When you think of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, you might think of some of their most popular flavours, such as Cookie Dough, Phish Food and Baked Alaska.
But do you remember some of the quirkier varieties that were once sold?
The ice cream giants have experimented with a number of flavour pairings over the years, with some being a hit and others discontinued.
Those that are no longer made end up in one very special place – the Ben & Jerry’s flavour graveyard.
In a section on their website, they mourn the loss of ice cream tubs that didn’t work out.
The page reads: “Ice cream flavours, like everything else, have a beginning & an end.
“While some of our flavours have proven to live long and happy lives, others were cut down before their time (or in some cases just in time).
“Here we pay tribute to our dearly de-pinted.”
Flavours in the graveyard include the Tennessee Mud, which was made from 1988 to 1989 and featured coffee ice cream with Amaretto, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and roasted silvered almonds.
Back in the 90s (1992-1993) Ben & Jerry’s tried making a flavour called Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie, which was ginger ice cream with a fudge swirl.
From 2000 to 2001 ice cream lovers were able to try a flavour known as Urban Jungle which was packed full of ingredients.
It’s described online as being “a swirling safari of chocolate ice cream & coconut ice cream mixed with white & dark chocolatey chunks, pecans & roasted almonds.”
There was also an ice cream with all the flavours of an afternoon tea – the Cool Britannia.
Made from 1995 to 1998, this tub was comprised of vanilla ice cream and contained strawberries and fudge covered shortbread pieces.
Other ice creams in the graveyard include Wavy Gravy, Turtle Soup, Fresh Georgia Peach, Peanut Butter and Jelly and Creme Brulee.
Would you like to see any of them resurrected?
This comes after Ben & Jerry’s revealed the ‘correct’ way to store ice cream which will make it taste better for longer.
According to their website, we should all try storing our ice cream upside down in the freezer.
The experts claim this trick helps prevent freezer burn, which causes food to become dehydrated.
They said: “Over time, ice evaporates. As the moisture leaves the ice cream and joins forces with moist ambient air, it refreezes on the ice cream’s surface, creating the tell-tale crystals that indicate freezer burn.
“Spare yourself from experiencing this culinary catastrophe: store your tub upside down somewhere deep in the freezer.”
If your ice cream does have freezer burn don’t panic, it’s still safe to eat – it would just taste fresher without it.
Ben & Jerry’s continue to say that you should “never” keep your ice cream in or near the freezer door to avoid warm air getting to it.