The sweetest graveyard in the world is in Waterbury, Vermont. In 1997, “Ben & Jerry's” opened a memorial to their failed, discontinued ice cream flavors. At first, it was an online-only affair, but eventually, a handful of tombstones were mocked up and planted on a hill behind the factory.
White Russian (1986 - 1996)
"Coffee ice cream with Kahlua coffee liqueur. Bid adieu to ol' White Russian. Our tears, they are a-gushin'. But in our scoop shops, please don't forget. Dead it's not, oh no, not nyet."
Fossil Fuel (2005 - 2010)
"Sweet cream ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces, fudge dinosaurs & a fudge swirl. Fudgy dinosaurs galore Got all dug up til there were no more. A flavor re-design might be do-able But Fossil Fuel is non-renewable."
Fresh Georgia Peach (1986 - 1991)
"Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Georgia Peaches. Fresh-picked peaches trucked from Georgia Tasted great but couldn't last 'Cuz Georgia's quite a-ways away & trucks don't go that fast."
Cool Britannica (1989 - 1990)
"Vanilla ice cream with strawberries and fudge covered shortbread. A flavour so smashing - & yet it fouled out: Strawberries & shortbread - a love match devout But sadly it missed all the fame it deserved, A bit too much English put into the serve."
Holy Cannoli (1997 - 2001)
"Creamy Ricotta and pistachio ice cream with chocolate covered cannolis and roasted pistachios. Now in front of the pearly gates, Holy Cannoli sits and waits. What brought its ruin no one knows, Must have been the pistachios."
Tennessee Mud (1988 - 1989)
"Coffee ice cream with Amaretto, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and roasted slivered almonds. The bottle is empty, The cup, and the glass. Mud with Jack Daniels Was not meant to last."
Wild Maine Blueberry (1992 - 1993)
"Blueberry ice cream with Maine blueberry purée and wild Maine blueberries. Wild Maine Blueberry From the land of the puffin, Now when we crave you We turn to the muffin."
Dastardly Mash (1976 - 1991)
"Chocolate Ice Cream with Pecans, Almonds, Raisins, & Chocolate Chips. Here the brazen DASTARDLY lies. Some say that raisin, Caused its demise."
Sugar Plum (1989 - 1990)
"Plum Ice Cream with a Caramel Swirl. It swirled in our heads, It danced in our dreams, It proved not to be though, The best of ice creams."
Economic Crunch (1987 - 1987)
"Vanilla with Chocolate Covered Almond, Pecans and Walnuts. A delightful mash, This flavor we remember For the stock market crash On the sixth of November."
Economic Crunch (1987 - 1987)
"Cherry Garcia & Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice creams side by side. Fans of the flick about a gawky high schooler Thought the flavor we made could have been a lot cooler Gosh! if we’d been quicker at reading their thoughts We’d have realized they wanted a flavor with tots."
Rainforest Crunch (1989 - 1999)
"Ice Cream with Rainforest Crunch – a cashew and Brazil nut butter crunch. With an aching heart & heavy sigh We bid Rainforest Crunch goodbye. That nutty Brittle from exotic places Got sticky in between our braces."
Peanuts! Popcorn! (2000 - 2000)
"Caramel Ice Cream with White Fudge-covered Caramel Popcorn, Toffee-coated Peanuts & a Caramel Swirl. Peanuts, Popcorn! mix 'em in a pot! Plop 'em in your ice cream! Well, maybe not."
Aloha Macadamia (2001 - 2002)
"Rich milk chocolate cashew Brazil-nut butter ice cream with macadamia nuts covered in white & dark fudge & a milk chocolatey swirl. We won’t blame the macadamia But we were kinda in denial The Marketplace had spoken: Mac got aloha’ed off the aisle."
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt (1994 - 2001)
"Vanilla frozen yogurt with gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough. So now we know: our dough Fro Yo Just wasn’t as great as expected. Folks who love Dough as well as Fro Yo Love ’em separate, not interconnected."
"This Is Nuts (2001 - 2002)"
"Chocolate and pistachio ice cream with fudge covered almonds and roasted pistachios. The name was meant to say it all Without the pompous prose Was it nuts we chose to say so, or was it the nuts we chose?"
Turtle Soup (2006 - 2010)
"Vanilla ice cream with fudge & caramel cashews & a caramel swirl. Slow and Steady wins the race, Turtle Soup kept up the pace. You may protest, but we suggest Turtle Soup deserves a rest."
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Schweddy Balls (2011 - 2011)
"Vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum & loaded with fudge-covered rum & malt balls (2011 Holiday Season Limited Batch). Born of the classic SNL sketch The masses rejoiced while others kvetched. Fudge-covered rum balls & malt balls galore! The double entendre - too fun to ignore! This holiday favorite - with love from Pete Schweddy, vanished from store shelves before we were ready."
Urban Jumble (2000 - 2001)
"Coconut Almond Fudge Chip meets New York Super Fudge Chunk A Swirling Safari of Chocolate Ice Cream & Coconut Ice Cream mixed with White & Dark Chocolatey Chunks, Pecans & Roasted Almonds. The chaos & cacophony of busy city life lies peaceful now under a maple tree, the flavor lost its strife."
Miz Jelena's Sweet Potato Pie (1992 - 1993)
"Ginger ice cream with a fudge swirl. One potato, two potato, Sweet Potato Pie, No one could appreciate it So we had to let it die"