Literary web obsession: Library-themed Ben & Jerry's flavors

A New Jersey librarian named Andy Woodworth has launched a Facebook group trying to scoop up support for a new flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream with a distinctly library theme. As Woodworth notes, the logic boils down to “libraries are awesome” and “Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is tasty.” Hard to argue with that, right? Among the early suggestions: Gooey Decimal System — dark fudge alphabet letters with caramel swirls in hazelnut ice cream; Rocky Read — vanilla with chocolate-covered nuts chocolate chunks and raisins; and Sh-sh-sh-sherbet — key lime or a chocolate/vanilla combination. Tweeters can double dip by posting #tastylibrary tweet treats.

But we don’t need to restrict ourselves to a library theme when we lobby the good folks at Ben & Jerry’s. If rock bands and late-night comics can get themed B&J flavors, why not authors? Butter Pynchon, anyone? Or a scoop of Eat Praline Love? Or perhaps some Stephenie Meyer Lemon Sorbet? Add your own deliciously well-read suggestions in the comments.


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  • Winona

    While I like Gooey Decimal System, how about Li-berry of Congress (mixed berry, of course!)?

  • mscisluv

    Did we have to mention Stephenie Meyer?

    • molmol

      I don’t even get the reference. Lemon? Vampires? Or is the author referring to Meyers as a lemon? Hmmmm…

      • mscisluv

        Is it a reference to her not being a “real” author since she’s sorbet instead of ice cream? Oh, the possibilities! But seriously, why bother mentioning her? I’ve read all four books, but we just need one Twilight-free post every once in while.

      • Thom Geier

        Meyer lemons are a particular variety of lemon that’s much coveted by foodies. (Think: key limes),1,7792191.story

  • John

    I like Gooey Decimal System

  • Cole9219

    I agree with John. Gooey Decimal System sounds great!!!

  • Henning Fog

    “Eat Praline Love” is priceless.

  • Michele Romero

    Put me down for a pint of James Joycenberry and I’ll take a scoop of Vladimir Nabokoffee and Herman Melvanilla to go.

  • Linda

    Gooey Decimal System should have fudge NUMBERS not letters!

    • Jan

      What about hungry caterpillar slush?
      It would be van/choc swirl with pieces of colored fruit chunks and butterfly bits.

  • Heather

    Because there is a type of lemon called a Meyer Lemon. (not sure on the spelling of the Meyer).

  • Danielle

    One of my favorite flavors is Phish Food, and Gooey Decimel System sounds similar, so someone should make it happen!

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