Ben & Jerry’s recently released its newest flavor, Schweddy Balls, inspired by the classic SNL skit. The new flavor, vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and loaded with fudge covered rum and malt balls, was even endorsed by Pete Schweddy (Alec Baldwin) himself. But not everyone is a fan of Schweddy Balls. Conservative group One Million Moms is protesting the “tasteless” ice cream.
One Million Moms said on its website:
“The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive… Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket.”
Ben & Jerry’s knew that there was going to be some backlash against the ice cream flavor. A company spokesman said:
“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.”
ABC reports that Schweddy Balls isn’t the first ice cream flavor that One Million Moms has found distasteful. The conservative group was also a bit offended when Ben & Jerry’s released Hubby Hubby, a spin-off of Chubby Hubby, to celebrate gay marriage.”
One Million Moms said:
“It seems that offending customers has become an annual tradition for Ben & Jerry’s.”
One Million Moms is asking other humorless folk to send an email to Ben & Jerry’s urging them to stop distribution of Schweddy Balls.
Are the One Million Moms right? Did Ben & Jerry’s go to far with Schweddy Balls ice cream? Or is this conservative group missing the joke?