As soon as I heard about the new Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream flavor ‘Schweddy Balls’ I knew I had to try it. Who can resist a combination of vanilla ice cream, fudge covered rum, and chocolate malt…hmmm…balls?
Nonetheless, and not be deterred, OneMillionMoms has condemned the flavor as obscene. It seems the good folks at OMM believe the innocence of ice cream has turned vulgar. On its website, OMM noted that, “it seems that offending customers has become an annual tradition for Ben & Jerry’s.” The ‘annual tradition’ referred to by OMM relates to Ben & Jerry’s controversial ‘Hubby Hubby’ flavor of 2009 which supported the day of the same name celebrated in San Francisco. The flavor was released in partnership with the group Freedom to Marry.
That’s funny – I am a customer and I am not offended by the Schweddy flavor.
The ‘Schweddy Balls’ reference originated from a Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit featuring Alex Baldwin as Pete Schweddy who shared his families secret Christmas balls recipe with the ladies hosting National Public Radio. The skit, remembered for its infamous line ‘no one can rest my Schweddy balls’ has been long considered a classic since it first aired in December of 1998.
Am I thrilled with my daughter going into a local store and asking for ‘Schweddy Balls’? Not really. But then again, I am not too crazy about the passionate kisses that Sam and Freddy are sharing on Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” either.
I suppose with so many problems in our world, this just seems awfully trite. Aren’t there any exploited children on “Toddlers and Tiaras” or “Outrageous Kids Parties” (both on TLC) that need rescuing?
As for my visit to the local convenience store, they were out of the flavor. However, I did get a chuckle from the cashier when I asked if he could locate “Schweddy Balls” for me.
I am such a kid.