If you’re looking to show your support for Bernie Sander’s in a more unconventional way this campaign season, Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s has you covered.
Ben & Jerry’s isn’t one to shy away from unconventional flavors and political themes. After all, this is the company that made Alec Baldwin’s “Schweddy Balls” into an ice cream flavor and temporarily renamed a pint “I Dough, I Dough” in celebration of the gay marriage ruling by SOTUS.
While standing outside a Donald Trump event in Burlington, VT, Cohen spoke to MSNBC about his appreciation for Bernie Sanders and an idea for a Sanders-inspired ice cream treat. He tells MSNBC,
[pullquote]”Ben & Jerry’s hasn’t come up with [a flavor], but I’ve been the flavor developer for many years. I came up with one. It’s called ‘Bearnie’s Yearning.’ When you open up the pint, there is this big disc of chocolate covering the entire top and below it is just plain mint ice cream. The disc of chocolate represents the 90% of the wealth that has gone to the top 10% over the last 10 years. The way you eat it is that you take your spoon and wack it into a bunch of tiny pieces that you mix around and there you have it, Bernie’s Yearning.” [/pullquote]
Fingers crossed this flavor hits shelves as soon as possible. This political blend sounds like a great way to teach kids about Bernie’s wealth distribution views. Plus, who doesn’t like mint chocolate chip?
But Bernie wouldn’t be the first presidential candidate to receive his own flavor. Back in 2009, Ben & Jerry’s dubbed a butter pecan flavor “Yes Pecan!” in honor of President Obama.