Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has paid honour to US footballer Colin Kaepernick by launching a new ice cream flavour.
Named ‘Change the Whirled’, the new flavour “celebrates Kaepernick’s courageous work to confront systemic oppression and to stop police violence against Black and Brown people”, according to Ben & Jerry’s.
It also Non-Dairy and vegan, which is another nod to Kaepernick, who is himself a vegan.
According to Ben & jerry’s the new flavour features a caramel Non-Dairy sunflower butter base with fudge chips, graham cracker swirls and chocolate cookie swirls.
“I’m honoured to partner with Ben & Jerry’s on Change the Whirled,” said Kaepernick.
“Their commitment to challenging the anti-Black roots of policing in the United States demonstrates a material concern for the wellbeing of Black and Brown communities. My hope is that this partnership will amplify calls to defund and abolish the police and to invest in futures that can make us safer, healthier, and truly free.”
And while the new flavour is set to hit shelves across the US and in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, unfortunately here in Australia we will not be able to get our hands on it.
Staying true to his mission of creating social change, Kaepernick will donate his portion of the proceeds from sales to the Know Your Rights Camp, a program founded in 2016 tom improve the wellbeing of Black and Brown communities.
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