Ben & Jerry’s Has A Literal Graveyard For Their Discontinued Flavors And Here Are 21 Of The Ones You Definitely Do Not Miss

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.

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Each of the flavors got a hilariously clever epitaph that summed up their life and death, too. There are quite a few fan favorites among the deceased, like Turtle Soup, Fossil Fuel, and of course, Wavy Gravy.

The causes of death range a lot. Some fell ill due to bad sales, while others met stranger fates. The White Russian, for example, was discontinued due to the increasing price of Kahlua flavoring.

Each of the tombstones also has the birth and death dates of the flavors, painting a grim picture of infant mortality among ice creams.

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#1 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.

Image credits: Alex Headrick

#2 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.

Image credits: Doug Kerr

#3 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.

Image credits: Alex Headrick

#4 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.

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Image credits: spccoddty

#5 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.

Image credits: Yuxuan Wang

#6 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.

Image credits: alexheadrick

#7 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.

Image credits: spccoddty

#8 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.

Image credits: alexheadrick

#9 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.

Image credits: The Workboat

#10 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.

Image credits: fishywang

#11 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.

Image credits: Jeremy Thompson

#12 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.

Image credits: The Workboat

#13 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.

Image credits: bfs_man

#14 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.

Image credits: Doug Kerr

#15 Dastardly Mash (1976 – 1991)

Chocolate Ice Cream with Pecans, Almonds, Raisins, & Chocolate Chips.

Here the brazen
Some say that raisin,
Caused its demise.

Image credits: alexheadrick

#16 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.

Image credits: daveynin

#17 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

Image credits: alexheadrick

#18 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?

Image credits: alexheadrick

#19 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.

Image credits: Doug Kerr

#20 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.

Image credits: Corey Balazowich

#21 Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard: Oh Pear

Image credits: Alex Headrick


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