Food News

Gay Ice Cream

Beginning this week, gay and lesbian couples can marry in the state of Vermont -- and in recognition and support, Ben & Jerry's has renamed their "Chubby Hubby" flavor "Hubby Hubby".

The company states:
"Ben & Jerry's has a long history of commitment to social justice, including gay rights. Its partnership with Freedom to Marry, a national leader in the movement for marriage equality, aims to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality and to encourage other states to follow the blazing trails of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Maine.

Ben & Jerry's aims to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality and, to show its support, will serve "Hubby Hubby" sundaes in Vermont Scoop Shops throughout the month of September."

And yet, the flavor of Hubby Hubby:
"Fudge covered peanut butter filled pretzels in vanilla malt ice cream with fudge and peanut butter"...
...doesn't it seem like a spoof or caricature of what a gay ice cream flavor would be?

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