Ben & Jerry’s is releasing a new flavor in honor of Colin Kaepernick.
The popular ice cream company announced Thursday morning that it’s releasing “Change the Whirled” in honor of the former 49ers quarterback, who infamously refused to stand for the national anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Ben & Jerry’s stated the following in part in the press release announcing the new flavor:
Ben & Jerry’s is proud to honor Colin Kaepernick, one of the most prominent social activists today, with his very own flavor: ‘Change the Whirled.’ This flavor celebrates Kaepernick’s courageous work to confront systemic oppression and to stop police violence against Black and Brown people…Change the Whirled is a Non-Dairy offering, which is important to the vegan Kaepernick. Ben & Jerry’s currently offers more than a dozen Non-Dairy, vegan fan favorites. Kaepernick’s flavor features a caramel Non-Dairy sunflower butter base with fudge chips, graham cracker swirls and chocolate cookie swirls.
I honestly can’t believe this is real. I honestly can’t believe that this is a real thing. A frozen dessert honoring Colin Kaepernick?
What reality are we living in right now? Kaepernick was rushed out of the league because his play dropped off a cliff and he’s now getting his own frozen dessert from one of the biggest food companies on the planet.
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— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 10, 2020
Seeing as how Ben & Jerry’s has now opened this door, I wonder if they plan on releasing more flavors revolving around Colin Kaepernick.
Will there be a Castro flavor to compliment this one? I mean, if we’re diving into this pool, let’s dive all the way in!
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 1, 2016
2020 just keeps getting weirder and weirder. It’s hard to believe that Colin Kaepernick is now being honored with desserts, but here we are. What a complete joke of a situation.