Top 10 Most Rebellious Ben & Jerry’s Flavours
Throughout history, people have stood up for what they believe in, and resisted what doesn't seem right. Even Ben and Jerry broke the rules by making ice cream unapologetically full of chunks in a world of smooth ice cream. So in the spirit of rebellion, we’re rounding up our most rebellious flavours — the ones that broke the mold, went their own way, and pushed the boundaries of ice cream greatness.
Item number 1
Ah, Schweddy Balls. The flavour that launched a million laughs and the ire of a million people who didn’t want to think about balls and ice cream getting too cozy with one another. Fair, we suppose. We’ll remember you fondly, Schweddy.
Item number 2
This tub was a rebel of the highest order. It had a powerful message about resisting the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies and building a future that values inclusivity, equality, and justice for people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, refugees, and immigrants. And fudge, it was about fudge, too.
Item number 3
Late Night Snack
Who’s ever heard of putting potato chips in ice cream?! Not many people, but when the Flavour Gurus did it, it was an instant hit. We salute you, Late Night Snack, you broke the rules and covered the pieces in sweet, sweet fudge.
Item number 4
Ok, we’ll be the first to admit that this was a weird flavour. Looking back, we’re not sure whose idea it was to combine plum and caramel or what inspired them, but we know that it certainly rebelled against flavour convention (if there is such a thing).
Item number 5
Just like the baseball stadium vendors that inspired its name, this tub had popcorn in it. And while that sounds pretty delicious, it’s also a reminder that not all rebellions go well. The popcorn, it turns out, was Peanuts! Popcorn!’s downfall: the moisture from the ice cream seeped in and made it a soggy mess. At least it’s still one Flavour Guru’s favorite flavour flop.
Item number 6
The Non-Dairy Lineup
For a company that’s proudly churned up ice cream flavour after ice cream flavour since 1978, the launch of our Non-Dairy flavours was quite the rebellion. But fans were on board, and we’ve never looked back.
Item number 7
It debuted in 1979, a raucous mash-up of chocolate ice cream, pecans, almonds, raisins, and chocolate chips. The raisins were the most dastardly bit — it’s the only flavour ever to include them. Another rebellion that didn’t quite go as planned.
Item number 8
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Sure, Cookie Dough is everyone’s favorite flavour (and what could be so rebellious about that?), but its origin story is steeped in rebellion. When it was suggested to us by an anonymous fan at our very first Scoop Shop, we didn’t know what to think. Cookie dough?! Uncooked?! It was pure madness.
Item number 9
The flavour’s a rebellion, the name’s a rebellion, and every single person who’s ever grabbed a tub and chuckled to themselves right there in the ice cream aisle has been committing a small act of rebellion. Rock on, Half Baked lovers.
Item number 10
Bourbon Pecan Pie
It sounds tasty, doesn’t it? But it’s likely you’ve never seen this tub in your local ice cream freezer, because it’s only available in the state of Texas. That’s right, this flavour breaks the mold by being not only wildly delicious, but hand selected by the people of Texas (really — we toured Texas sampling different flavours and Texans voted that this was their fave). Yeehaw!