Poor Oh Pear!


While traipsing through Vermont, I had to make a stop to pay my respects to those who’d fallen. Those Ben & Jerry’s flavors that just didn’t make it and were laid to rest. I quickly visited the graveyard and nodded sympathetically once I saw who they were.

Oh Pear? You sound like you were a sweetie. Sorry your stint didn’t last.


Vermonty Python? Ringling Brothers didn’t make it, either. No circuses now, flying or otherwise.


Purple Passion Fruit? American tastebuds are just too vanilla.


Schweddy Balls? Sorry. No one wanted to put you in their mouths.


There were more; about 34 in all. Flavors like Wavy Gravy, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Ethan Almond, and Holy Cannoli. I almost wanted to dig up Holy Cannoli, but the ground was frozen and I was afraid that lingering in the cemetery was going to give me more than just brain freeze. So I scurried out of there and made my solemn promise to them all:

I’ll remember you.

What ice cream flavors do you think should be put to rest? The first one I would bury is some disgusting blue, red, and yellow concoction called Superman.


15 responses to “Poor Oh Pear!

  1. Glad you were able to go to that! It’s a fun place to visit. It is kind of sad the little stories behind the flavors. We’ll have to eat some ice cream in remembrance PS I like Superman LOL

  2. Given all the microbreweries in VT did Ben & Jerrys offer and beer inspired ice cream flavors? Or were they quickly relegated to the grave yard?

  3. Haha, what a cute thing to do! I love the sense of whimsy that Ben & Jerry’s has as a company. And one of my favorite talks in college was given by Jerry.

    • Lucky you, Kristan! I can only imagine what an inspiring speaker he was. Did he go to Carnegie Mellon, too?

      I like their company whimsy, too. Because isn’t that what ice cream should be?

      • Nope, not an alum. Can’t remember what reason they gave for him coming… but as a big fan of B&J’s Chunky Monkey, I made sure to get tickets to see him! Hehehe.

  4. Seriously?! There’s a graveyard for ice-cream flavours? Or did I just slip (on a puddle of melted ice-cream) into an alternate dimension! πŸ™‚
    Love your site, Juliann.
    Kindness – Robert.

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