After several weeks of uncertainty, the results are finally in. We, the people, have an official Gilmore Girls ice cream flavor, and the name is just as clever as you’d expect.
“They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They?” combines coffee (duh), chocolate pudding ice cream (a reference to Emily Gilmore’s attempt to make Friday night dinners fun), snickerdoodle cookies (as in, “Oy with the snickerdoodles already!”), topped with an ode to the Gilmore gals’ favorite breakfast treat—pink Pop-Tart sprinkles.
The brilliant flavor name is a play on season three’s iconic dance marathon episode, “They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?” which is, of course, a reference to Sydney Pollack 1969 film, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? A pop culture reference within a pop culture reference? This is basically Inception: Gilmore-style—and we love it.
Thank you to all those fans who participated in our #GilmoreGirlsIceCream contest! After combing through over 2,500 entries, we are thrilled to announce the winning flavor! They Scoop Gilmores, Don't They? Coffee (of course) chocolate pudding ice cream (because Emily is trying after all) but oy, with the snickerdoodles already-- topped with pink [Pop Tart] sprinkles. There were so many excellent options, puns and flavor combinations that we couldn’t choose just one. The winning flavor is an amalgamation of three amazing suggestions: @pauline__beal’s allusion to Emily’s attempt at chocolate pudding, @ryebecca’s ingenius “oy with the snickerdoodles already” and @jjjmmd’s name-- a reference to a reference to a reference. This flavor will be available at all our NYC scoop shops beginning this week and is available for nationwide shipping now! You can order individual pints in a Choose Your Own Story 5-Pack or opt for a Gilmore Girls-themed 4-Pack: Where You Lead, I Will Marshmallow (name suggested by Rebecca Phillips). Copper boom!
Starting this week, the new flavor is available at all N.Y.C. Ample Hills Creamery locations. The TV-inspired treat is also available to ship nationwide—everyone has the opportunity to experience the wonder of a GG-flavored dessert.
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The new flavor will be the perfect companion for your upcoming Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life binge (out Nov. 25), no?