Take 2@2 for Friday, January 20th, 2017 we tempt our sweet tooth. Twenty years ago today Ben & Jerry’s announced a new addition to their roster of ice cream with Phish Food.
The ingredients are chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge pieces.
The following March, Phish were joined by Ben and Jerry themselves for a concert in their native Vermont to celebrate the new ice cream brand. In the 20 years that have followed, Phish Food as become a staple of the Ben & Jerry’s brand. Not only that but proceeds from the sale of Phish Food have helped the WaterWheel Foundation.
The nonprofit organization, WaterWheel Foundation was developed by Phish also in 1997. The mission is to raise funds at Phish concerts to help local nonprofits and raise money to help protect natural areas like Lake Champlain which borders Vermont, New York, and Quebec.
So let’s grab a pint of Vermont’s Phinest and enjoy two versions of “Sample in a Jar.” Phish’s studio version is from the 1994 release Hoist. The cover is from Little Feat. It is found on the 2001 tribute compilation album Sharing in the Groove: Celebrating the Music of Phish.
I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.
– Tad Abbey