June 26, 2012
As Maryland continues to gear up for a gay marriage question on the ballot this fall, another snack food has taken sides on the issue. Following in the footsteps of Ben & Jerry's gay marriage ice cream flavor , Oreo is showing support for same-sex couples with a rainbow cookie. The "Pride" cookie isn't something people can buy -- at least not yet. Rather, the company released a picture of it Monday on its Facebook page. The rainbow layered Oreo with the tagline "Pride" garnered more than 145,000 likes and nearly 35,000 shares in less than a day. Supporters immediately began campaigning for Oreo to make the icing-heavy creation real, something people could buy and eat. (It would be like extreme Double Stuff with all that icing.)
April 3, 2012
Tuesday is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's all over the world, including Baltimore. Stop in a participating Ben & Jerry's and get a free cone along with samples of Ben & Jerry's new Greek Frozen Yogurt. Rats, that Ben & Jerry's at the Inner Harbor closed up, so for Baltimoreans the closest participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop is now the one on Ellsworth Road in Silver Spring -- you have until 8 p.m. to get there. Drop by the Baltimore Diner Facebook Page to tell us your favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor.
March 14, 2012
If you don't support gay marriage, you probably don't want to get caught with a cone of Ben & Jerry's new flavor. Apple-y Ever After, available in the U.K., is the activist ice cream maker's attempt to advocate for gay marriage as it comes under consideration there this month. "Because ," the company says, "everyone is equal and deserves to live Apple-y Ever After!" Since Maryland beat the Brits to the punch, legalizing gay marriage earlier this month, there are no doubt a number of folks around here who'd like a scoop, or perhaps a double.
February 6, 2012
I don't think I have ever used the "f-word" to describe myself. I've called myself overweight, and heavy. My clothes have been for "big girls" from the "women's" department, but fat has never really been in my vocabulary. Other people have called me fat. I remember an incident, probably 15 years ago, when I went out with a friend and her boyfriend and we met some other people. One of those people asked my friend's boyfriend which girl was his girlfriend, and he said "the fat one," referring to me. I can't remember that guy's name, but I sure remember that night, and how it was ruined.
October 5, 2003
Commercial salad dressings are about 90 percent fat, or about nine grams of fat per tablespoon. That means that a packet of Thousand Island dressing from a fast-food restaurant can contain more fat than a cup of Ben & Jerry's premium chocolate ice cream. -- Take a Load Off Your Heart (Workman Publishing, 2003)
February 17, 2003
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - It's crunch time in Steven Garrett's laboratory - or, as is more often the case around here, Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch time. This month, executives from Ben & Jerry's will arrive at Pennsylvania State University to see the result of an unusual collaboration between the Vermont ice cream maker and the 53-year-old acoustic scientist. The goal: to create a radical refrigerator that chills not with chemicals but with sound. Garrett is a leader in the little-known field of thermoacoustics, the use of high-intensity sound to heat and cool.