‘Kamala Pecan’ - Kentucky shop names ice cream after Harris
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP):
A Kentucky ice cream parlour known for naming its treats after people in the news has introduced a flavour named after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: Kamala Pecan.
Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream said in a Facebook post that the company had been planning to call a limited-time treat Caramel Pecan but decided to change the name after Harris was elected vice-president.
Owner Toa Green said that the flavour was not a political statement, but intended to be a “celebration for women everywhere, especially women of colour, who are getting their seat at the table that so many have fought for before us.”
“As an Asian American, half of an interracial marriage, and the daughter of immigrants, seeing that my story and the story of so many other women in this country could look like this means more to me than I could ever express,” Green said.
Kamala Pecan, a salted caramel ice cream flavour swirled with candied pecans and salted caramel sauce, is available for pickup at one of the company’s locations in Lexington.
The ice cream parlour has previously named flavours after officials in Kentucky, including Governor Andy Andy Beshear, news outlets reported.