I'm not really an ice cream girl, per say, but I heard that Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream aficionado's in Vermont, released this new flavor to the ice cream-eating world yesterday in honor of the band, The Barenaked Ladies.
The concoction is described as:
"A Collision of Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Creams mixed with Chocolate-covered toffee, White Chocolate Chunks, Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolate-Covered almonds".
This is not the first time Ben & Jerry's have named an ice cream flavor after a band or a musical artist. They also have popular flavors named after, Gerry Garcia, Phish, The Dave Matthews Band and Willie Nelson to name a few. The idea here was to create a Canadian flavor and The Barenaked Ladies was the company's number one choice. A portion of the proceeds of the sales of the ice cream will go to the band, who in turn will donate it to the Canadian charity, ABC-Canada, a small organization that supports adult literacy.
This sounds like a flavor I could wrap my tounge around, with just the right elements to get me to drop it in my shopping cart at the supermarket. Drummer Tyler Stewart says the band put together a list of additions they liked: chocolate-covered toffee for him, chocolate-covered almonds for Robertson, white chocolate chunks for Jim Creeggan and peanut butter cups for Kevin Hearn.
Since Barenaked Ladies front-man Steven Page left the band in February to persue a solo-career, the band is now a quartet. This leaves me wondering what Page's contribution to the ice cream might have been.
I'm not quite sure cocaine would have been a marketable entity for Ben & Jerry's.