Are You Ready For Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream?

Ben & Jerry’s said Wednesday that it’s introducing a new vanilla ice cream flavor called Schweddy Balls with a hint of rum and loaded with fudge-covered rum and malt balls.

The name comes from the skit that features Baldwin, a regular host on the show, along with former castmembers Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer.

“The name is irreverent,” Ben & Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood told Time magazine. “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 the skit, Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, seller of baked goods who notes how popular his “balls” — popcorn balls, rum balls, etc. — are with customers at the holidays.

“No one can resist my Schweddy Balls,” he says.

In a press release quoted by Time, Baldwin said of the new Ben & Jerry’s flavor:  “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.”

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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