Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ben & Jerry's Create 'Schweddy Balls' Ice Cream. Seriously.

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The 'Schweddy Balls' Christmas sketch on Saturday Night Live is arguably one of the top 5 funniest sketches in the shows history.  Every moment of it took incredibly control from the actors not to break and deliver the lines perfectly.  It's a sketch that can still crack people up in repeat viewings.

Well Ben & Jerry's really wants you to take a big of scoop of Schweddy Balls to put in your mouth. Schweddy Balls Ice Cream is coming your way.

In a press release, Ben & Jerry's said:

The newest Ben & Jerry’s limited-batch flavor not only borrows its name from the SNL sketch but also used the holiday theme as inspiration for the flavor itself. The resulting concoction is currently available at participating Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops across the country and at supermarkets nationwide while supplies last.

They went on to say:

“We’re HUGE ‘Saturday Night Live’ fans here at Ben & Jerry’s and admire the writers, the crew and the players for their unparalleled ability to bring levity and laughter to America for decades,” said Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s. “No other show has made such an impact on our culture, poking fun at our accomplishments, our failures, and our history: the good, the bad and the ugly. Since 1975, ‘Saturday Night Live’ has allowed us to laugh at ourselves and for that we say thanks.”

About this, Alec Baldwin said, “For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone,” said Baldwin. “Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond.” The flavor, available nationwide, features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls. The combination is a melding whose time has come, deadpanned Baldwin, “It is immortalized here, right now, and it's an ice cream. Ben & Jerry's and Schweddy. Two great names in American dessert, together at last.”

I'm sure that it won't take Ben & Jerry's scoop shop workers very long to get tired of Schweddy Balls jokes.  All jokes aside, it does sound pretty good.  Vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and loaded with fudged covered rum and malt balls.  (Insert joke here.)

So do yourself a favor tomorrow and head on down to the local scoop shop, or grocery store, and say, "Hey.  I would like you to load my cone with Schweddy Balls."

What say you?

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