Gifford’s Ice Cream will launch retail sales of its L.L. Bean “Muddy Bean Boots” flavor on Monday, bringing the “mud season”-inspired flavor to stores.

The flavor, which features vanilla ice cream, sweet caramel ripples and small brownie bites, was created earlier this year to give a sweet twist to Maine’s “mud season” – when the snow melts and turns the ground into a muddy mess.

The retail launch will be celebrated Monday at a Hannaford supermarket in Scarborough. Gov. Paul LePage and other dignitaries are scheduled to attend – all of whom were encouraged to wear Bean boots.

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The ice cream flavor was just one of several products L.L. Bean sponsored for its 100th anniversary celebration. Other products include special edition canoes, paddles and fishing poles.