Ah, the perks of rock-star fame: the groupies, the parties, and if you’re one of the lucky few, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will name a flavor after you. Elton John is the latest rocker to be so recognized with the release of Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, named in honor of Elton finally playing a concert in Ben & Jerry’s home state, Vermont.
The Burlington-based ice cream company has created a series of rock-related flavors. Cherry Garcia pays tribute to the late but always great guitarist from the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. Phish Food celebrates Vermont band Phish with chocolate fish, caramel, and marshmallow ribbons. The Dave Matthews Band got Magic Brownies, while Willie Nelson enjoys his Country Peach Cobbler.
Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, as per Elton’s request, features chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle (think peanut brittle without the peanuts), and white chocolate chunks. The flavor is only available in Vermont scoop shops from July 18 to 25, and at the sold-out concert at Champlain Valley Expo. Proceeds will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Apparently Ben & Jerry’s likes Elton, but only for a week, in limited release.