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Old 05-28-2006, 11:52 PM
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Ben and Jerry's Vermonty Python

Okay, so I just tried Ben and Jerry's Vermonty Python.

Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream
Chocolate Cookie Crumb Swirl
Fudge Cows

Damn tasty Ice Cream, but gotta say I'm a pretty big Monty Python fan and I just don't get it. Why Coffee Liqueur and Chocolate Cookie Crumbs? Is it a very vague and clever reference that I'm missing?

Now the little cow-shaped chocolate pieces, that's a "Fetchez la Vache!" reference. Maybe not entirely obvious, but the artwork on the Ice Cream tub shows cows falling from the sky as if they had been catapulted, they fall all around amidst a Gilliam styled drawing of a Grail. So, yes, once placed in context the cows are a valid Monty Python reference.

I would, however, save the cows for a Far Side Ice Cream. For Monty Python, maybe little chocolate parrots would be better.

So, if Ben and Jerry had first consulted with you, how would you have suggested an appropriate Monty Python themed Ice Cream?

I'd use Vanilla Ice Cream, just because it makes a nice "blank canvass".
Let's keep the parrot-shaped chocolate pieces idea,
add some Crunchy Frog
Spam
Albatross
and just a sliver of a Mint.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:50 AM
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I think the flavor is precedent to the gimmick. No mattter what you do, you need a new and delicious flavor, the Python tribute and marketing probably came antecedent. Chocolate chunks become chocolate cows.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:56 AM
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They had a great new chocolate coffee ice cream flavor in R&D. They applied it... I would have done gummi snakes and chocolate covered spam chunks in chocolate peanut butter ice cream, but that's me.
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:11 AM
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They had a great new chocolate coffee ice cream flavor in R&D. They applied it... I would have done gummi snakes and chocolate covered spam chunks in chocolate peanut butter ice cream, but that's me.
I know I've been looking for an ice cream containing potted meat food product for a long time.
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:43 AM
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I just wish they would bring Holy Canolli (sp?) back ... that was fantastic ice cream.
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Old 05-29-2006, 05:12 AM
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I just wish they would bring Holy Canolli (sp?) back ... that was fantastic ice cream.
Don't they still sell that in Antioch? In a small metal canister?
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Old 05-29-2006, 05:52 AM
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And don't forget Ram's Bladder Cup: We use choicest juicy chunks of fresh Cornish ram's bladder, emptied, steamed, flavoured with sesame seeds, whipped into a fondue and garnished with lark's vomit.

And Cockroach Cluster, Anthrax Ripple, and Spring Surprise, covered with darkest creamy chocolate. When you pop it into your mouth steel bolts spring out and plunge straight through both cheeks.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:13 AM
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How about Gammy Leg?

Seriously, it's hard to come up with a Python food reference that's not disgusting, isn't it?

How about All the Gold I Could Eat - french vanilla ice cream with a caramel ripple and chunks of blondie?

Maybe Venezuelan Beaver Cheesecake.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:32 AM
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They must have discontinued some other flavor that use the little chocolate cows and had a big supply left over. They've used them in a couple of other good flavors - I thought the cows were just a "Mmmm, milk/ice cream/Vermont" reference, myself. They have cows on the cartons, don't they? They used to.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:43 AM
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The Straight Dough? (vanilla ice cream, cookie dough and little choclate brains)

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They must have discontinued some other flavor that use the little chocolate cows and had a big supply left over. They've used them in a couple of other good flavors - I thought the cows were just a "Mmmm, milk/ice cream/Vermont" reference, myself. They have cows on the cartons, don't they? They used to.
Bovine Divinity was recently discontiued and did have little chocolate cows, so that might be a good guess.

Some of the flavor/name combos make more sense then others.

Holy crap that Bannana and Rum one is good though. They could all it "piss and vinegar" and it would still be good.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:57 AM
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They could all it "piss and vinegar" and it would still be good.
But it probably wouldn't sell quite as well.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:43 AM
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Bovine Divinity was recently discontiued and did have little chocolate cows, so that might be a good guess.

Some of the flavor/name combos make more sense then others.

Holy crap that Bannana and Rum one is good though. They could all it "piss and vinegar" and it would still be good.
Yeah, I wanted to say that my guess is that they still had the moulds for chocolate cows from Bovinity Divinity, so that´s why cows were the choice for this flavor.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:54 AM
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I just wish they would bring Holy Canolli (sp?) back ... that was fantastic ice cream.
You can send in flavors to be ressureccted from the "Flavor Graveyard" at Ben and Jerry's .com (sound on site... LOUD sound on site).

I was part of a successful campaign to bring back both White Russian and From Russia with Buzz... for a short time, anyway.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:03 AM
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How about Gammy Leg?
Or "Strawberry Tart Without So Much Rat In It"?
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:33 PM
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Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Baked Beans
Spam
Spam
Spam
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:40 PM
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Albatross.
Albatross? What flavour is it?
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:48 PM
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and just a sliver of a Mint.
Why spoil perfectly good icecream? :wally
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:50 PM
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Albatross? What flavour is it?
It's bleedin' Albatross flavour, isn't it?!

I'll take my Vermonty Python with a twist of lemming, if you please.
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Old 05-29-2006, 04:18 PM
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Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Spam
Baked Beans
Spam
Spam
Spam
Baked beans are off.
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Old 05-29-2006, 06:50 PM
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I love ice cream, but Ben and Jerry just put too damn much crap into it: "Vanilla, chocolate and coffee ice cream with nuts, gummy bears, chocolate chips, lima beans, thumbtacks, and swirls of fudge, strawberry and chicken gravy!" Give me a one-flavor ice cream, maybe with one swirl or some kinda chips. Not both. Ruins the "bouquet."

Speaking of trendy new flavors, has anyone seen SpongeBob SquarePants ice cream? I don't know what's in it, but I cannot see eating an ice cream with the words "sponge" and "pants" in its name.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:20 PM
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I love ice cream, but Ben and Jerry just put too damn much crap into it: "Vanilla, chocolate and coffee ice cream with nuts, gummy bears, chocolate chips, lima beans, thumbtacks, and swirls of fudge, strawberry and chicken gravy!" Give me a one-flavor ice cream, maybe with one swirl or some kinda chips. Not both. Ruins the "bouquet."

Speaking of trendy new flavors, has anyone seen SpongeBob SquarePants ice cream? I don't know what's in it, but I cannot see eating an ice cream with the words "sponge" and "pants" in its name.
First: Mmmm Thumbtack Ice cream.
Second: We've tried it but I have a 6 year old SpongeBob Fanatic in the house. He liked it, I couldn't bring myself to eat it for some reason, probably the one you mentioned.
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I just wish they would bring Holy Canolli (sp?) back ... that was fantastic ice cream.
The Phil 'Scooter' Rizutto Tribute Ice Cream, I did love that. It was one of my favorites. I probably should not be reading or posting in this thread. I am on a strict diet to lower my LDL and Ice Cream is the number 1 thing I am suppose to avoid.

Jim
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:30 PM
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Get it on a stick!
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:09 AM
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Speaking of trendy new flavors, has anyone seen SpongeBob SquarePants ice cream? I don't know what's in it, but I cannot see eating an ice cream with the words "sponge" and "pants" in its name.
But you're cool with Bob in it?
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:19 AM
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I love ice cream, but Ben and Jerry just put too damn much crap into it: "Vanilla, chocolate and coffee ice cream with nuts, gummy bears, chocolate chips, lima beans, thumbtacks, and swirls of fudge, strawberry and chicken gravy!" Give me a one-flavor ice cream, maybe with one swirl or some kinda chips. Not both. Ruins the "bouquet."

Speaking of trendy new flavors, has anyone seen SpongeBob SquarePants ice cream? I don't know what's in it, but I cannot see eating an ice cream with the words "sponge" and "pants" in its name.

Ah, so then you won't eat "Sponge in Your Pants: The Ice Cream SO Good, It's Guaranteed to Bring You to Orgasm"?
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:22 AM
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How about Gammy Leg?

Seriously, it's hard to come up with a Python food reference that's not disgusting, isn't it?
What's wrong with Cherry Fondue?


Ok, sure - it's very naughty, but we can't prosecute them for that.
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:47 PM
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Eve:

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Speaking of trendy new flavors, has anyone seen SpongeBob SquarePants ice cream? I don't know what's in it, but I cannot see eating an ice cream with the words "sponge" and "pants" in its name.
As I recall, it was vanilla with a caramel ribbon and bits of chocolate, or maybe it was with bits of Heath Bar (which would account for both the caramel and chocolate flavors).
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:19 PM
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You've all forgotten...

(points dramatically downward)

...the Salmon Mousse!
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:55 PM
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If they're going to have a Vermonty Python flavor with little chocolate cows, shouldn't they also have chocolate rabbits with big, pointy teeth and oh, I dunno, maybe some....COCONUT?

That said, I like the VP ice cream and hope it's still on sale when I get paid again this weekend.
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