Did You Miss Us?
We’ve made a lot of euphoric flavors over the years, but, for better or worse, some of them have moved on to the great waffle cone in the sky. Tears of sadness are shed for our dearly de-pinted flavors, and we receive several thousand requests each year from our fans begging us to rein-cone-ate their favorite fallen flavor. Here are the most mourned of the bunch…and who knows? One of them may rise from the graveyard once again!
Item number 1
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
Sweet Cream Cinnamon Ice Cream with Chunks of Oatmeal Cookies & Fudge
Limited Batch 2003
Full-Time Flavor 2004-2012
From the moment that this oatmeal went
There’s been no end to fans’ lament.
If you’d “sowed more oats” before the reap
We wouldn’t have buried it quite so deep.
Item number 2
Irish Cream Liqueur Ice Cream with Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies & a Coffee Fudge Swirl
Limited Batch 2004
Full-Time Flavor 2005-2012
How’d you get so stuck on this flavor?
Oh, wait – you realized it just now:
Mudsliding’s no fun
When there’s no erin go wow.
Item number 3
Sweet Custard Ice Cream with a Caramelized Sugar Swirl
Pardon our French, but we still swear
Our Crème Brûlée was beyond compare.
We also swear we don’t know when
The Crème de la Crème will rise again.
Item number 4
Brownie Batter Ice Cream with a Rich Brownie Batter Swirl
Batter fans are all boo-hooing:
What were we thinking? What’re we’re doing?
Whatever Batter’s fate may be
We’re gonna need a referee.
Item number 5
(the Flavor for the Rest of Us)
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Ice Cream with Gingerbread Cookies
& a Ginger-Caramel Swirl
Limited Batch, Holiday Seasons 2000 & 2001
Fans of TV comedy Seinfeld found this sassy batch as fun to eat as Seinfeld's classic Festivus episode is to watch. In fact, they loved it so much we did it again the following year, just in time to coincide with the seasonal re-run of the Seinfeld episode that started the whole “Festivus, the Holiday for the Rest of Us” frenzy.
After we put Festivus’ name to rest, we brought the flavor back twice
(as “Gingerbread Cookie” in 2004 and as “Gingersnap” in 2009).
Item number 6
Dave Matthews Band One Sweet Whirled™
Caramel and Coffee Ice Creams with Marshmallow & Caramel Swirls
& Coffee Flavored Fudge Chips
Working hand in hand with the band
Creating global warming awareness
We kinda forgot about the flavor, in all fairness.
Item number 7
Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Crumb Swirl & Fudge Cows
When they’re not pining for the fjords
or playing “wink wink, nudge nudge,”
Vermonty Python fans most love to “fetchez la vache”
– especially vaches made of fudge.
Item number 8
Caramel cashew Brazil nut ice cream with a chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl & roasted almonds
Thanks to fans who voted to “Raise a Flavor from the Graveyard,” the flavor re-appeared in scoop shops for a limited time in 2005.
Just so there’s no confusion, we thought we oughtta warn ya:
Wavy Gravy isn’t dead - he lives in California.
No such luck for Wavy’s flavor, but we’ve been wrong before,
We won’t give up the ghost if you won’t, so what’re you waiting for?
Item number 9
Dave Matthews Band® Magic Brownies™ - Encore Edition
Black Raspberry Ice Cream Swirled with Sweet Cream Ice Cream & Fudgy Brownies
Some thought the original “too vanilla”,
so in 2006 we deep-sixed it
Fans then declared it raspberrily better
after we re-mixed it.
Item number 10
Coconut Almond Fudge Chip
Coconut Ice Cream with Fudge Chips & Roasted Almonds
Revived in special “Flavor Flashback” pints 1998-2000
Survived as a scoop shop-only flavor 2001-2009
This coconutty contender
Was just too good to surrender.
Of the Graveyard’s legendariest,
It’s among the temporariest.
A few parting words:
The lawyers made us say this
And for once we do agree:
Graveyard flavors aren’t “D.O.A.”
Instead, they’re “T.B.D.”*
*To Be Dug up