Starbucks Java Chip
When Starbucks got out of the supermarket ice cream business in 2013 after 17 years, the disappearance of this simple but delicious confection of coffee ice cream with chocolate chunks was the most bemoaned by fans.
Talenti Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Gelato
Introduced in 2015 and retired several years later, this rich gelato mixed real oatmeal cookie pieces, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins into vanilla ice cream. Serving it, Talenti’s website promised, “will quickly launch you into Figurative World’s Best Grandma status.” That possibility may have deterred some purchasers. Their loss.
Turkey Hill Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Pennsylvania-based Turkey Hill Dairy sold this vanilla ice cream full of strawberries and stewed rhubarb — a classic summer pie combination — from 1996 through 2001. It was a finalist in the company’s Ultimate Flavor Tournament, which asked ice cream lovers to choose one retired flavor to bring back — but it lost to Caramel Brownie Overload.
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