BURLINGTON, VT. — A sunflower seed butter base is the star of three new Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy frozen dessert pints. The Unilever P.L.C. subsidiary is the first national brand to offer sunflower butter pints to the public, according to the company.
The new sunflower butter pints are certified vegan, Non-GMO Project verified and Fair Trade and come in three flavors: “Milk” & Cookies, Crème Brulee Cookie and Mint Chocolate Cookie.
The “Milk” & Cookies variety is a vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert with chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies and chocolate cookie swirls. Each 2/3-cup serving contains 350 calories, 29 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.
The Crème Brulee Cookie flavor features burnt caramel frozen dessert with brown sugar cookies and salted caramel swirls. Each 2/3-cup serving contains 310 calories, 28 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
The Mint Chocolate Cookie variety is a mint frozen dessert with chocolate sandwich cookies. Each 2/3-cup serving contains 300 calories, 27 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
“Plant-based eating is one of the biggest trends in the world, and ice cream lovers everywhere have shouted for non-dairy/vegan options that rise to the levels of Ben & Jerry’s euphoric awesomeness,” said Matthew McCarthy, chief executive officer of Ben & Jerry’s. “I am over-the-moon excited that our flavor gurus have churned out something funky and chunky that is nothing short of spectacular.”
Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter pints join the brand’s 12 other non-dairy frozen desserts, which feature an almond milk base. The new flavors are available in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.48-$5.99.