Free “Bernie’s Yearning” by Ben & Jerry’s

There is a lot of debate about how much power a political endorsement brings. I mean, do voters really change their opinion just because someone (mildly) important tells them to?

But then love goes through the stomach, so maybe an ice-cream endorsement can change the deal.

As you might have heard, Ben & Jerry’s endorsed their home state senator Bernie Sanders. And they even created an ice cream for him – that made it’s way into the New York election this week.

On Thursday evening, the Vermont duo themselves handed out “Bernie’s Yearning” on Union Square.

“Bernie’s Yearning” is mint ice cream with a layer of chocolate at the top. The top represents the top 1 %, and you need to break it with a spoon to get to the mint.

Photos by Julia Pimentel