Controversial Ice Cream Gets the Cold Shoulder
First, we’re just itching to tell you this: We have tasted Schweddy Balls, and, sisters, it’s delicious.
Of course we raced to sample the recently released Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor inspired by the hilarious “Saturday Night Live” skit featuring Alec Baldwin as Pete Schweddy. Say it with us, now: “No one can resist my Schweddy balls.”
But, apparently, plenty of supermarket chains are saying, yes, in fact we can – and will – resist that flavor. Prudes.
MSNBC reports the limited-edition ice cream – a tasty combo of vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum, fudge-covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls – is getting an icy reception from some stores.
One Million Moms, a group that has called for a ban on Balls, saying the name is “vulgar” and “repulsive.” Some of the chains shunning Schweddy include Stop & Shop, Roche Bros., Big Y and Publix, according to the network.
But, we’re here to say even one million moms can be wrong. Just ask Sean Greenwood. The Ben & Jerry’s spokesman tells MSNBC that Schweddy Balls is the most popular limited-edition flavor in the company’s history.
“We’ve heard from lots of folks who are fans of the flavor,” he tells the network. “Yes, some supermarket chains decided not to carry Schweddy Balls. That is true, possibly because they found the name too irreverent. We respect their decision.”
That’s big of Ben & Jerry’s, but, respectfully, especially with the holidays right around the corner, we think everyone should have the chance to taste Schweddy Balls for themselves.