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There's a Barbie Ice Cream
Plus, Wendy's social media has a meltdown and Ben & Jerry's gets into an indigenous land debate
Barbie Ice Cream
Every summer has its blockbuster. This year, Barbie seems to be winning over robots and superheroes. This makes sense — Barbie is a household name. Since 1959, Barbie has grown from a fashion icon to a career woman, landing roles as a doctor, veterinarian, astronaut, and president of the United States. And, if you know Barbie, you know that she comes with her own accessories from ponies to campers to dream houses.
Now, Barbie has her own ice cream.
Cold Stone Creamery has released a limited-edition Barbie-inspired flavor. Pink Cotton Candy is available at Cold Stone Creameries and online. In addition, the ice cream shop is offering the “All that Glitters is Pink”, an ice cream creation that starts with the Pink Cotton Candy ice cream, adding graham cracker pie crust, “dance party” sprinkles, and whipped cream. There’s also the “Best Cake Ever”, a Barbie-themed ice cream cake. Fans of Barbie can enter Cold Stone’s sweepstakes for a chance to win movie tickets, gift cards, and a Barbie Dreamhouse. Enter online at coldstonecreamery.com/BarbieTheMovieSweeps through August 8, 2023.
Ben & Jerry’s and the Indigenous Land Debate
On July 4th, Ben & Jerry’s Tweeted the following:
“This 4th of July, it's high time we recognize that the US exists on stolen Indigenous land and commit to returning it.”
On its site, the Vermont-based ice cream company expanded on the sentiment with the story of how the home of Mount Rushmore was stolen from the Great Sioux Nation, adding a link to a petition that called for its return to the Sioux.
Turns out, that Ben & Jerry’s headquarters, itself, might be located on land that belonged to the Abenaki people before colonization.
Wendy’s Social Media is Out of Control
Most large corporations run their social media to be nothing more than on-brand message boards for their products and mission statements. Not Wendy’s, though. The fast food chain’s social media is a hodgepodge of weird — pondering whether its new garlic fries are hurting the feelings of vampires, offering weird comments about insurance, offering up Wendy’s services on Cameo, and trolling McDonald’s. Check out its Twitter feed — it’s a delicious hot mess (much like some of its lunch offerings).