Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today's Special: If I Had A Million Flavors

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".

Hello gorgeous.

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.

22 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Phish Food. I'm all about the Phish Food.

Hey! Didja know that Steven Page started a blog on Blogspot a couple of months ago? He did!

http://thestevenpages.blogspot.com/

Scandalous Housewife said...

This is a PMS'ing Cougar's dream!

Furtheron said...

Don't get the Ben and Jerry's thing... it's nice but that's it. My female family members go nuts about it all ... the chocolate one and the fish food one.

Bill Stankus said...

A band of four seems like a snap easy thing to do. They need to be challenged.

I wonder what concoction B&J would come up with if they asked the members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Boston Pops Orchestra or the Red Sox players what they wanted added to ice cream?

Just asking ...

Cora said...

*DROOOOOOOOOOOL*

Phish Food is the BEST! I have to purposely avoid passing the ice cream aisle in a grocery store or else I will just not be able to help myself and buy a pint then eat the whole darn thing in a day and feel sick and suffer the indignity of too-tight pants. *sniffle*

But I am sooooooo going to give this flavor a try. It sounds delicious. Mmmmmmm....

wigsf said...

I blogged about BNL today too. Weird.

Something B&J didn't consider when they made this flavour was the fact that BNL was singing about a million Canadian dollars, which at the time the song was written, would have only been about seven hundred thousand American dollars. The ice cream flavour should be called If I Had 700,000 Flavors.

I could also make some Metric system joke here, but I don't think it would go over any better than that currency conversion joke. I mean, really. It's the same joke.

Heff said...

What does Williee Nelson ice cream taste like ? Pot ?

The Dental Maven said...

You gotta hand it to the Ben and Jerry crowd. They're marketing geniuses. I'm not an ice cream person either, but I'm always interested in trying one of their new concoctions based on the name alone.

John said...

"...I'm not quite sure cocaine would have been a marketable entity for Ben & Jerry's.Oh, I bet it would. Or for Hersheys. Or for General Mills. Or for Johnson & Johnson. Or for Exxon. Bring back the 80s!!

; )

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I'll take it...thanks...oh, wait, you're not sharing...darn.

Sassy Britches said...

Ummm...YES PLEASE!!!!!

Soda and Candy said...

They actually sound like they go together pretty well but I still feel like that might be a few too many flavors all together.

Also, Ben & Jerry's is ridicolo expensive.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Cherry Garcia ice cream will always be my favorite. And Cora, darling, it's Jerry with a J. (I forgive you for not being part of the light and therefore not knowing any better...)

Slyde said...

ive had the gerry garcia one, but i didnt know about all those others!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

maybe he would have had them add really expensive ketchups...all the fanciest ketchups--dijon ketchups!

BeckEye said...

It sounds all good except for the almonds.

And didn't Steven Page "leave" the band because he's a giant cokehead?

Scope said...

Ketchup ice cream? With little individually wrapped sausages in it?

WELLLLLLL!

Sorry, that was cruel.

Pop and Ice said...

Hmmm....my favorite is vanilla. Don't tell anyone.

~E said...

YUUUUMMMMYYYYY! My new fav flav.

I think they have a flavor called "everything but the kitchen sink" and I also love Karma one with the caramel tube down the middle.

hahaha "caramel tube down the middle"

Meghan said...

Cocaine flavoured would have given a nice buzz, but would leave you with that never quite full feeling.

razorsandvines said...

Not a big ice cream fan, but that sounds REALLY good...

Anonymous said...

I don't think that last comment was neccesary.

People go through shit