According to a recent article in the news, the ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s issued an apology to anyone they might have offended. How does a company that makes something as benign as ice cream offend anyone? It has to with the wacky names they tend to give their products…you know, Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey and so on.
Well, they decided to call one of their new flavors "Black and Tan", which as it turns out was the nickname of an auxiliary British police force serving in Ireland in the early 1920’s, so brutal and violent that they are still remembered with hatred.
While this may be the first public incident for Ben and Jerry’s, I have managed to obtain a top secret list of names for new flavors that were considered but ultimately rejected as to controversial or inappropriate…
Tranny Banana Surprise
Neverland Ranch Boys ‘N Berries
FEMA Fudge Up
Abu Ghraib Grape
Dixieland’s Vanilla Dreams
Cannibal Caramel Crunch
California Mudslide Mocha
Deadeye Cheney Chocolate Chip
Weapon of Mass Deliciousness
Santa’s Big Red Sack
Don’t forget that no one is supposed to know about this…so keep it under your hat.