Ben & Jerry’s Releases Colin Kaepernick Ice Cream Flavor Called “Change the Whirled”
Still-out-of-work NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick now sports his own flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Kaepernick and the company teamed up to create a flavor called “Change the Whirled,” which will be available in early 2021.
“I’ve teamed up with Ben & Jerry’s to serve up joy on the journey to justice!” Kaepernick tweeted. “Today, we’re excited to introduce Change the Whirled, a new non-dairy flavor that hits shelves in early-2021 [sic]! 100% of my proceeds will go to Know Your Rights Camp with matching support from Ben & Jerry’s.”
Know Your Rights Camp is Kaepernick’s own social justice organization. According to their Twitter bio, they “advance the liberation and well-being of Black & Brown communities and elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
I’ve teamed up with @BenAndJerrys to serve up joy on the journey to justice!
Today, we're excited to introduce Change the Whirled, a new non-dairy flavor that hits shelves in early-2021!
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 10, 2020
As for the ice cream, it is caramel and sunflower butter based and includes fudge chips and graham cracker and chocolate cookie swirls.
Ben & Jerry’s is quite politically active for an ice cream company. Just a couple of other examples: their “Pecan Resist” flavor released in October 2018, which “supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting against President Trump’s regressive agenda,” and their “Bernie’s Yearning” flavor released in 2016.
During the George Floyd riots and hysteria over the summer, Colin Kaepernick’s name began reappearing in the headlines. Big League Politics wrote about how he and Dr. Anthony Fauci were winners of the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award. And we also covered his disgusting anti-American video posted on the 4th of July that called Independence Day “a celebration of white supremacy.”