Many innovative flavours have come from the security blanket of the ‘limited edition’ (it’s probably where salted caramel and cookies and cream started – yum). Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad – and there have been a lot of unappealing flavours that we’re glad didn’t stick around for too long.
1. Ben and Jerry’s ‘Sweet Potato Pie’ Ice Cream
This one has been laid to rest in Ben and Jerry’s flavour graveyard. It’s there that we hope this one stays. The fudge part had us excited, and then they made the ice cream ‘ginger’ flavour.
2. Lay’s Cheeseburger Potato Chips
This one leaves us less disgusted than just in awe. We want to know how it is that they can make the flavour of cheeseburger chips so accurate. Is it a good thing? We’re still confused, but for the time being it’s on the ‘nay’ and not the ‘yay’ list.
3. The ‘Egg Flip’ Flavoured Big M
If you’ve ever watched your older brother squeezing in his protein for the day by drinking a smoothie of raw eggs and milk – this is that. Except they’ve put it in cartons and are selling it. For money. Real money.
4. The Pumpkin Pie Flavoured Pop Tart
We love pop tarts and there are a lot of great flavours. If we just ignore this little exception and continue scrolling through their long list of excellent creations, we’ll have a good day.
5. 5 Gum’s React Mint Flavour
They called it mint. It tastes like eucalyptus oil. No, thank you.
6. The Watermelon Oreo
Watermelon flavour, despite rarely tasting of watermelon, is a great flavour for sorbet and lolly pops. There’s something about mixing it with milk and cookies that just doesn’t sit quite right in our stomachs.
7. Vegemite Cadbury Chocolate
As if Australia wasn’t having enough trouble already in encouraging foreigners to try their infamous salty yeast spread, they decided to go one better and put it in a chocolate bar. We can handle a little sea salt in our dark chocolate – but this was just too far, Cadbury.