Ben & Jerry's Movie Theater-Inspired Flavor Was Only Around For A Year

Do you love Ben & Jerry's ice cream? Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield's company, which is famous for its line of rich, uber-loaded ice creams, was founded in Burlington, Vermont in 1978. It is now a staple freezer item for many, from lovers of chocolate and vanilla to those whose tastes run to the fruity side of things. Dense, creamy, and packed with mix-ins, the beloved pints can be purchased all around the world (via Unilever).

Ben & Jerry's has launched many a beloved, long-lived flavor: Think, for example, of Cherry Garcia, 1987's cherry-full homage to the Grateful Dead that still flies off store shelves today. Or the OGĀ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, a worldwide bestseller that was first churned up in 1984 (via Dairy Reporter). But over the course of many decades, the flavor risk-taking company has also released tons of unusual flavors that didn't quite take off with customers, discontinued pints to which Ben & Jerry's humorously pays homage in its rather populated Flavor Graveyard. One of those is the straightforwardly named Peanuts! Popcorn!, which, as you might guess, was a tip of the hat towards our cinema-snacking proclivities.

This bold flavor didn't even last a year

When you grab your seat in the movie theater, what snacks do you make sure to have on hand? Some of us go sweet with candy, while others favor savory with popcorn or peanuts. In its 2000 flavor Peanuts! Popcorn!, Ben & Jerry's attempted to straddle the line. A caramel ice cream featuring white fudge-covered caramel popcorn, toffee-coated peanuts, and a caramel swirl, according to the flavor's Graveyard page, Peanuts! Popcorn! sounded like a movie-goer's dream on paper. But the busy flavor had already been phased out by the end of 2000.

Every single deceased flavor in the brand's extensive Flavor Graveyard gets a little epitaph and Peanuts! Popcorn! is no exception. "Peanuts, Popcorn! / Mix 'em in a pot! / Plop 'em in your ice cream! / Well, maybe not," the pint's headstone reads. And now that Ben & Jerry's ice creams have long been available in cinemas, it's probably better that each cinephile chooses their favorite flavor come showtime.