Ben and Jerry’s creates new ice cream flavor for snowboarder Hannah Teter

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 25, 2009 6:59 am

To the best of my knowledge, there are 3 great things about Vermont. The ski resorts (like Stratton and Stowe, among many others), Phish, and Ben and Jerry’s. Sometimes, they intersect…like when Ben and Jerry’s came out with Phish Food…mmm so good…

Now, they’re collaborating with the ski and snowboard world with their new flavor, Maple Blondie. The flavor was designed and named in honor of Hannah Teter, Vermont native and snowboard gold medalist. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Maple Blondie will benefit Hannah’s maple syrup company, Hannah’s Gold. This is not just a maple syrup company though. All of its proceeds go to fund several  humanitarian projects in Kenya.

Some of Hannah’s snowboarding accomplishments include winning three times at the 2005 X Games. She received the gold medal for the halfpipe at the 2006 Torino Games as well as being nominated for three ESPY awards.

“I’m so amped to have my very own Ben & Jerry’s flavor,” said Teter. “It’s great to have support from my home state, and a cool way to further support Hannah’s Gold and all the work we’re doing in Kirindon, Kenya.”

Walt Freese is the Chief Euphoria Officer of Ben & Jerry’s: “We couldn’t think of a better athlete or humanitarian to honor with a flavor this year. Hannah’s not only a Vermont star, but making a big impact on countless people in Kirindon that desperately need humanitarian help. We’ll be cheering her on as she competes this winter and as she continues her important work in Africa.”

As if Ben & Jerry’s couldn’t get any cooler, they’re also hosting the “Vermont Snowboard Getaway” sweepstakes. One lucky duck will get a four-day, three-night trip to Vermont (for 2 people) to watch the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, and a boat load of Burton snowboarding gear, as well as lift tickets and snowboarding lessons on Stratton Mountain. Ten first-prize winners will each get a Burton Flight Deck travel bag, sleeper hoodie and tour kit. From December 1 to January 30, you can enter via, by texting “HANNAH” to 30241, or by mail.