5 Fun Flavour Facts that You Definitely (Maybe) Don't Know

Quick! What’s your favourite flavour? Great choice. We love that one, too.

But do you know what year it was released? And do you know the story of how it was created? In other words, are you a fan of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, or are you a super-mega-fan?
This list is for you, all you flavour completists, who make it a personal mission to travel the world (or the internet, we know how it is) seeking out the weirdest, most little-known factoids about Ben & Jerry’s. If you think you’ve found them all, we think you’ll be surprised.

  1. Strawberry Cheesecake was originally called Primary Berry Graham

    It was launched in 2004 as part of a consumer contest and our partnership with Rock the Vote, over in the states. We renamed it in 2005 and we haven’t look back since!

  2. Half Baked is a Survivor

    This flavour is one of two sole survivors from our 2Twisted! line, which we launched way back in 2000. 2Twisted! flavours mixed 2-3 of our current flavours, resulting in new and euphoric combinations. The 2Twisted! flavours that ended up in the graveyard were Entangled Mints, Monkey Wrench, Pulp Addiction, From Russia with Buzz, Jerry’s Jubilee, and Urban Jungle.

  3. Three Types of Caramel = Three Names

    Caramel Chew Chew is a caramel trifecta of a flavour, and has additional aliases around the world. In the US, it's known as Triple Caramel Chunk; in Canada, you can find this flavour under the name of Caramel Hat Trick. The ultimate goal is to find all three around the world. 

  4. Not Just Anyone Makes Our Chocolate Fudge Brownie Chunks

    Did you know that the fabulously fudgy brownies in this flavour come from New York’s Greyston Bakery, where producing great baked goods is part of their greater-good mission to provide jobs and training to low-income city residents!

  5. Cookie Dough is the Result of a Fans Anonymous Tip

    Long ago, in our first Scoop Shop, there was a bulletin board where customers could leave suggestions. We knew this one was special right away. But it still took us something like six years to figure out how to sell it in pints, because the huge chunks kept clogging up our ice cream making equipment!