Think back to last year—back to when Ben & Jerry’s vegan ice cream wasn’t a thing. Remember how dark those days were? What did we do without our P.B. & Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Fudge ice cream? HOW DID WE SURVIVE?!
Well, last week, Ben & Jerry’s secretly introduced three new vegan flavors to stores across the country: Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Caramel Almond Brittle, and—drum roll, please—Cherry Garcia! The company now sells a total of seven vegan ice cream flavors.
— Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) February 15, 2017
As if this didn’t cause enough excitement in the vegan community, the very same week, Breyers quietly released TWO vegan flavors in some stores as well: Vanilla Peanut Butter and Oreo Cookies & Cream.
FIVE new nondairy ice cream flavors released in secret by two big companies is obviously a lot for vegans to take in. So naturally, the internet freaked the F out.
Most of the reactions were like this:
Some people were left a bit speechless by the news:
Some thought it was too good to be true:
Cherry Garcia turned out to be the clear favorite, as people totes gushed over the sweet flavor:
Some consider the new vegan ice cream flavors a divine gift from above:
Things got a bit emotional, as some people got super-jelly of us over here in the States:
Some people even forgot the difference between plants and animals for a second:
This vegan’s reaction to the news is all of us:
There you have it: The internet is freaking out over a historic week of secret vegan ice cream releases. What are you waiting for? See what all the fuss is about—and give cows a break—go find a pint (or more) of these delish nondairy ice creams today!