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Ben & Jerry’s Just Made Ice Cream Treats For Dogs

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Normally, ice cream is something we should try to keep away from dogs. Much like many humans, dogs can suffer from lactose intolerance as they get older, meaning they can’t break down the sugars in milk and have stomach problems.

That doesn’t mean dogs can’t enjoy frozen treats with us though, as Ben & Jerry’s just came up with a solution to that problem: frozen doggie desserts.

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Made with a sunflower butter base and no dairy, the new Doggie Desserts collection are sets of frozen treats built specifically for dogs to eat. This doesn’t skimp on the quality, though, as Ben & Jerry’s is using the same ingredients that go into their regular ice cream for these sweets.

Each of the two new flavors is named after a dog in the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters. Rosie’s Batch is a Pumpkin Cookie frozen dessert made with pumpkin puree and mini cookies, while Pontch’s Mix blends together peanut butter and pretzel swirls.

Ben & Jerry’s new doggie treats are being sold in both grocery stores and pet shops nationwide, so you can pick up a pint for both yourself and man’s best friend next time you’re on a grocery run.

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Ben & Jerry’s and Colin Kaepernick Debut Brand New Vegan Flavor

With Ben & Jerry’s stepping up to the plate and being a prominent supporter of social justice, it only made sense for them to link up with ardent social activist and former NFL start Colin Kaepernick to release a brand new, permanent flavor.

Named “Change the Whirled,” the entirely vegan offering features a caramel non-dairy sunflower butter base with fudge chips, graham cracker swirls and chocolate cookie swirls. It’s a tasty plant-based option that makes sense for Kaepernick, who is a vegan himself.

This partnership is an appropriate nod to the courageous work Kaepernick has done to champion social justice, pursuing equity for Black and Brown people, and confronting systemic oppression and police violence. With Ben & Jerry’s aspiring to become a social justice company themselves, this sweet collab is a step in the right direction to shedding more light on the social justice ills that have plagued America. What’s more, this new flavor will also support the work of Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camps, which he founded to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities.

Change the Whirled will be available as a full-time flavor at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops and on store shelves nationwide in the United States beginning in 2021 with a suggested MSRP of $4.99-$5.49. 

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Ben & Jerry’s Launches Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough Bites For The Holidays

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With the holidays coming up, we’re looking for any sense of familiarity and comfort with the state the world is currently in. Between you and me, nothing’s more comforting than a mouthful of cookie dough.

Ben & Jerry’s has released two new seasonal flavors ahead of the holiday season in the form of Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough Chunks and Gingerbread Cookie Dough Chunks.

Made with pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour, the cookie dough bites are safe to eat and ready to go from bag to mouth. The idea behind the Cinnamon Bun and Gingerbread releases was to evoke nostalgia for the holidays and bring you back to a magical time in your life.

The new flavors launching join Ben & Jerry’s existing lineup, which includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Half Baked.

You can find Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough and Gingerbread Cookie Dough at supermarket retailers now nationwide or buy them at Ben & Jerry’s online store.

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Ben & Jerry’s Teams with Netflix for New Flavor ‘Netflix & Chill’d’

Netflix and chill just took on a whole new meaning. Well known for their zany ice cream concoctions, who knew Ben & Jerry were a couple of Don Juans? With over 60 flavors in their 42-year partnership, they certainly understand the importance of keeping things interesting.

Recently they announced their newest flavor: Netflix & Chill’d. It’s a plot-twist of a collaboration that features the delectable line up of peanut butter ice cream, sweet & salty pretzel swirls & fudge brownies. Things are bound to get *ahem* reel. 

Netflix & Chill’d can be found in pints worldwide, online and at all Scoop Shops. Spoiler alert, the dairy-free option will only be released domestically.

Now if only you could order a pint through your Netflix account.

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How To Get A Free Scoop Of Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Ice Cream

As far as non-dairy ice cream goes, Ben & Jerry’s figured out the secret to a non-weird recipe. Their ice creams aren’t just good for being vegan, they’re good, PERIOD.

If you haven’t tried them, you’ll have a chance to get a free scoop for World Vegan Day, November 1.

The free scoops will be available at participating scoop shops nationwide, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., so you’ll have a four hours to get your fix.

 

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You don’t have to purchase anything, and there are no odd strings attached. You simply walk in, ask for a scoop of one of their non-dairy, 100% vegan certified flavors, and dig in.

For those with nut allergies, just keep in mind these flavors are made with almond milk, so that may or may not be a deal breaker for you, but for everyone else, just enjoy a scoop on the house.

Thank you, vegans.

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Ben & Jerry’s New Flavor Combats Social Injustice


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While famous for their delicious ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s has long been involved in social and environmental justice. Their latest campaign finds them partnering with Advancement Project National Office on a new campaign called “Justice ReMix’d.” Justice ReMix’d is a new flavor concoction described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with chunks of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownie. It was created to help spotlight structural racism in a broken criminal legal system. To spearhead the campaign, Ben & Jerry’s tapped actor Jessie Williams, of Grey’s Anatomy fame, to help announce the new ice cream flavor.  Aside from acting, Jessie Williams is a prominent voice on the social activism front and is a member of Advancement Project National Office. 

Advancement Project National Office is a multi-racial civil rights organization that has been involved in community work for over a decade. Recently, criminal justice reform has become a hot topic thanks to a handful of documentaries like Ava Duvernay’s “The 13th,” sparking conversation amongst mainstream culture. While tackling social injustice is an up-hill fight, the Justice ReMix’d campaign presents a fun way to connect over a complex subject. Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Ben Cohen had this to say:

“Our approach to creating social change is to raise up the work non-profits are doing on the ground. We bring every resource we have to support them — our business voice, our connection with fans, our Scoop Shop community and of course, ice cream. Somehow, it’s easier to talk about difficult issues over a scoop or two.”  

Judith Browne Dianis, Advancement Project National Office’s Executive Director added, “Our country needs to invest in services that build up communities rather than those that tear them down. That means ending a wealth-based pre-trial detention system that locks people up because they are poor, black or brown. It means dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, divesting from criminalizing students and investing in the creation of high-quality education and services. It’s time to reimagine safety and justice.” 

Justice ReMix’d can be found at grocery stores and Ben & Jerry Scoop Shops nationwide with a portion of the proceeds going towards Advancement Project National Office to support their Free & Safe campaignIn addition to tasty ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s will be sending its Scoop Truck around several states to start conversations, activate members of the community, and give away ice cream. Everyone enjoys ice cream, but now you can enjoy it and show your support for criminal justice reform by purchasing Justice ReMix’d at your local grocery store.

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Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Is Now In Bite-Sized Snack Form

Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough is a favorite among fans, being found in several of their ice cream products. Well, now you can skip the ice cream altogether and just eat the dough on its own.

Ben & Jerry’s has announced the release of its new frozen Cookie Dough Chunks, that can be snacked on in bite-sized form.

“Fans have been asking for ‘just the chunks’ for a while now,” Ben & Jerry’s innovative manager  Jody Eley said. “During a short market test in Vermont last summer, fans snatched up the dough in record time.”

The cookie dough snacks will come in three different flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Fans of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy options will get a familiar taste, as the cookie dough is the same that is used in the vegan ice cream pint options.

The bags come in half pound sizes, and needless to say, they are safe to eat raw.

We had a chance to try them in the office and nothing but thumbs up on our end. It’s hard to argue against B&J’s cookie dough, in any form.

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Ben & Jerry’s Resurrect ‘Candy Bar Pie’ In Pint Slice Form

Ben & Jerry’s has a Flavor Graveyard where it buries retired flavors, usually never to be seen again. That is where their Candy Bar Pie flavor was laid to rest for five years, until now.

That flavor is back in Pint Slice form, being unveiled along with a new Amaze-Mint Pint Slice.

Amaze-Mint consists of cool mint cookie balls covered in dark chocolate and cookie crumbs, while fans of the Candy Bar Pie will remember its fudge flakes mixed with peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

When choosing to revive the Candy Bar Pie, Ben & Jerry’s said its flavor guru Eric Fredette noted the popularity of sweet and salty combinations, making it a perfect fit for its Pint Slices.

Believe it or not, Ben & Jerry’s has a literal “Flavor Graveyard” in its headquarters of Waterbury, Vermont, filled with tombstones in honor of its fallen flavors.

It’s not often they revive a flavor from the graveyard, although they did it in 2018, re-introducing the Bob Marley inspired “One Love” flavor only a year after its metaphorical burial, when fans voted on it to be brought back.

Before that, they hadn’t resurrected a flavor since 2013, when B&J brought back the classic White Russian, which was originally in production from 1986-1996.

When asked if more graveyard flavors could be resurrected to push its Pint Slice products, a Ben & Jerry’s representative told Foodbeast, “You never know! But you can hope.”