A local branch of Ben & Jerry’s apologized for briefly offering a frozen yogurt flavor inspired by professional basketball sensation Jeremy Lin that included fortune cookie pieces, in an acknowledgment that the dish could be seen as playing on Asian stereotypes.
The Harvard Square Ben & Jerry’s store replaced the fortune cookie pieces ingredient with a waffle cookie served on the side after what Ryan Midden, general manager of the local shops, called “a bit of an initial backlash.” Plus, the fortune cookie pieces, which had been mixed into the first patches of frozen yogurt pints, turned out too soggy.
The fortune cookie pieces, which had been mixed into the first batches of the frozen yogurt pints, were also soggy.
The limited-edition flavor has since been sold out.
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