Andrea grew up in Cancun and loved Ben & Jerry's ice cream so much that he "wrote to them (in my 7-year-old nonnative-English) to let them know I had the best idea: They could add chocolate syrup in a little plastic bag to their ice cream."
Much to Andrea's surprise, the company responded, saying his "idea sounded delicious, but not great for the environment. They taught me a great lesson," Andrea added, "(and gave me coupons!). Such a lovely company and lovely people, caring for all their customers, even if they lived in other parts of the world, or were 7-year-olds."
Thirty years later, Andrea credited Ben & Jerry's with encouraging him to think about corporate values and the environment.