The Vermont-based company will be offering four non-dairy creations to appeal to lactose-intolerant consumers and health-conscious foodies.
Who said you can’t love tasty, creamy ice cream and be vegan? Not the founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.
In fact, the notable ice cream business recently revealed four new flavors to win over ethically-minded consumers and lactose intolerant ice cream lovers.
Reports USA Today, the Vermont-based company will soon be offering four non-dairy creations: chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Fudge and P.B. & Cookies.
The cultivation of four dairy-free flavors was a result of a 2014 Change.org petition that racked up more than 28,000 signatures. Even Cory Booker, the U.S. Senator from New Jersey, signed it.
The move is one to celebrate for a number of reasons. Not only is pasteurized dairy a very mucus-forming food – one Harvard scientists have declared is not optimal for health, dairy cows in large-scale factory farms are often treated inhumanely, as was recently reported.
If you’re concerned about the flavors of the sweet treat, folks at Huffington Post did a taste test to sample the new flavors. Overall, they were surprised at how some of the flavors were incredibly creamy despite being nondairy.
If you’re anticipating trying out the plant-based creations, you’ll soon get your chance. The flavors are expected to hit the stores later this month.