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

01/26/2016 at 01:07 PM ET

Bernie Sanders Ice Cream
Bernie’s Yearning

Bernie Sanders is living the sweet life — thanks to Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen.

Cohen was inspired by the Vermont senator and presidential hopeful to create his own brand of ice cream, separate from Ben & Jerry’s, to celebrate and support Sanders.

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The flavor, which he named “Bernie’s Yearning,” features a solid chocolate top that blankets mint ice cream and packs more symbolism than your average ice cream container. The hard chocolate shell, says Cohen, represents “the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1 percent since the end of the recession. Beneath it, the rest of us.”

And the proper way of consuming the frozen treat? By softening it a bit, breaking the shell and mixing it with the mint ice cream. (How’s that for symbolism?)

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While Cohen stresses that the politically-inspired treat stands alone from his famous ice cream company, there are inevitable similarities in the “Bernie’s Yearning” packaging, which feature a “Ben’s Best” logo instead of the classic “Ben & Jerry’s” stamp we have grown so accustomed to seeing through the years, as well as a “Vermont’s Finest Senator” header.

Unfortunately for Sanders supporters and ice cream aficionados alike, the flavor won’t be hitting grocery store shelves. Cohen made 40 pints of the limited-edition ice cream in his kitchen and is set to donate 25 of them to the Sanders campaign, with the rest being awarded to randomly selected supporters who sign up on the presidential hopeful’s site.

If free ice cream doesn’t motivate you to get politically involved this year, we don’t know what will.

—Grace Gavilanes

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Gina on

And you can only buy it with other people’s money. lol

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If the $6/pint wasn’t enough to show the people who buy this stuff have no concept of economics, this will.

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So why aren’t Ben and/or Jerry giving away ice cream in honor of their hero?
(pssst – b/c they’re crazy, not stupid)

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