Guest Author - Lizz Shepherd
Like Jerry Garcia before him, John Lennon now has a Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor. The flavor, Imagine Whirled Peace, was inspired by John Lennon's devotion to peace. To symbolize this, the flavor has fudge peace signs mixed in among the ice cream. The title makes use of John Lennon's most famous solo song, Imagine, as well as the whirled components of the ice cream flavor. Pieces of toffee are swirled together with the peace signs in caramel and sweet cream ice cream.
The flavor was authorized by Yoko Ono as the trustee of Lennon's estate. Ben and Jerry's paid tribute to the 1969 bed-in during the launch of the flavor and mentioned it in many of the marketing materials. The Ben and Jerry's website currently has a page devoted to Lennon that displays quotes of his that relate to keeping the dream of peace alive. This then leads into an area where anyone can leave a message of their own about peace.
Imagine Whirled Peace is available at any Ben and Jerry's store as well as grocery stores around the country.