You probably think you know Strawberry Cheesecake pretty well. After all, you know that smooth, creamy cheesecake ice cream, you’ve made the acquaintance of those big strawberry chunks, and you’re no stranger to that thick graham cracker swirl. What else could there be?
Believe it or not, there’s even more to love under the lid of your favorite pint.
You don’t really know Strawberry Cheesecake until you know these 10 wild fun facts:
1. The First Democratically-Elected Flavor Name
Back in 2004, the US was in the thick of an election year. We wanted to encourage as many people to vote in the election as possible, and create some buzz around our newest flavor at the same time. So we teamed up with Rock the Vote and had a contest! We asked our fans to nominate names for our newest flavor — what would later become Strawberry Cheesecake — and then vote on the ones they liked the best.
2. A Whole Lot Of People Had Opinions
We were inundated with flavor name ideas! A total of 71,000 people nominated flavor names and 365,000 fans voted in the general “election”.
3. And The Winner Was . . .
Primary Berry Graham! Yup, that’s right, the flavor we know and love as Strawberry Cheesecake started out life under the name Primary Berry Graham, in honor of that year’s US elections.
4. Its First Name Didn’t Last Long
That name only lasted a year; we changed it to Strawberry Cheesecake in 2005. After the elections were over, we thought it needed a more cheesecake-y name.
5. It’s Been a Fan Favorite Since the Beginning
Ever since it hit shelves, Strawberry Cheesecake as been a fan favorite. It’s one of our top-selling flavors almost every year, with fans telling us daily how much they love it.
6. Nashville, Tennessee Loves It The Most
Of all the cities in the US, Nashville, Tennessee has the biggest affinity for Strawberry Cheesecake. Of all the Ben & Jerry’s flavors Nashvillians buy, they buy Strawberry Cheesecake at the highest rate above the national average.
7. A Trifecta of Euphoria
Strawberry Cheesecake is one of only a few flavors available in three forms: in pints, at the Scoop Shop, and in mini-cups! Whatever your mood, there’s a Strawberry Cheesecake for you.
8. It’s Available in 27 Countries
In one form or another, it’s available in almost 30 countries, from Austria to New Zealand. Wherever you go, there’s sure to be Strawberry Cheesecake nearby!
9. A Scoop Shop Exclusive in Canada
In Canada, Strawberry Cheesecake is exclusively available in Scoop Shops.
10. It’s One Of Four Cheesecake Flavors