Creative MeFi - I need to make up the name of an Ice Cream flavor.
May 5, 2005 10:17 AM   Subscribe

I work in advertising (media side) and have been asked to come up with a name of an ice cream to tie into a football team. As I understand it, this will be the 'Official Ice Cream of the TEAM NAME.'

I can tell you that there is no flavor yet so you can have free rein here. They will make the flavor to suit the promotion.

The team name can be shortened to one syllable

Here are some samples I've come up with:

TEAM NAME Chocolate Blitz
TEAM NAME Touchdown Supreme
TEAM NAME Touchdown Crunch

OK, that last one is a joke. My team at work is having fun with this, so smart a$$ responses are welcome.

Finally, I don't know if there is any type of renumeration involved with this but if you supply the name of the ice cream that gets used, I'll do my best to make sure you get a tub.
posted by UncleHornHead to Work & Money (44 answers total)
Strawberry Smash
Vanilla Victory
Toffee Tackle
posted by FlamingBore at 10:27 AM on May 5, 2005

Field Goal Fudge
posted by C17H19NO3 at 10:31 AM on May 5, 2005

superbowl sundae surprise (only applicable if they have a chance of getting to the superbowl)

quarterback sneak (the ice cream with the candy surpirse inside?)

offensive lime

unnecessary roughness ripple
toffee touchdown
posted by cosmicbandito at 10:32 AM on May 5, 2005

Pigskin Pistachio
Punt, Pass, and Crunch
Fruity Fieldgoal
Frosty Fumble
Seven-point Swirl
Touchdown Twist (two flavors twisted together maybe?)
Quarterback Quencher
Berry Blocker
Ten Yard Toffee
Endzone Eggnog
Goalpost Grape
Tackle Twist
Peanut Butter Punt
Football Freeze
Steroid Swirl (well, maybe not...)
Laces Out Lemon (Ace Ventura tie-in)

More later, perhaps.
posted by Servo5678 at 10:39 AM on May 5, 2005

Yummy Yards?
Praline Pylon?
Strawberry Steroids?
posted by nitsuj at 10:39 AM on May 5, 2005

TEAM NAME Heavenly Hash Marks
TEAM NAME Quarterback Bombe
TEAM NAME Rocky Road to the Super Bowl
TEAM NAME Cookies and Cream the Kicker
TEAM NAME Head Butt-er Pecan
posted by iconomy at 10:45 AM on May 5, 2005

i sure would do better knowing the team name, so as to tie everything together. However, i can understand the need to keep it under wraps for now. Hmmm... ok, how about these (I assume you're putting the team name in front of all of these):

-Paydirt Peppermint?

-Endzone fudge ripple?

-Quick Six Peppermint Sticks?

-Field Goal Fudge?

-100 yard Heath bar?

-Run it up the middle Mint?

-Arial Assault Moosetracks?

-Creme de Menthe Big End Around? (probably don't want "big end" in the name of a ice cream though...

-The Ramblin' Fudge Truffle from Gramblin'

These are probably better:

-Statue of Liberty Play flavor

-Ok, for this one: no name of team in front, but what about "William 'the refrigerator' Berry"?

-The Four Horsemen of the A-choco-lypse

posted by indiebass at 10:48 AM on May 5, 2005

Play-action Pass-stachio.
Intentional Brownie.

Quarterback Crunch™ (that's actually already a flavor from Baskin Robbins)
posted by smackfu at 10:58 AM on May 5, 2005

Baskin Robbins has a Quarterback Crunch (caramel ribbon with chocolate crunch things).

Prailenes n' Pigskin
Cleveland Brownie
St. Louis Ram Raisin
Jerry Rice-A-Roni-N-Fudge
Atlanta FullCones
posted by Frank Grimes at 10:59 AM on May 5, 2005

Team Name's Unsportsmanlike Chocolate
Team Name's Illegal Use of (an ingredient - chocolate, peanut butter cups, etc)
posted by milkrate at 11:03 AM on May 5, 2005

I'm still laughing at Offensive Lime. Pure genius.
posted by trevyn at 11:07 AM on May 5, 2005

Hail Mary, Full of Grapes

Backfield in Mosherbert
posted by iconomy at 11:23 AM on May 5, 2005

Banana Blitz
Linebacker Crunch (probably too close to the other)
First Down Frenzy
Tight End Blend (OK, maybe not)

Consider tying in to the nickname of the offense/defense/team/star, if applicable.

Chocolate Concussion
Low-Fat Linebacker Lime
Roughing the Licker
Nouveau Riche Sorbet
Bling Cherry
One Bad Year, And Now I'm Hawking Rocky Road™

posted by RikiTikiTavi at 12:23 PM on May 5, 2005

- Sideline Spumoni
- TEAM NAME's Weight Trainer
- Three-Point Conversion (with three special ingredients)
- Cookie of the Year
- Heisman Toffee
posted by me3dia at 12:28 PM on May 5, 2005

Dislocated Neapolitan
Out of Bounds at the Ginger Snap
Crackback Crackerjack
Choco-Late Snap
Too Many Men on the Field of Fudge

(this is fun)
posted by iconomy at 12:30 PM on May 5, 2005

One more:
- MVB -- Most Valuable Berry
posted by me3dia at 12:30 PM on May 5, 2005

RTT - Good call on tying in with the team, we're working on that angle.

I'm leery of linking the flavor to a player for a couple of reasons. First, if he tears his ACL on us he'll have plenty of time for promotional appearances, but not a lot of time winning games. Which is what will sell product. Second, if the player tanks after getting on the ice cream packaging I worry about the whole 'SI jinx' syndrome. Sports fans are notoriously superstitious and we don't want even the possibility of that juju being turned back on our client.

Of course the other side would be the sports radio station listeners in the market actually talking about the product. I still think this would be bad PR...
posted by UncleHornHead at 12:40 PM on May 5, 2005

UHH: agreed. :) I was thinking of that, too. Probably want to stick with a team, offense or defense--anything but a single individual.

I was actually thinking of lawsuits, but I suppose injuries are more common.

posted by RikiTikiTavi at 12:54 PM on May 5, 2005

So what are some of the names your team's come up with?
posted by iconomy at 1:00 PM on May 5, 2005

For those who want to work with possible team names:

American Football Conference

Buffalo Bills
Baltimore Ravens
Houston Texans
Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals
Indianapolis Colts
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Cleveland Browns
Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders
New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers
Tennessee Titans
San Diego Chargers

National Football Conference

Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Bears
Atlanta Falcons
Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants
Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers
Saint Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers
Washington Redskins
Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks

Since UncleHornHead has a lot of Pennsylvania references on his page, I would guess Eagles or Steelers
posted by Megafly at 1:03 PM on May 5, 2005

Since UncleHornHead has a lot of Pennsylvania references on his page, I would guess Eagles or Steelers

Yes, but he also said the team name could be shortened to one syllable -- those can't.
posted by me3dia at 1:18 PM on May 5, 2005

Red Zone RazzMattazz - raspberry flavored

How much money do i get if you use any of my suggestions? will you come do my job when i get done doing yours?
posted by spicynuts at 1:21 PM on May 5, 2005

RTT - How do you mean a lawsuit? The ice cream maker would be an official sponsor of the team and hence the league, able to use logos etc. Or am I misunderstanding you?

iconomy - We're seeing lots of duplicates with what we've come up with and what has been posted here. The major differences are we have the team to work with.

Megafly - Good detective work! =) I will neither confirm or deny your guess. There is a reason I didn't post the name up front and I ask that you please respect that. I appreciate your understanding (and the traffic at my blog :-))

For those who have interest into this outcome I will be more than happy to let you know what happened. Email me here or through my blog and when my VPs give me the OK I'll share the list with you that we shared with the client.
posted by UncleHornHead at 1:23 PM on May 5, 2005

SpicyNuts - It depends. What's your job?

(FTR - This isn't my job. I'm in media, not creative. We do this as an extra service because happy clients come back and spend more money. We support that.)
posted by UncleHornHead at 1:26 PM on May 5, 2005

Maybe the icecream could be a swirl of the team colors. That would be pretty easy to do with sorbet/sherbet -- just add food coloring. Flavors could maybe match the colors -- lemon-lime for Green Bay, chocolate cherry for Tampa Bay -- if they make sense; don't know what flavor would match silver or black.
posted by me3dia at 1:27 PM on May 5, 2005

Three-Point Conversion (with three special ingredients)

How do you get a three point conversion in football? You can get a two-point conversion, but unless they changed some rules over the summer, there is no such thing as a three-point conversion. Although I do like your concept.
posted by spicynuts at 1:27 PM on May 5, 2005

SpicyNuts - It depends. What's your job?

I'm a fluffer. You can take over anytime you want. ;)

Seriously though I like Red Zone RazzMattazz

How about:

Grid Iron Grape

Smashmouth Smoothie

Hail Mary Bomb Pop
posted by spicynuts at 1:31 PM on May 5, 2005

You're right, two-point is what I was thinking of. Combined with a field-goal.
posted by me3dia at 1:36 PM on May 5, 2005

Trying not to read the other names (lest I be influenced).

Choclate Carnage.
Vanilla Vikings (obviously has limited use.)
Strawberry Steamrollers
Mint Maulers

I'd say Quarterback Crunch, but Baskin Robbins has that trademarked
posted by filmgeek at 1:39 PM on May 5, 2005

Monday Night Crunch
"It's GOOD!" - Little graphic of Ref doing the two hands up

The Pint After
Extra Pint

I'd really suggest going or at least testing a beer flavored ice cream. I have had some that aren't half bad. It seems like the kind of thing that could get good play at a stadium. The results are non alcoholic.

Going with the city name probably would be strong too.
posted by rudyfink at 1:48 PM on May 5, 2005

Packers Fudge.

What? What's wrong with that?
posted by revgeorge at 2:00 PM on May 5, 2005

rudyfink - Stepping Up! Love the "It's Good" idea.

We've been working on getting the city involved, as that is where the identifier is with most people. Even the non-football fans...

I'll reserve comment on the beer flavored ic, as I've never heard of it. (But the ic flavored beer is another story.)
posted by UncleHornHead at 2:03 PM on May 5, 2005

Chocolate-Vanilla Rush
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:07 PM on May 5, 2005

Whatever it is, you cansell in 'Pint After' and 'Two Pint Conversion' sizes.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:17 PM on May 5, 2005

UncleHornHead: I was thinking that if you tie a flavor to a player, and then, that player gets in a lawsuit, then bad things happen for sales. But, of course, it does lend itself to more humorous ice cream names.

Damn, now I'm hungry. I hate you advertising types. :)
posted by RikiTikiTavi at 2:21 PM on May 5, 2005

Chicken-flavored, in small cup-size: Personal Fowl.
posted by aberrant at 2:29 PM on May 5, 2005

Since UncleHornHead has a lot of Pennsylvania references on his page, I would guess Eagles or Steelers
He never said the league's name either. NFL is one league.

"Team Name", Touch Down Sundae.

W/O a team name or a well-known fact for naming purposes, makes this harder on this end yet made my name easiest to match a flavor in the colors. Now looking at my suggestion, it is suited better for the whole league in each of its team’s city. Anyone want to start an ice-cream business?

or, Banana splitz filed goals, inspired by the best flavor I enjoy made by Blue Bell ice cream.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:41 PM on May 5, 2005

If it's Green Bay...

Lambeau Lemon Leap (or some variation therein).
posted by drezdn at 4:45 PM on May 5, 2005

What I'd like to see in a football-oriented ice cream is a flavor that could actually reach out and give you repeated butt pats. Is this possible?

TEAM NAME I Can't Believe It's Not Pigskin!
TEAM NAME Football-Flavored Ice Cream
TEAM NAME Jim McMahon Headband Hash
TEAM NAME Painting My Face And Body The TEAM's Colors Is An Ancient Tradition That Goes All The Way Back To Braveheart Berry Blintz Blitz
TEAM NAME Shoulder Pad Squeezin's
TEAM NAME Has An Ice Cream Named After Them. Oh Really? Yeah, You Should Try It, I Guess. Okay, Well, I Gotta Go. Okay, Bye. See Ya. Wow, That Was Awkward, My Friend Has Never Tried To Pitch Me A New Product, Maybe He Was Paid By The Company Or A Go-Between Marketing Agency?
TEAM NAME Lemon Lyman
TEAM NAME Actual Referee Chunks
TEAM NAME GoooooooooooOOOOOOOOOO Team Name!
posted by user92371 at 4:48 PM on May 5, 2005

posted by planetkyoto at 9:56 PM on May 5, 2005

I want to thank everyone for their responses.

We'll be sending these to the client on Monday morning.

If the client ends up doing the promotion and uses the name you supplied, or a reasonable facsimile, I'll be in touch. You'll be famous get a tub of your flavor.

For those who showed a keen interest, I may shoot you an email letting you know the specifics when I can...

This was my first question here after joining/lurking for many months. Thanks for a good experience.
posted by UncleHornHead at 6:54 AM on May 6, 2005

UHH - Please email me too? I'd love to know how it turns out. Thanks. Email's in my profile. Glad you delurked!
posted by iconomy at 7:35 AM on May 6, 2005

Any Given Sundae?
posted by UKnowForKids at 1:36 PM on May 6, 2005

Is there a reason you think we should do commercial work for you for free?
posted by joeclark at 5:13 PM on May 7, 2005

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