach that companies will use as it saves them cash. I would then receive $75 million in Company B's stock- So instead of owning 50% of my own company, I might now own 25% of Company B.
In the example of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Unilever elected to pay all cash. That being said, I cannot locate how much stock Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield had in Ben & Jerry's, but I suspect both of them walked away with millions of dollars in their bank account following the acquisition.
How does drinking more water increase my metabolism?
Metabolism is essentially the speed at which our body's motor is
running. The speed at which our body burns calories is called the metabolic
rate. It's how fast your "motor" is running when you're still in a
reclined position or sleeping. About 60-75% of energy is expended by the
body at rest in such activities.
The metabolism is based on the number of calories we burn throughout
the day. Our body constantly burns calories to keep us going whether we
are eating, sleeping, cleaning etc. People with a lower percentage of
body fat (i.e. muscular) have a higher metabolism than others that are
less muscular because muscle uses more calories to maintain itself than
fat. Some people have a slower metabolic rate and have a harder time
staying slim. Younger persons have higher (faster) metabolism because of
the increased activity of cells. A slow metabolism actually causes to
store fat. The slower the metabolic rate, the greater the weight gains.
How to build muscles to improve metabolism? What type of exercise is
ideal that speed up metabolism so that you burn calories even at rest or
sleep? There are simple exercises that speed up the metabolism.
Causes for Low Metabolism
* A low calorie diet
* Snacking throughout the day on high sugared foods (candy, colas,
* Eating or drinking too much sugar containing foods.
* Lack of physical activity.
* Underactive thyroid.
There are some natural metabolism boosters (natural foods) that
improves your metabolism. Do not take over the counter pills containing animal
thyroid extract that claim to boost up metabolism. These products may
have side effects as diarrhea, increased heart rate, excessive
sweating, nervousness, tremors, bulging eyes, etc.
How to Improve (Speed up) Metabolism
* Do not skip any meals
* Exercise daily
* Build your muscles
* Avoid alcohol, sugar, and fastings
*Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
*Eat foods with high nutrition values
What should you do if your previously dieting spouse falls off the wagon?
I would be supportive and encouraging. I'd let them know that I love them regardless of whether they diet or not. Also that I know how hard they've been trying and that it's quite normal to have relapses, but that they can get right back on the wagon if they want to. That's about all you can do. Everyone has to decide for themselves. She probably gets testy thinking you are disappointed in her, as she probably is herself.
Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Since the fear of raw eggs and the risk of salmonella, I haven't eaten any raw dough or allowed my children to do this either. I have definitely missed the yummy taste of uncooked cookie dough. I got the idea for a dough that's safe to eat raw from one of my daughter's friend's moms. The eggs have been substituted with milk, so there is nothing in there to hurt little tummies (or big ones :o). This recipe is definitely not designed to be cooked, just eaten with several big spoons.
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter -- softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a small bowl, mix flour, soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter with sugars; mix in milk and vanilla. Gradually blend in flour mixture; stir in chocolate chips.
Now grab a spoon and dig in! Store remainder in refrigerator or freeze in blobs for a fun treat later.
Wife says I have to make it up to neighbors for having septic tank emptied on the day of their cookout? How?
oh well, what's done is done, no sense troubling yourself over the matter. LOL wow I can imagine how a septic tank can ruin dinner. Bet that Ben and Jerry's was good though. Honestly, if you had been invited you wouldn't have scheduled it the same day bc you would have had something to do, so sound like their fault, right? :-) LOL
Am i the only person who thinks Vermont is easy on child molesters?
Vermont is trying to change the law - in fact, it's on the table that child molesters be castrated either chemically or physically, but there is already outcry from human rights groups saying that is inhumane.
What I've learned from living here, and I'd love to get out, is that any time the state tries to do something, out of state interest groups feel it is their right to come in and argue the point. It's happened with a highway/bypass connector that was started 15 years ago and a group from Mass. jumped in and said it would ruin the scenic nature of Vermont.
As for not buying Ben and Jerry's, I hate to break the news to you, but B&J is not local anymore. Years ago, Unilever bought Ben and Jerry's, so while some of it is made here, the money doesn't really stay in the state.
What lengths will you go to to acquire a stash of black licorish?
I have a sweet tooth, much to my doctor's dismay. But licorice! Now that's something I've loved since I was a kid and it hasn't changed. Don't like black jelly beans of any kind but good, honest black licorice is one of my sinful pleasures. I purposely don't buy it very often because I have a tendancy to eat the whole package at once which leads to a tummy ache. I particularlly love Panda brand. It is real licorice, not artifically flavored, and mmmmm delicoius. They sell it on the aisle of "health" foods opposite the bread in my grocery store, so I keep telling my husband that we need bread even if we don't so we walk down that aisle and it's amazing a package will just drop right into my shopping cart. How did that get there is always my question, LOL.
Does anyone have any recipes on how to make a frozen yogurt shake?
Frozen Yogurt Shake
1/2 cup chopped fruit(soft or ripe)
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons low-fat frozen yogurt
Place all ingredients into a blender, puree ingredients until thick and creamy, 30-45 seconds. Pour into a tall chilled glass.
Whats the difference between Ice cream and Frozen yoghurt?
Frozen yogurt (also known as frozen yoghurt, froyo or frogurt) is a frozen dessert made from, or containing yogurt or other dairy products. It is slightly more tart than ice cream, as well as lower in fat (due to the use of milk instead of cream). It differs from ice milk (more recently termed low-fat or light ice cream), which does not include yogurt as an ingredient.
What should I put on my first resume for ben and jerry's ice cream?
Don't worry about not having worked before. You're 14 the interviewer understands that this will be your first job.
Open by giving a couple of paragraphs about yourself and your abilities.
I am interested in ....... ....... ...... and receive good grades in those subjects
I am often told I have a good attitude to work and that I am a team player.
Say that you are a sociable person. (B&J's want people who will be good with customers).
Mention too that you are involved in sports, because this implies that you are a good at working as part of a team.
It doesn't have to be long. (no more than one A4 page). B&J's won't be expecting loads of experience from a 14 year old.
Does anyone know some good recipes to make low fat chocolate and ice cream?
ok, this is most likely not healthy but is soo good that I thought I'd tell you. (you can pass it on if you dont like/want it) It's basically a chocolate ganache
•300g double cream,
•300g cooking milk chocolate- basically equal amounts of both- also, you can lessen the chocolate amount to fit your preference, I usually minus about 10- 15g
•heat up double cream on a double boiler (boiling water in pan and bowl on top).
•then when it's frothy not boiling, take it off the heat and stir in the 300g of broken up chocolate until it melts
•pour into a airtight container (one of those clip down ones) and secure lid
•leave to set in freezer for 3-4 hours or overnight for best results
•open container and use a ganache on cakes, fudgey sauce over ice cream, or on cookies (yum!)
And for the actual help: I would recommend the following sites for two reasons; a} I'm not very good at low fat treats, and b} They have good recipes
I hope this helped :)
Witch shops are holding Ben and Jerry's Free Cone day?
"Which" shops? (not witch! lol) There are only two in Arizona that participate:
Ben & Jerry's
92nd & Shea
9301 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
2 Ben & Jerry's Glendale
20165 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
Is the Ben & Jerry's ice cream company selling out hippie culture?
Ben and Jerry lost their company in a hostile takeover back in 2000.They are very much hippies and the company very much continues to live up to those hippy ideals. I don't think celebrating and sharing your culture is a sell-out. They sell tie dye shirts at Grateful Dead concerts. Is that a sell out? I think not.
Why did Ben & Jerry have to give up their business to Unilever when they really didn't want too?
You need to do your own research for facts (citing your sources) and not rely on (often uninformed) opinions that you may get on YA.
Here is a a story that lays it all out from a CBS Business online publication:
There is a wealth of more information that I found in 15 seconds by typing in 'Sale of Ben and Jerry's to Uilever' into Google. This is what you get:
PETA Asking Ben & Jerry's to Change From Cow Milk to Breast milk, How do you feel?
I think that there are some nice people who belong to Peta and some nuts. And unfortunately, the nuts seem to be in charge of the decisions. And if they spent half of this energy on human beings and feeding them and worrying about the ethical treatment of human beings, we would not have starving and homeless people.
Looking out for animals is great, but when you do it at the expense of mankind and treat animals better than your fellow human beings, you have crossed over to the dark side.
Now, if an individual wants to squirt their milk into the icecream maker in their home and whip up some icecream, go for it. But you do not have the right to tell us what we can eat. Or to tell a food manufacturer what products they can sell. I would not ever support a company to uses humans to create food. I am not eating icecream made from human breast milk any more than I would have a chicken fried steak of John Doe. Or a plate of human liver and onions. Jesus ate meat and so will I.
I once saw a Peta demonstration outside of a KFC in south Texas. This elderly couple was attempting to walk in and they were blocking their entrance to the door. Out of concern, I drove up and got out. What happened next made me dislike Peta greatly.
As I got out I heard this elderly man say 'excuse me please'. Nothing else. And he even said it nicely. Then members of this wonderful group proceeded to curse, scream and belittle this couple. Imagine this grandma and grandpa just going for dinner and having a group of people menancing them because of their personal choice. They were so scared they started back to their car and the group followed them shouting and cursing. Just spewing hate. And they did not allow this couple room to walk clearly to their car so the lady stumbled and fell. And they laughed at her. And then started screaming again.
And when I went to help the lady, a young man pushed me out of the way and told me to let her suffer like the animal she was about to eat.
Now, that is evil. It is one thing to have compassion for an animal. But to not also have compassion for mankind is hypocritical and evil. And those people should fall to their knees and ask God to forgive them for the hate they showed that couple.
How much does a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream cost where you live? And what is (are) your favorite flavors?
I live in Illinois and Ben and Jerry's costs about $4 or more per pint depending on what store you go to. We do have millions of flavors though! Like every kind they make can be found at the store I shop at. They have light flavors, sorbets, frozen yogurt, and limited edition flavors along with all the regular flavors. It's like an entire isle of Ben and Jerry's!
My favorite is Cookie Dough, hands down =)
Why do Ben & Jerry's ice cream only come in the small containers?
A full gallon would cost too much.
It is expensive because they use high quality ingredients, and don't pump their cows full of hormones. They also operate with much higher social and environmental standards than your typical ice cream brand. All that adds to the cost.
You may be able to buy it in bulk directly from a Ben and Jerry's store. That's a lot of ice cream, though!
What are some of the best flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream?
If you can find it, black and tan (chocolate ice cream swirled with cream stout ice cream).
Cherry Garcia is always a fav as is Karmel Sutra.
Whirled Peace is another one.
Phish food is a favorite in my house although not one of my top picks.
There's a Dave Matthews Band one thats awesome (the ice cream not the band)
Mint Chocolate Cookie
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
Jamacian Me Crazy (sorbet)
Willie Nelson's Peach Cobbler
These are all favorites in my house, but there's (i think) 65 different flavors so check out their website (www.benjerry.com) for an explanation of all their flavors.
Oh, and be forewarned: if you don't eat and entire pint (but at least half) in one sitting, there's this feeling of inadequacy in reference to being unable to have portion control. Yet if you polish off the pint, there's a feeling of superior-ness. :)
Is Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand better than others?
It's not a super high quality ice cream, but it's priced like it. Score points for original flavors. If you want a unique B and J flavor, you can't go elsewhere. If you're happy with a common flavor, Haagen-Daaz is better quality for a similar price.
How do I get the American 'Ben & Jerry's' flavours in the UK?
I've actually done the research and emailed Ben & Jerry's about this, yes I do love it that much. Basically, The US has a way bigger population then here and Ben & Jerry's isn't as popular and there isn't an enough demand for more flavours. Join in me in sadness, come on, we can share a tub of half baked. =]
How was tourism in Vermont affected by ben and jerry's ice cream?
Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory in Waterbury is the largest tourist attraction in Vermont seeing about 300,000 visitors per year. Additionally, other attractions and such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Cabot Cheese outlet store, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Danforth Pewter, Cold Hollow Cider Mill plus smaller retailers, craft studios, restaurants, and lodging have located nearby because of the amount of traffic B&J draws. As the owner of a local lodging establishment, I can tell you from personal experience, that B&J is at the top of many tourists list of things to do, and even in some cases was the primary motivation to visit here. These same visitors spread out by also visiting Stowe and Burlington, plus spending in some of the villages while taking scenic drives. Likewise, the Alchemist Brewpub and Hen of the Wood restaurant have gained large amounts of fans that are drawn to Waterbury. But it was B&J that first put a stake in the ground in Waterbury and the town has grown ever since. The great ski brand of Stowe is also a major draw not only in winter but also in summer with a series of special events and seasonal activities like golf. Likewise, being right on Route 100, one of the most well known scenic roads in New England helps a great deal. In summary, I have never seen any numbers but it would not surprise me if B&J directly or indirectly brought many tens of millions of dollars to the Waterbury and northern VT area. Perhaps someone at B&J, the VT Dept of Tourism and Marketing, or a local college economics professor has conducted a study but I have not heard of one.
How do I get my free ice cream cone on my birthday at Ben & Jerry's?
First of all, Have a Happy Birthday! I don't know what the procedure is for getting your free ice cream cone from Ben and Jerry's, since I've never gotten one from them on my b-day. I don't think B&J has a location in my area. My guess is to go to your local ice cream shop on your b-day and show them your ID. If you can do it online, I don't know, but my guess is probably. I'd google Ben and Jerrys and the city and state you live in to see if a site pops up. I think Ben and Jerrys is headquartered in Burlington,VT, so you can also try googling them and entering Ben and Jerrys and then Burlington,VT.
Enjoy your birthday and ice cream! :) John