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Ben & Jerry’s creates ‘Lin-Sanity’ ice cream featuring fortune cookie bits

I thought we were past this point, especially after what’s transpired recently, but apparently we’re not. Ben & Jerry’s released a limited-edition flavor of ice cream available only at its Harvard Square location in Cambridge. The flavor is called “Lin-Sanity,” and it was released in Harvard Square because Jeremy Lin went to Harvard.

But here’s where they venture into the racism.

The “Lin-Sanity” container advertises that the flavor is “vanilla frozen yogurt with Lychee honey swirls and fortune cookie pieces.” Yup, the ice cream contains fortune cookie pieces, got that?

Again, when discussing Jeremy Lin, why does everything have to be about fortune cookies, or egg rolls, or dumplings, or Asian things? Why can’t you just create a generic, stereotype-free food like Lin Mint?

I would have thought that two weeks of missteps would have taught us not to venture into stereotypes when it comes to Jeremy Lin, but apparently people still haven’t learned their lessons.

H/T Deadspin
Picture via Ben & Jerry’s



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  • Anonymous

    If you spill it on yourself, it magically disappears.  No need to go to the laundry.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4CDB5C3BU5U3B5QBO2OSHJHUPI Ken

    you don’t see B&J serving chocalate ice cream w/watermelon pieces, so what makes this any different????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OYFAHQLKRM4K345A5YFOTX6354 RJ

    Oh you noticed he’s asain and made a joke that someone with paper thin skin could laugh off? Racist……….

  • Anonymous

    This column and Ken’s comment miss the point that fortune cookies are associated with Asian-Americans in a neutral way, not in a negative, racist way, so there is racism involved in Ben and Jerry’s new ice cream flavor. It is no different than the old Shamrock Shakes at McDonalds. Shamrocks are associated with the Irish, but not in a bad way.

  • Max Williams

    Is it crazy that I think that sounds delicious?