Monday, April 24, 2006

Have you got any ice cream without so much spam in it?

Vermonty Python is described as "coffee liqueur ice cream with a chocolate cookie crumb swirl & fudge cows." This doesn't sound very appealing to me; worse, it sounds as if someone just thought up the name and decided to slap it on the next random combination of flavors that came along, rather than trying to devise a variety of flavor that would be appropriate for the name.

Surely with "Vermonty" in the name, the obvious choice would be a maple syrup flavor. It would be perfect for that special someone who became a barber to overcome his crippling fear of hair, when all he really wanted to be was...a lumberjack! Or a strawberry tart flavor, without so much rat in it. Maybe three rats...rather a lot, really. No, the perfect flavor to go with this theme would be ice cream mixed with chocolate-dipped crunchy frogs!

And woe betide the Ben & Jerry's customer who orders a pint of Vermonty Python and complains about the dirty spoon...

Okay, that's enough. I invite anyone who's interested to post their own Python-derived jokes on this theme in the comments section. I have serious misgivings about one of the most precious things from my childhood being turned into a string of licensing opportunities and mass marketed to the point of inanity, but that's just me.


  1. Actually, it doesn't sound that unappealing to me - but I think I'd like it better if they replaced that cookie crumble with chunks of wafer thin mint . . .

  2. Ahhhhhh. Touché, sir, touché.

  3. At least we can be sure it won't have any cheese in it.

  4. I didn't get the "Vermonty Python" joke until the picture of the ice cream container (with the big Python-style lettering) finally made it to my screen. Damn.

  5. And yet, John, it would still be the finest cheese ice cream on the market. Why? Because it's so clean.

    Note: I should have mentioned earlier that I first saw this mentioned by Mark Evanier, who wrote about it here and here.


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