an Oh Myyy Property
popular

Ben & Jerry's Newest Ice Cream Flavor Is A Delicious Dig At Trump's 'Regressive Policies'

Politics have always been dramatic and a little ridiculous. Our founding fathers regularly talked trash about one another in the papers, burned one another's houses down, and Alexander Hamilton had so much beef with so many people that he got a whole musical out of it. 2018 has crossed over into the outright absurd, though. Somehow, food became a major political player. Well-done steaks and diet cokes really matter. A Texas election is seriously focused on White Castle v Whataburger. Now ice cream is mad at the president.

Ben & Jerry's has long been known for embracing current social events in their ice cream names and flavors. They even call themselves an "aspiring social justice company." Their most recently released flavor is a chocolate and nut ice cream. The flavor is officially described:

"Chocolate ice cream with white & dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts & fudge-covered almonds, with the goal of bringing deeply important values to freezers across the country."


The name: Pecan Resist. The container art features women holding up a resist sign and has a paragraph written about the message Ben & Jerry's wanted to send.

Twitter


Twitter

The company did a press release and even tweeted about the flavor:


Before we go any further, we're going to take a moment to acknowledge the people who are "salty" because the name requires you to say pee-can. Moment of nut-related silence for you guys.


The announcement has been given a pretty mixed reception. Some people are into it.






It upset quite a few people, though. There were plenty of jokes - some quite racist - about the "liberal" flavor being full of chocolate and nuts. Tons of people felt that the flavor alienated them as Trump supporters or non-liberals. Most of all, though, people just wanted non-politicized ice cream.

Folks just want to eat.





Purchases of the flavor will go towards aiding four different organizations. Ben & Jerry's has chosen to support:

Color Of Change, which works towards racial justice.

Women's March, which aims to unify women and empower them for social change.

Neta, a bilingual multimedia platform which works to provide a voice for people of color, particularly along the Mexico/US border.

Honor The Earth, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and support for Native environmental issues.

So what do you think? Are you down with frozen dairy treats having a political agenda? Does this one hit the right notes? The flavor sounds delicious, either way.

H/T: Twitter, Vox

@heaukage, @samir (Twitter)

Samir Mezrahi is the brilliant mind behind the hilarious Kale Salad Twitter account as well as the creator of the blank song that will save you the embarrassment that comes when plugging your phone into a car's audio system. His latest invention is tRuLy SpEcTaCuLaR.

Keep reading... Show less

Times change, and if you don't change with them you're likely to get left behind. That simple piece of wisdom applies to pretty much everything - up to and including the job market. It seems like a lot of older didn't get that memo, though.

Keep reading... Show less

Reddit user u/GeekyKirby wanted to get something for their boyfriend for his birthday, but he said not to get him anything because it is so close to Christmas, so they decided it was time to get creative.

When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
We over at r/fondanthate love your buttercream meme! - cherrylpk
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:

Stickers:


Sculpture:

Latte Art:

Refrigerator...art...trolling?


Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

@YalitzaAparicio (Twitter)

Yalitza Aparicio just joined the ranks of Oscar Nominated women, and she made history in doing so. She is the first-ever Indigenous woman to be nominated for Leading Actress. She is also the second-ever Mexican actress to be nominated for that category, being preceded by Salma Hayek (Frida).

Keep reading... Show less
@thisisinsider, @rose218 (Twitter)

Insider recently went behind the scenes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to discuss the show's impressive, but often overlooked, cinematography.

Keep reading... Show less
Castelao Productions/Filmax Entertainment; Plan B Entertainment/Gary Sanchez Productions

If there's one thing Christian Bale is known for, aside from a very gravely Batman voice, it's the physical transformations he undergoes for his roles. The actor is known to yo-yo his weight from role to role, in order to better portray his characters.

Now, however, the actor is considering calling it quits on the dangerous transformations. In an interview with The Sunday Times, the actor described his process with playing Dick Cheney in the new film Vice.

Keep reading... Show less