I’ve heard of a pet cemetery, but an ice cream cemetery? Located near Ben & Jerry’s headquarters and factory in Waterbury, Vermont exists one of the strangest tributes to these delicious cold treats; The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard. Every time the ice cream manufacturer retires a flavor no matter how long the flavor was for sale (some were only a year old when they “died!”) the ice cream gets its own tombstone marking its “life” and “death.” This will make you think twice the next time you maliciously gulp down a pint of B&J’s “Chubby Hubby” -or not.
While they might not actually raise the dead, this whole Graveyard thing raises a lot of questions:
- What kind of ghosts haunt an ice cream graveyard?
- If they bring back one of these flavors for sale, will it be a “zombie flavor?”
- Are there actual pints of the Ben & Jerry’s flavors in question buried beneath the tomb stones?
- If there are pints of ice cream buried there, are they somehow preserved or do they embalm them like a human corpse?
- Do they have an actual funeral?
- What does an ice cream casket look like?
- Are any favors “cremated” in the microwave?
- Have any grave robbers ever attempted to dig up an expired pint of B&J in order to defile it with a spoon? – Sick!
Now we have to walk up the hill after eating all that ice cream? Boo.
Which ice cream do you want to see rise from the dead and into your mouth?
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