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Ben & Jerry's Launches 'Pecan Resist' Ice Cream

Politically-charged flavor announced ahead of midterm elections

(Newser) - Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is taking a stand against what it calls the Trump administration's regressive policies by rebranding one of its flavors Pecan Resist, the AP reports. The company and its founders unveiled the limited batch ice cream flavor Pecan Resist Tuesday in Washington ahead... More »

Unexpected Ben & Jerry's Ingredient: Herbicide

Traces of glyphosate found in ice cream samples

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry's: non-GMO , fair trade , made with " caring dairy " and cage-free eggs , concerned with the environment ... and containing herbicide? The popular ice cream brand is under fire after the Organic Consumers Association released Tuesday a list of food brands found to contain traces of glyphosate, the... More »

Ben & Jerry's Makes Unusual Rule to Back Gay Marriage

In Australia, you can't get 'same-flavor' servings until same-sex marriage is legal

(Newser) - "Love comes in all flavours," says socially active ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's, which is putting their scoops where their mouth is in a new protest. In a move supporting gay rights, the company’s 26 stores in Australia have “banned” servings of two scoops... More »

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founders Arrested in DC Protest

They were part of Democracy Awakening demonstration

(Newser) - The Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry's were among hundreds of people arrested Monday in a protest at the US Capitol over what they perceive to be a corrupt political system. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were taking part in a demonstration by a group called Democracy Awakening,... More »

Ben & Jerry's Now Has Vegan Ice Cream

Company adds 4 flavors of non-dairy frozen dessert

(Newser) - Raise your spoons: Ben & Jerry's now has non-dairy ice cream after years of being asked to make it. The Vermont ice cream maker has created four flavors using a certified vegan almond milk base, all of them available in pints, the AP reports. Available are the classic Chunky... More »

Ben & Jerry's Sues Maker of 'Ben & Cherry's' Pornos

Ice cream giant says it's smearing their reputation

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry's wants the porn industry to keep its Schweddy Balls away from its trademark. The beloved ice cream company is suing the makers of the "Ben & Cherry's" series of X-rated films, which includes such classics as, Boston Cream Thigh, Peanut Butter D-Cup, and New ... More »

Pay Your Respects at Ben & Jerry's 'Flavor Graveyard'

Vermont site features company's past misses

(Newser) - Ever find yourself missing Rainforest Crunch? How about Fresh Georgia Peach, or Wild Maine Blueberry? Console yourself by making a pilgrimage to Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard in Waterbury, Vermont. The cemetery features gravestones for flavors dead and gone, driven off store shelves because they sold poorly, were too... More »

Ben & Jerry's Removes Fortune Cookies From Lin Flavor

Original recipe in honor of Knicks star sparked a 'backlash'

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry's might have been, um, Linsane, to think nobody would be offended. The ice cream company recently released a limited-edition flavor in honor of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin, but promptly removed the bits of fortune cookies mixed in, reports Pints of "Taste... More »

Ben & Jerry's Backs Occupy Wall Street

Technically, that means the movement has corporate support

(Newser) - First the Marines came to support Occupy Wall Street, then the labor unions . Next up: corporations? Ben & Jerry’s has posted a statement of support on its website —and though you may think of it as a hippie-flavored ice cream company, it’s actually a subsidiary of the... More »

Moms Boycott Ben & Jerry's Over Schweddy Balls

They're upset about the 'vulgar' flavor

(Newser) - It turns out, not everyone wants to eat something called “ Schweddy Balls .” OneMillionMoms, a sub-group of the American Family Association, is calling for a boycott on the troublemakers at Ben & Jerry’s over this “vulgar new flavor.” In a newsletter to their supporters, spotted by... More »

Ben & Jerry's Actually Making Schweddy Balls

'We thought it would never happen,' notes NPR

(Newser) - It seemed like it had to be a joke , but it turns out it's just based on one: Ben & Jerry's is indeed making a flavor in tribute to Alec Baldwin's raunchy "Schweddy Balls" skit on SNL, reports NPR, which was itself skewered for its famously... More »

Coming Soon: Schweddy Balls Ice Cream?

Ben & Jerry's won't confirm or deny hilarious rumor

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry’s is known for its unconventional ice cream flavors , but would they really go this far? Ana Gasteyer started a rumor when she recently told NY1 , “Ben and Jerry's is coming out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream for Christmas this year,” referring to... More »

It's Fallon Vs. Colbert in Battle of the Ice Creams

'Late Night Snack' is made with fair trade ingredients

(Newser) - Watch out, Stephen Colbert: You have some late-night competition ... in the form of ice cream. Colbert launched his very own Ben & Jerry's flavor, AmeriCone Dream, in 2007, and last night fellow late show host Jimmy Fallon did the same. Ben & Jerry's Late Night Snack is vanilla ice cream... More »

Atlanta Tops Gayest-Cities List

College towns Burlington, Bloomington among Advocate 's top 5

(Newser) - Using criteria like the number of same-sex-couple households per capita, gay elected officials, gay bars and gay films among Netflix favorites, the Advocate crowns Atlanta as the gayest city in the US. Some reasons why, and the rest of the top five:
  • Though “Georgia isn’t the most gay-friendly
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Ben & Jerry's Salutes Gay Marriage With 'Hubby Hubby'

Free ice cream celebrates Vermont's new law

(Newser) - What better way to celebrate gay marriage than free ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s is doing just that in its home state of Vermont, where “Chubby Hubby” will be temporarily renamed “Hubby Hubby” and handed out for free today, the Boston Herald reports. The move has its... More »

Greenies Freeze Out Ben & Jerry's for Water Waste

Green-friendly company admits water-wasting practice is 'not acceptable'

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry’s locations around the world are wasting nearly 300,000 gallons of water per day, a News of the World investigation finds. The whimsical ice cream maker, famous for its green ethics and environmental activism, requires employees to wash scoops in sinks under constantly running water to... More »

Pointing Toward March 4, Dems Think Small

Clinton cranks up Vt. effort as Ben & Jerry warm to Obama

(Newser) - With the days when 23 delegates were no big deal a distant memory, Hillary Clinton isn't conceding Vermont to Barack Obama, the Burlington Free Press reports. She has sent three staffers to open a field office in a state where her opponent has seven paid workers, four offices, and the... More »

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