However, the world is quickly changing, and Ben & Jerry’s recently has had huge demands from consumers asking for a non-dairy offering of the famous ice cream. After a large change.org petition garnered attention with about 30,000 signatures asking for non-dairy alternatives, the company got serious about research and development of a new, vegan certified line of desserts. They’ve been testing these vegan versions for nearly three years and the labors of their work have finally come to fruition.
The announcement of four new vegan flavors is finally here. Ben & Jerry’s now offers a twist on two of their classics- vegan Chunky Monkey and vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownie, as well as two entirely new flavors including P.B. & Cookies and Coffee Caramel Fudge. They also plan on expanding these options and flavors in the future.
Vegan options have grown in popularity throughout time. Yes, many vegans and vegetarians are thrilled about the new flavors, but studies show that vegan products have also had increased demand by those who are not vegan but rather prefer non-dairy options. This is due to allergies, health concerns, and environmental concerns. Dairy products are both destructive to your body as well as the Earth, and people are finally getting the information that they deserve about all of the negative sides to the dairy industry. Ben & Jerry’s has the potential to start changing the dairy industry for good and help educate the general population about health as well as the environment. This is one positive step in the right direction!
So, which flavor will you try first?