Saturday, April 22, 2006

Ben & Jerry's sorry for Irish "Black & Tan" upset|Reuters.com

Ben & Jerry's sorry for Irish "Black & Tan" upset|Reuters.com

Okay, this is going on my list of top 10 things folks misplace their anger about. :)

Do you think that the Ben and Jerry's honestly intended any harm? Heck, do you even think they did a major Google(tm) search effort to see if it would even remotely offend anyone?! My search turned up the #1 hit as a link to an article on Black and Tan brews. Go figure that. :)

Speaking of that, when is someone taking me for a steak and ale?

Do I think making a statement is worth doing on B & J's part? The jury is still out, but I don't believe it hurts. Changing the ice-cream flavor name - NO! Perhaps putting some positive spin on the flavor or even better, starting a marketting campaign to get some Irish folks involved in picking a more suitable flavor.

All said, I'm heading out to buy a pint...of Black and Tan B&J's that is. :)
Tojosan

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