Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Creates Bernie Sanders Ice Cream

  • by: Perry Sanders III
Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Creates Bernie Sanders Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen announced Monday he has created a new ice cream flavor celebrating Benrie Sanders' run for President.

Nothing is so unstoppable as a flavor whose time has finally come #FeelTheBern #BerniesYearning: http://ow.ly/Xv3o1

Posted by Yo Ben Cohen on Monday, January 25, 2016

According to Cohen's website dedicated to "Bernie's Yearning", the new flavor isn't an official Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

"Jerry and I have been constituents of Bernie Sanders for the last 30 years," Cohen said of the longtime Vermont senator.

"We've seen him and we believe him," he added. "When we're out speaking on his behalf people always ask if there's a Ben and Jerry's flavor.

"There's not," Cohen said. "But if I were going to come up with one, this is what it would be."

Bernie's Yearning website describes the creation as regular mint ice cream with a thick layer of chocolate on top.

"The chocolate disc represents the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1 percent since the end of the recession," the packaging states. "Beneath it, the rest of us.

Cohen has created only 40 pints of the ice cream, and 25 were sent to Sanders's campaign.

Click here to enter the contest being held to determine the winners of the final 15 cartons.

Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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