Ben&Jerry’s precisely knows how to grab an audience attention as they attach delicious treats with our favorite TV shows, movies, actors–and musicians. The trend started in 1987 with Cherry Garcia in honor of the late great Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia, the most latest addition is an ode to 30 Rock’s lead role, Liz Lemon.
So hold on your taste buds—we collected a list of 4 great Ben&Jerry’s flavors that got their name from some of our pop culture favorites.
John Lennon’s Imagine Whirled Peace
In 2008, they created an ice cream to celebrate the life and activism of the late Beatles icon John Lennon. Based on his songs “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance,” its flavor is a blend of caramel ice cream, sweet cream mixed with toffee cookie bits and a fudge peace signs that symbolize John Lennon outlook on life.
Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler
This ice cream inspired by country singer Willie Nelson is the epitome of down-home southern taste. The concoction combines peach ice cream with pieces of cinnamon shortbread and completed with a peach swirl. Part of the proceeds goes to Farm Aid, the charity concert co-started by Nelson.
Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road
Came as a celebration of the musician’s first-ever performance in Vermont in 2008. Named after his 1973 song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” it includes chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks. Proceeds also went to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Unfortunately, the flavor was only created as a limited batch and is currently discontinued.
Queen’s Bohemian Raspberry
Dedicated to rock band Queen. The ice cream is composed of vanilla ice cream with fudge brownies and raspberry swirls. Hinting back to the title, Ben&Jerry’s packaging shows their cow mascot wearing a crown and uttering with the lyrics “Galileo! Galileo!” on it as a reference to Queen’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The ice cream raises money for Mercury Phoenix Trust, which fights AIDS worldwide and was established in memory of the lead singer Freddie Mercury.
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