Boston.com – “On behalf of Ben & Jerry’s Boston Scoop Shops we offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Linsanity flavor that we offered at our Harvard Square location,” the local company said yesterday on its @BenJerryBoston Twitter account.
On Friday, Boston.com reported that the local Ben & Jerry’s store had replaced the fortune cookie pieces ingredient with a waffle cookie served on the side after what Ryan Midden, general manager of the local shops, called “a bit of an initial backlash.”
The fortune cookie pieces, which had been mixed into the first batches of the frozen yogurt pints, were also soggy, Midden said.
Ha. Yup. Soggy…that’s why you switched out the fortune cookie out for the waffle cone. Love PR people. When I first saw this, I thought it was just some dumb photoshop ice cream like the “OccuPIE Wall Street” flavor of Ben and Jerry’s. Nope. Real. Either way, this whole thing is pretty silly… but it has further confirmed what everybody already knows: If you make any association whatsoever with somebody’s race… somebody else is gonna get offended. How’s that for a broad paint stroke? Here’s the UT-San Diego’s take:
[lobbed and UT-SD photo provided by Caster]