Are you as pumped as we are? Because we’re pretty darned pumped. Fall – or, Pumpkin Cheesecake season as we like to call it – is here, and that means that pints of this autumnal classic are chilling on freezer shelves far and wide. So carve out a place in your own freezer, and get ready to dig in.
Here are 8 cool facts about Pumpkin Cheesecake that will make you appreciate it all the more:
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It’s legit pumpkin
This is the time of year when the “pumpkin spice” shenanigans start popping up everywhere. Lattes. Chips. Bagels. Air fresheners. Even dog treats. And we’ll let you in on a little secret – not all of these things contain actual pumpkin. (Gasp!) But not Pumpkin Cheesecake! These pints are chock full of the real deal. Promise.
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Pumpkins aren’t easy to track down
Since pumpkins have become the A-list stars of the squash family, they’ve become rather tricky to track down. In order to have enough of them to make all the Pumpkin Cheesecake we need to satisfy our fans, we have to order them a whole year in advance to ensure a piece of the action.
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It's the same age as the iPhone
Yup, that’s right. Both the now-omnipresent iPhone and this dazzling Ben & Jerry’s flavor made their debuts in 2007. What a time to be alive! Think about that when you’re snapping a picture of your pint to upload to the internets.
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Our Flavor Gurus call it the “perfect comfort food”
The Guru behind this luxuriously autumnal flavor, Eric Fredette, calls it “a perfect comfort food. It’s like a warm blanket on a cool autumn day, with falling leaves and the crisp smell of fall.” We could get lost in your words, Eric. And a pint of Pumpkin Cheesecake.
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It’s an American classic
While some of our flavors have made their way around the world to be loved by faraway bellies – we are in 34 countries, after all – Pumpkin Cheesecake is only available in the US. You might say they’re in the most delicious monogamous relationship ever.
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It’s got all the good stuff
Fairtrade Certified sugar. Milk and cream from sustainable Caring Dairy farms. Cage-free eggs. Kosher certified dairy. Responsibly-sourced packaging. All the good stuff you expect from a Ben & Jerry’s pint.
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It’s part of a sprawling cake flavor family
Pumpkin Cheesecake has a pretty big family. The cake flavor family, that is. It joins rock stars like Strawberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake, Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Core, Confetti Cake, and Cheesecake Brownie. They have the most drool-worthy family reunions we’ve ever seen.
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Back in the day, it used to be a sundae
Don’t get us wrong, we still strongly encourage you to make your own Pumpkin Cheesecake sundaes at home. But back in yester-year, we used to make a taste-bud-tinglingly good Pumpkin Cheesecake sundae in Scoop Shops. Caramel-primed waffle bowl, Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream, whipped cream, walnuts, and a caramel drizzle. Now where did we put our time machine . . .