Visit Old Favorites at Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard

Eating your favorite flavor of ice cream solves any hurt or pain: enduring a breakup, not landing the dream job you interviewed for, or just after a hard day at work.

Did you know that you can learn about the old Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors at their flavor graveyard in Waterbury, Vermont? 

They are delicious flavors that are gone but never forgotten. Let’s talk about five delicious ones to get the nostalgia rolling. 

1. Devil’s Food Chocolate

Devil’s Food Chocolate lasted from 1996 to 2001 and is the longest-running flavor featured in Ben and Jerry’s flavor graveyard. The flavor featured light chocolate and dark chocolate sorbet combined into a scrumptious never-before-seen combination.

Since it did not have any mix-ins, all you tasted was smooth and authentic light and dark chocolate flavors. 

2. The Economic Crunch of 1987

Ben and Jerry’s Economic Crunch was a flavor that commemorated the 1987 stock market crash which occurred on November 6th, 1987 as the headstone reads. The flavor was only on the market for 1 year.

It had vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate-covered almonds and walnuts and pecans. Talk about a sweet, nutty, and chocolatey deliciousness that tastefully honored an otherwise dastardly occurrence in the business world. 

3. Peanuts! Popcorn!

The Peanuts! Popcorn! flavor by Ben and Jerry’s was another ice cream flavor that only lasted for the year it was released in (2000). It mixed sweet and savory notes for a flavorful impact.

Peanuts! Popcorn! featured a caramel ice cream base mixed with fudge-topped caramel popcorn, and toffee-covered peanuts. The pint of ice cream was finished with a tantalizing caramel swirl throughout the masterpiece.

The popcorn and peanuts mixed with chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes delighted consumers who loved the sweet and savory combination. 

4. Dublin Mudslide

Ben and Jerry’s Dublin Mudslide flavor was on the market between 2004 to 2007. Featuring Irish liqueur-flavored ice cream, it was mixed with coffee-infused fudge and chocolate chip cookies.

The chocolatey nuttiness with hints of vanilla from the Irish liqueur ice cream compliments the cookie and fudge mix-ins. 

While Dublin Mudslide was originally a limited-time flavor, consumers loved it so much that Ben and Jerry’s kept it within their product line a little longer. Its discontinuation in 2007 had consumers surprised. 

5. Sugar Plum

The Sugar Plum flavor was a simple mix of plum-flavored ice cream with a caramel swirl. Have you ever had a sugar plum ice cream? More than likely, you may have not ever tasted such a flavor!

While this flavor released in 1989 did pass the taste tests before hitting store shelves, consumers needed more clarification about trying the flavor out.

Ben and Jerry’s only sold one pint of the Sugar Plum ice cream in the first 21 days of being released to local grocery stores. Because of slow sales, the flavor was discontinued in 1990. 

Final Thoughts

Ben and Jerry’s flavor graveyard features over 30 flavors for you to learn about and explore if you decide to visit their factory in Vermont. It’s worth a trip for the entire family!

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Jay Patton is a serial traveler and adventure seeker, based in Portland, Oregon. He enjoys hiking, running, and traveling the world, and is always on the lookout for the next big adventure.