Linsensitivity: The Ice Cream Edition

Flyby Blog and Xi Yu

Ben & Jerry's in Harvard Square is showing its Linthusiasm with a new frozen yogurt flavor, "Taste the Lin-Sanity". Ordering it comes with a cute gimmick: shoot a basketball, and if you make the basket, you get a $1 discount on the froyo.

What's inside, though, is less benign. The original frozen yogurt contained honey lychee swirls and fortune cookie pieces, according to manager Ryan Midden in an interview with the Boston Globe.

The lychee and fortune cookies are a clear allusion to the ethnicity of Jeremy Lin '10—an interesting choice, considering that fortune cookies themselves were only popularized in America and are virtually unknown within China.

The fortune cookie pieces have since been swapped out for a waffle cookie on the side, primarily "because the cookies got so soggy," Midden told the Globe.

Ben & Jerry's has flavors inspired by other celebrities as well. The Stephen Colbert Americone Dream includes fudge-covered waffle cone pieces with a caramel swirl. Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack has fudge covered potato chip clusters and a salty caramel swirl.

Lintrigued? Head to the Garage to try out the flavor soon, so the Linsanity doesn't pass you by.

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