Jimmy Fallon and Ben & Jerry’s announce new ice cream flavor – Late Night Snack

first_imgBen & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc,NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ are teaming with iconic ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s to introduce the new flavor entitled ‘Late Night Snack.’ The unique new flavor features a rich vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and crunchy fudge covered potato chip clusters ‘ the perfect mix of salt and sweet for a late night snack. The concoction was inspired by a ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ skit in which Fallon and house band The Roots performed an original song, ‘Ladysmith Snack Mambazo,’ about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Late Night Snack begins arriving in supermarkets and Ben & Jerry’s locations around the country this week.‘When we learned that Jimmy Fallon was a fan of Ben & Jerry’s, and he was willing to support the Fair Trade effort, we jumped at the chance to develop a new flavor inspired by his skit,’ said Ben & Jerry’s Co-founder Jerry Greenfield. ‘Our team came up with a truly unique flavor that is one-of-a-kind, just like Fallon!’The research and development team at Ben & Jerry’s had long considered a flavor with potato chips in some fashion. After initial talks with Fallon, who suggested fudge covered potato chips as a chunk in his flavor, the Flavor Gurus at Ben & Jerry’s knew they had to make the combination work.‘Having our own flavor of Ben and Jerry’s gives everyone here at ‘Late Night’ an excuse to do what we were doing anyway, staying up late and eating pint after pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Only now we can call it ‘research,’‘ said Fallon. ‘And we came up with the perfect combo of salty and sweet. I can’t wait for people to try it!’‘It’s been really fun working with Ben & Jerry’s on Jimmy’s concept for Late Night Snack,’ said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal Television Consumer Products. ‘With this partnership, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ has a great opportunity to create something delicious and do something good – by joining in the efforts to encourage Fair Trade food practices.’In February 2010 Ben & Jerry’s pledged to convert its product line to Fair Trade certified by 2013. Fair Trade supports fair wages, a safe work environment, sustainability for the land, animal husbandry and community development for farming communities. Accordingly, Late Night Snack is made with Fair Trade vanilla in the vanilla ice cream and Fair Trade cocoa in the potato chip cluster fudge coating. NBC and Fallon have pledged their share of the proceeds to Fair Trade Universities to encourage the use of Fair Trade products on campuses around the country.For more information on Ben & Jerry’s or to find your local Scoop Shop, visit www.benjerry.com(link is external).About ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’In March 2009, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ made its broadcast debut with Fallon as the third host of the NBC comedy-talk franchise. The show serves as a platform for comedy, music and A-list talent out of NBC’s Rockefeller Center Studio 6B. The show continually garners attention for viral videos, audience games, and prominent guests. Fallon’s choice of house-band, The Roots, has been universally praised.”Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is produced by Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer. Michael Shoemaker produces. Gavin Purcell co-produces.For more Late Night, please visit http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/(link is external).About Ben & Jerry’sBen & Jerry’s produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH* on its labels. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Contributions made via the employee-led Ben & Jerry’s Foundation in 2010 totaled over $1.8 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the nation. The purpose of Ben & Jerry’s philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit www.benjerry.com(link is external).* The FDA has said no significant difference has been shown and no test can now distinguish between milk from rBGH treated cows and untreated cows. Not all the suppliers of our other ingredients can promise that the milk they use comes from untreated cows.  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

New NUI test chambers taking shape

first_imgNUI new hyperbaric test chambers have recently arrived at the manufacturing facility for assembly. The smallest chamber has a maximum allowable working pressure of 1000 bar, equal to approximately 10.000 meter depth at sea. Bergen-based NUI is an independent third-party supplier of test, verification and analysing services. After that, the two systems will go to Bergen for installation and site acceptance test (SAT). Building of the new chambers was recently on hold, due to cost and complexity. In addition to a deep-water quay and connected subsea test areas NUI has both laboratory and pressure chambers up to a decent size of 50 cubic meter. New Test Chambers The manufacturer Optime Subsea is preparing the two test chambers for a factory acceptance test (FAT) early June. Both systems should be installed and operational in a purpose built chamber hall at NUI by end of July. Size of this chamber is 1.1 metre inner diameter and 3.5 metre inner height. Last year NUI signed a contract with Optime Subsea at Notodden for the delivery of two ultra-deep test chambers NUI believes will be able to cover the demand from the subsea industry for the upcoming years. Size of this chamber is 1.8 metre inner diameter and 3.5 metre inner height. A major part of the tests concern equipment and tools for subsea usage. There are also plans to expand the hyperbaric pressure testing service further. The idea behind ultradeep testing originated many years ago. Both chambers deliver tests in both wet medium and with gas. The largest chamber has a maximum allowable working pressure of 700 bar, equal to approximately 7000 meter depth at sea. Expanding services There may be a possibility to test smaller equipment up to 2500-3000 bar pressure in the future, but only if there is a demand from customers.last_img read more

Brazil qualify for 2020 Olympic men’s tournament

first_imgBUCARAMANGA, Colombia (Reuters) – Reigning Olympic men’s football champions Brazil qualified for this summer’s tournament in Japan with a 3-0 win over Argentina on Sunday.Brazil had to beat their arch rivals in the Colombia qualifier in order to join them as one of South America’s two representatives at the Tokyo Games.Paulinho scored the opener after 11 minutes before Matheus Cunha added a second on the half-hour mark and a third early in the second half.Argentina had already qualified for Tokyo after winning their first two matches in the round-robin qualifying tournament. Uruguay lost out despite beating hosts Colombia 3-1 earlier on Sunday.Brazil won the gold medal at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, giving them the last major international title to have eluded them.last_img read more

LSA and APASA excited about future collaboration opportunities

first_imgAfter successfully collaborating on the multi-cultural event “¿Qué Pasa, APASA?” the Asian American Pacific Student Association and the Latino Student Assembly hope to encourage cultural groups around campus to collaborate.Crafts · Students participate at the orgami booth, one of the eight booths at “¿Qué Pasa, APASA?” an event co-hosted by LSA and APASA. Other booths included language booths and food from Panda Express and LaTaquiza. – Courtesy of Monica Rivera ¿Qué Pasa, APASA? was held last week to bring two cultural communities together to share knowledge about their culture, according to Steven Almazan, incoming executive director of LSA.This event was created to address the lack of collaboration between the two groups. Though LSA has worked with organizations such as the Black Student Union and APASA on an internal basis before, they had never worked with APASA to put on events to highlight both the different cultures and their commonality.Carlos Hernandez, director of LSA, said the event was to help bridge the gaps between the two groups so people can find common ground.“People don’t realize that our cultures have a lot in common with each other in terms of values and traditions,” Hernandez said. “It’s actually interesting to me that there wasn’t more collaboration until now.”Amy Huang, incoming executive director of APASA, said she wants future events to highlight similarities.“There are more similarities between the Latino and Asian Pacific American communities than differences, such as issues of immigration,” Huang said. “And I would like our events to highlight those similarities so that our communities may build multicultural coalitions to achieve our common goals.”Beverly Chiang, vice president of Sigma Phi Omega, an Asian sorority on campus, said she is excited about the possibilities of these types of collaborations and the impact this collaboration could have on the rest of the school.“There’s not that much of a difference between all of us. We are all USC students, a part of this Trojan family regardless of our culture and background,” Chiang said. “It’s really encouraging to be at a school where we constantly try to embrace these diversities among the students instead of suppressing it.”Hernandez deemed the event a success because other communities might see the event as encouragement to work with other cultural groups.“By having these avenues for them to connect, we are able to facilitate the future and that’s why I think it was so successful,” Hernandez said.Huang said she has high hopes for next year.“I am hoping that ¿Qué Pasa, APASA? is only just the beginning to a more collaborative relationship between LSA and APASA,” Huang said. “In addition to the social and cultural aspects of this event, we hope to program more educational and advocacy-based events next year.”Hernandez also hopes other groups would see the event as an example of how beneficial the sharing of knowledge can be.“It sets an amazing example for other communities on campus to realize that in addition to them that there are other organizations on campus doing amazing things,” Hernandez said. “They are doing great things, we are doing great things, and lets do it together.”Hernandez said he also believes collaboration among student groups can only have positive effects.“We are all students, trying to do great things and we all cared about our communities,” Hernandez said.  “We can do something great with these common goals. As simple as it sounds, it just creates more friends.”last_img read more