New Ben and Jerry’s Sanders Flavor? ‘Bernie’s Yearning’

The socialist co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has an idea to name a flavor after his favorite socialist presidential candidate. According to, it’s called "Bernie’s Yearning." The website quoted founder Ben Cohen: “When you open up the pint, there’s this big disc of chocolate covering the entire top, and below it is just plain mint ice cream.” 

He added, “The disc of chocolate represents the 90 percent of wealth that’s gone to the top 10 percent over the last 10 years. The way you eat it is that you take your spoon and you whack that big chocolate disc into a bunch of little pieces and you mix it around, and there you have it, Bernie’s Yearning.” 

However, clarified: 

Cohen clarified that for now, the idea is just his own and the company isn’t about to start turning out pints in favor of the Vermont senator. When asked about a Sanders-related flavor last year, Cohen told Business Insider that he and co-founder Jerry Greenfield lost the authority to make new flavors on their own when the company was sold in 2000 to Unilever, an international consumer goods conglomerate, and that while the company often takes a stance on issues, it doesn’t tend to do so in terms of favoring politicians.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's site.