Ben & Jerry’s founder creates Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor

Gabe Friedman

(JTA) — A co-founder of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has created a new flavor inspired by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Ben Cohen, who founded the Vermont-based company with Jerry Greenfield in 1978, introduced “Bernie’s Yearning” Monday on his Facebook page.

“Nothing is so unstoppable as a flavor whose time has finally come,” Cohen wrote.

The flavor in honor of the Vermont senator consists of a pint of mint ice cream topped by a chocolate disk that Cohen explains in a description on the container “represents the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1% since the end of the recession.”

The disk is meant to be broken up with a spoon and mixed into the rest of the ice cream, the description continues.

Ben & Jerry’s will not produce the flavor. Cohen explained that he made 40 pints of it in his own kitchen and donated 25 to the Sanders campaign to be disseminated through a public contest.

Cohen and Greenfield, who have been Sanders constituents in Vermont for over 30 years, have been steadfast supporters of the senator throughout his campaign. They introduced him last year at his presidential campaign launch in Burlington.

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