March 15, 2016
Ben & Jerry’s flavors are anything but ordinary. Some say it’s because we’re from Vermont. Others swear we’re ice cream wizards. There’s definitely some truth to both!
But you can’t please all the people all the time. And with as many bold, vibrant flavors as we have, there are bound to be a few that are beloved by some, and eschewed by others. These are the flavors we have found to be the most polarizing – the ones that some fans stockpile for the end of the world, while others give the cold shoulder:
Brewed to Matter
Maybe it’s the coffee ice cream, because we can’t believe people would turn down fudge chunks or brownie batter swirl. Come to think of it, it seems crazy that anyone would say no to coffee ice cream, too.
Peanut Butter Fudge Core
We can’t quite put our finger on why anyone wouldn’t be into this masterpiece of peanut butter and chocolate. Maybe it’s the lack of jelly. Yeah, that has to be it.
Chocolate Peppermint Crunch
“Put mint chocolate cookies in a pint,” they said. “People will love it,” they said. Lots of our fans do, but many more opt for our other minty flavors. It’s a puzzle that keeps us stumped.
We don’t know why some people stay away from this flavor, but we sincerely hope it’s not because they think it’s full of monkeys. It’s not. We promise.
For every one person who turns up their mustachio at Pistachio Pistachio, we think there are at least two who crave its sweet-and-salty fusion.
Red Velvet Cake
We think we have a knack for turning cakes into ice cream flavors. Some say this one went too far, though. We tend to think that they just don’t love cake as much as we do.
Fans call it “the Banana Split of ice creams,” which is precisely what it is. Unfortunately, not everyone likes banana splits.
New York Super Fudge Chunk
We think some people turn their nose up at this flavor because of its New York connection. The city already has so much, they say. Why does it also get chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, and three types of nuts?
Coconut Seven Layer Bar
This Scoop Shop flavor has a fervent following and dedicated detractors. We guess that’s just the way things go when you’re dealing with coconut, because our unscientific research shows that everyone loves swirls of graham cracker and butterscotch.
We don’t get it, either. Cherry Garcia used to be our top seller. Now it’s second. Have cherries fallen out of favor? Has the whole world gone crazy?
So, which of these polarizing flavors do you love? Which ones do you give the cold shoulder? Our flavors are bold, and we love our fans’ bold reactions.
Do A Waffle Lotta Good With Every Waffle Cone!
Your waffle cone just got even sweeter! From Oct. 3 to 17, we’re donating $1 for every waffle cone purchased in Scoop Shops to Advancement Project, a national civil rights organization working to progress human rights and build power in local communities.
3 Easy, Dorm-Friendly Recipes
Now that you've moved in and met the new roommate, it's time to start perfecting those late-night munchables. Luckily we have 3 that you're going to be making on repeat this semester.