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Hypothetical Tom Robbins–Inspired Ben & Jerry’s Flavors

July 25, 2013 | by


While we enjoyed the book-inspired ice cream flavors the good people at HuffPo Books put together for National Ice Cream Month, it got us pondering a very real question: How is it that, given their sensibilities and aesthetic, Ben & Jerry’s has never produced an ice cream inspired by the work of Tom Robbins? While one friend pointed out that perhaps Baskin-Robbins gets dibs, the following immediately suggested themselves:

Even Cowgirls Get the Blueberries
Another Rocky Roadside Attraction
Vanilla Incognito
Skinny Legs and Almond (obviously a fat-free yogurt)

Many thanks to all who helped contribute ideas, although it should be said that no one could come up with a delicious flavor based on Still Life with Woodpecker.




  1. Abby Busoni | July 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    *Still Life With Woodpecker* could be blackberry.

    And you could do a Hurricane flavor (like @ Patty O’s) for *Jitterbug Perfume*.

  2. Haiya Sarwar | July 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    How about ‘Romantic Personalities’—a mix of “jellies and jams, creams and goops … to discover [your] romantic personality.” 😀 Just think of the options. Peanut butter, jelly, and marshmallow goop! Or EVEN BETTER: strawberry jello, blueberry jello, and cream with chucks of tart red jelly beans for extra punch! I guess the jelly beans could also symbolize the missing part of the quote… Just saying! (But the latter would also be very American in color, binging an extra point for the book!)

  3. James @ Tri State Repairs | July 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Nice nice one, @ Haiya Sarwar

  4. Christopher | July 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    “Still Light With Double Snickers™?” Yummy fat-free yogurt with bits of the famous candy bar thrown in for good measure…

  5. Kathy Akatiff | May 25, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Children’s Literature suggestion:

    Madeline: Bring on the Endorphen

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