My friend Barbara shared this news item with me and it’s too good not to pass on.
Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, has an idea for a new flavor. He calls it “Bernie’s Yearning” for his fellow resident of Vermont. The flavor is a plain “American cream” ice cream topped with a thin disc of chocolate.
Ben told the media outlets:
“The disc of chocolate represents all the wealth that’s gone to the top 1% of the population over the last ten years. And the way you eat it is you whack the chocolate into itty-bitty pieces with your spoon, and then mix it around to share the wealth. “The American Cream” ice cream is made from 1% milk for the 99%.
Of course, Ben & Jerry’s cannot produce “Bernie’s Yearning” because they lost the authority to make new flavors when they sold the company Unilever in 2000. Still, that doesn’t stop Ben from visualizing new flavors based on his political leanings. For Barack Obama, he created Yes Pecan! in 2009.