After slightly over a year since its first store's opening in Malaysia, Ben & Jerry's has decided to permanently shut down
In a Facebook post on 17 December, the US ice cream chain announced its decision "after careful consideration of [their] business and the challenges of operating in the country during a global pandemic".
"We want to thank our beloved fans, to anyone who's ever enjoyed our products, visited our Scoop Shop, and took part in any of our activities in Kuala Lumpur," it wrote.
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop outlet in Sunway Pyramid had given out 10,000 free scoops to celebrate its launch last year
The brand had offered 16 different ice cream flavours, including its global bestsellers – Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey, New York Super Fudge Chunk, Triple Caramel Chunk, and Tonight Dough.
It also served shakes, sundaes, and ice cream cakes.
Some of the bestselling pints are also sold at major supermarkets, such as AEON, Jaya Grocer, and Sam's Groceria.
In a comment to SAYS, Ben & Jerry's said that pints sold at Malaysian supermarkets will be discontinued.
Devastated by the news, fans have taken to its social media posts to express their sadness
Maybe someday we'll meet again, Ben & Jerry's :')
After having seemingly 'vanished' since 2016, this popular patisserie recently returned to Malaysia's shores:
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