Ben Without the Jerry’s Releases Bernie Sanders Themed Ice Cream Line

Ben Without the Jerry’s Releases Bernie Sanders Themed Ice Cream Line

Ben & Jerry’s is launching Bernie Sanders themed ice cream and people are threatening to Boycott. Would you boycott after this?

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Bernie Sanders made a name for himself from his view on economic inequality and has been heavily featured all over news and media outlets since his initial presidential run with the democratic party in 2016. That’s where his progressive ideas like free college tuition for all students and a focus on global warming caught the attention of a significant portion of voters. Even so much so, that he seemed to give Hillary Clinton a tough time during the Democratic Primaries before he lost the nomination and ended up endorsing her and calling for party unity.

Arguably, some say that Sanders ended up being the real winner with his own flavor of ice cream being released by Ben and Jerrys co-founder Ben Cohen in his effort to support the campaign. Well maybe no one has said that yet, but you get the idea.

Released under the label “Ben’s Best,” it was aptly named Bernie’s Yearning and consisted of a pint of mint ice cream with a chocolate disc at the very top. The pint described the symbolism within it by saying that the chocolate disc represents the top 1% of wealth and what is beneath is the rest of us, and there only 40 given away in a contest.

Now, Ben Cohen is back at it again for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential run this time creating a full line of Bernie inspired ice cream.

Once again released under the brand Ben’s Best, the first released from the line is appropriately named ‘Bernie’s Back!’ and consists of a much more different make up than the previous iteration. The flavor is described as “Hot Cinnamon Ice Cream with one very large chocolate disc on top and a (very stiff) butter toffee backbone going down the middle.”

The description of the components’ symbolism on the container brings back that top 1% chocolate disc with the addition of the backbone being Bernie’s “steadfast determination to un-rig our economy.” The hot cinnamon flavor represents “holding politicians to the fire,” as Cohen describes it during a video uploaded on his twitter premiering the new pint. Included in the post he wrote, “And when Bernie’s in the White House and I become the Minister of Ice Cream— a pint in every freezer, a sundae in every bowl.”

However according to Delish, this was met with some people mocking the ice cream with socialist themed jokes aimed at Sanders with comments like, “The container is only 10% full because he taxed it at 90%?” and “Don’t fall for it! It’s just the old Stalin flavor with new packaging.” Either way, Cohen is not retracting his support and is giving away 40 pints with his signature on it to people who sign up to Sanders’ campaign mailing list.

 

Likewise, the whole Ben & Jerry’s brand faced backlash from some consumers like those that threatened to boycott their ice cream like one saying, “That’s too bad—I really like your ice cream, but I’ll never eat it again?” Regardless, Cohen is not retracting his support and will likely released more flavors for the Bernie Sanders line in the near future as we head into the 2020 presidential primaries where he looks to win the nomination for the Democratic Party.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Ben & Jerry’s is launching Bernie Sanders themed ice cream and people are threatening to Boycott. Would you boycott after this?

Totals
75% Y – Yup, boycott
25% N – No, dramatic
Males
78% Y – Yup, boycott
22% N – No, dramatic
Females
66% Y – Yup, boycott
34% N – No, dramatic

Y – Yup, boycott

N – No, dramatic


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