We no longer have to feel guilty about eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s in front of our dog. That’s because our four-legged friends can now join in on the fun, too.
Ben & Jerry’s just announced that it is launching two brand-new ice cream flavors that were created exclusively for dogs. The Doggie Desserts will be a paws-itive addition to your pet’s diet, since they’re made from an animal-friendly base (sunflower butter).
The first flavor, Pontch’s Mix, features swirls of peanut butter and pretzels. The second, Rosie’s Batch, tastes like creamy pumpkin with hints of crunchy cookies. Both flavors were named after real dogs in the Ben & Jerry’s corporate office, which is pup friendly. (Pontch is a lovable French bulldog, while Rosie is a rescue mutt.)
This is the first time Ben & Jerry’s is launching animal-friendly ice creams. According to Lindsay Bumps (the company’s global marketing specialist), the decision was a no-brainer. “We know our fans love their dogs and treat them like family,” she said in a statement. “We created this product line so pups can enjoy something even better than belly rubs. Doggie Desserts are the sweetest treat they’ll ever put their paws on.”
Doggie Desserts can be found in select supermarkets, mass retailers and pet stores across the nation. The frozen treats come in 4-ounce mini cups, which can be purchased individually ($3) or in a four-pack ($5). To learn more, feel free to visit Benjerry.com or follow @benandjerrysfordogs on Instagram.
One thing’s for sure: Starbucks’s Puppuccino has some competition.