Blue Moon (ice cream)
Blue Moon is an ice cream flavor with bright blue coloring available almost exclusively in the Upper Midwest of the United States. The Chicago Tribune has described the ice cream as "Smurf-blue, marshmallow-sweet, and tasting remarkably like Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles". Blue Moon ice cream is one of the flavors which make up Superman ice cream.
Blue Moon is found mainly in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It is found less frequently in Indiana; Iowa; Illinois; Ohio; and Erie, Pennsylvania, and has reportedly been available (either in the past or currently) in California; Colorado; Missouri; western Pennsylvania (Jamestown Hunger Buster); upstate New York; Houston, Texas; Nebraska; Wyoming; Arizona; Seattle, Washington; and as far south as Bradenton, Florida. A possibly similar, possibly identical flavor has also been sold in Italy under the name "Puffo", which is Italian for "Smurf".
The varieties of Blue Moon vary in both color and flavor. Many aficionados of each variety of Blue Moon claim that their variety is the "real one," the "original," etc. Some dairies that make Blue Moon keep their ingredients a secret, adding to the mystique.
A number of different sources on the internet claim to know what flavor Blue Moon is. Since these sources disagree with each other, it is unclear which, if any, are correct. Suggested flavors for Blue Moon include: fruit, Fruit Loops, orange, pineapple, lemon, cherry, raspberry, cantaloupe, honeydew, peach, licorice, pistachio, coconut, almond, burnt almond, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom, buttercream, custard, chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, bubble gum, Blue Curaçao, Crème de cacao, Amaretto, cake frosting, cotton candy, cola, and various combinations of these flavors.
The USPTO does not list any trademarks for Blue Moon ice cream.