Oh Ben & Jerry’s never fails us.
The BMI-enhancing American leftist scourge does it again.
The duo behind Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is hoping to “take back Congress” by creating Democrat-inspired flavors.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are teaming up with social justice organization MoveOn to create a contest to support seven progressive candidates ahead of the midterm elections.
In a press release posted to MoveOn’s website, the pair said, “We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power.”
The contest will consist of coming up with flavors and flavor names inspired by Democratic House challengers Jess King, Lauren Underwood, Aftab Pureval, J.D Scholten, Ammar Campa Najjar, Stephany Rose Spaulding and James Thompson.
The seven flavors will not be for sale. Instead, limited batches of each candidate’s flavor will be created, then raffled off to supporters, Politico reported. MoveOn will also reportedly contribute fundraising pitches for each of the candidates.
In 2016, Cohen created “Bernie’s Yearning” in honor of the then-presidential candidate from his home state of Vermont, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I). The flavor was limited to only 40 pints, and more than half were donated to Sanders’ campaign that year.
I would be a big fat liar if I claimed to resist all Ben & Jerry’s shelf items. During a trip to New England in 2016, we discovered a new flavor, “Phish Food,” an orgasmic cold-creamy blend of chocolate, caramel and marshmallows. It was fantastic in Vermont’s real-time live B&J’s stores and it’s pretty damned fantastic out of the store cartons here in SoCal. Since I consciously resist recreational added-sugar ingestion in my daily, non-traveling life, I can count the number of spoons of this stuff I’ve had since, but I will admit: it’s good shit.
It’s a shame that such gluttonous goodness should be marred by an ideological cloud on the part of the two founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, but I’m generally fine with accommodating repugnant political views with commerce, ie, I’ll watch Meryl Streep movies because I think she’s a great actress, but don’t believe for a moment that I have forgotten what I’ve contributed to, indirectly, or quasi-directly, in some cases. This is modern, corporate living in Western Civilization. Short of living in a shack in the middle of the forest and eating scrapings from the ground, it is virtually impossible to eschew all commercial products and consumption that will ultimately benefit sporadic leftist scum who are “greedy” enough to dip their hands in the capitalist machine. It happens…I’m not going to stop living my life. Conversely, I don’t go out of my way to support leftist brands. I never bought Nike crap for various reasons, and you can count on it: I surely won’t begin now.
This video clip from Fox & Friends introduces a little twist on the Ben & Jerry’s game of naming flavors with a political slant. I had thought of this a while back as well.
On this note, a quick trip to the ice cream duo’s collaboration with the ever-progressive outfit, MoveOn, informs us that there is open solicitation for “suggestions” from the public on suitable names for the Fantastic Socialist 7’s potential ice cream flavors.
Hey, why not?