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Ben & Jerry’s co-founder creates Sanders ice cream

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Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen announced Monday he has created a new flavor celebrating Benrie Sanders’s White House run.

{mosads}“Nothing is so unstoppable as a flavor whose time has finally come,” Cohen wrote on his Facebook page alongside a picture displaying a pint of “Bernie’s Yearning” ice cream.

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.

Tags Ben & Jerry's Ben Cohen Bernie Sanders Democrats Food Ice cream Jerry Greenfield Politics

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