Top Five Music Festival-Inspired Flavors for Ben & Jerry's Consideration.
Every spring, when the music festivals are unveiling their line-ups, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream also reveals their new flavors. This year, the two have collided with Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo BUZZ.
The company's website describes the new concoction as, "light coffee and malt ice creams with whiskey caramel swirls and English toffee bits". Coffee for Bonnaroo's overnight shows, whiskey to celebrate the festival's mid-Tennessee roots, and English toffee because ... well, we don't really know since this year's line-up is heavy on the American artists.
So what festivals should Ben & Jerry's honor next, and how?
5. Lollapalooza - Poppy Lollis
Image Source Open wide, it's time for Poppy Lollis-flavored ice cream at Lollapalooza.
The original alternative festival's leaning more towards pop these days with acts like Soundgarden, Lady Gaga and Green Day leading the festival while the alternative acts take the earlier time slots. Celebrate the pop by sticking some lemon poppyseed ice cream - the seeds borrowed the the buns of the Chicago hot dogs, of course - onto sticks. Dipped in a hard candy coating, and it's the coolest snack for broiling in Grant Park.
4. Coachella - Echo and the Carob Bunnymen
Image Source The Coachella-going population is ready for "Echo and the Carob Bunnymen" ice cream, they just don't know it yet.
It's a little late for Coachella, which happened earlier this month, but it's never too late to celebrate the combination of dry California desert and goth. Enter Echo and the Carob Bunnymen. 70% dark, dark goth chocolate flavors a fat-free tofu-based frozen dairy product dotted with carob-shaped bunny rabbits. Sure to please Zooey Deschanel and the rest of the Hollywood's young, vegan elite in the VIP suites.
3. Rocklahoma - Poison Cherries
Image Source In honor of ailing frontman Bret Michaels, "Poison Cherries" should most definitely be a flavored ice cream for Rocklahoma.
Hell yes, Rocklahoma's getting an ice cream! The Pryor, Oklahoma, celebration of metal old and new gets Poison Cherries. In honor of ailing Poison front man Bret Michaels, this middle-American plain vanilla base is filled with maraschino cherries that have been soaked in Everclear for two years. Rocklahoma performers Buckcherry should approve, because this shit will make you a crazy bitch.
2. Pitchfork Music Festival - Frozen Espress, Pho
Image Source He's not covered in chocolate ice cream, just mud.
Hipsters love ice cream, too. Actually, they don't, so for the Pitchfork Festival Ben & Jerry's should just fill cartons with frozen espresso shots or pho.
1. LouFest - Show Me Sweet Tea Concrete
Loufest headliner Broken Social Scene could sure use some ice cream.
We'd be remiss if we neglected Loufest, our local foray into the festival scene. Thanks to the Forest Park location, Ben & Jerry's can build on the 1904 World's Fair reputation for introducing iced tea and ice cream cones to the world. Enter the Show Me Sweet Tea Concrete. Frozen custard, blended with sweet iced tea and bits of buttery waffle cone. Super-sweet, loaded with fat and calories, and so cold festival-goers can combat late-August heat stroke by packing their bodies in it.