Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ben and Jerry's Graveyard



In late August I was in northern Vermont and visited the Ben and Jerry's factory.  Americans recognize Ben and Jerry's as one of the first mass market makers of fancy ice creams.  They have an offbeat, irreverent, hippy-style reputation, which is hilarious when you consider that they have been owned for a dozen years by the massive international conglomerate, Unilever.

Anyways, Ben and Jerry's has a graveyard for discontinued ice cream flavors.  Unless this post gets kicked out for violating their rules, it is posted to Taphophile Tragics, a meme about cemeteries.

34 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha. I am always very upset when ice cream makers stop produce my favorites. Nice touch with the ice cream graveyard.

Susie said...

No way - they discontinued wavy gravy?!

Cezar and Léia said...

lol, very irreverent!
I like a lot the ice cream, different mix and tastes!
Léia

Kate said...

Hope that Cherry Garcia never makes it to their graveyard!

Dianne said...

So funny Jack ... Wavy-Gravy discontinued and laid to rest .. what were Ben and Jerry thinking!

Sharon said...

This is great....those crazy guys!

Malyss said...

Graves for ice creams flavors?!! What a great idea!That's funny but clever, and a good reminder!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh no Jack, this is just 'dastardly' haha!

CaT said...

now i dont know whether i like this or not...
back in the netherlands i thought ben &jerrys was something very special (10 years ago or so), and certainly it was/is crazy expensive. here its cheaper and i dont really care for it anymore...

Cindy said...

Some of their flavors have been very controversial- might be one reason for their retirement. I enjoy the humor- and the ice cream. Free Cone Day in April is very popular around here. Fun shot!

Andy said...

This is the first cemetery that ever gave me laugh.

RamblingRound said...

Funny! After reading the flavor descriptions, I understand why they are dead. :)

Sylvia K said...

I'm with Andy, this is definitely the first cemetery to ever make me burst out laughing!! Priceless! Hope your week is going well, Jack! Enjoy!

LONDONLULU said...

Haha, the best headstones I've ever seen! I actually remember Wavy Gravy. Ah, those good ole (mostly) pre-Unilever days.

VP said...

A funny idea and a nice occasion for an unusual picture!

Karl Demetz said...

haha... creative people.

RedPat said...

I love this, Jack!

Bill Nicholls said...

Cool Britannia how can it be too English. Some people have no taste. Nice touch that with the post.

cieldequimper said...

Oh lol! I'm going to suggest that to the Paris shop!

Leslie D. said...

What? chocolate peanut butter cookie dough is dead? I'm not sure I can go on

Michelle said...

Seriously, I hope New York Super Fudge Chunk is not in this cemetery. I haven't had it for quite a while, but it would be nice to know that it is still available should I need a hit of its soothing qualities.

Randy said...

As long as there is not one for Chunky Monkey anytime soon I'll be a happy guy.

Kate said...

Jack, I just read your comment re. the difficulty of posting comments on my blog. No-one has told me this before so please let me know if this continues. My DH had some problems with our computer earlier this evening but there's no problem now. Pleas let me know how it functions in the future.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ice cream is my péché mignon, and I reserve that indulgence for special occasions. I am not so sure about "wavy gravy"

Bises,
Genie

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE it!

Nicola Carpenter said...

Fantastic!

Beneath Thy Feet

Halcyon said...

Too funny!

LOLfromPasa said...

I never! Just wonderful.

Jo said...

Ha! I had no idea they did this .... and while I never really loved the Wavy Gravy flavor, it brings back memories of one of my roommates who could eat a pint of it in one sitting. So nice photo!

And it certainly does qualify for Taphophile Tragics, so thank you for sharing! :)

SRQ said...

This is great, Jack. Back when I used to eat ice cream, I loved Cherry Garcia. So glad this was well received by Taphophile Tragics.

Lowell said...

Funny. I hadn't heard about this cemetery. I knew they had sold out to a huge corporate enterprise awhile back, though. Darn!

But you can't beat Blue Bell ice cream anyway!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Very funny. Are they still making Cherry Garcia?

Nathalie Beaumes said...

An ice cream flavor graveyard? Only in America! Love it.

William Kendall said...

Very funny!