Ben and Jerry’s Offers Up a Taste of Alec Baldwin’s Schweddy Balls
I can’t wait to taste Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls. Inspired by the classic Saturday Night Live skit starring Alec Baldwin, Ben and Jerry’s has just created Schweddy Balls ice cream.
In case you were wondering just what Schweddy Balls taste like… The new ice cream will be vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and loaded with fudge covered rum and malt balls.
Alec Baldwin said:
“For a long time, I thought that “Here Lies Pete Schweddy” would end up on my tombstone. Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond. 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.”
A limited release of Schweddy Balls will be hitting stores soon, and if it catches on, it could become a Ben and Jerry’s staple like Cherry Garcia.
Ana Gasteyer, who co-starred in the Schweddy Balls skit, said:
“As a person and a performer, I am a sucker for holiday balls. And I have no doubt this ice cream will cause many to scream ‘Good Times.’”
Here’s the original Schweddy Balls skit.
Ben and Jerry’s has created countless pop culture flavors over the years, like Late Night Snack for Jimmy Fallon, but have they crossed the ice cream decency line with this sexual innuendo?
A spokesman for Ben and Jerry’s told Time:
“The name is irreverent. But we’ve always been about having some irreverence and having some fun…. We’re not trying to offend people. Our fans get the humor.”
In good taste or not, I can’t wait to get my lips around Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls.