Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo Buzz ice cream goes on national tour

first_imgBen & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc,As the promoters of one of the world’s biggest, modern day rock and roll concert event unleashed their powerhouse 2011 line up today, there was one act guaranteed to go back to the show in Tennessee in a bigger and bolder way: Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo Buzz ice cream. The flavor, which was available only in Scoop Shops in 2010, is set to make its national debut on the main stage of frozen foods freezers across the country as Ben & Jerry’s has selected it to be one of its prestigious pint flavors for 2011.‘Bonnaroo Buzz is going from playing intimate clubs to the national circuit,’ said Marketing Director Dave Stever about the flavor made with Fair Trade Certified coffee. Since Ben & Jerry’s uses Fair Trade coffee from the Huatusco cooperative in Mexico the ice cream maker felt loyal fans of the flavor would be able to celebrate their love of delicious swirls, chunks, and rock ‘n roll while knowing that their flavor is doing good for the world. ‘Our Scoop Shops will continue to feature the flavor, but now there is more ‘Roo for everyone with its release in pints across the U.S.A.,’ added Stever.Ben & Jerry’s has long been known for melding melodious flavors into its ice cream line up, including best-sellers Cherry Garcia and Phish Food. In 2010 Ben & Jerry’s unveiled its first festival-themed flavor to date, Bonnaroo Buzz. The flavor was created in partnership with the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, dubbed one of ‘50 moments that changed the history of Rock & Roll’ by Rolling Stone magazine.Bonnaroo Buzz is a sweet concoction of light coffee and malt ice creams with a whiskey caramel swirl and English toffee pieces. The flavor was first introduced at an invite-only event at the legendary Bowery Ballroom in New York City. The flavor debut party featured Latin funk rap band, culture mashers Ozomatli. The band, a perennial Bonnaroo performer, was a perfect initiation for the Ben & Jerry’s launch as it represented the eclectic, broad-range of top musical acts that are featured at the music festival in Coffee County, Tennessee.The festival’s location additionally served as inspiration for Ben & Jerry’s flavor developer Eric Fredette. ‘It’s Coffee County, so it only made sense to add a cool coffee base to this flavor,’ said Fredette. And the unique caramel-whisky** swirl? ‘Well, it is Tennessee,’ said Fredette, ‘and we thought Bonnaroo fans would appreciate it.’ Coffee County, Tennessee also benefits as well as Bonnaroo donates its shares of the proceeds from the ice cream flavor to the Bonnaroo Works Fund, which seeks to further the organization’s community investment and philanthropic efforts. Rock on.For more information on Ben & Jerry’s or to find your local Scoop Shop, visit www.benjerry.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 2009 totaled over $1.7 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.** The whisky used in the caramel swirl has had the alcohol cooked out so the buzz from Bonnaroo Buzz is a not an alcohol buzz. BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Report: Asian wind power capacity to top 141 GW by 2027

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Annual wind capacity additions in the Asia Pacific region (excluding China) are expected to reach 12.1 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 according to new research from MAKE Consulting, more than double the capacity added by the end of 2017 of 5.5 GW.The new report, Asia Pacific (excl. China) Wind Power Outlook 2018, was published this week by MAKE Consulting (recently a Wood Mackenzie company), and predicted that not only would annual wind capacity additions in the region reach a peak of 12.1 GW, but that over 96 GW would be added over the next 10 years thanks to market dynamics at play in India, Australia, and Taiwan. As a result, cumulative wind capacity in the region is likely to hit 141 GW in 10 years.MAKE focused primarily on those three countries. Specifically, in India, MAKE Senior Analyst Robert Liew believes that wind development will achieve record years of new added capacity but that growth prospects could be limited by grid limitations, an issue which continues to plague the Indian energy sector no matter the technology type. As the country transitions to an auction system — as compared to the previously-traditional government financial support mechanism — the growth of the wind energy industry in India is reliant upon large-scale auctions which have allowed wind prices to drop by over half in just under a year. Unsurprisingly, therefore, the Indian central government is now targeting upwards of 10 GW of new auctions every financial year.Conversely, according to Liew, “Political uncertainty over replacement of the national renewable energy target in Australia hinders growth potential.” As has been highlighted recently, the Australian renewable energy sector receives little-to-no support from the Federal Government due to the mammoth entrenched interests in the country’s coal industry present in the current ruling party, headed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. This has been taken to new heights with political infighting over the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) which doesn’t even warrant the title of “middle ground option” between the two ideological points of view regarding renewable energy. As such, renewable energy growth is driven at the State- and commercial-level, as well as market economics that stem from the competitiveness of onshore wind’s Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE).Meanwhile, as has also been repeatedly highlighted of late, the Taiwan wind sector is being driven almost single-handedly by its offshore wind energy potential and its recent auctions which recently awarded over 5 GW to numerous bidders. What will be most important to watch is the role that Taiwan begins to play as a regional hub for the development of offshore wind, as well as the country’s own future ambitions.More: Asia Pacific Annual Wind Capacity To Climb Over 12 Gigawatts By 2022 Report: Asian wind power capacity to top 141 GW by 2027last_img read more