I know I'm a bit late hopping on this bandwagon, but I was at Target the other evening and ran into a wall of Ben & Jerry's flavors dedicated to cultural icons.
I knew about Cherry Garcia and Phish Food; those are classics. I knew about Steven Colbert's Americone Dream and Willy Nelson's Country Peach Cobbler. I'd even heard about Neapolitan Dynamite. But I was not truly prepared for the sheer glut of eponymous flavors available.
Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies (Black Raspberry Ice Cream Swirled with Sweet Cream Ice Cream & Fudgy Brownies)?
Duff & D'oh-Nuts (Chocolate & Cream Stout Ice Creams with Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts)?
Bohemian Raspberry (Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Brownies & Raspberry Swirls)?
VerMonty Python (Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Crumb Swirl & Fudge Cows)?
I've decided that Ben & Jerry's just needs to stop pretending that it doesn't want to make cultural references 24/7; they should go ahead and change their company name to what they obviously have dreamed of calling it for years:
Yes, Zeitgeice Cream: Making frozen treats that reflect the public's interests since regular people bought stuff that reminded them of how much they like famous people.
And now, from the makers of Zeitgeice Cream, try Italian-dessert flavors like "Pope Jelly-Bean-edict" and "Cinnamonica Bellucci" when you have a taste of
(PS: Parody of Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" over at Trouble in Parodies. Check it out.)