My first and only field trip in grammar
school trip was great. We left Hawkins Street, walked to Ferry Street,
down Ferry to Chapel. Down Chapel we go, to Raymond Blvd. On the
Blvd we enter the Bryers Ice Cream Plant.
On going in we are greeted by a hostess. She takes us through
the whole plant, from the loading dock where all the ingredients
arrived. Next, it's the room where they mix the ice cream, then
on to where it is packed into those brown round cardboard containers
that you would see in your ice cream store.
After that journey we all are taken to a large room, somewhat
like a dining room. Here we are all seated, two or three to a table.
And we are introduced to the ingredients that go into the different
flavors. We are each given samples of peaches, strawberries, pecans,
walnuts and pieces of chocolate.
Next comes the piece de resistance, we are all given a plate of
our favorite, from the available kinds. I order chocolate, still
to this day my favorite. To this day I only buy Bryers, that s brand
loyalty, see what a childhood memory can do.