Co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Ben Cohen, has created a small batch of Bernie Sanders themed ice cream in support of the Democratic senator. Cohen made 40 pints of 'Bernie's Yearning', 25 of which he donated to the Vermont senator's presidential campaign.
On the website for the flavour, berniesyearning.com, Cohen says that it is a solo project not associated with Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
"Jerry and I have been constituents of Bernie Sanders for the last 30 years. We've seen him in action and we believe in him. When we're out speaking on his behalf people always ask if there's a Ben and Jerry's flavor. There's not. But if I were going to come up with one, this is what it would be," says the website.
The back of the pot of ice cream explains that the flavour is inspired by Sander's attacks on 'the 1%': "The entire top of this pint is covered with a thick disc of solid chocolate. Underneath is plain mint ice cream. The chocolate disc represents the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1% since the end of the recession. Beneath it, the rest of us."
Consumers of the ice cream are given instructions how best to eat it:
- Take back of spoon and whack huge chocolate disc into lots of pieces.
- Let the ice cream soften up a bit, mix the pieces around-and there you have it, Bernie's Yearning.
- Dig in, and share it with your fellow Americans!
People in the US can go to the website and fill in a form to be in with a chance of winning one of the limited pints.