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1 Scoop for Bernie: Ben & Jerry Announce Endorsement of Sanders for 2016

1 Scoop for Bernie: Ben & Jerry Announce Endorsement of Sanders for 2016

Ben & Jerry’s founders have announced their backing of leftist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

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We can only hope for a Bernie Sanders-themed ice cream in our future. More ice cream is good news for everyone.

Ben & Jerry’s is a company that has previously had no qualms expressing their adamant political opinions, whether they do so by releasing a pro-gay marriage limited-edition ice cream or issuing a call for action against the effects of global warming.Most recently, Ben & Jerry’s founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (separate from the company) announced their official endorsement of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, simultaneously calling to reverse the Citizens United decision, which paved the way for practically limitless Super PAC funds.

Although the ice cream kings’ support of Bernie is now official, the political endorsement comes as no great surprise. After all, when Sanders announced his bid for president earlier this spring, Ben & Jerry’s provided free treats at the resulting political rally.

At the time, co-founder Ben Cohen even said that if he were to make a Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, it would be called Bernie's Rebellion and would contain ingredients like chocolate chips molded into the shape of graduation caps and an equal number of peanuts to pecans to emphasize Bernie’s stance on equality, according to Business Insider.

“Ben and I have each given Bernie a thousand dollars and we have spent probably $500 each on purchasing ice cream that has been used as a donation to the campaign,” Jerry Greenfield said recently in a statement.We still have some capacity to purchase more ice cream as we get more money.” Both ice cream innovators have insisted that their relatively small donations were completely aboveboard.


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Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


'We're making the hamburger great again': Iowa cafe cooks up Donald Trump burger

Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


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Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


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Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


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Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


'We're making the hamburger great again': Iowa cafe cooks up Donald Trump burger

Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


'We're making the hamburger great again': Iowa cafe cooks up Donald Trump burger

Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


'We're making the hamburger great again': Iowa cafe cooks up Donald Trump burger

Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


'We're making the hamburger great again': Iowa cafe cooks up Donald Trump burger

Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.


'We're making the hamburger great again': Iowa cafe cooks up Donald Trump burger

Lately, it seems like voting isn't the only way to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate. Last week, Ben & Jerry's announced its Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor, and now there's a brand-new burger that pays homage to Donald Trump.

Just ahead of next week's caucus, Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa has released a new menu item with ingredients that may be as polarizing as its main inspiration.

The restaurant, which has operated continuously since 1876, added the "Trumpburger" to its menu the day the presidential candidate swung by last week. Taking a page from Trump's campaign, the restaurant says it's "making the hamburger great again."

Northside is no stranger to visits from GOP hopefuls—both Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee each met with voters at the popular hangout earlier this month. The Trumpburger is the eatery's sole candidate-inspired menu item, but "We don't back any one candidate," owner Michele Jahncke told TODAY.com. Instead, the owners saw an opportunity to make the most of Trump's arrival. They thought, "We should make a burger that matches his personality."

According to the description, the burger "is all business" and true to its namesake, is "for the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras." For $14.99, diners get an all-beef 1/3-pound patty that's stacked with half a pound of ham. The burger's resemblance to the businessman doesn't stop there—it also features "shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls."

But wait, there's more. To top it all off, there are "grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can't figure Trump out."

So far, the burger has been a hit. So many people have frequented the restaurant in the last week that "We've lost count!" Jahncke said.