Ben & Jerry’s has apologized for the inclusion of fortune cookies in the company’s Jeremy Lin-inspired flavor. Taste the Lin-sanity, a limited-edition flavor available at a store near Lin’s old Harvard stomping grounds, featured a vanilla frozen yogurt base, honey swirls and the Chinese desert staple.
The company issued the apology after near-immediate public backlash over the brain-freeze.
"Our intention was to create a flavor to honor Jeremy Lin's accomplishments and his meteoric rise in the NBA, and recognize that he was a local Harvard graduate. ... If we failed in this instance we offer our sincere apologies," the apology said.
The fortune cookies have now been replaced with waffle cones. Crisis averted.