Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard- 04.13.10
The factory tour of Ben and Jerry’s is like an ice cream version of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Plenty to see, plenty to taste, wonder around every corner. But that is still to come! First to whet your appetite … Equally fun, despite its lack of edible ice cream, is the Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard.
On a small hill overlooking the factory lie the remains of some of the flavors that had their time upon this earth cut short. Ben & Jerry’s gracefully placed these flavors into the earth and marked them with hilarious rhyming epitaphs.
For the company’s 25th birthday celebration, factory workers dressed up an unearthed Dastardly Mash. Zombie ice cream…. sounds delicious!
One of my favorites was White Russian: “A concoction so to-die-for/We were forever in its debt/As the liqueur kicked the budget/We had to just say ‘nyet’.”