BEN & Jerry’s fanatics haven’t been the same since an iconic flavor landed in the ice cream giant’s discontinued flavor graveyard.
Ben & Jerry’s had humble beginnings in 1978 as a single ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont.
However, over the years, the ice cream parlor grew, opening several hundred locations across the United States.
Shoppers know the brand best for its unique and unorthodox flavors, with Chunky Monkey, Half Baked and Cherry Garcia being just a few of the most well-known options to be found at the ice cream shop.
The company now even offers its flavors in pint sizes in grocery stores across the country.
Despite widespread critical acclaim, some Ben & Jerry’s fans still mourn the loss of a popular flavor years after its discontinuation.
The ice cream in question was called Urban Jumble.
The flavor was launched in 2000 and the mix of chocolate and coconut ice cream was eagerly awaited by ice cream lovers around the world.
In each serving, customers got the taste of chocolate and coconut, along with a delicious blend of white and dark fudge, pecans, and toasted almonds.
The flavor was originally intended to be a mix of Ben & Jerry’s popular flavors: New York Super Fudge Chunk and Coconut Almond Fudge Chip, but some shoppers found the mix too overwhelming.
Because of this, by 2001, the ice cream flavor was gone.
However, fans who have remained loyal to Ben & Jerry’s over the decades still fondly remember the treat.
“RIP Urban Jumble you were the yummiest,” wrote one Reddit shopper.
However, those who desperately want a return of flavor can try to create their own version.
All you have to do is mix the New York Super Fudge Chunk and Coconut Almond Fudge Chip flavors, which are still in stores.
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The Urban Jumble is just one of many flavors Ben & Jerry’s has retired to its Flavor Graveyard over the years.
Customers are also pushing for a comeback of the popular Banana Split flavor.
The treat was a delicious banana and strawberry combo filled with walnuts, fudge chunks and a fudge strudel.
Despite its great appeal, the item was discontinued and quietly disappeared from stores.
To this day, Ben & Jerry’s fans are upset that they can no longer try the strawberry and banana treat.
“I was so angry when Ben & Jerry’s discontinued the Banana Split flavor,” said one Twitter user. “I’ve longed for it ever since.”
Luckily, there is an alternative available at most grocery stores.
The Oatly Banana Split ice cream offers a similar taste without the dairy.
A Twitter user who initially complained about the loss of banana split flavor from Ben & Jerry’s lineup wrote:
“Saw Oatly had a banana split flavor and was like oh my god! In fact, it is sufficient to satisfy that craving.”
Another flavor missing from Ben & Jerry’s stores is Fossil Fuel.
The creative flavor was perfect for those with a sweet tooth, with chocolate chip cookie pieces, fudge dinosaurs, and a decadent fudge swirl.
However, the article ended in 2010 and many fans are still not the same since then.
“We made the decision to bury it in the taste graveyard because we believe that fossil fuels, whether ice cream or real ice cream, belong in the earth!” “Ben & Jerry’s” as an explanation for the canceled ice cream.
Customers weren’t happy with the justification, however, saying the taste was too good to waste in Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyard.
One customer wrote, “Okay, fossil fuels are bad, but fossil fuel ice cream was great and delicious.”
“It’s very disappointing that you withdrew it for no real reason other than to make a statement that could have been made without us giving up the ice,” said another.
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