Ben & Jerry’s Claim Ice Cream Makes Super Babies
Listen, you don't have to convince me that ice cream is a super food.
I was obsessed with ice cream when I was pregnant. The combination of having summer pregnancies with my intense craving for all things strawberry made strawberry ice cream a match made in heaven. (Maybe not necessarily for my waistline or my postpartum bod, but as far as pregnancy bliss went, I was a happy camper.)
Ice cream has even been linked to boosting women's fertility, so obviously pregnancy + ice cream were meant to be.
And one ice cream brand even took the match made in heaven of ice cream and pregnancy to the next level, claiming that the creamy icy stuff could even make “super” babies.
In a Reddit conversation with fans, Ben and Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen claimed that the ice cream was responsible for a phenomenon known as “Ben & Jerry's babies” in the state of Vermont.
“They come out REALLY big,” he said. “Those are babies from moms who have eaten a lot of Ben & Jerry's ice cream during their pregnancy, and the babies come out very robust.”
He even said that for pregnant women craving a particular flavor of ice cream, Ben and Jerry's had once tossed around the idea of making stores “AFISAAT”–All Flavors In Stock At All Times. “It obviously is a brilliant idea that Ben & Jerry's has not seen brought about, but that would solve a big problem for many pregnant women and their doting significant others,” he explained.
Ben and Jerry's also was kind enough to recently remind pregnant women that their ice cream is “perfectly safe” to consume during those nine hungry months.
“All of the milk, cream, and eggs used in our products are pasteurized during the production process. Pasteurized eggs are also used in all of our add-ins, such as raw cookie dough or brownie batter,” they reassured gestating mothers everywhere. “There's also no need for concern about alcohol or caffeine content in any of our flavors. Any trace amounts are perfectly safe for you and your unborn ice cream aficionado.”
So, ladies, you heard it here first: ice cream might help you get pregnant and grow that super “robust” baby you've always dreamed of. We'll drink, er, eat to that.