Friday, September 9, 2011

Schweddy Balls!

Ben and Jerry’s have just come out with a new flavor called Schweddy Balls. Please don’t get the wrong idea and get your mind out of the gutter. It is named for one of the best SNL skits of all time! 13 years ago Alec Baldwin played the part of baker Pete Schweddy who was making an appearance on the NPR show Delicious Dish. If you haven’t seen the skit, you have to check out this video.

That is one of the funniest skits ever on SNL and now it is getting a new honor by having Ben and Jerry’s name an ice cream after it. This new flavor is only offered in a limited batch but if it is popular, I am sure they will extend it and make it permanent. The ice cream will consist of vanilla ice cream, a hint of rum, fudge-covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.

Ben and Jerry’s are not worried about offending people with the name, said spokesman Sean Greenwood. "We're the caring company," Greenwood said Thursday. "We never want to do anything that is upsetting for people. We think it's congruent with our values, in terms of having fun. One of our principles is 'If it's not fun, why do it?'"

This is fun and funny! I can’t wait to try it out! Look for it at the Ben and Jerry’s shops and in supermarkets near you.

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