Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen announced Monday he has created a new flavor celebrating Benrie Sanders’s White House run.
The new flavor isn't an official Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
“Jerry and I have been constituents of Bernie SandersBernie SandersSnowden mocks Trump for refusing to debate Sanders Clinton emails dominate Sunday shows Sanders supporters up in arms over Puerto Rico polling locations MORE 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.