Poor Oh Pear!

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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.

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

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Purple Passion Fruit? American tastebuds are just too vanilla.

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

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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! 🙂
    Love your site, Juliann.
    Kindness – Robert.

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