Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s have removed their products from occupied Palestinian territory but will still sell ice cream in Israel.
In a statement on their website, they said it is “inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).”
Ben & Jerry’s have long had strong political and social views with one of their core values making sure they use the “Company in innovative ways to make the world a better place.”
But the news has been taken very badly by Israel’s prime minister Naftali Bennett. Maybe he’s a big Cookie Dough fan?
He has told the head of Unilever, Ben & Jerry’s parent company, that Israel will “act aggressively” against their decision to sell ice cream in the West Bank and contested East Jerusalem.
You can now try 1,001 flavours of ice cream in Abu Dhabi
Staying in the ice cream world, Abu Dhabi has broken the world record for the most varieties of ice cream on display with 1,001 flavours at the Ice Cream Lab pop-up on Yas Island.
The very definition of cool!
The Ice Cream Lab pop-up set the new Guinness World Record on Friday, July 2 in Abu Dhabi. And the record was set in collaboration with Pan-n-Ice from the UK. Prices start from AED35 per flavour. The world record was set as part of Abu Dhabi Culinary’s Summer of Ice Cream. Which is a project we can very much get behind!
And the summer of ice cream continues with these animal-themed ice cream creations from tomorrow!