Ben & Jerry’s is constantly innovating and releasing new varieties, which means that occasionally some need to be taken out of circulation. More than 200 flavors have been retired to far, and more are added to the pack every year. But only the truly memorable ones make it to the Flavor Graveyard, an actual graveyard where retired flavors have a final resting place, with actual gravestones.
Flavors are retired for a handful of reasons. Some were longtime favorites whose popularity declined over the years (Devil’s Food Chocolate); others popped up to take advantage of a fad or trend that quickly faded (Makin’ Whoopie Pie). Still others were released with high hopes but just didn’t sell (Peanut Butter and Jelly). Some were made only available in scoop shops (White Russian). And while once in a blue moon a flavor is taken out of retirement, the vast majority of those flavors will never see the light of day again.
Here are six flavors that we wish Ben & Jerry’s would bring back from the dead.
Bovinity Divinity, 1998-2001
Milk chocolate ice cream & white fudge cows swirled with white chocolate ice cream & dark fudge cows.
Holy Cannoli, 1997-1998
Creamy ricotta and pistachio ice cream with chocolate covered cannolis and roasted pistachios.
Tennessee Mud, 1988-1989
Coffee ice cream with amaretto, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, and roasted slivered almonds.
Cool Britannia, 1995-1998
Vanilla ice cream with strawberries and fudge covered shortbread
Wavy Gravy, 1993-2001
A caramel and cashew brazil nut ice cream with a chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl and roasted almonds
Aloha Macadamia, 2001-2002
milk chocolate cashew Brazil-nut butter ice cream with macadamia nuts covered in white & dark fudge & milk chocolatey swirl.