Posts tagged frozen yogurt

Win a Ben & Jerry’s 22-Pint Ice Cream Social!

It’s super hot outside, so maybe you want to win this baseball cap…

You know what? I’ll also throw in 22 pints of ice cream so you can have a party! —courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.

They are still promoting their Greek Frozen Yogurt. You can use your winnings to get either this or any ice cream variety.

I was probably supposed to giveaway two winners of 10-pints. But I figure one winner of 20 pints is more awesome. Than I said fuck it, I’m going to add two more pints! Plus a couple of t-shirts, ice cream scoops, bags to put the ice cream in and this cool Pint Cozy (coosie?)…

Fuck it. I’ll throw in an extra Pint Cozy!

How to Win –2 ways:

1) Follow my Twitter (chinolam) and Retweet my tweet about this giveaway. Tweet is below.

2) Find me on Facebook and both LIKE and COMMENT on my post about this giveaway. If you SHARE it, I’ll give you a bonus entry.

You can do all options and I’ll give you an entry for each (up to 3). I’ll pick a winner next week. Good luck!


Ben & Jerry’s Jeremy Lin Fortune Cookie Ice Cream

Photo: Ben & Jerry’s Boston Twitter

You may have heard that Ben & Jerry’s recently put out a Jeremy Lin ice cream with Fortune Cookie bits at its Harvard Square store. However they soon replaced the fortune cookie with waffle cone, partly because a few people were offended and because the cookie got soggy.

Personally, I don’t think fortune cookies should be taken as offense. It’s actually something to be proud of. One of the great contributions American Asians have brought to this side of the world is the food culture –food that has become American. There’s nothing to be ashamed of.

My parents are Chinese immigrants who owned American Chinese restaurants …and so did many of my aunts, uncles and cousins who moved here. They all served fortune cookies at the end of the meal. Does that make them racist?

Now if you had a Yao Ming ice cream with fortune cookies, that would be racist, since they don’t really have fortune cookies in China. I think his would be Red Bean flavor.

I’m assuming Jeremy Lin wouldn’t take offense to having Fortune Cookies in his ice cream. If you didn’t know, Lin’s old Xanga screen-name was “ChinkBalla88“. Although offensive or not, people should know better when they make a ESPN headline.

I think if you’re going to have a celebrity-inspired food, you should make some kind of connection. Or else you’ll end up like Shake Shack with their Jeremy Lin-Mint Shake (Chocolate Chip Mint Cookie) which is basically slapping his name on a random thing to make money. Now that’s offensive.

Ben & Jerry’s Taste the Lin-Sanity (Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Lychee Honey swirls and Fortune Cookie Bits) makes sense. I even thought Fortune Cookie would be a good ingredient when I talked about the Shake Shack shake. And why is that the Fortune Cookie is racist and not the Lychee? Fortune Cookie is the one that’s Asian American. That’s what Jeremy Lin is.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts, being that I’m likely the leading politically incorrect ABC food blogger in the world –Me So Hungry. I’ve come a long way though. You should read my earliest posts when I wrote in broken Engrish.

Ben & Jerry’s New Greek Frozen Yogurt

Ben & Jerry’s just launched their new Greek Frozen Yogurt line. There’s Banana Peanut Butter, Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Fudge Chunks, Blueberry Vanilla Graham. All pretty dang good. My favorites were the Peanut Butter one and the Blueberry Graham …and I think the majority at the event agreed.

I don’t eat much ice cream or frozen yogurt, but I do eat a lot of regular yogurt and drink kefir. I’d say this new Greek Frozen Yogurt taste like ice cream to me. Really rich and creamy.

The new Greek Frozen Yogurt doesn’t have any rBGH …or betterly phrased, they don’t use dairy that comes from cows that use rBGH. I had to look up what that meant. It’s bovine hormones. Looks like Ben & Jerry’s is trying to keep with using quality ingredients. I don’t know much about that stuff. I just know it tastes good.

This new line of Greek Frozen Yogurt is hitting store shelves now. They will also have parfaits and smoothies using the Greek Frozen Yogurt at their shops.

They gave me a bunch of pints to take back to my office. I was a hero for a day.

I kept taking photos of the dude holding up the pictures of the Frozen Yogurt signs. He looks just like my friend Zzalgern0n, who I made that Superman film about.