This Ben & Jerry's Flavor Flop Only Existed For A Year

Ice cream flavors come and go as trends change, so it's no surprise that sometimes what might have seemed like a good idea ends up not succeeding, even in an industry as whimsical as ice cream. Over the years, Ben & Jerry's has created tons of flavors, breathing life into the ice cream world with their interesting combinations that we all know and love today (Phish Food, we love you). 

Despite the huge success they usually have, sometimes flavors are flops, and they receive a headstone in the Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard in Vermont (which is real, you can visit it), and are missed and lamented over by some select fans over the years. The Independent created a list of some of the better retired flavors, which included Schweddy Balls (vanilla ice cream with a touch of rum and topped with fudge-covered rum and malt balls) and Vermontey Python (coffee-liqueur ice cream with chocolate cookie crumb swirl and fudge cows added). Sounds good, and we're a little surprised they were removed, but this flavor was even more surprising.

One man's sandwich is another man's ice cream flavor

A love story as old as time (or at least as old as 1901), peanut butter and jelly is a tried-and-true combination that tons of people love (or at least tons of Americans). Some things just don't translate well to ice cream flavors, despite our best intentions. This flavor was introduced in 1989 and retired in 1990 (per Ben & Jerry's), somehow only lasting a year on the frosty shelves. 

Some people have asked for it back, like in this tweet from 2016. Perhaps it just wasn't meant to be, though clearly it's something that people crave. Ben & Jerry's actually makes a flavor called Peanut Butter Jam Session, with peanut butter ice cream, a crunchy peanut swirl, and a swirl of raspberry. It's a Target-exclusive flavor, so we recommend checking the aisles there if you're hankering for PB&J ice cream (via David's Ice Cream Reviews).