The rise of Jeremy Lin is easily one of the most unique stories in the history of the National Basketball Association.
This season, the sports world is doing nothing but living and breathing “Linsanity” – and now, it can eat it, too.
That’s right, the story that is Jeremy Lin has spread into New England, specifically to Ben & Jerry’s, one of the most popular ice cream companies in the country.
Move over Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon, Jeremy Lin now has his own ice cream flavor, too.
Kind of brings new meaning to Lin melting the other night against the Heat, doesn’t it?
The ice cream itself – not surprisingly referred to as ‘Taste the Lin-Sanity’ – is a limited-edition flavor that you can get at the Ben & Jerry’s Harvard Square location, right near the Harvard Crimson campus where Lin himself was once a student and basketball star.
As reported by Matt Rocheleau, a correspondent for Boston.com, the flavor is a vanilla frozen yogurt that features lychee honey swirls and is served with a waffle cookie on the side.
Like so many other Jeremy Lin stories over the last few weeks, this one also features a bite-size bit of controversy, as the flavor originally was to include fortune cookie pieces.
Some backlash ensued, and the waffle cookie was the immediate replacement, which turned out for the best, not only to avoid any controversy, but also because as the report states, some of the original pints of ice cream were actually brought back “because the cookies got so soggy”.
This news is the latest nugget in the ever-growing Jeremy Lin story, which has clearly taken on a life of its own.
All that’s missing is some whipped cream and a cherry on top, but only if it’s sugary sweet and drama free.