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Ben & Jerry’s Newest Flavor: Whatever They Ate This Morning

By Glinda


According to Epicurious, PETA has sent a letter to Ben & Jerry’s asking them to replace the cow’s milk used in their ice cream with breast milk. 

A portion of the letter written by PETA Vice President Tracey Reiman:

The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn’t make sense. Everyone knows that ‘the breast is best,’ so Ben & Jerry’s could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk.

Ummm, yeah.

Are they not aware that breast milk takes on the flavor of whatever mom ate during the day? That is why breastfeeding women are advised not to eat spicy foods, or foods that may upset baby’s tummy.

I thought at first that Ben & Jerry’s would have a difficult time employing enough women to produce all the milk needed. But then, I realized that sales would most likely drop off radically enough that they wouldn’t be needing to employ anyone at all after a while. 

7 Responses to “Ben & Jerry’s Newest Flavor: Whatever They Ate This Morning”

  1. raincoaster Says:

    I dunno, I think there’d be a strong market for it among, say, frat houses.

  2. Liz Says:

    It lends a whole different meaning to “wet nurse” though.

  3. galadrium Says:

    I think PETA is starting to go a bit off the deep end. That would be the end of my B&J addiction!

  4. Jennie Says:

    Let’s see, if we stop using cows, chickens, etc… then there would be no reason to breed them which would mean they would cease to exist within a couple of years. So I guess in their own way, PETA hates all farm animals.

  5. Never teh Bride Says:

    The sister of a friend of mine made breast milk ice cream in her ice cream maker, though it was for her baby and not for general consumption.

    I’ve always thought it a tad funny that breastfeeding women in the US are urged to avoid spicy foods. No momma I know in Mexico or Central America or India was urged to tone down the spicy while breastfeeding and their babies apparently dug on the flavor just fine!

  6. class-factotum Says:

    I think cow’s milk takes the flavor of what the cow eats, too, which is why my mom and her siblings had to keep the cows out of the wild garlic when she was a kid. But cows don’t have as much variety in their diet as humans do, so maybe it’s not as big an issue.

  7. dgm Says:

    I don’t understand why PETA believes cow milk is only “meant for” baby cows. Is that in a cow manifesto somewhere?

    Class-factotum, maybe women should start eating grass 🙂

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