Everyone has a way of showing support for their favorite presidential candidate, but Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, Ben Cohen, has an idea that take’s the cake … or, the ice-cream.
Just before the highly anticipated Iowa Democratic Town Hall showdown on Monday, Jan. 25, the ice-cream behemoth revealed a new limited-edition flavor, called “Bernie’s Yearning.”
The politically infused ice-cream will be released under the name “Ben’s Best” for it is not affiliated or associated with Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc, who states on their website that they have “nothing to do with this pint of ice cream. All costs associated with it, except from Ben’s labor which he volunteered, have been paid by Bernie 2016.”
Bernie Sanders has worked as a Vermont senator since 2007, and the state’s most famous dessert company is showing local support with this sweet treat. The pint carton features a photo of the hopeful Democratic presidential candidate and states that there is a “political revolution inside.”
Cohen announced on his Facebook page both the design and his process of making the new flavor. Previously, he described the taste to CNN‘s Carol Costello as being mint flavored and topped with a giant chocolate chip that “represents all the wealth that’s gone to the top 1% of the population over the past 10 years.”
If that sounds like a tough frozen dessert to scoop, Cohen is fully aware. “And the way you eat it is,” the ice-cream maker says, “you whack it with your spoon, then you mix it around. That’s the Bernie’s Yearning.”
How can you get your hands on one these limited-edition pints? A contest launched by the Sanders’ camp will award 25 winners with “Bernie’s Yearning.” Entries will be accepted up until 12 p.m. ET/PT on Feb. 3.
Will Hillary Clinton release a Breyer’s ice cream flavor? Or perhaps an Edy’s frozen yogurt concoction before the Iowa caucus next week? Or maybe she will go full Hollywood with a namesake milkshake from Los Angeles’ famed dessert stop, Millions of Milkshakes.
Watch the man who inspired “Bernie’s Yearning” along with competitors Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley, as they answer the public’s questions during the Iowa Democratic Town Hall meeting on Jan. 25, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.