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

St. Francis defense stifles Fair with faceguarding, multiple defenders

first_img Published on November 19, 2013 at 2:58 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 It was one of those days for C.J. Fair. The jump shots that normally go down didn’t fall. His drives to the rim were uncharacteristically out of control.St. Francis decided to faceguard the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason Player of the Year and it neutralized Syracuse’s most potent weapon.“They basically guarded me 94 feet,” the forward said. “It was tough because I couldn’t really find a rhythm, so once I didn’t have a rhythm and then they’re playing that kind of defense I couldn’t get going.”Fair scored just seven points of 2-of-13 shooting in the No. 9 Orange’s (4-0) 56-50 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) in front of 23,117 in the Carrier Dome on Monday. The Terriers (2-2) rotated a handful of defenders on Fair, mixing up smaller guards and lengthier forwards, but the common thread was the style in which they marked the star.They stayed in his face and tried to deny him the ball — something Fair hadn’t seen since SU traveled to face Carleton University in Canada this summer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt frustrated the small forward early and left him out of sorts as the game dragged on.“They faceguarded C.J.,” Boeheim said. “They made it hard for him to get anything but tough shots the whole night.”Most of the shots, then, weren’t his usual mid-range fare. He had to settle for off-balance drives to the rim, soaring through crowds of limbs guarding the hoop.He turned the ball over on Syracuse’s second and third possessions and missed a typically automatic mid-range jumper on the fifth. He grabbed boards, six in all, but the Orange’s most reliable scoring threat struggled to enter the points column.“Everything they played on the ball side, they denied hard. They didn’t let me pop off for anything,” Fair said. “They just tried to do everything in their power to make my job hard.”Even without the forward’s usual contributions, though, SU was able to escape with a win. And when the game was close at the end, Fair was still there to remedy one of Syracuse’s greatest concerns: free throws.His freebie with 2:39 remaining pulled the Orange within two. The pair he sunk just more than two minutes later iced SU’s 56-50 victory.“I’m not going to have my best game every night,” Fair said, “so this is one of those games where I can improve a lot and since we won I’m glad I had this type of game early where I can improve on because I can expect other teams to play me the same way.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Shaun Livingston’s incredible catch saved the Warriors in Game 2

first_imgMORE: DeMarcus Cousins was waiting for this Finals momentFred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam trapped Stephen Curry along the sideline with about 12 seconds remaining, and Curry lofted a dangerous pass in Livingston’s direction. The ball avoided Kawhi Leonard’s giant magnets and landed safely in Livingston’s hands, and he kicked it over to a wide-open Andre Iguodala on the left wing.Iguodala then launched the dagger that sealed the game, sending the battered Warriors back to Oakland with the series tied 1-1.Iguodala deserves credit for making that 3-pointer and having the confidence to let it fly in that situation. But without Livingston, Iguodala’s shot never happens.When Curry tossed the ball toward the middle of the floor, Leonard responded like a great white shark seeing its prey floating in the ocean. Leonard jumped the pass as he has done so many times in his career, but Livingston refused to give up on the possession.The live shot of Livingston’s catch gives a slight glimpse of him beating Leonard to the ball, but this view from the baseline camera shows Leonard actually had the inside path. “The way Shaun Livingston met that pass, I think that no one will write about that,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said after Game 2. “We all got to joke amongst us of bad receivers and good receivers. I always call Kevin (Durant) a bad receiver. I always call Shaun a bad receiver. He turned into a Megatron tonight for that pass. It was big for us.”If Leonard does steal the pass, the Raptors are heading in the other direction with Leonard, Siakam, VanVleet and Danny Green above the 3-point line and only Draymond Green back in transition. It’s a full-speed, four-on-one fast break with nine seconds to tie the game or go ahead with a 3-pointer. There are no guarantees the Raptors score in that situation, but the odds would have been in their favor.That play only registers as one of Livingston’s three assists in the Game 2 box score, but its impact could be felt throughout the rest of the series. (NBA) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c8/6f/shaun-livingston-game-2jpg_aqpsj9zyvrl3123g1elzujfw8.jpg?t=506927275&w=500&quality=80center_img With less than 30 seconds to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, the Warriors were desperately clinging to a two-point lead. The Raptors elected not to stop the clock with a foul, hoping their pressure and length would lead to a steal.And if not for Golden State guard Shaun Livingston, they would have been right.last_img read more