News

Vegan Ben & Jerry's Line Takes Over the Internet

News of the ice cream company's new vegan line is covered by every media outlet from Forbes to TIME.

Last week, Ben & Jerry’s announced its highly anticipated line of vegan flavors—namely Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Fudge, P.B. & Cookies, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie—and received an explosion of social media and mass news coverage. Ben & Jerry’s representative Lindsay Bumps told Fortune that “there’s clearly been a demand for a non-dairy line,” while company flavor guru Kirsten Schimoler explained the process of creating the new almond milk-based line to Forbes, revealing that the vegan Chunky Monkey flavor is closest to the original. From taste tests conducted live on Today—wherein host Hoda Kotb exclaimed, “Oh my God, I’m so happy!”—and video coverage on USA Today to write-ups on CNN Money, Inquisitr, TIME, and Gothamist, media outlets and vegan ice cream lovers alike can’t get enough of this internet-shattering news story. The company even received a “Proggy”—which stands for “progress”—award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Ben & Jerry’s regularly references cultural themes, with past flavors such as comedy news host Stephen Colbert-inspired Americone Dream and “Bernie’s Yearning”—a flavor dedicated to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders—and its new vegan line successfully captures popular culture once again.

More News

Federal Rules for Lab-Grown Foods Linger In Limbo

As cultured meat and dairy products get closer to market, government agencies grapple with regulatory questions.
Read More »

Washington State to Kill Wolf Pack to Protect Profits

Culling of the endangered grey wolves will eliminate one of the remaining 19 packs in the state.
Read More »

Slaughterhouse Worker Jailed for Cruelty

Anthony Bagshaw pleads guilty to 24 counts of animal cruelty and will serve a 10-month prison term.
Read More »

ColourPop Launches Vegan Lipstick Line

Karrueche Tran’s KaePop collection includes three Ultra Glossy Lip colors and an Ultra Matte Lip color.
Read More »

USDA Bolsters Dairy Industry with $20 Million Cheese Bailout

Government buys 11 million pounds of cheese in an effort to provide relief for plummeting dairy industry.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »