Ben and Jerry’s … for dogs

It’s hard to comprehend how anyone could dislike ice cream. Aside from tooth sensitivity or an allergy or intolerance to dairy, I simply cannot understand why one would refrain from consuming this creamy creation sent from the angels themselves.

If you weren’t already aware, dogs happen to love ice cream. I can’t exactly speak for all pups, but any I have encountered in my life seem to appreciate ice cream, except large quantities of dairy aren’t necessarily the best choice of food for dogs.

I have good news for dogs and their owners, though; Ben and Jerry’s has plans to release a new line of their famous ice cream products, except this particular line is exclusively for pups.

“The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Monday that it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market,” explains an article from CBS news. “Doggie Desserts, sold in 4-ounce cups, go on sale in U.S. groceries and pet stores later this month.”

“The treats come in two flavors: pumpkin with cookies and peanut butter with pretzels. Both are made with a base of sunflower butter. They’re made from the same ingredients Ben & Jerry’s uses in its nondairy human desserts.”

As for why this ice cream giant is creating products strictly for dogs?

“Ben & Jerry’s is the latest food company to pivot to pets, sensing opportunity as more Americans acquire furry friends. The number of U.S. households with pets rose 6.5% to 84.9 million between 2015 and 2020, according to the American Pet Products Association, a trade group,” the article says.

There is no need to feel guilty anymore when eating a bowl of ice cream in front of your dog and getting their accusational stare for not sharing – now, we can curl up with our own bowl, and our dogs with theirs.

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