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Suit: Premium Dairy's Cows Surrounded by Dirt, Concrete

Class-action complaint against Tillamook creamery says most cows' life isn't as idyllic as advertised

(Newser) - Visit the website of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, and you'll view photos of "pampered" cows roaming freely in verdant fields. A new lawsuit from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, however, takes issue with this idyllic imagery from the company that churns out Tillamook-brand butter, cheese, ice cream,... More »

Alleged Copycat Licker Arrested, With a Twist

Louisiana's Lenise Martin apparently bought the container he licked, say police

(Newser) - Exactly what the world—or at least the world of ice cream fans—did not want: a copycat licker . This time, the case is out of Louisiana, where police say 36-year-old Lenise Martin was filmed licking Blue Bell ice cream at a store in Belle Rose, then returning the container... More »

Texas Police: We've Nabbed the 'Blue Bell Licker'

Suspect accused of licking container of ice cream in Lufkin Walmart is a juvenile, cops say

(Newser) - Police have a suspect in what they say was a literally juvenile prank in Texas. A video that went viral on social media last week showed a young lady taking a container of Blue Bell ice cream out of the freezer in a Lufkin Walmart, licking the top of the... More »

Ice Cream Licker Could Get 20 Years

'We're appalled that someone would do this'

(Newser) - A Texas woman could be looking at an extremely long prison sentence for one lick of ice cream. In a viral video —shared on Twitter by a user who wondered "What kinda psychopathic behavior is this?"—the woman can be seen opening a tub of Blue Bell... More »

NYC Cracks Down... on Ice Cream Trucks

Welcome to 'Operation Meltdown'

(Newser) - New York City is cracking down on something you might not expect: ice cream trucks. On Wednesday, city sheriffs started seizing 46 trucks, the culmination of a two-year investigation into the industry. Officials say that from 2009 to 2017, ice cream trucks racked up more than 22,000 traffic violations... More »

One Ice-Cream Maker Wants to Relax You in a Big Way

Ben & Jerry's wants to sell CBD-infused ice cream

(Newser) - Want to ingest sugar while feeling very relaxed? Ben & Jerry's has you covered, if the FDA approves. The famous Vermont ice-cream maker said Thursday it wants to sell ice cream infused with a hemp-derived compound called CBD, CBS News reports. "You probably know that we're fans... More »

Company Takes a Tough Pot Stand on 4/20

Ben & Jerry's wants weed convictions expunged

(Newser) - On marijuana's unofficial holiday, Ben and Jerry's took a tough political stand. "It's hard to celebrate 4/20 when so many people of color are still being arrested for pot," the ice cream chain tweeted on Saturday, per KRIS-TV . "We have to do better."... More »

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 »

Pizza Delivery Arrives at Space Station

Astronauts' diet gets a little upgrade

(Newser) - Astronauts got a mouthwatering haul with Tuesday's Earth-to-space delivery—pizza and ice cream —when a commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station two days after launching from Virginia. Besides NASA equipment and experiments, the Orbital ATK capsule holds chocolate and vanilla ice cream for the six... More »

NASA's Latest Space Station Supply Run Includes Ice Cream

Orbital ATK successfully launched rocket from Virginia on Sunday

(Newser) - A stash of frozen treats and other supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, this time from Virginia's cold eastern shore. NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, launched the cargo ship just after sunrise from Wallops Island, aboard an unmanned Antares rocket. The Cygnus capsule should reach... More »

Family Trip to the Ice Cream Shop Ends in Tragedy

Incident happened at Bruster's Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Ala.

(Newser) - At what is normally the happiest of family destinations, a horror: Police investigating a call of a missing child at Bruster's Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Ala., before 1pm Saturday arrived to find the 3-year-old had been located but was unresponsive. Sadie Grace Andrews had been found in a... More »

Japan Discovers How to Keep Popsicles From Melting

And it was completely by accident

(Newser) - Eating ice cream on a hot summer's day presents something of a challenge—one must tackle the meltiest spots fast enough, before the treat becomes a mess on the ground. But this summer in Japan, people are enjoying better living through chemistry with a new type of popsicle that... 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 »

TV Host Invents Incredibly Stupid New Gay Stereotype

Richard Hammond says eating ice cream is not something straight men do

(Newser) - A TV host is getting flak after inventing a new—and incredibly stupid—gay stereotype. During the Dec. 23 episode of Amazon's The Grand Tour, co-host Richard Hammond said there's just something gay about a "grown man eating an ice cream," the BBC reports. According to... More »

For Blue Bell, a Deja Vu Recall

Two flavors may be contaminated with listeria

(Newser) - Blue Bell is now about as synonymous with listeria as it is with ice cream—and apparently for good reason. Following a listeria outbreak last year and the discovery of the bacteria at one of its facilities in January, the company says it's voluntarily recalling two ice cream flavors... More »

Police Add Ice Cream Truck as Outreach Tool

'Operation Polar Cops' is delivering free ice cream in St. Louis

(Newser) - St. Louis police will have a question to ask as they take their new truck into neighborhoods: One scoop or two? Police Chief Sam Dotson calls it "Operation Polar Cops," a truck that will give away ice cream treats at various events, part of an effort to improve... More »

Sweet Misery: Hangover Ice Cream Now Exists

South Korean grapefruit-flavored dessert contains trace amount of oriental raisin tree fruit juice

(Newser) - South Koreans, Asia's biggest lushes, already soothe their sore heads with some $126 million in annual hangover "cure" sales that run the full gamut of pills, beverages, foods, and even cosmetics to help soften skin. That doesn't even count the "hangover soup" that has become a... More »

Japanese Snack Maker Is So Sorry About 9-Cent Hike

Video of apology is a smash hit

(Newser) - The price of a popular frozen snack in Japan is going up the equivalent of 9 cents, a small bit of news that is making headlines all over because of how the company announced it, reports Quartz . In a 60-second video, executives and employees of the company Akagi Nyugyo are... More »

Vanilla Ice Cream Getting Way More Expensive

Thank Madagascar's bad crop year

(Newser) - America's favorite ice-cream flavor is getting a lot pricier and could be challenged by cheaper, synthetic knock-offs. We're talking about vanilla, which became 150% more expensive last year after Madagascar suffered a poor harvest, Munchies reports. Cakes, soft drinks, and perfumes could all be affected, but ice cream... 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 »

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