Ben & Jerry’s have announced the arrival of a new celebrity-inspired flavor of ice cream: Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler. The recipe consists of peach ice cream with cinnamon sugar shortbread pieces (sadly, cannabis sprinkles are not included).
Before you head to the grocery store to get your fix (which is what I was just about to do), you should know that B & J announced that they are conducting a voluntary recall of 250,000 pints of the new flavor because it contains undeclared wheat, and people who have wheat allergies run the risking of getting sick from eating this particular batch of the stuff.
Willie joins the ranks of other progressive celebs who’ve been honored with their own flavors, which include: Cherry Garcia (Cherry Ice Cream with Cherries & Fudge Flakes), Americone Dream (a tribute to of Stephen Colbert consisting of vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel) Phish Food Ice Cream (inspired by the band Phish and made of Chocolate Ice Cream with Marshmallow, Caramel Swirl and Fudge Fish) and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies (Vanilla Ice Cream with Swirls of Raspberry and Brownies).
I’m a Willie Nelson devotee and Cherry Garcia is my favorite flavor of ice cream, but I don’t get why a couple of nice hippies like Ben and Jerry only seem to name their sweet concoctions after dudes. Who wouldn’t want to try flavors like 30 Rock-y Road (for Tina Fey) or Divine Berry Delight (for Halle Berry), or even Chocolate Covered Cherry Jones?
I’m just sayin’…