Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Creates Sanders Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry’s has made it possible for you to taste Bernie Sanders. In no way does this mean actually licking Sanders, but rather, tasting a new ice cream flavor named after him.
— WorkingFamiliesParty (@WorkingFamilies) January 25, 2016
The Hill reports:
The new flavor isn’t an official Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
“Jerry and I have been constituents of Bernie Sanders for the last 30 years,” Cohen said of the longtime Vermont senator. But he noted that his company with fellow co-founder Jerry Greenfield is not directly involved with the flavor.
“We’ve seen him and we believe him,” he continued on a website touting the ice cream. “When we’re out speaking on his behalf people always ask if there’s a Ben and Jerry’s flavor.
“There’s not,” Cohen added. “But if I were going to come up with one, this is what it would be.”
Cohen’s website describes “Bernie’s Yearning” as plain mint ice cream beneath a solid layer of chocolate on top.
“The chocolate disc represents the huge majority of economic gains that gone to the top 1 percent since the end of the recession,” the flavor’s packaging states. “Beneath it, the rest of us.
Eating instructions include taking a spoon and whacking the chocolate disc “into lots of pieces”; mixing the chocolate pieces around; and sharing the result with “your fellow Americans.”
Cohen has created only 40 pints of the ice cream, and 25 were sent to Sanders’s campaign.
A contest is being held to determine the winners of the final 15 cartons.
Photo credit: First We Feast.