The graveyard of shelved ice cream flavors

Customers and employees alike feel pangs of sadness when their favorite flavors either fail to catch on or can’t recover from hard times. For instance, a particular ingredient might become too costly, or a kitchen process might be too complicated to continue…

A prime example is Rainforest Crunch, Greenwood says. He recites an elegiac poem dedicated to the flavor:

“With aching heart and heavy sigh, we bid Rainforest Crunch goodbye; that nutty brittle from exotic places got sticky in between our braces. 1989-1996. It was a really, really good flavor.”