Throughout the years, Ben & Jerry’s has regularly been as outspoken about the company’s politics as it has its ice cream. And if flavors like Phish Food and Cherry Garcia didn’t quite clue you in to what those leanings are, let’s just say you’re unlikely to catch many Trump supporters listening to Lawn Boy on a sunny afternoon.
For quite some time one of the issues the ice cream maker has been most vocal about is climate change. Last year, Ben & Jerry’s released Save Our Swirled (which also cleverly abbreviates to SOS) – a flavor specifically designed to raise awareness of global warming in advance of the UN Climate Summit. But more recently, the brand took a break from adding new flavors to focus on what flavors could disappear if the negative effects of climate change continue.
In a post on its site entitled “Flavors We Could Lose to Climate Change,” the brand created what it’s calling its “Endangered Pints List” – a compilation of products in its portfolio that could be impacted by increasing global temperatures. “For many, those impacts may seem a world away from daily life, but the truth is that climate change is creeping closer and closer to home,” Ben & Jerry’s writes. “And it’s headed straight for your freezer.”