Flavor naming day is always a big to-do around here. We have an extra cup of coffee (or bowl of Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz), sharpen our pencils extra sharp, and get ready to brainstorm names for the next epic Ben & Jerry’s flavor.
But, sadly, not every name can make it onto the pint. And a lot of truly hilarious ideas end up on the cutting room floor. These are some of our absolute favorite flavor names that didn’t quite make the cut:
Item number 1
Boom Chocolatta Cookie Core was almost called Sire Mocha-Lot, but folks weren’t sure that everyone would get the reference to the 1990’s hip-hop artist.
Item number 2
Remember back in 2016 when the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council was naming a new research ship and held an online poll to crowdsource the new name? And the public voted overwhelmingly for Boaty McBoatface? This is like that, except that it was almost the name of Oat Of This Swirled.
Item number 3
Baron Von Munch Often
Back in the late 2000’s we launched a Limited Batch flavor called German Chocolate Cake that was almost given this name . . . until someone realized that it sounded more like an adult film star name than a reference to a late-80’s adventure film. Whoops?
Item number 4
Shut Your Pie Hole
This name ends up in the mix every time we launch a pie flavor. Sadly, we think it’s a little too mean for us. We’re pretty nice, after all.
Item number 5
Oh My Ganache
Remember Truffle Kerfuffle? Before we came up with that memorable rhyme, it was almost punnily named for its salted chocolate ganache swirl.
Item number 6
When we named Peanut Brittle back in 2010, we almost gave it this untoward Freudian name. Until we found that another company was already using it. Darn it.
Item number 7
Don’t Harsh My Marshmallow
This summer’s Limited Batch Gimme S’more almost got this mellow name, but some folks didn’t dig the 420 reference.
Item number 8
Shake Your Cinnamon Buns
We almost launched Cinnamon Buns as a collaboration with a certain talk show host who loves to dance. But we won’t name names.
Item number 9
PB, No J
Peanut Buttah Cookie Core almost got this simple, to-the-point name. But then we figured, why not have a little more fun?
Item number 10
Aunt Hazel Is A Nut
Every family has that one nutty aunt, right? The now-de-pinted Hazed & Confused Core was almost given this name, but we ultimately decided to go with a 420 joke instead. We think Aunt Hazel would approve.