The sweetest graveyard in the world is in Waterbury, Vermont.

In 1997, Ben & Jerry's opened a memorial to their failed, discontinued ice cream flavors. At first, it was an online-only affair, but eventually, a handful of tombstones were mocked up and planted on a hill behind the factory.

Each of the flavors got a hilariously clever epitaph that summed up their life and death, too. There are quite a few fan favorites among the deceased, like Turtle Soup, Fossil Fuel, and of course, Wavy Gravy.

The causes of death range a lot. Some fell ill due to bad sales, while others met stranger fates. The White Russian, for example, was discontinued due to the increasing price of Kahlua flavoring.

Each of the tombstones also has the birth and death dates of the flavors, painting a grim picture of infant mortality among ice creams.

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White Russian (1986 - 1996)

White Russian (1986 - 1996)

Coffee ice cream with Kahlua coffee liqueur. Bid adieu to ol' White Russian. Our tears, they are a-gushin'. But in our scoop shops, please don't forget. Dead it's not, oh no, not nyet.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

This sounds like a great flavour.

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The cemetery is a result of the company's rich history that started in 1978. Then, with a $5 correspondence course in ice cream-making from Penn State and a $12,000 investment ($4,000 of it borrowed), Ben and Jerry opened their first ice cream scoop shop in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont.

The company kept growing and ten years later, it was named the “U.S. Small Business Persons of the Year” by President Reagan in a White House Rose Garden ceremony.

#2

Fresh Georgia Peach (1986 - 1991)

Fresh Georgia Peach (1986 - 1991)

Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Georgia Peaches. Fresh-picked peaches trucked from Georgia Tasted great but couldn't last 'Cuz Georgia's quite a-ways away & trucks don't go that fast.

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Kwj
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2 months ago

That sounds sooo good.. I would have loved to try this flavour.

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After years of research and development, 1991 saw the release of one of the quintessential Ben & Jerry's flavors: chocolate chip cookie dough. The flavor immediately rocketed to the top of the most-popular-in-pints list, and it reigns among our all-time flavor hits to this day.

According to their site, there are 35 flavors resting in the Ben & Jerry’s boneyard. With over 300,000 annual visitors to the factory, they're guessing that as many as a quarter-million mourners pay their respects at the Flavor Graveyard each year. Luckily, sometimes flavors get resurrected as well.

#3

Fossil Fuel (2005 - 2010)

Fossil Fuel (2005 - 2010)

Sweet cream ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces, fudge dinosaurs & a fudge swirl. Fudgy dinosaurs galore Got all dug up til there were no more. A flavor re-design might be do-able But Fossil Fuel is non-renewable.

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Merr
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2 months ago

I want this back!

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#4

Cool Britannica (1989 - 1990)

Cool Britannica (1989 - 1990)

Vanilla ice cream with strawberries and fudge covered shortbread. A flavour so smashing - & yet it fouled out: Strawberries & shortbread - a love match devout But sadly it missed all the fame it deserved, A bit too much English put into the serve.

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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2 months ago

Sounds yum I would eat that

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#5

Holy Cannoli (1997 - 2001)

Holy Cannoli (1997 - 2001)

Creamy Ricotta and pistachio ice cream with chocolate covered cannolis and roasted pistachios. Now in front of the pearly gates, Holy Cannoli sits and waits. What brought its ruin no one knows, Must have been the pistachios.

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JessG
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2 months ago

Can't find pistachio ice cream anywhere anymore:(

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#6

Tennessee Mud (1988 - 1989)

Tennessee Mud (1988 - 1989)

Coffee ice cream with Amaretto, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and roasted slivered almonds. The bottle is empty, The cup, and the glass. Mud with Jack Daniels Was not meant to last.

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Bill
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2 months ago

They had me at Jack Daniels

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#7

Wild Maine Blueberry (1992 - 1993)

Wild Maine Blueberry (1992 - 1993)

Blueberry ice cream with Maine blueberry purée and wild Maine blueberries. Wild Maine Blueberry From the land of the puffin, Now when we crave you We turn to the muffin.

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Kwj
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2 months ago

This one sounds amazing! Too bad it didn't last, I'm sure it would have been my favorite..

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#8

Dastardly Mash (1976 - 1991)

Dastardly Mash (1976 - 1991)

Chocolate Ice Cream with Pecans, Almonds, Raisins, & Chocolate Chips. Here the brazen DASTARDLY lies. Some say that raisin, Caused its demise.

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Zophra
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2 months ago (edited)

Duh. Raisins are from Satan.

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#9

Rainforest Crunch (1989 - 1999)

Rainforest Crunch (1989 - 1999)

Ice Cream with Rainforest Crunch – a cashew and Brazil nut butter crunch. With an aching heart & heavy sigh We bid Rainforest Crunch goodbye. That nutty Brittle from exotic places Got sticky in between our braces.

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HempFairy
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2 months ago

Cashew is life.

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#10

Economic Crunch (1987 - 1987)

Economic Crunch (1987 - 1987)

Vanilla with Chocolate Covered Almond, Pecans and Walnuts. A delightful mash, This flavor we remember For the stock market crash On the sixth of November.

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Nameless 4
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2 months ago

Taken in its infancy. A great tragedy

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#11

Sugar Plum (1989 - 1990)

Sugar Plum (1989 - 1990)

Plum Ice Cream with a Caramel Swirl. It swirled in our heads, It danced in our dreams, It proved not to be though, The best of ice creams.

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HempFairy
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2 months ago

I love plum ice cream!

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#12

Peanuts! Popcorn! (2000 - 2000)

Peanuts! Popcorn! (2000 - 2000)

Caramel Ice Cream with White Fudge-covered Caramel Popcorn, Toffee-coated Peanuts & a Caramel Swirl. Peanuts, Popcorn! mix 'em in a pot! Plop 'em in your ice cream! Well, maybe not.

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JessG
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2 months ago

This one sounds AWESOME!! Bring it back!

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#13

Aloha Macadamia (2001 - 2002)

Aloha Macadamia (2001 - 2002)

Rich milk chocolate cashew Brazil-nut butter ice cream with macadamia nuts covered in white & dark fudge & a milk chocolatey swirl. We won’t blame the macadamia But we were kinda in denial The Marketplace had spoken: Mac got aloha’ed off the aisle.

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ispeak catanese
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2 months ago

This sounds great! But a zillion grams of fat.

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#14

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt (1994 - 2001)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt (1994 - 2001)

Vanilla frozen yogurt with gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough. So now we know: our dough Fro Yo Just wasn’t as great as expected. Folks who love Dough as well as Fro Yo Love ’em separate, not interconnected.

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Tiny flame
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2 months ago

I would eat it

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#15

This Is Nuts (2001 - 2002)

This Is Nuts (2001 - 2002)

Chocolate and pistachio ice cream with fudge covered almonds and roasted pistachios. The name was meant to say it all Without the pompous prose Was it nuts we chose to say so, or was it the nuts we chose?

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ispeak catanese
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2 months ago

Want! Want! Want!

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#16

Economic Crunch (1987 - 1987)

Economic Crunch (1987 - 1987)

Cherry Garcia & Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice creams side by side. Fans of the flick about a gawky high schooler Thought the flavor we made could have been a lot cooler Gosh! if we’d been quicker at reading their thoughts We’d have realized they wanted a flavor with tots.

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Bored Person
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2 months ago (edited)

I feel so bad for all of these ice cream

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#17

Turtle Soup (2006 - 2010)

Turtle Soup (2006 - 2010)

Vanilla ice cream with fudge & caramel cashews & a caramel swirl. Slow and Steady wins the race, Turtle Soup kept up the pace. You may protest, but we suggest Turtle Soup deserves a rest.

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HempFairy
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2 months ago

With a name like that it's a miracle it survived for 4 years.

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#18

Schweddy Balls (2011 - 2011)

Schweddy Balls (2011 - 2011)

Vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum & loaded with fudge-covered rum & malt balls (2011 Holiday Season Limited Batch). Born of the classic SNL sketch The masses rejoiced while others kvetched. Fudge-covered rum balls & malt balls galore! The double entendre - too fun to ignore! This holiday favorite - with love from Pete Schweddy, vanished from store shelves before we were ready.

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Richard Samul
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2 months ago

The sketch is legend. The ice cream was pretty good, too.

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#19

Urban Jumble (2000 - 2001)

Urban Jumble (2000 - 2001)

Coconut Almond Fudge Chip meets New York Super Fudge Chunk A Swirling Safari of Chocolate Ice Cream & Coconut Ice Cream mixed with White & Dark Chocolatey Chunks, Pecans & Roasted Almonds. The chaos & cacophony of busy city life lies peaceful now under a maple tree, the flavor lost its strife.

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Tiny flame
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2 months ago

THIS SOUNDS DELICIOUS

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#20

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard: Oh Pear

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard: Oh Pear

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Bill
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2 months ago

This was pretty horrible. I have had good Pear icecream but this was a miss

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#21

Miz Jelena's Sweet Potato Pie (1992 - 1993)

Miz Jelena's Sweet Potato Pie (1992 - 1993)

Ginger ice cream with a fudge swirl. One potato, two potato, Sweet Potato Pie, No one could appreciate it So we had to let it die

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Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

I would have LOVED this. Sweet tater pie is awesome!

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