Ben & Jerry's celebrates Free Cone Day on April 4

Say bye-bye to prepping for that summer bod for just one more day.

Today, from noon until 8 pm EST, Ben & Jerry's will be giving away free ice cream cones.

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Yes, really, free — No catch!

Ben and Jerry's sappily explained on their website:

"Every time you enjoy a scoop of Ben & Jerry's, you're showing us how much you care. We love you too, and Free Cone Day is our favorite way to show it!"

Free Cone Day began in 1979 in Burlington, Vermont, and the holiday has been celebrated annually ever since.

So whether you're a Cherry Garcia lover or can't get enough of that Phish Food, today's the day to celebrate your love for your favorite sweet treat in the best way possible — By literally not paying for it.

Free Cone Day will be held at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops across the country, and you can visit here for a list of participating shops near you.

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If you find yourself craving fast-food apple pie. have Popeye’s Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie. Compared to other fast-food apple pies, this one is the least terrible option with 310 calories and 12 grams of sugar.


If you're trying to keep calories low but find yourself at Wendy's, opt for a junior size vanilla Frosty instead of a chocolate. You’ll be cutting 500 calories and 10 grams of fat.


When it comes to cookie craving try McDonald’s oatmeal raisin cookie which has 140 calories or pick up Pret a Manger’s Harvest cookie (pictured) which has 280 calories but 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.


Taco Bell actually offers the second healthiest dessert, the teeny tiny Cinnabon Delights. These icing filling donut holes are just 160 calories.


The best option of them all is a Starbucks petite vanilla bean scone, just 120 calories, 8 grams of sugar and 4.5 grams of fat.



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