John started conjuring euphoric flavors for Ben & Jerry’s way way way back in 1998. Over the years he’s been responsible for Cotton Candy, Red Velvet, Cake, Milk & Cookies, Cinnamon Buns, and we’d keep going but we’re getting really hungry. He’s a certified research chef, he earned a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, and he had experience as a recipe creator for Time Life Books, so that delicious run of hits comes as no surprise.
But even Gurus can’t guarantee that their creations will stay on freezer shelves forever. His Schweddy Balls, Honey I’m Home, Vermonty Python, Imagine Whirled Peace, and Late Night Snack are among the pints he brought into the world that you can now only visit in our Flavor Graveyard. After creating and tasting dozens upon dozens of flavors, he tells us that his favorite is Cinnamon Buns. When we asked him for his least favorite, he said “I haven’t met an ice cream flavor I don’t like.” We can relate—he’s a Guru after our own heart.