From "Chubby Hubby" to "Hubby Hubby"

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    Sep 01, 2009 10:21 AM GMT
    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS80321ÓSep-2009+BW20090901

    BURLINGTON, Vt.--(Business Wire)--
    Ben & Jerry`s, known for its euphoric ice cream flavors and dedication to social justice, celebrates the beginning of the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in Vermont with the symbolic renaming of its well-known ice cream flavor "Chubby Hubby" to "Hubby Hubby." In partnership with Freedom to Marry, Ben & Jerry`s aims to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality and, to show its support, will serve "Hubby Hubby" sundaes in Vermont Scoop Shops throughout the month of September.
    Ben & Jerry`s has a long history of commitment to social justice, including gay rights. Its partnership with Freedom to Marry, a national leader in the movement for marriage equality, aims to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality and to encourage other states to follow the blazing trails of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Maine. Freedom to Marry promotes the national conversation about why marriage equality matters and brings together partner organizations into a larger whole - a shared civil rights campaign.
    "At the core of Ben & Jerry`s values, we believe that social justice can and
    should be something that every human being is entitled to," said Walt Freese, Chief Executive Officer of Ben & Jerry`s. "From the very beginning of our 30 year history, we have supported equal rights for all people. The legalization of marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Vermont is certainly a step in the right direction and something worth celebrating with peace, love and plenty of ice cream."
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 01, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    Love it! Wish I could get it here!
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    Sep 01, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    Yeah!

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  • vindog

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    Sep 01, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    I noticed there is lots of fudge in there....

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  • Timbales

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    Sep 01, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    I wish they'd bring back Dastardly Mash.
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    Sep 01, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    What a sweet gesture. I still only eat Chunky Monkey
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    Sep 01, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    jtaustin saidYeah!

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    Again... Why do people always ignore the lesbians?
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    Sep 01, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    Slutzilla said
    jtaustin saidYeah!

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    Again... Why do people always ignore the lesbians?


    You try and work Dyke into an ice cream flavor icon_twisted.gif


    But Yay for B&Js, I shall feel a little less guilty about the 120 kCals per scoop


  • vindog

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    Sep 01, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    I always liked Rainforest Crunch....



    but milk is a no-go for me anyway, so I haven't had B&Js in prob 10 years
  • Timbales

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    Sep 01, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidWhat a sweet gesture. I still only eat Chunky Monkey


    Chunky Monkey is evil good, and one of the main reasons I am chunky.
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    Sep 01, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    I enjoy their Phish Food.

    I'll have to buy a pint of B&J's tonight, I think icon_smile.gif.
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    Sep 01, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Slutzilla saidAgain... Why do people always ignore the lesbians?
    I'll try: "Peaches & Cream, Hold the Nuts"
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    Sep 01, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    A friend of mine wrote Ben & Jerry to compliment them on the positive move and suggested another selection called "Marry Mary". I thought that was cute! LOL Not sure what you'd put into that..... suggestions?
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    Sep 01, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidA friend of mine wrote Ben & Jerry to compliment them on the positive move and suggested another selection called "Marry Mary". I thought that was cute! LOL Not sure what you'd put into that..... suggestions?

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  • kietkat

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    Sep 01, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Wow that is really cool! Such a wonderful positive message for gay marriage support. Hopefully other companies will follow suit.

    Haven't eaten it in awhile but my fav was Cherry Garcia icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 01, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    Thats' Awesome.. I'm heading to the store right now to stock pile the freezer
  • LifeByTheHorn

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    Sep 01, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Hopefully some sausage and hot dog companies change their product's name to " 2 Big Daddies" to raise awareness & enlighten the America.icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 02, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    Great gesture from a huge company like that - especially now that they're owned by Unilever.

    I have to say though, they're only introducing this flavor in Vermont (where it's already legal to marry) and only for one month. If it was only for a month, why not change the flavor in the entire country? That would have raised more awareness.
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    Sep 02, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    Yes, fudge and things resembling assholes, I'm surpised there is no long bananas in there. I'm still greatful they decided to do this. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2009 12:08 AM GMT
    LifeByTheHorn saidHopefully some sausage and hot dog companies change their product's name to " 2 Big Daddies" to raise awareness & enlighten the America.icon_twisted.gif
    seriously?


    they're making an effort as a company to give a positive image for gay couples and all you can do is make a dick joke?
  • LifeByTheHorn

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    Sep 02, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    Come on you. Of course I appreciate the name change of the ice cream. I am more of an activist then you can imagine whole my life. That's a silly joke you fool icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    It is not available in the local stores, I checked this evening (& I am in Vermont). My local B&J scoop shop had not gotten the word either. I'll have to check back later.
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    Sep 02, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    Slutzilla saidAgain... Why do people always ignore the lesbians?
    I'll try: "Peaches & Cream, Hold the Nuts"


    HAHAHAHA
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    Sep 02, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    Mmmmmmm...fuuuuuudge! I could eat that entire pint right now!
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    Sep 02, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    Slutzilla saidAgain... Why do people always ignore the lesbians?
    I'll try: "Peaches & Cream, Hold the Nuts"


    [quote][cite]MascDrew[cite]You try and work Dyke into an ice cream flavor

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    LOL LOL LOL LOL

    And they have one: Phish Food icon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif

    I love B&J's. Had a shop in town when I lived in NH.