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Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:02 am
 
Eye on Basketball staff

Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream maker known for its catch flavor names, has issued an apology for selling Jeremy Lin-inspired frozen yogurt containing fortune cookies at a Harvard Square location in Boston, the New York Daily News reported.

The limited-edition flavor, "Taste The Lin-sanity," contained crumbled fortune cookies before backlash resulted because of the racial overtones from using fortune cookies as part of the promotion.

"We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-sanity flavor," Ben & Jerry's said in a statement. 

The New England manufacturer replaced fortune cookies in its honey-swirl based Lin-inspired flavor with waffle cones.

"We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge sports fans," Ben & Jerry's said in the news release. "Our intention was to create a flavor to honor Jeremy Lin's accomplishments and his meteoric rise in the NBA, and recognize that he was a local Harvard graduate. "We try [to] demonstrate our commitment as a Boston-based, valued-led business and if we failed in this instance we offer our sincere apologies."

The former Harvard star has caused a league- and nationwide sensation as a result of his meteoric rise to stardom as the Knicks' point guard.
Comments

Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

Quite a witty idea ruined by some overly sensitive cry babies... I'll bet Lin thought it was awesome...The political correctness of this once great Nation will be our demise. Unbelievible!!




Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:46 pm
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

Ever since 9-11 everyone has gotten so damn sensitive! Thanks a lot Bin Laden!



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:28 pm
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

"Vanilla" pisses me off because it seems like an affront to us old white guys.





Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:28 pm
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

This just makes me CRAZY!!!!  Ok.. My sons best friend in Mexican, My Real Estate Broker is BLACK, my good friend Roya is Muslim, My Bestie is Polish and my Uncle is GREEK...My neighbor is English and I lived in Japan in the 60's  I swam with the American Water Show.. they treated me fantastic!  I guess I would be called a round eye!!
My husband just asked me what is your point.. I said: Everyone is rediculous!! Let's all go back to some fun racial jokes and making fun of each other, it was eaiser.. I don't care If someone calls me a round eye, Gringo, Whity,Paleface.. I think it is funny when used with taste and love...
Those people NEED TO FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH THEIR LIVES!!

signed,
Camille AKA ,Gringo,whity,round eye,pale face or just old!!



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:16 pm
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

Both of my parents are Chinese and I was born here in the US.  I am offended they did not include a fortune with the fortune cookies.   Can you have a a fortune cookie with no fortune?   Someone got ripped off.  Haha

Or I thought that they did INCLUDE the fortune with the the fortune cookies and ice cream and that is what offended people.  Did someone eat the fortune by mistake?   I thought maybe that was going to be the story.  

I agree someone must have been desperate to write a story or make a story out of nothing.  Did the writer forget to put haha at the end of the story? 

As John McEnroe used to say:  "You can't be serious!"



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:16 pm
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

>If I get a tortilla everytime I go to a "Mexican" restaurant, is it wrong to put tortillas in a food celebrating a Mexican-American athlete?

Yes.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:04 pm
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

What about the Ben & Jerry's flavor "Cherry Garcia?" I hear Bill Walton gets very upset every time he sees it in the store.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:56 am
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

Maybe Lin enjoys eating fortune cookies. Nevertheless. Everytime I go to a "Chinese" Restaurant, I get fortune cookies. Lin is of Chinese descent. If I get a tortilla everytime I go to a "Mexican" restaurant, is it wrong to put tortillas in a food celebrating a Mexican-American athlete?



Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:51 am
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

Let me preface this by saying that I am Chinese. Jeremy Lin's biggest accomplishment is mobilizing the Asian Community for FINALLY standing up to racially charged comments. That being said, the crying is getting obnoxious.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:45 am
 

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for Lin fortune cookies

This is a joke right.  I bet you if you asked Lin he would not give a crap and think it was pretty cool to have Ben and Jerry name an ice cream after him.  This current world is fing nuts.  You can't even say hello to somebody and smile with out some stupid group of hilbilies claiming it is racist.  A lot of people need to shut the hell up.


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